NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY


Fridays Only Core Skills Advanced Training in EFT

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room, 352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604
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Core Skills Advanced Training In EFT - Fridays only

Get the experience and supervision from 2 different trainers and several supervisors!

This unique Core Skills training consists of eight one-day trainings (6 hours each) that will focus on the core skills of each of the EFT steps/stages. The trainings will offer instruction, live case consultations, group supervision and experiential exercises as set forth by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). Participants are required to have completed an EFT externship. Core Skills training can be applied towards certification. Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the ICEEFT (www.iceeft.com). EFT Externships and Advanced Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees. Participants are required to note their professional affiliation on registration.


This course is currently full. Please sign up for the waitlist if you would like to be considered for any available openings. 

Facilitators:
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. and
Elana Katz, LCSW

ZOYA SIMAKHODSKAYA, PH.D.

is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. Zoya is one of the founding members, Vice President of the Board of Directors and Executive Director for NYCEFT. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service. She continues to teach as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY and Rutgers University. Zoya presents and teaches nationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT training to therapists in Russia and Italy. She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality.

Elana katz, LCSW 

is a senior faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family where she teaches advanced family therapy and directs the Family Mediation Program. She has presented nationally and internationally (Argentina, Chile, Israel and Mexico), including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Psychotherapy Networker.

One of the first therapists in New York to become certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ms. Katz is now one of forty-five Trainers in EFT worldwide. She is responsible for bringing the EFT Externship to New York where, under her direction, more than 1000 therapists have now studied EFT. In partnership with George Faller she has been teaching innovative courses in EFT at Ackerman since 2009. Most recently she developed the very successful EFT Certification Bootcamp, a program that helps therapists deepen their emotional awareness and effectiveness in practicing this model.

Ms. Katz has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio. A founding member of NYCEFT, she currently serves on the Executive Board and her private practice is in Manhattan

Coordinated and assisted by:

Peggy Wu

Assisted by: NYCEFT Supervisors

Peggy Wu, LMFT is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor candidate. She has a private practice in midtown NYC where she works with couples, individuals, and families. Peggy is also a certified Life Coach and a Level 2 AEDP therapist.


Wendy Tomkiel, LCSW is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor. Her practice is located in midtown Manhattan where she provides individual, couple and family psychotherapy as well as individual and group supervision in EFT.  Wendy completed the clinical externship program at the The Ackerman Institute and has advanced training in AEDP and ISTDP.   


Katherine Stavrianopoulos, Ph.D.is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT therapist and supervisor, specializing in couple therapy.  Her private practice is in NYC. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


Contact information:

For questions or concerns, phone Peggy Wu: 917-720-4020 or info@peggywu.com

Dates/Times:

All trainings will be held on:
Fridays 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Steps 1-3 Assessment with Zoya Simakhodskaya 
Session 1: Friday, January 25, 2019

Session 2: Friday, February 8, 2019

Step 4 De-escalation with Elana Katz 
Session 3: Friday, April 5, 2019

Session 4: Friday, April 12, 2019

Steps 5-7 Withdrawer Re-engagement with Zoya Simakhodskaya
Session 5: Friday, June 7, 2019

Session 6: Friday, June 14, 2019

Steps 5-7 Pursuer Softening, Steps 8-9 Consolidation of Change - with Elana Katz
Session 7: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

Session 8: Friday, July 19, 2019

Target Audience

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists - Advanced Level 

Session 1

9:00-10:30

I. Overview and Introductions 


II. EFT Therapeutic Alliance, Therapist tasks, Informed consent, attunement and repair

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

III. EFT Assessment, Counter-indications, 3 A’s, Individual and couple assessment, assessment of intimate partner violence. Assessment as ongoing process of assessing the couple’s cycle in therapy

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

IV. Step 2 - Mapping the Negative Cycle Step 2 EFT Interventions

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Step 2 Exercises and Role Plays

Session 2

9:00-10:30

I. Live couple demonstration, Processing, Q&A and feedback to live couple

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

II. Step 3 - Accessing Primary Emotion, Step 3 EFT Interventions

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

III. Participant Case Consultations with video reviews

IV. Step 3 Exercises and Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Closing Review, Assessment, and Exercise

Session 3

9:00-10:30

I. Overview and Check In’s

II. Review and Problem Solving for Step 1, Alliance and Assessment

III. Review and Problem Solving for Step 2, Mapping the Negative Cycle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

IV. Step 2 Role Plays, Processing of Role Plays

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

V. Review and Problem Solving for Step 3, Accessing Primary Emotion, Working with Challenging Couples

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

VI. Step 3 Exercises and Role Plays

Session 4

9:00-10:30

I. Live couple demonstration, Processing, Q&A and feedback to live couple

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

II. Participant Case Consultations with video reviews

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

III. Step 4 in EFT - Reframing the problem as the cycle, Accessing attachment needs, Step 4 EFT Interventions

IV. Step 4 Exercises and Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Closing Review, Assessment, and Exercise

Session 5

9:00-10:30

I. Overview and Check In’s

II. Review and Problem Solving, Steps 1-4

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

III. Step 5, Working with the Withdrawer, Accessing disowned needs and aspects of self, Step 5 EFT Interventions

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

IV. Step 5 Exercises and Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Step 6, Working with the Pursuer, Promoting acceptance of partner’s experience, aspects of self, and new ways of interacting, Step 6 EFT Interventions

Session 6

9:00-10:30

I. Live couple demonstration, Processing, Q&A and feedback to live couple

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

II. Participant Case Consultations with video reviews

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

III. Step 7, Working with the Withdrawer, Expression of needs and wants, Step 7 EFT Interventions

IV. Step 5-7 Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Closing Review, Assessment, and Exercise

Session 7

9:00-10:30

I. Overview and Check In’s

II. Review and Problem Solving, Steps 5-7, working with the withdrawer

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

III. Step 5, Working with the Blamer, Accessing disowned needs and aspects of self, Blamer softening compared to withdrawer reengagement

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

IV. Step 5 Exercises and Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Step 6, Working with the Withdrawer, Promoting acceptance of partner’s experience, aspects of self, and new ways of interacting

Session 8

9:00-10:30

I. Live couple demonstration, Processing, Q&A and feedback to live couple

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00

II. Participant Case Consultations with video reviews

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30

III. Step 7, Working with the Pursuer, Expression of needs and wants

IV. Step 5-7 Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Steps 8-9 of EFT, Consolidation of Change

VI. Closing Review, Assessment, and Exercise

Course Objectives

1) Describe the theoretical foundations of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
(EFT)
2) Discuss relational distress from an attachment perspective
3) Reframe the couple’s problems in attachment terms from the withdrawer’s
perspective
4) Reframe the couple’s problems in attachment terms from the pursuer’s perspective
5) Summarize how to assess attachment history
6) Identify the self-reinforcing negative pattern (cycle) which keeps the couple from
secure connection                                          
7) Communicate with the couple in a non-blaming way about their negative pattern of interaction
8) Apply their knowledge of core EFT interventions (empathic reflection, validation,
reframing, empathic conjecture, and heightening)
9) Utilize RISSSC (repeating, images, simple, slow, soft, with client words and phrases)
to access, expand and deepen emotion
10) State how to help couples de-escalate in highly escalated scenarios
11) Distinguish attachment as foundational to relationships and their treatment
12) Identify signs of secure attachment for the withdrawer
13) Specify signs of secure attachment for the pursuer
14) Diagnose signs of insecure attachment for the withdrawer
15) Detect signs of insecure attachment for the pursuer
16) Indicate primary emotions characteristically for the withdrawer
17) Evaluate primary emotions characteristically for the pursuer
18) Name triggers to relational distress for the withdrawer
19) List triggers to relational distress for the pursuer
20) Assess for cognitive appraisals that follow emotional triggers for the withdrawer
21) Assess for cognitive appraisals that follow emotional triggers for the pursuer
22) Trace action tendencies that drive the cycle for the withdrawer
23) Measure action tendencies that drive the cycle for the pursuer
24) Find techniques that distill emotion
25) Formulate techniques that heighten emotion
26) Create the steps to set up enactments
27) Plan the steps to process enactments
28) Prepare to remove blocks through red/yellow/green light techniques
29) Identify blocks to vulnerability for the withdrawer
30) Identify blocks to vulnerability for the pursuer
31) Select methods to process blocks to vulnerability for the withdrawer
32) Select methods to process blocks to vulnerability for the pursuer
33) Prescribe ways for clients to install the positive cycle
34) Design ways for clients to process the positive cycle
35) Review the move from a negative to a positive cycle

Where:

352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604

New York, NY 10001

Video/Case Presentation Requirements:

In order to receive Certificate of Completion, each participant will present a case during one of the 8 days. Each case presentation needs to include a 10-minute video or audio recording along with a case presentation form.


The fee for the seminar is $1660. Participants must commit to all eight days. Group size limited.  


Cancellations:

Cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee and must be made in writing at least one month prior to the first session to qualify for a refund of the balance paid. Register online and pay by PayPal or mail payment to:

NYCEFT
352 7th Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001

Contact Information:
Peggy Wu: 917-720-4020 or info@peggywu.com

"The Core skills training has deepened my understanding of all of the steps in EFT and helped me feel a more solid foundation. The steps are explained clearly and the role plays are very effective in getting us to experience what our clients feel, and practice being there for them. I also liked the way the two day sessions were spaced out by several weeks. That gave us time to integrate the information and try on using it."  Carolyn McIntyre, LCSW


CES WILL BE PROVIDED BY CASSIDY SEMINARS FOR ADDITIONAL FEE.

CE certificates will be available at www.ceuregistration.com after workshop completion

Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (44) CE hours

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive (44) continuing education clock hours.


CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.


NJ Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of approval for 44 Clinical CE Credits

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for (44) contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (44) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (44) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (44) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (44) CE hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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