Harnessing the Power of Emotion to Strengthen Family Bonds

  • 17 Mar 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 237 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT 06831

Harnessing the Power of Emotion to Strengthen Family Bonds

With George Faller, LMFT


Friday, March 17, 2017  9-5 pm

By zeroing in on the underlying attachment needs, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) offers a powerful, step-by-step process for transformational change. Learn how to help family members work through relational distress and past injuries to create new relational patterns for achieving deeper bonds and greater felt security. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, this training will show you how to create enactments in the consulting room that will deepen the impact of your work. In this workshop, we will:

  • Identify negative interaction patterns which lead to maladaptive behaviors within the family system
  • Demonstrate how to use the techniques and theoretical underpinning of EFFT to understand a family’s emotional dynamics, access attachment issues, and create new patterns of emotional healing
  • Describe how protection patterns keep individuals from opening themselves to their vulnerability, which blocks the family’s natural ability to repair
  • Name the three-stage EFFT treatment process for achieving deeper connection: how to create alliances with different family members, manage change events that access underlying vulnerabilities, and model positive new interaction patterns
  • Organize strategies to help clients optimize their abilities to regulate emotions, problem solve, and communicate effectively with each other


Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal

237 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT 06831


Early registration by January 27th, 2017
$170 for NYCEFT members/$180 non-NYCEFT members

Regular registration by March 5th, 2017
$190 for NYCEFT members/$200 non-NYCEFT members

George Faller, LMFT, is the director of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. Mr. Faller is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut, and an approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.


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If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Contact Cari Nizolek at or (203) 340-9816

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