NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

Core Skills Advanced Training in EFT

  • 23 Sep 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 14 Jan 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room, 352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604
  • 7

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 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

Advanced Level

Live In-Person

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors

44 CEs

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.


All registrants will be sent an invoice from NYCEFT's Paypal.

Facilitators:
Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

Dr. James Hawkins


    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.


   James Hawkins

is a Licensed Counsellor with 11 years of experience and an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist. He obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling. He currently serves as a Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit counseling practice in Northwest Arkansas. James is the founder of Healing Conversations, a training program developed to equip organizations and communities to have productive conversations about race. He is the co-host of two podcasts, The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Leading Edge: Transforming Leadership Through Attachment Science. James is a part of the online training program, successinvulnerability.com develop to help EFT therapists and supervisors gain more focus in their clinical work. Doc Hawk brings a passion for helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. James is married to his wife, Nicola and together they have five daughters.

CLICK HERE FOR ICEEFT POSITION STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY AND RACISM 

CLICK HERE FOR NYCEFT'S ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVE 

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


Event Coordinator:

Sarah Trance, M.S, L.M.F.T.

Please contact her with any questions or concerns at sarahtrancelmft@gmail.com.

Dates/Times:

Session 1: December 16-17, 2022, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Steps 1-3 Assessment with Zoya Simakhodskaya 

Session 2: January 13-14, 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Steps 3-4 De-escalation with Dr. James Hawkins

Session 3: February 3-4, 2023, 2022, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Steps 5-7 Withdrawer Re-engagement with Zoya Simakhodskaya

Session 4: March 31-April 1, 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Steps 5-7 Pursuer Softening with Zoya Simakhodskaya 

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. Describe and reframe the couple’s problems in attachment terms.

  4. Identify the self-reinforcing negative pattern (cycle) which keeps the couple from secure connection.                                            

  5. Formulate the couple negative pattern of interaction in a non-blaming way.

  6. Apply their knowledge of core EFT interventions (empathic reflection, validation, reframing, empathic conjecture, and heightening).

  7. Demonstrate use of RISSSC (repeating, images, simple, slow, soft, with client words and phrases) to access, expand and deepen emotion.

  8. Apply the moves of the EFT tango to couples therapy. 

  9. Conduct an assessment to determine a couple’s appropriateness for EFT and to understand key attachment patterns in context.

  10. Identify contraindications for EFT.

  11. Integrate an awareness of the impact of culture and social location in the assessment and treatment of couples.

  12. Identify the positions of the pursuing and withdrawing partners within a couple’s relational cycle.

  13. Conduct stage one enactments for couples to facilitate assessment, reveal blocks, and facilitate moments of emotionally significant interaction.

  14. Identify common EFT reframes.

  15. Name several purposes for enactments in EFT.

  16. Discuss the use of EFT de-escalation strategies for pursuers and withdrawers, respectively.

  17. Identify markers indicating a couple’s readiness to move from stage 1 into stage 2.

  18. Cite features of withdrawer re-engagement.

  19. Identify protective features of affective avoidance and suppression.

  20. Name disadvantages of emotional avoidance.

  21. Identify protective features of pursuing partners’ habitual strategies

  22. Name disadvantages of emotional avoidance.

  23. Discuss strategies for accessing emotion in stage 2.

  24. Identify features of successful stage 2 enactments.

  25. Integrate interventions to “catch the reactivity.”

  26. Name key aspects of restructuring a couple’s bond.

  27. Identify ways of connecting with angry clients.

  28. Describe several types of pursuer moves.

  29. Demonstrate the ability to catch common pursuer blocks.

  30. Cite features of pursuer softening.

  31. Name common nonverbal cues from withdrawers and pursuers.

  32. Practice guiding a couple through reaching for new responses.

  33. Identify pursuer longings and needs.

  34. Discuss the impact of attachment injuries on work with couples.

Where:

352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604, Conference Room

New York, NY 10001


"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.

"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

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Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion

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

Psychologists
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. 44 contact hour. 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 one national providership, 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, #159.000785.  44 CE hour.
MN: R. Cassidy Semianrs is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 2/22/22 – 2/22/23.  44 CE hour.
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 hour Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 44 clock hour, #RCST110701

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 one national providership, 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 hour.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 44 clock hour, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 44 CE hour.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 1vCEH. 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 hour general. Expires 1/31/23.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

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

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 44 contact hour

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 44 CE hour.

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.


Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled 30 days before the start of the event, fee will be refunded minus $100 administrative fee. After that date, the fee is non-refundable. You can attend the next available EFT Externship through NYCEFT after paying $75 transfer fee.

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

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