Empowering Therapist Growth: A Conversation Between Aponte’s Person of the Therapist Training Model and Emotionally Focused Therapy’s Self of the Therapist

A major challenge to identifying what makes therapy work is to understand what makes the therapeutic relationship work. This workshop takes up this challenge by describing an approach to training and a therapeutic model that focus primarily on helping therapists use their authenticity, transparency and vulnerability to enhance the therapeutic relationship. The presenters will speak to distinct uses of the self that foster deeper, therapeutically effective connections with clients that can also calm the fears and insecurities that are so often part of the therapeutic interaction. Videotapes, role plays and case presentations will demonstrate using the self of the therapist to foster healing, growth and transformation.

Harry J. Aponte, MSW, PhD, is a Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.  Among other honors, he received the award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy and Practice from the American Family Therapy Academy in 1992, and the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy from the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in 2001.  He also received the I. Arthur Marshall Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Menninger Clinic in 1997.

George Faller, LMFT, is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut, and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is an Emotionally Focused Therapy Trainer, and the Founder of the New York Center for EFT. George is an adjunct faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University, and the Director of Training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuition: $195
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 7
CE Credits for NASW: 6

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111