Live Online Trainings - EFFT Series - 2021

Working Through Challenging or Conflictual Co-parenting Dynamics

This workshop is intended for clinicians and therapists working with parents of children and adolescents. Dr. Adele Lafrance will present a theoretical framework along with tools and techniques to promote attitudinal and behavioral change in caregivers experiencing challenges with co-parenting, including serious conflict. A certificate will be provided at the completion of this training. Click here to view the agenda for the training.

*This workshop meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT. 

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$150 CAD (group discounts available)

October 25 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm PST • 3 CE hours

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych

What to Say When Nothing Seems to Work: An EFFT Virtual Caregiver Workshop 


Does your child or loved one—young or adult—suffer from anxiety, depression, substance use problems, an eating disorder, or other mental health concern? Do you struggle with their behavior and/or setting limits?

Inspired by Emotion-Focused Family Therapy – and with a healthy dose of humor - this evidence-based workshop will introduce practical skills to strengthen relationships, increase cooperation and respond to strong emotional reactions, including expressions of worry, anger, hopelessness, even silence. The workshop will focus on one of EFFT's most powerful and foundational tools, emotion coaching, for use with kids, teens and even between co-parents. Though this is a caregiver workshop, clinicians are welcome to attend for their own learning.

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$125 for an individual (family discounts)

November 4, 2021 • 5pm - 8:00pm MST

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych 

Three-Day EFFT Core Clinician Training - 18 CE Credits

The essence of EFFT is to afford caregivers a role 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 three domains including behavior coaching, emotion coaching and in the use of 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. The training will introduce clinicians to the theory and skills involved in the approach. Facilitators will engage 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. The third day of training will allow space for the demonstration and experiential practice of caregiver block chair-work, a powerful psychotherapeutic technique for the transformation of caregiver fear and other emotion blocks.. 


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$725 CAD (group discounts available)

December 1-3, 2021 • 9am - 4:00pm PST • 18 CE hours

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych and Natasha Files MSW, RSW

Caregiver Block Chair-Work - 3-Hour Clinician Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance


This online workshop for clinicians will provide a theoretical and skills-based overview caregiver block chair-work, likely the most powerful and and efficient psychotherapeutic interventions from EFFT to understand, work through and/or transform problematic patterns of parenting / caregiving. Participants will be supported in their learning via lecture, experiential activities and video demonstration (participation is at your comfort level). All participants will also be provided with the latest script for this intervention. No prior training or experience in EFFT is required to attend this training.

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$125 USD 

January 18, 2022 • 10am - 1:00pm MT 

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych

*Click here for MHF substitution / refund policy for online trainings*

*Please note that certificates are not available for 3-hour online trainings*