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Core Training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
January 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2025

12 CE Credits


Facilitated by

Adele Lafrance, PhD, C.Psych &

Natasha Files MSW, RSW

A model aligned with community-based care, 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 of intervention including: 1. behavioral support, 2. emotional support and 3. in the use of therapeutic apologies, if relevant. 


A conceptualization of problematic parenting patterns informed by emotion theory and principles of anti-oppression will also be presented. This content relates to a fourth module, which involves supporting caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “blocks” that can lead to their engagement in potentially problematic attitudes or behaviors. A similar module will be introduced to identify and transform clinician blocks, where relevant.


Throughout these two days, Natasha and Adele will each 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.


No prior training required. 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: January 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2025


Time: 4:30-7:30 pm MT / 6:30-9:30pm EST daily 

Training Venue: Zoom

Registration Fee: $472.50 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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