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NCCEFT 2021 Fundraiser April 16 - 17, 2021

  • 16 Apr 2021
  • 17 Apr 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 16 Apr 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • 17 Apr 2021, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom (Link to follow)
  • 886


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

UNBROKEN BONDS: EFT & Relationship Betrayals 

Presented by:

Lisa Palmer Olsen, PsyD, Certified ICCEFT Trainer and Supervisor

Jim Furrow, PhD, Certified ICCEFT Trainer and Supervisor


Couples dealing with major trust betrayals is often the most frequent presenting concern in couple therapy. Although a common reason given for divorce, many couples seek treatment to heal their relationship following an affair rather than pursue its end. This training reviews practices and resources that help couples work through the injury of a betrayal and its collateral impact using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. This advanced Master Class involves a full-day of didactic training including examples of couples working through these injuries. The training also provides opportunity for focused case reviews addressing specific questions and treatment issues focused on repairing relationship betrayals commonplace in everyday clinical practice. Demonstration and discussion of EFT practice based upon clinical cases brought by workshop participants. Our format provides opportunity for moment-to-moment discussions of the EFT process in betrayal repair, as well as experiential exercises that integrate EFT theory and practice.


This workshop provides a practical review of the assessment and treatment of these injuries using the EFT Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM). The workshop will include video and case demonstrations illustrating key moments in the process of Attachment Injury Resolution, and therapist practices necessary for restoring healing and safety to a couple’s relationship after an affair. 

By attending, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the impact of relationship betrayal on a couple relationship. 

2. Identify the impact of relationship betrayal on the process of couple therapy

3. Critique partner betrayals and related distress using attachment theory.

4. Identify factors associated with resilience in face of relationship loss, trauma, and adjustment.

5. Describe the process and characteristics of recovery from a relationship betrayal.

6. Conceptualize the treatment of attachment injuries within the EFT process of change.

7. Review process for disclosure of a relationship betrayal.

8. Apply EFT interventions that foster stabilization in the context of heightened distress common following disclosure of relationship betrayals.

9. Practice EFT interventions used in accessing and processing emotional blocks associated with relationship betrayals.

10. Recommend partner’s access and sharing of pain, loss, and remorse associated related to an attachment injury.

11. Practice EFT interventions and practices that enable couples to renew trust and re-engage new patterns of security following a relationship injury.


Lisa Palmer Olsen, PsyD, Certified ICCEFT Trainer and Supervisor. Lisa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and Founder and Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (TRIEFT) at Alliant International University. In addition, she is the director of the Alliant EFT Couple and Family Clinic. Lisa completed her dissertation research on how to supervise, train and teach Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to clinicians. Her primary clinical and research interest is couple and family therapy; specifically with those couples and families dealing with trauma and attachment-related struggles. She is an AAMFT clinical member and Approved AAMFT supervisor. She is also known for her "Dig-Ins", a quality training experience for advanced EFT clinicians. For more information on Dr. Palmer Olsen, visit her website. With a love for Colorado and a commitment to strong EFT Professional Communities, Lisa has also been a core part of the Colorado EFT Community for over seven years. 

Jim Furrow, PhD, Certified ICCEFT Trainer and Supervisor. Jim is a recognized leader in the development and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families. Together with EFT originator, Dr. Susan Johnson, Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook and The EFT Casebook, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience. His presentations are well-regarded nationally and internationally for their substantive, practical and inspiring focus. Jim maintains an active research program studying the process of EFT and its outcome with couples and families. His research appears in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Systematic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality. Formerly Jim served as the Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology where he trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couples therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator. 


Day One:

 8:15am - Zoom Room opens for mingling

 8:45am - Announcements & Trainer Introductions

 9:00am - Training begins

12:30pm - Lunch Break 
  1:30pm - Training resumes
  5:00pm - Training ends

Day Two:

 8:15am - Zoom Room opens for mingling

 8:45am - Announcements 

 9:00am - Training begins

12:30pm - Lunch Break 
  1:30pm - Training resumes
  5:00pm - Training ends


This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.


***Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training.  Confidentiality: You must agree to keep confidential the personal identifying information of case material shared in the training. By registering for this training, you agree to not record any part of this training in any format (audio, video or visual).  personal written notes of non-confidential material are permitted.

Regular Fee is $350; Early Bird Fee is $320 (By March 16th) Pre-license Fee is $250. Prepayment is made online only through the website at the time of registration.

Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for an additional $25 on any ticket type.  


This course meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences;

Psychologists:  The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (Provider # NOR055)

NCCEFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider # 93337

Those who attend this workshop in full, complete the course evaluation (via GoogleDocs sent by email) and for virtual attendance, attest to full attendance, will receive CE credits. A certificate of completion will be provided via email, within three days after completed evaluation is submitted. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  


NCCEFT meets all applicable local, state and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)). We hold events only at professional venues that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)

ADA NEEDS: We will be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please contact us at NCCEFT.programs@gmail.com  at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.


The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. NCCEFT will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the CPA PAS CE Program Director in consultation with the Board of Directors (Steering Committee).

While NCCEFT works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which will require intervention and/or action on the part of NCCEFT. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such complaints.

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

1. If the complaint concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Program Director will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the aggrieved individual.

2. If the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Program Director will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CE Program Director or his/her representative will:

a. attempt to rectify the situation, and/or

b. provide a credit for a subsequent presentation, in the event of a program having an attendance fee or

c. provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee, in the event of a program having an attendance fee.

Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the aggrieved individual.

3. If the grievance concerns the business practices of the NCCEFT CE program in a specific regard, the CE Program Director or Administrator will attempt to arbitrate.


In the event that a program presentation has an attendance fee, CANCELLATIONS are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund.

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NCCEFT is a professional association of therapists practicing Emotionally Focused Therapy in Northern California. Serving communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and beyond; we have members throughout California and throughout the United States.
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