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2020 Kansas City Core Skills

2020 Kansas City Core Skills

KCEFT Community is pleased to welcome Core Skills Training back to Kansas City!  Core Skills is the second level of training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, after the Externship.

In the Core Skills Series, you will learn:

Module 1: Steps 1 and 2.  Participants will take a deeper look into creating the therapeutic alliance, assessment and techniques for identifying and reflecting the negative cycle.
Module 2: Steps 3 and 4.  Participants will look closer at deepening primary emotion for both withdrawers and pursuers.  Participants will also learn how to effectively reframe the negative cycle to help couples see the cycle as the enemy, not each other.
Module 3: Steps 5, 6 and 7 for Withdrawer Re-Engagement.  Participants will enter the world of the withdrawer and learn how to work with the withdrawn partner toward re-engagement and re-bonding.
Module 4: Steps 5, 6 and 7 for Pursuer Softening.  Participants will enter the world of the pursuer and learn how to work with pursuers toward softening and re-bonding.

Addressing Addiction, Fostering Attachment with EFT

Addressing Addiction, Fostering Attachment with EFT

Psychotherapy with couples is both multi-layered and complex, often challenging the most skilled of therapists. In this fast-paced, technology-driven era that we live in, where true connection is often at a premium, substance use has escalated to epidemic proportions. It is not uncommon for couple’s therapists to be confronted with the additional challenge of contending with a pernicious “third-party” that lurks within the shadows of distressed relationships: Addiction.

2019 Kansas City Externship

2019 Kansas City Externship

Click Here to Register for the 2019 Kansas City Externship

 

The Kansas City EFT Community invites you to join us this fall for our annual Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship!

The Externship is the first step in formal training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  It is also the first step toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.

The Kansas City Externship is an official training endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Please view the video to hear Dr. Sue Johnson explain the externship and why you should attend:

The Details:

Dates: November 11-14, 2019

Times: Mon, Tues, Wed: 8:30am - 5pm; Thurs: 8:30am - 4pm

Location: TBD

 

Investment:

Early Registration through September 29th, 2019 ~ $825.00

Regular Registration beginning September 30th, 2019 ~ $875.00

Two or more registering at the same time ~ $825.00

Student/Military (Limited Availability) ~ $775.00

 

Click Here to Register for the 2019 Kansas City Externship

Welcome to KCEFT

Welcome to KCEFT

Welcome!  The Kansas City EFT Community began in 2016 with only two EFT therapists meeting to review each other’s session recordings.  Over the course of a few years, our community has grown. We now have monthly meetings and are looking to expand our group to […]

Upcoming Training: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Upcoming Training: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Learn the various stages, key concepts and interventions used in EFFT.

Continuing to Grow

Continuing to Grow

It seems like just yesterday that Bethany and I decided to meet every month to discuss EFT together, alternating offices between Kansas City and Lawrence. That was in 2015, and very quickly other local clinicians with interest and training in EFT joined us. By 2017, with Debi Scimeca-Diaz’s encouragement, we decided to organize ourselves and get serious about being a community, and thus was KC EFT born.  Thankfully, Jessica has been willing to head up our Leadership Group, keeps us on track, and is technologically savvy. We miss Karen, who is continuing her own EFT growth in South Korea; and we are so pleased to have Vivian and Amberlee contributing on the leadership team today.

So here we are in 2018, having recently completed our first KC EFT Community Externship in October, and with our upcoming Core Skills Training already full. It has been exciting to develop relationships with fabulous EFT Trainers like Debi Scimeca-Diaz from New Jersey, and Elana Katz and George Faller from New York City. We also look forward to bringing in more expertise for future trainings to help improve all of our skills in couples work, as well as other EFT modalities, including individual and family therapy. We even have two local EFT supervisors in training, Bethany Butler Myers and Jessica Schroeder.

Our monthly community meetings have been such a wonderful support to me in my EFT learning, and have also helped to cure the loneliness that I sometimes feel in solo private practice. I have been very impressed with the EFT conversations we get to have as a result of the interesting topics covered by a different presenter each time.

I am feeling proud of our accomplishments thus far, and truly blessed to get to work with such fine KC area clinicians and human beings on this mutual labor of love, the KC EFT Community.

Without the support of the Kansas City area community of therapists, none of this could have happened. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you at our next EFT community meeting.

Denise Parker-Timms, LSCSW

Core Skills Coming Soon–Sign up to Receive the Latest Information!

Core Skills Coming Soon–Sign up to Receive the Latest Information!

Core Skills is the second level of training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, after the Externship. In the Core Skills Series, participants will learn: Module 1: Steps 1 and 2.  Participants will take a deeper look into creating the therapeutic alliance, assessment and techniques for identifying […]

Growing our KC EFT Community

Growing our KC EFT Community

In October 2015 I was new to the Kansas City area and newly certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. And I was lonely, especially for the warm, supportive EFT community I enjoyed in the Washington DC area before moving to Kansas. So I was thrilled to […]