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Emotionally Focused Therapy: Transform the Way You Work with Couples - November 19


  • Describe basic attachment theory and how it informs working with couples in EFT
  • Describe the systemic element of EFT
  • Identify 3 EFT interventions for working with emotion
  • Name 3 Change Events in EFT


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course.

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time.


Course Description

Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, has cracked the code on romantic love. This humanistic approach to psychotherapy is based on the science of adult attachment and is one of the most widely researched and effective therapies available. This training offers a conceptual framework of the key features of EFT, including adult attachment and the role of emotion in organizing interactions and emotion as a target and agent of change. The clinical application of these concepts and key EFT interventions across the arc of treatment will be examined. This training brings Emotionally Focused Therapy alive through discussion, observation of real unscripted therapy sessions, and engaging exercises. Practical tools and interventions to help the therapist de-escalate even the most distressed couples will be discussed. Participants will learn clinical skills on how to assemble the components of emotion and organize couples' distress within an attachment-informed systemic frame, develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress, and develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events. Though EFT is primarily known as a cutting-edge therapy for couples, it is also used to help individuals address depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress, as well as help distressed families. Key change techniques for EFT with individuals will be outlined.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


Silvina Irwin Ph.D.

is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, and a Certified Trainer and Supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Silvina was trained and is mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition to teaching Externships and Core Skills classes in EFT nationally and internationally, Dr. Irwin offers master classes on working with the complexities of trauma in EFT Couples therapy, Integrating Sex and EFT, as well as facilitates workshops on Vicarious Trauma of therapists, first responders, and the legal and medical community. Dr. Irwin is the co-founder of the EFT Resource Center in Pasadena, CA, which provides EFT psychotherapy services and trainings to the community. In her psychotherapy practice, she specializes in working with survivors of trauma as well as addressing sex and sexuality in couples therapy. To learn more about Dr. Irwin please visit or


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You have up to three attempts to pass the post-test. Most people pass on their first attempt. After two attempts to pass the post-test you will need to contact our office and you will be provided with one more attempt to pass the post-test. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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