Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)

Through a combination of lecture, videotape, observation of live interviews and exercises, participants will learn to identify the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and to help couples recognize and de-escalate problematic cycles of interaction.

Over the course of this four-day externship, participants will learn to help couples create or restore the emotional bond between them once the negative cycle and the attachment needs that drive it have been understood.

Sue Johnson’s second edition of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connections, is recommended reading for all participants.

Faculty: Elana Katz, LCSW; George Faller, LMFT; Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D.

Date / Time:

June 24–27, 2019
9:00 am–5:00 pm


Reduced tuition fee for early registration begins December 2018.

Continuing Education:

28 CE Contact Hours for NYS / NASW CT


UJA Federation
130 East 59th Street
7th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10022

Register Online:

Registration opens December 2018

For international payments, click here to email, mail or fax in a registration form

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.

For more information, contact:
Ackerman Training Department
212.879.4900, ext 111


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