Live Online Trainings - EFFT Series - 2022

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

 

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$150 CAD (student rates and group discounts available)

January 6, 2022 • 9:30am - 12:30pm PST

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Caregiver Block Chair-Work

3-Hour Clinician Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - January 18, 2022 • 10am - 1:00pm MT 

 

This online workshop for clinicians will provide a theoretical and skills-based overview of caregiver block chair-work, likely the most powerful and efficient psychotherapeutic intervention 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. Videos and live demos may be included and therefore this training will not be recorded. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

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$125 USD 

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych

Transforming Caregiver Self-Blame Using Didactic and Experiential Techniques

3-Hour Clinician Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - February 4, 2022 • 10am - 1:00pm MT 

EFFT research has demonstrated that when parents carry self-blame, not only do they suffer but their caregiving can be negatively affected as well. In fact, when self-blame is deep, typical strategies to lift self-blame may be ineffective. This workshop will provide participants with a series of cognitive and emotion-focused strategies to transform caregiver self-blame, including a specifically designed chair-work intervention.

 

Benefits of these interventions include:


·       Reduced shame and self-blame

·       Better quality of life

·       Decreased defensiveness
·       Increased sense of empowerment / engagement
·       Increased access to caregiving instincts

Participants will receive step-by-step instruction and scripts where relevant to them with the tools and confidence to effectively implement the intervention with parents post-workshop. A video demonstration will also be included in the workshop. Participation can be active or passive. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

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$125 USD 

Facilitated by Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych

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. This session 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. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

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$150 CAD (student rates and group discounts available)

February 23 • 9:30am - 12:30pm PST

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Emotion-Focused Chair Work: Transforming Self-criticism and Emotional Avoidance & Cultivating Assertion and Forgiveness in Psychotherapy

1-Day Clinician Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - March 4, 2022 • 10am - 5:30pm CT 

 

One of the psychological markers of anxiety, depressed mood and other emotion-based difficulties relates to difficulties with emotion processing, referring to the capacity to attend to, label, regulate and move through emotions. When external stressors overwhelm our internal capacities, the human organism seeks out ways – consciously and unconsciously – to get relief, including via thought and behavior patterns like self-criticism, self-interruptions and avoidance patterns. It can also become difficult to connect with healthy assertion and forgiveness, states essential for mental health.

 

This workshop will introduce powerful and efficient emotion-focused interventions for the transformation of self-criticism and emotional self-interruptions in therapy, as well as the cultivation of assertive anger and forgiveness. Using chair-work and informed by theory and techniques from EFT and EFFT, participants will be provided with scripts and opportunities to observe the interventions in action via video or demonstration. CE credits provided.

 

Click here to register - hosted by EFFT-Texas

$195 USD - group discount: 10% off for groups of 5 or more / use code GROUP and please email us to let us know who is a part of your group.

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance

 

Advanced Emotion Coaching

A description of this training is coming soon!

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$150 CAD (student rates and group discounts available)

April 27, 2022 • 9:30am - 12:30pm PST

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Behaviour Coaching and Case Conceptualization

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$150 CAD (student rates and group discounts available)

May 6, 2022 • 9:30am - 12:30pm PST

Facilitated by: Natasha Files, MSW, RSW

Emotion-Focused School Support - CE credits available

3-Hour Workshop with Dr. Adele Lafrance - March 10, 2022 • 6:15pm - 9:30pm ET 

Difficulties with emotion regulation are more common in children and adolescents than ever before due to the stressors related to COVID.  When a student’s brain is activated by emotion, regardless of the reason, they experience diminished cognitive flexibility and capacities for learning. They are also more prone to outbursts in the classroom and/or other emotionally charged situations. School staff dealing with these situations report (understandably) higher levels of stress and burnout. 

Informed by emotion and learning theory, EFSS was developed based on this feedback from educators and school support staff.  It is a simple and efficient model for increasing the capacity of school staff to effectively respond to the emotion of students (and their parents) in order to facilitate a “return to learning”. EFSS can be applied to all students from kindergarten through to grade 12, with adjustments made to implementation according to developmental age. It is designed to support students while still respecting the primary mandates of teachers, aides, school counsellors and support staff - and without adding to the already high demands of the school day.

Given that a regulated physiology is critical for learning, the goals of EFSS include:

 

  • Regulating emotion in the classroom to facilitate learning

  • Preventing emotional escalations 

  • De-escalating emotionally charged situations and/or outbursts in progress


Finally, EFSS involves opportunities for school staff to identify their strengths and challenges when faced with challenging interactions situations with students, their caregivers and even with colleagues.

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the fundamental principles and techniques of EFSS.  Through discussions, case examples, demonstrations, and group exercises, participants will also have an opportunity for hands-on practice and skill-building if desired.

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Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance

Early Bird Cost: $99 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by Feb 9, 2022
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after Feb 9, 2022

4-Part EFFT Core Clinician Training - CE credits available

Equivalent of 2-Day Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - April 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2022 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm ET

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. The facilitator 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. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

 

Click here to register - hosted by Mission: Empowerment!

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance

Early Bird Cost: $379 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by March 3, 2022
Regular Cost: $419 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after March 3, 2022

EFFT Core Clinician Training - 12 CE credit hours

2-Day Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - June 24-25, 2022 - 9am - 4:30pm CT

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. The facilitator 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. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

 

Click here to register - hosted by EFFT-Texas

$375 USD - group discount: 10% off for groups of 5 or more / use code GROUP and please email us to let us know who is a part of your group.

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance

EFFT Core Clinician Training - 12 CE credit hours

2-Day Training with Dr. Adele Lafrance - October 21-22, 2022 - 9am - 4:30pm CT

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. The facilitator 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. This training meets criteria towards certification through the International Institute for EFFT.

Click here to register - hosted by EFFT-Texas

$375 USD - group discount: 10% off for groups of 5 or more / use code GROUP and please email us to let us know who is a part of your group.

Facilitated by: Dr. Adele Lafrance

 

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