Live Online Trainings - EFFT Series - 2020/21

 

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 therapeutic apologies. 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.

February 4 & 5, 2021

9:00am PST - 4:00pm PST

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 therapeutic apologies. 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.

March 4 & 5, 2021

9:00am CST - 4:00pm CST

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C. Psych. & Elizabeth Easton, C. Psych.

*NEW* Emotion-Focused School Support

 

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 finale 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.

 

March 10 & 11, 2021

4:30pm MT - 7:30pm MT both days

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C. Psych

 

 

 

 

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 therapeutic apologies. 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

 

Advanced EFFT Training - (3-day)

This advanced training is suited for those participants with a minimum of two days prior training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy*. 

 

A review of the theory and basics will serve as a foundation for the training. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their skills and learn new techniques in the domains of emotion coaching and relationship repair as well as in the processing of parent blocks. Participants will also learn a new techniques to support the processing of child resistance to parental involvement. Learning will be supported using demonstrations, new videos as well as new and expanded experiential activities.

 

This advanced training is an excellent learning opportunity for medical professionals, psychologists, social workers, nurses, educators and others who interact with individuals, parents and/or families in our community. Participants will learn techniques that can be integrated into existing treatment models for those clients & families who do not respond to standard care. *A minimum two days prior training is required.

$675 CAD (+ Paypal fee)

April 19 - 21 - 9am PST / 12pm EST - 4pm PST / 7pm EST)

Facilitated by: Natasha Files MSW, RSW & Adele Lafrance, C. Psych

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

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