2 Days: Healing Broken Bonds AND Master Class (2 Days)

  • 27 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • 28 Apr 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • TBD Manhattan


  • Members receive $70 discount of the full non-member registration fee if registered before April 1, 2018.
  • Save $40.00 if you register by April 1, 2018



Infidelity is a frequent presenting concern in couple therapy.  Although a common reason given for divorce, many couples seek treatment to heal their relationship rather than seek its end as a result of an affair.  This symposium will review couple therapy practices used in treating affairs and explore the treatment of infidelity using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.  

Infidelity may result in a breach of trust leading to devastating consequences for couples. EFT conceptualizes infidelity as a type of "attachment injury" where a fundamental breach of trust inhibits partner's ability to resolve an affair and potential long standing patterns of distance and distress.  EFT provides a multi-step approach to resolving attachment injuries that has demonstrated empirical support resolving attachment injuries and moving couples toward healing. 

This workshop provides practical direction in treating infidelity as an attachment injury. The presentation includes original research examining the relationship of attachment security and recovery from infidelity along with video and case demonstrations by the presenters illustrating key moments in the process of resolving injuries as a result of affairs.


TBD Manhattan


Early Regular Registration – $360.00 (USD)

Member Early Registration – $330.00 (USD)

Members receive $70 discount of the full non-member registration fee if you sign up by April 1, 2018.

Member Regular Admission – $360.00 (USD)

Regular Registration – $400.00 (USD)

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the impact of infidelity on couple relationships
  2. Describe attachment related strategies and their unique influence on patterns of couple distress
  3. Conceptualize the treatment of infidelity following the EFT process of change
  4. Identify EFT interventions and infidelity specific practices that enables couples to move toward healing from an affair.

day 2: master class

When: April 28, 2018 9-4pm

This advanced Master Class will include individual case review focusing on specific questions and treatment issues related to working through relationship betrayals. The format will include demonstration and discussion of EFT practice with actual clinical cases provided by workshop participants. Workshop will provide opportunities for moment-to-moment discussions of the EFT process in betrayal repair, as well as experiential exercises that integrate EFT theory and practice.



is the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California.  His research and writing focus on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. He is editor of the EFT Casebook: New Directions in Couple Treatmentand contributing author to the Becoming an EFT Therapist:  The Workbook, and co-author of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Dummies. His research and clinical work has been published in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality.  He is a clinical member and approved supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certified Family Life Educator.  Dr. Furrow is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer and co-founder of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. 


is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and is a Founder and one of the Directors of the Emotionally Focused Couples Training and Research Institute at Alliant International University. Lisa completed her dissertation research on how to train and teach Emotionally Focused Couples therapy to professionals. Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT and Dr. Scott Woolley were part of her dissertation committee.

Dr. Palmer-Olsen's primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of couple and family therapy; specifically with those couples and families dealing with trauma and attachment related struggles. She is an AAMFT clinical member and approved AAMFT supervisor.

Dr. Palmer-Olsen is also co-founder and clinic director for the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic (ACFC), San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit therapy clinic. The ACFC specializes in family and couple therapy offering individual and group counseling sessions for military and all clients in distressed relationships. Affiliated with Alliant International University, the ACFC is a training clinic for master's and doctoral students to earn their clinical hours for graduation. As the clinical director, Dr. Palmer-Olsen supervises and teaches the EFT model, as well as works families herself.Dr. Lisa J. Palmer-Olsen.

CEUs will be provided by Cassidy Seminars for additional fee.

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If notified in writing of canceling by March 30, fee is refunded minus $50 administrative fee.  Registrations canceled after March 30 are not refundable.

Event coordinators: Merav Segal & Peggy Wu

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