Quarterly Seminar: The Practice of Empathy in EFT

  • 18 May 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Training Room at Birch Family Services at 104 West 29th Street at 6th Avenue, Third Floor.


  • NYCEFT members receive a 20% discount!
    Fee includes $2.00 service charge.
  • Fee includes $2.00 service charge. $60 at the door
  • Students receive a 50% discount. $30 at the door.
    Fee includes $2.00 service charge.
  • Students who are NYCEFT members get an additional 20% discount!
    Fee includes $2.00 service charge.

NYCEFT Quarterly Seminar

The Practice of Empathy in EFT

What happens when, in the moment, we don't feel empathetic, either as a therapist or a partner?  We are at a stuck point.  In this seminar Stephen McDonnell, LCSW will demonstrate how we can practice empathy in EFT treatment.  Video segments will demonstrate how by staying close, present, curious, and sometimes by repairing we can be empathetic as therapists and help the partner respond with empathy as well. Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT will be the discussant.


Stephen McDonnell, LCSW, LMFT is a certified EFT therapist and Supervisor. Stephen has experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer couples; couples with partners recovering from trauma; couples with partners recovering from addictions, including sexual addiction. Stephen also practices psychodynamic psychotherapy and AEDP with individuals. His private practice is in Manhattan.


Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT
is a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.  She has a full-time private practice in NJ where she specializes in couples therapy and provides on-going local and long distance EFT supervision and training. Debi is the director of the New Jersey Community for EFT.  She spent 9 years as a Clinical Director of a community mental health outpatient Clinic where she provided supervision, training and mentoring to new therapists in the field. Debi is dedicated and passionate about providing quality training to other professionals.

Seminar has no registration limit - please come and register at the door if unable to pre-register.

For more information contact Quarterly Seminar coordinators: Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. at or Katherine Stavrianopoulos, Ph.D. at

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