Emotion-Focused Family Therapy
December 1-3, 2021
18 CE Hours


Facilitated by:

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

Part of the "Emotion-Focused Therapy" family, the essence of EFFT is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child’s 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 specific ways - including recovery coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair. The model also involves a module for clinicians to support caregivers to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviors.


This final component is critical since throughout the course of treatment, some well-intentioned caregivers can struggle to support their loved one’s treatment. They may even engage in behaviors that enable their loved one’s symptoms, creating challenges for the most experienced clinicians. For this reason, the EFFT model includes a module for clinician and team challenges as well. For more information on EFFT, click here.


Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary.


This is an excellent learning opportunity for medical professionals, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families. 


This training includes experiential components and participants will learn techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models for those those who do not respond to standard care.


Training Details


Dates: December 1-3, 2021


Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST each day. 


Training Venue: ONLINE via Zoom


Registration Fee: $725 CAD/person (~$600 USD)


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