Dr. Silvina Irwin is certified by ICEFFT as a Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT), and offers the entire series of trainings required for therapist certification in EFT. Dr. Irwin was trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder and developer of EFT for couples. She offers trainings throughout the year in the LA area, and in other select US and international locations.
Core skills 2017: Pasadena, Ca
Presented by certified EFT Trainers Dr. Silvina Irwin & Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen
Module 1 Feb 9 - 10, 2017
Module 2 April 27 - 28, 2017
Module 3 June 22 - 23, 2017
Module 4 Sept 8 - 9, 2017
Core Skills 2017: Thousand Oaks, CA
Presented by certified EFT Trainers Drs. Nancy Gardner & Lisa Palmer-Olsen
Module 1 March 9 - 10, 2017
Module 2 April 6 - 7, 2017
Module 3 May 18 - 19, 2017
Module 4 Aug 25 - 26, 2017
CORE SKILLS 2017: Los Angeles - WestSide, CA
Presented by certified EFT Trainers Drs. Silvina Irwin and Nancy Gardner
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Module 1 March 31 - April 1, 2017
Module 2 , June 15 - 16, 2017
Module 3 Aug 11 - 12, 2017
Module 4 Oct 26 - 27, 2017
This 4-day course is a comprehensive introductory course to Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. The course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of 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.
Core Skills is a series of five weekends designed to deepen the EFT therapist’s understanding of the model, and to the refine the clinical skills and interventions necessary to work with a couple through the 9 steps of EFT. This is a small group learning experience, and participants will engage with the material through discussion, video review, live demonstration, and experiential group work. Experienced EFT therapists provide hands on guidance and support throughout the series.
*This is an ICEEFT-approved prerequisite course series for certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Supervision & Consultation
Dr. Silvina Irwin provides individual and group supervision and consultation to therapists locally, nationally and internationally in both English and Spanish. She offers advanced trainings to therapists in special topics such as working with trauma, helping couples heal from affairs, or how to address sexual issues in couples therapy. Supervision includes discussion, video or audio review, live “bug-in-the ear” supervision, or live consultations with couples when feasible.
*EFT supervision hours with Dr. Irwin count towards ICEEFT certification requirements.
Small ongoing group consultation (4-6 participants) is offered throughout the year. A commitment of at least 3 months is required to participate in group consultation. Groups meet for 90+ minutes twice a month. Group consultation includes video review, case presentations, role-play, and general practice-related consultation in a safe, confidential environment.
Online consultation groups and individual consultation are offered in both English and Spanish on a HIPAA compliant secure platform.