Join us for a 3-day training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. Rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of parents and caregivers, the essence of EFFT is to afford them a significant role in their loved one’s mental health and well-being while also reducing the frequency of therapy-interfering behaviors. EFFT can also be integrated into existing treatment models for those clients and families who do not respond to standard care.
This training is suited for newcomers to EFFT as well as those with prior training and experience. The foundation and basics will be covered. The training model is then designed to introduce beginners to the approach and give them a working experiential knowledge of the model. And for those with previous experience, they will have the opportunity to grow their expertise, increase and deepen their experiential practice, and further expand their skills set. The training will thus be highly focused on practice change at various levels of experience and will include new as well as expanded and deepened experiential exercises.
This is an excellent Professional Development Opportunity for physicians, residents, mental health clinicians, RCCs, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families in our community. Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary.
Key concepts of this 3-day training will include:
1) Recovery coaching: assisting loved ones – regardless of age – in the interruption of symptoms and maladaptive behaviors (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems, etc.).
2) Emotion coaching: supporting loved ones to approach, process and manage stress, emotions and emotional pain.
3) Relationship repair: healing possible wounds from the child or family’s past in order to help loved ones to let go of the weight of old injuries.
4) Caregiver support: working through and resolving the fears and obstacles that surface within the caregiver during this challenging and novel journey.
Dr. Adèle Lafrance PhD, C. Psych is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Laurentian University. She is also a supervising/consulting psychologist for a number of mental health agencies in Canada and abroad. Dr. Lafrance is co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and has directed the research of this model with different clinical populations across the lifespan.
Natasha Files, MSW, RSW is a family therapist in private practice and with the Looking Glass Residence for Eating Disorders in Vancouver, BC. She is well-known for her success in the treatment of eating disorders and is a published author in this area. Natasha is an EFFT trainer and supervisor as well as a sessional instructor in Social Work at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Training will be held at MSAC – 12th and Heather, Vancouver.
To register please contact Dr. Ashley Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org