NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

Core Skills Advanced Training in EFT

  • 28 Jan 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • 12

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  • Therapists working in community agencies serving marginalized clients who experience oppression, veterans or members of the military. Must provide documentation. Preference given to those in the Greater New York area.

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Core Skills Advanced Training In EFT

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

Core Skills training consists of four, two-day trainings (12 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.

Facilitators:
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

Ali Barbosa, MFT


    ZOYA SIMAKHODSKAYA

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, and CUNY. Zoya presents and teaches nationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT training to therapists in Russia and Ukraine. She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality.


   Ali Barbosa

Ali Barbosa is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer. He´s the director and founder of the Mexican Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and has a full time private practice in Mérida at the south east of México, where he usually works with couples who come from different cultures and backgrounds. Ali has collaborated extensively with Sam Jinich in the translation of EFT resources to Spanish and has helped him in various trainings throughout Latin America and Spain. He´s very connected to his Hispanic community and also co-leads monthly supervision groups in Spanish via Zoom. Ali is very passionate about training and developing new and creative didactic resources for EFT trainings. For more information go to www.eftmexico.com.

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NYCEFT is committed to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

We believe it is vital to our community and to our work that we work to actively counteract the ideology and impact of systemic and institutionalized forces of oppression, including racism, transphobia, homophobia, and other forms of oppression. We are dedicated to providing trainings that respect and honor diverse identities and that are affirming to participants and clients of all races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

To that end, NYCEFT has taken numerous steps, some of which include:

  • Revising training materials to reflect diverse identities and to address the impact of oppression and marginalization, race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status on sense of self, safety, attachment strategies and relationships
  • Seeking consultation from experts on anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Providing trainings on microaggressions that all assistants are required to attend; offering significantly reduced fees to participants from agencies serving marginalized or oppressed clients
  • Including trainers, supervisors, and assistants from diverse backgrounds and identities in leadership positions


Coordinated and assisted by:

Sarah Trance, M.S., LMFT

Rachel Goldstein, Ph.D.

Dates/Times:

Session 1: January 28-29, 2022
Steps 1-3 Assessment with Zoya Simakhodskaya 

Session 2: February 25-26, 2022

Steps 3-4 De-escalation with Ali Barbosa

Session 3: March 25-26, 2022
Steps 5-7 Withdrawer Re-engagement with Zoya Simakhodskaya

Session 4: April 29-30, 2022
Steps 5-7 Pursuer Softening with Zoya Simakhodskaya 

Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm NY time

Limited spots available.

Day 1

9:00-10:30

I. Overview and Introductions 


II. EFT Therapeutic Alliance, Therapist tasks, Informed consent, atunement 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

Day 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 to continue Stage 1 teaching

IV. Step 3 Exercises and Role Plays

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00

V. Closing Review, Assessment, and Exercise

Day 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

Day 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 to continue Stage 1 teaching

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

Day 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

Day 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 to continue Stage 2 teaching

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

Day 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

Day 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 to continue Stage 2 teaching

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:

Online via Zoom


"I have just completed Core Skills with Debi Scimeca-Diaz and George Faller, who, along with their helpers Zoya Simakhodskaya, Benjamin Seaman, Judith Kellner, and Wendy Tomkiel, provided an extremely safe and encouraging environment for all of the participants to  risk using our EFT skills in role plays so that we could benefit from critiques by master trainers.  The expertise, warmth, and support of the team has helped bring my therapeutic approach to a far more effective level."   Carolee Kallmann, MA, LPC, LCADC



Video/Case Presentation Requirements:

In order to receive Certificate of Completion, each participant will present a case during one of the 4 weekends. Each case presentation needs to include a 10-minute video or audio recording along with a case presentation form.


Participants must commit to all four weekends. Total full fee is $1800. Group size limited.  

We are offering a special rate of $830 to clinicians working full time in agencies serving marginalized or oppressed population, veterans or current military members.  Limited number of slots.

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:

Contact Rachel Goldstein at rachelgphd@gmail.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


Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  To receive credits you must attend all 4 sessions.  No partial credit given. CE credits will be available for purchase after the training concludes at: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2429

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  44 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. Live online.

Psychoanalysts
NY: 
R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (44) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (44) hours.

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


NJ: Social workers are unable to receive CE credit in NY for this offering


Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling..
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (44) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (44) contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (44) contact hours. Live online.
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.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (44) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (44) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (44) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (44) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (44) contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 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.

Disclosure statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program

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