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3-Day Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
Core Clinician Training
March 6, 7 & 8 2024
8am-3pm PST / 11am-6pm EST
18 CE Hours


Facilitated by:

Adele Lafrance, C.Psych and Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

The essence of EFFT is to afford caregivers a role in supporting their loved one’s well-being, treatment and/or recovery, regardless of their age, level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment themselves. The clinician’s role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in three domains including: 1. behavior coaching, 2. emotion coaching and in the use of 3. therapeutic apologies, if relevant. A fourth module involves supporting caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that can lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviors in caregivers. A similar module will be introduced to identify and transform clinician blocks.


Dr. Lafrance and Natasha Files will introduce EFFT theory and skills, engaging participants using didactic and experiential learning, including skills and techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models for those clients & families who do not respond to standard care. Videos will also be shared for demonstration purposes.

*The difference between a 2-day and 3-day EFFT Core Clinician Training is the amount of time spent deepening the skills of caregiver block chair-work, clinician block chair-work and therapeutic apologies. The extra day allows for in-depth script review, extra video demonstrations and the option for more experiential practice. 


No prior training required. Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary. Participation can be active or passive. Participants with various training backgrounds are welcome. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT. Videos may be included and therefore this training will not be recorded. 


Training Details

Dates: March 6-8, 2024


Time: 8:00am-3:00 pm PST / 11:00am-6:00pm EST daily 


Training Venue: Zoom


Registration Fee: $825 CAD/person 

(+GST/Paypal fee)

(discount rates available for those with financial insecurity 

using code: DISCOUNT10 or DISCOUNT15; 

discounts also available for groups of 5 or more) 

Register Here

Click here for details on our policy for substitutions and refunds.
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