Live Online Trainings - EFFT Series - 2020/21

Identifying and Working Through Problematic Parenting Patterns​

​This training is intended for clinicians and therapists working with parents of children and adolescents. Natasha will present tools and techniques to promote attitudinal and behavioral change in caregivers in a way that is supportive and productive. This training also includes modules on managing challenging or conflictual co-parenting dynamics. The training material is presented in a way that can be integrated within other treatment modalities and approaches. No prior EFFT training is required.

$120 CAD (+ GST/Paypal fee)​

October 21, 2020 - 3 hours (starts 10amPST/1pmEST)

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Emotion-Focused Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine is emerging as a powerful catalyst to accelerate the healing and recovery process in individuals suffering from a wide array of mental health symptoms. It is a dissociative anesthetic that can induce psychedelic effects and a window of increased neuroplasticity. Therefore, when paired with psychotherapy, ketamine works to increase patient receptivity and response to treatment. Emotion-Focused Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EF-KAP) is a therapeutic model that blends EFT and EFFT theory and techniques with ketamine for mental health. As such, in this model, and supported by ketamine, clinicians engage the client with targeted interventions to support their clients’ increase in their capacities for emotion processing. Family members are also recruited as allies in care and are provided with support and specific skills to support their loved one in the home setting.

Early Bird: $199 CAD + 13% HST (=$224.87) by Oct 11, 2020

November 9, 2020 - 1-day (starts at 9am EST) 

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C. Psych​ and Dr. Reid Robison, MD

Therapeutic Apologies in Psychotherapy - Intensive 1-day Workshop

Therapeutic Apologies (TA) are one of the most powerful interventions used in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, given their potential to transform emotional pain in the self and other. The TA intervention can be integrated and delivered in the context of individual, couple and other family-oriented therapies. It involves coaching clients to deliver a specifically constructed apology, rooted within a no-blame framework, intended to facilitate healing for both parties. Clients are also taught what not to do and how to handle difficult responses from the other. The use of TAs is not limited to situations in which there was an emotional injury; they can also be used to help lift the burden felt by those struggling with mental illness who are blaming themselves - or caregivers who are blaming themselves.

Early Bird: $199 CAD + 13% HST (=$224.87) by Oct 11, 2020

November 12, 2020 - 1-day (starts at 9am EST) 

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C. Psych​

Case Conceptualization and Behaviour Coaching 
 
This online training is intended for clinicians who are interested in learning more about "putting it all together". With an overview of the EFFT Case Conceptualization Tool, and detailed support to apply the tool to a personal case in real time, participants will be offered an overview of how the various components of EFFT fit together, whether working with an individual client, an entire family, or any variation in between. Natasha will also spend time teaching the EFFT module of Behaviour Coaching and discuss various approaches to further integrating caregivers and support people as leaders in their loved one's behavioural change. Although previous training in Emotion Coaching and Problematic Parenting Patterns is recommended, it is not required to attend this training.

$120 CAD (+ GST/Paypal fee)

December 14, 2020 - 3 hours (starts 10amPST/1pmEST)

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (2-day core training) 

 

In light of our need to isolate, we are now offering a virtual 2-day EFFT core training. 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.

ONLINE

February 4 & 5, 2021

9:00amPST-4:00pmPST

Facilitated by: Natasha Files MSW, RSW

 

Introduction to Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

This online training is intended for clinicians and therapists interested in an introduction to the EFFT model. The essence of EFFT is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child’s emotional health and wellness. The clinician’s role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways - including with behavior coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair. The model also involves a module for clinicians to identify, understand, and transform “emotion blocks” that can lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviors in caregivers and in themselves. The facilitator will offer an overview of each of the modules, as well as supporting research. Case examples will also be provided.

$120 CAD (+ GST/Paypal fee)​

February 18, 2021 - 3 hours (starts 10amPST/1pmEST)

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Teaching Emotion Coaching to Caregivers using Didactic & Experiential Techniques

This online training is intended for educators, clinicians and therapists interested in supporting parents to become their child's emotion coach in order to influence emotional development and regulation. Natasha will offer a brief overview of emotion basics, the two steps to emotion coaching, as well as present tools and techniques to promote increased emotional self-efficacy for both caregivers and their loved ones. The training material is presented in a way that can be integrated within other treatment modalities and approaches. No prior EFFT training is required.

 

$120 CAD (+ Paypal fee)

February 22 - 3 hours (starts 9amPST/12pmEST)

Facilitated by: Natasha Files MSW, RSW

Emotion-Focused School Support (prior training required) 

This online training is intended for clinicians and educators interested in supporting their school-based colleagues with the framework and strategies of Emotion-Focused School Support (EFSS). The primary primary goals of EFSS include supporting school staff in: 1. regulating child/adolescent emotion with a focus on “return to learning”, 2. preventing emotional escalations, and 3. de-escalating outbursts in progress. EFSS also includes a module to respond to challenging parental dynamics, including those who present with anxiety, shame, resentment or criticism. The final module of EFSS involves opportunities for school staff to identify their strengths and challenges when faced with emotional situations with students, their caregivers and with colleagues, and in a manner that is respectful and compassionate. Participants will be provided with a sample presentation for their future use. Prerequisite: prior training in EFFT or participation in the online training titled: Teaching Emotion Coaching to Caregivers (above). 

$120 USD (+ Paypal fee)​

DATES TBD - 3 hours (starts 9amPST/12pmEST) 

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C. Psych​

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