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Addressing Addictions ~ A Success

Addressing Addictions ~ A Success

Several very talented Emotionally Focused Therapists recently got together to learn from one of the best EFT therapists, Michael Barnett from the Atlanta Center for EFT. In addition to learning how to work with addictions and attachment, we did what EFT therapists do…bonded and connected […]

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  Participants will enter the world of the withdrawer and learn how to work with the withdrawn partner toward re-engagement and re-bonding.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.

Although we have the superb modality, EFT, to help couples find their way to genuine, loving communion with one another,
addictions present very significant obstacles to effectively working with couples that seek our services.

In this two-day experiential training, we will explore specific, and necessary ways to tailor EFT skills and interventions in order to better address the impact that addiction has on the couple therapy process.

This interactive workshop e will create a safe environment together to use role-plays, video clip demonstrations, and didactic material for clinical discussion and personal exploration.

This 2 day Master Class is for mental health professionals that have completed an EFT Externship.

 

Date:

February 7 – 8, 2020, 9:30a-5:30p (Registration begins at 9am)

 

Location:

KU Edwards Campus, BEST Building
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

 

Cost:

  • Early Bird Discount $420.
  • Registration beginning Jan. 4, 2020 is $450.
  • Discounted rate for
    Students and Military $420.
  • Discounts for groups of 4+ $420.

CEUs:

  • Earn 12 CEU’s for the 2 days. CEU’s provided by R. Cassidy Seminars

*Lunch is on your own. Snack and drinks provided.

2019 Kansas City Externship

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).

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

By zeroing in on the underlying attachment needs, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) offers a powerful, step-by-step process for transformational change. Learn how to help family members work through relational distress and past injuries to create new relational patterns for achieving deeper bonds and greater felt security. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, this training will show you how to create enactments in the consulting room that will deepen the impact of your work.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand family distress using theories of emotion and attachment
  • Learn the various stages, key concepts and interventions used in EFFT.
  • Craft effective enactments-who says what to whom and when.
  • Recognize negative and positive cycles of family interactions
  • Create change events that promote bonding interactions and secure attachment between family members

Please join us on April 11th, 2019 from 9am to 5pm in Overland Park.  For more information, please click Emotionally Focused Family Therapy.

Continuing to Grow

Continuing to Grow

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.

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 discover that a group of three local EFT trained therapists had just scheduled their first meeting. They graciously invited me to join them. On November 2nd on a cold morning in Lawrence, four of us met, thus starting our little Kansas City EFT group. I don’t remember everything we discussed, but I remember the support and connection I felt as we shared our passion for EFT and our mutual desire to build a community in the KC area.

Fast forward about 20 months as our group meets over dinner on June 26, 2017, this time with a specific agenda to structure our group so we can become an ICCEFT approved EFT community. Even though only seven of us could attend the meeting, many others volunteered to take on duties to help our group move forward, such as webpage and social media maintenance, planning trainings, and organizing community meetings. I am so proud to be a part of our growing community: we now have 20 EFT trained enthusiasts wanting to participate in our community, we have earned CEUs by training each other, and we are planning to bring an EFT externship and other trainings to the KC area. Of course we have had growing pains, but I feel joyful to reflect on how far we have come!!

Just like our EFT community has a story, each of us has an EFT journey worth sharing. I hope we can share those stories on our website blogs to continue to inspire and motivate each other. I am grateful we are not alone! I am grateful for your friendship and for reminding me why I love EFT! Our clients and community need this model to heal wounds and build bonds. I am grateful for the past we share and look forward to the work we will do together to develop the KC Emotionally Focused Therapy community!