Continuing Education Credits


CE’s for The EFT Externship, EFT Core Skills, SFCEFT topic events and Hold Me Tight Workshop are provided by R. Cassidy Seminars


Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 28 CE hours for Externship, 48 CE hours for Core Skills.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 28 continuing education clock hours. 48 CE hours for Core Skills
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 28 contact hours live, 48 CE hours for Core Skills
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (28 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family TherapistsCA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
IL: Illinois Dept. of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (28) hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (28) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151.  28 CE hours

Chemical Dependency CounselorsCA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (28) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (28) hours general. Expires 3/31/2017.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

EducatorsTX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (28) CE Hours.

NursesCA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (28) contact hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.






Learning Objectives will be posted here in advance of trainings offered by SFCEFT


4-Day Externship in EFT (28 hours)

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of an "Emotionally Focused" approach to couples therapy.


2.  Participants will begin to conceptualize couple distress based on the EFT model (including attachment theory and primary emotions).


3.  Participants will develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional response’s or patterns that maintain relational distress and disconnection.


4. Participants will develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.




Core Skills Training in EFT (48 hours)

Learning Objectives:

 

1. Participants will be able to describe the theoretical foundations of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT).

 

2. Participants will be able to discuss relational distress from an attachment perspective.

 

3. Participants will be able to reframe the couple’s problems in attachment terms.

 

4. Participants will be able to identify the self-reinforcing negative pattern (cycle) which keeps the couple from secure connection.                                           


5. Participants will be able to communicate with the couple in a non-blaming way about their negative pattern of interaction.

 

6. Participants will be able to apply their knowledge of core EFT interventions (empathic reflection, validation, reframing, empathic conjecture, and heightening).

 

7. Participants will be able to use RISSSC (repeating, images, simple, slow, soft, with client words and phrases) to access, expand and deepen emotion.

 

8. Participants will be able to conduct enactments for couples.

 

 

Module 1

 

Participants will use core EFT interventions to track and process couple conflict, process secondary emotional responses, and access and process primary emotion.

 

Module 2

 

Participants will use core EFT interventions to track and reframe negative emotional responses in the context of repetitive patterns of interaction, expand primary emotion, and reframe reactivity in the context of underlying attachment-related themes and history.

 

Module 3

 

Participants will use core EFT interventions to:

 

  • Process, expand, and deepen emotional responses informing internal patterns of emotional withdrawal and avoidance. 

 

  • Identify and process client’s views of self and other associated with fears of vulnerability and rejections.

 

  • Explore and process present moment experiences as they occur in the session. 

 

  • Set up enactments where partners express their attachment needs.

 

  • Promote partner’s acceptance of the other’s underlying emotional experience.

 

  • Create an enactment leading to withdrawer reengagement

 

Module 4

 

Participants will use EFT skills to work with couples to:

 

  • Process, expand and deepen emotional responses informing internal patterns of emotional under regulation and anxious responding.

 

  • Identify and process client’s view of self and other associated with fears of abandonment.

 

  • Explore and process couples’ present moment experiences as they occur in the session.

 

  • Set up an enactment where partner expresses attachment needs.

 

  • Promote acceptance of the partner’s underlying emotional experience.

 

  • Create an enactment leading to pursuer softening.



EFT Core Skills Refresher (10 hours)


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to discuss and practice assessing and tracking the negative cycle. 

2. Participants will discuss when and practice how to access the deeper underlying and often unspoken vulnerable emotions that lay beneath the triggers that fuel disconnection. 

3. Participants will learn the importance of interweaving an attachment frame while focusing on the reactive cycle, making sense of secondary emotions and accessing primary emotions. 

4. Participants will review the skills of deepening and distilling as well as attuning to the client’s view of self as they explore each partner’s attachment fears and longings and facilitate healing enactments. 


Forgiveness Training for Therapists (7 hours)


Course Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe and define how the lack of emotionally supportive responsiveness at a moment of vulnerability and need leads to relationship injuries.

2. Participants will learn and be able to describe a research-supported method of repair and forgiveness.

3. Participants will be able to describe the therapeutic steps that facilitate expressions of regret and forgiveness based on the Attachment Injury Repair Model (AIRM) and will be able to describe how and when to apply the steps to healing an 
attachment injury.

4. Participants will demonstrate through role plays with other participants how to explore the experience of an injury with two individuals (couples, family members, business partners, friends or colleagues), how to set-up enactments to facilitate a heartfelt apology and increase the possibility for forgiveness based on the approach used in the Hold Me Tight Workshop and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).



Target Audience: SFCEFT trainings are appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Activity Level: This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who have experience working with couples. Level is intermediate.

CE Credits are provided by R. Cassidy Seminars. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the California Psychological Association and by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, MFT's and LCSW's. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Psychologists: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

LMFTs and LCSWs: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

The Externship, Core Skills Training and Core Skills Refresher in EFT meets the qualifications for 28, 48 and 10 hours of continuing education credit respectively for Psychologists as required by the California Psychological Association.

The Externship, Core Skills Training and Core Skills Refresher in EFT  meets the qualifications for 28, 48 and 10 hours of continuing education credit respectively for LMFTs, LCSWs LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Forgiveness Training for Therapists in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists as required by the California Psychological Association.

The Forgiveness Training for Therapists in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs LPCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Attunement Training for Therapists in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists as required by the California Psychological Association.

The Attunement Training for Therapists in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs LPCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The EFT Certification Intensive in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists as required by the California Psychological Association.

The EFT Certification Intensive in EFT meets the qualifications for 7 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs LPCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation will receive CE credits.  Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

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