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Thursday, May 10th 2018 - Friday, May 11th 2018

Emotionally Focused Therapy: Cracking the Code of Love in Couples and Families

George Faller
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Multi-Faith Centre/Koffler House, 569 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
9 am to 4:40 pm

Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Susan Johnson over the past 25 years, is one of the most empirically validated models of couples therapy in the world. Focusing on identifying repetitive negative patterns of interaction and replacing them with positive cycles of responsiveness, EFT provides a simple and powerful mechanism for change.

George Faller is a former New York City fireman trained by Sue Johnson after 9/11. Specializing in treating trauma, couples, and families, George has worked extensively as a marriage consultant and is now providing EFT training to therapists internationally.

In this workshop, George will expand the basic concepts of EFT to working with families and adult relationships. You will learn how to apply the language of attachment to bring about change in your clients’ most challenging relationships. You will also learn how to help your clients cultivate a different relationship to life stressors. He will integrate concepts from his book Sacred Stress to introduce new ideas and techniques that will transform stressful events into opportunities to develop better resilience.

Making extensive use of videotapes, role plays, and experiential exercises, participants will both witness and practice the skills of EFT, a model that is getting worldwide attention for its ability to create the safe haven and secure base that are emblematic of loving and durable relationships.

This course includes both didactic instruction and experiential approaches. You will learn to mirror the model itself which will help your clients both understand their stuck places and undergo new, corrective experiences in the therapy room.

You will learn —
• The key assumptions of attachment theory and how they apply to adult relationships
• The basic premises, stages, and steps of EFT, as well as key change events
• Interventions to help clients reprocess key emotional responses
• Interventions that help clients restructure key attachment interactions
• To identify common therapeutic impasses in EFT,and how to address them and implement EFT interventions in clinical exercises and case examples

This workshop may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) by professional organizations in Canada/Ontario serving mental health professionals. Please click here for more information.

About the Presenter:

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 AAMFT. He is the founder and president of the New York Center for EFT ( As an EFT Trainer, George teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in NYC, is a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University, and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. George also works as a marriage consultant and conference leader to the US Military, FDNY, and many Wall Street executives in addition to training therapists across the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in trauma, Family EFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underserved populations and pushing the leading edge of EFT. George has been a featured guest on MSNBC Nightly News “People Making a Difference” with Brian Williams. He is co-author of Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change.



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