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Dr. Adele Lafrance 
Psychologist, Co-developer of EFFT, Consultant & Trainer

Adele Lafrance, PhD, is a clinical Psychologist, research scientist and published author. She is the developer of emotion-focused treatment modalities, including Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. She leads multiple research projects in the areas of EFFT, psychedelic medicine and mental health, including eating disorders. Her work has been featured in various news outlets, including NBC's "The Doctors". She is a frequent speaker at conferences and offers supervision and training for individual clinicians and organizations worldwide. Visit her website for more information on related projects and upcoming events.

Natasha Files MSW 
Social Worker, EFFT Therapist, Consultant & Trainer

Natasha Files MSW, RSW trains and supervises clinicians throughout Canada working to support families with EFFT in the context of eating disorders, general mental health and alternate caregiving (group home setting, foster care, residential, in-patient etc). She is particularly passionate about supporting the healing of estranged parent-child relationships. Natasha is a founding board member of the International Institute for Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and is co-director of Mental Health Foundations. She teaches in the Social Work Department at the University of the Fraser Valley and is involved in research. Personally, Natasha is a mother and appreciates a good cup of coffee while connecting with other humans (preferably in nature).

Sheila Paluzzi MSW 
Social Worker, EFFT Therapist, Consultant & Trainer

Sheila Paluzzi MSW, RSW owns and operates a private practice offering therapy to individuals, couples and families specializing in EFT and EFFT.  She is also the co-director of Mental Health Foundations. Sheila has extensive experience  treating pediatric eating disorders, trauma, and general mental health issues. She is an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University Masters of Social Work program and the co-founder of a holistic wellness center, The Healing Loft, in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Sheila is regularly featured in the media to discuss various facets of health and wellness. To contact Sheila, click here.

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