Quarterly Seminar

  • 15 Feb 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue


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nyceft quarterly seminar

EFT and Disorganized Attachment: Journey Through the stages of treatment

Presented by Judith Kellner, lcsW.

When: Friday, February 15, 2019 1:00PM-3:00PM

Where: National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, 7th Fl, New York

Many couples come to therapy with many past childhood traumas that can often lead to development of disorganized attachment strategies. One of the tasks and goals of EFT is helping each partner get in touch with their vulnerable emotions in order to be able to be intimate with each other and connect to each other in the present. When partners have past trauma history, this task is particularly difficult. EFT is an empirically validated method that has a clear map for healing trauma to prevent it from continuing to play out in the couple’s relationship.

In this workshop Judith Kellner will present a challenging case where one partner struggled with chronic childhood trauma and disorganized attachment and needed complimentary DBT treatment. She will demonstrate Stage 2 example of how to access and stay with the fear of touching sadness or the shame of “losing control” and feeling emotions fully which leads to an empathic response from the partner. In addition, a video segment from Stage 3 will be shown.


Judith kellner, lcsw

Judith Kellner, LCSW, is a couples’ and individual’s psychotherapist in Private Practice in New York City. She graduated from the NYU Silver School for Social Work, the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and the International Trauma Studies Program at NYU. She is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) and Supervisor and is training and supervising therapists internationally in the EFT model. She is teaching an EFT Graduate Courses at the NYU Silver School for Social Work. Judith is one of the founding members of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NYCEFT). She has presented internationally on cross cultural couples, trauma and its transmission, and EFT. Judith is published in the Clinical Social Work Journal. Her article titled “Gender Perspective in Cross-Cultural Couples”, and “Interfaith Couples and EFT – A Case Example of Getting to the Heart of the Matter” published in ICEEFT fall 2013 Newsletter and at EFTA (European Family Therapy Association journal. Her personal experience in cultural transition spans Europe, Israel, Asia and North America.

For more information contact Quarterly Seminar coordinators:
Merav Segal at, Michael Moran at, and Sarah Constantine at

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