4 Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

This 4-day course is a comprehensive introductory course to Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, taught by ICEEFT certified trainers Dr. Silvina Irwin and Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen.  The course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of adult attachment theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases of clinical material. By attending, participants will:

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.

  • Develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.

  • Develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.

  • Develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.

The externship is recommended for mental health professionals, students and clergy that counsel couples including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and mental health interns.

*This is an ICEEFT-approved prerequisite course for certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

This training will take place on the campus of the California Institute of Technology.


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California Institute of Technology - Dabney Lounge

1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91125

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