Session 1: September 9 and 10, 2022
Session 2: November 18 and 19, 2022
Session 3: January 27 and 28, 2023
Session 4: March 17 and 18, 2023
9:00am-4:00pm ET (lunch from 12:00-1:00pm)
Cancellations subject to a $75 administration fee and must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the first session to qualify for a refund of the balance paid. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice, but before the course begins you will be refunded 50%. If you cancel after a course has begun, there will be no refund. In the event a course is cancelled due to low registration, a refund will be issued in the full amount paid.
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Core Skills with a special Focus on Diversity across all Stages of EFT
Join Lorrie Brubacher and Carolina Center for EFT with special guest and diversity expert, Dr. Feion Villodas
We will be joined by Dr. Feion Villodas, expert in the adaptation and implementation of effective treatments for culturally diverse populations. She will provide teaching and consultation at each of the four Core Skills sessions.
We will be integrating/including all of the core skills objectives and agenda items with a focus on how to be culturally humble EFT therapists.
Specifically we will be addressing:
- How do we do assessment and alliance building in a culturally sensitive, empathically curious way?
- How do we utilize the CARE model (context, attachment, relationship with therapist, emotion) throughout the stages and steps of EFT?
- How do we blend the EAR of attunement (follow emotion, focus on attachment dynamics, reshape strategies for engagement) throughout all stages of EFT?
- How do we shape the three change events in EFT stabilization, engagement and softening with CARE?
Trainer: Lorrie Brubacher
Diversity Consultant: Dr. Feion Villodas will provide teaching and consultation at each of the four Core Skills sessions.
Dr. Villodas is a professor in the psychology department and the Director of Graduate Student Diversity at San Diego State University. She is also a clinical psychologist and serves as a clinical supervisor for one of the top Clinical Psychology programs, the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. As the Director of Graduate Student Diversity, she develops and facilitates training on diversity, equity, and inclusion for SDSU graduate students and faculty. She also supports faculty and staff engaged in hiring, diversity planning, and other diversity initiatives.
Her research focuses on mental and behavioral health disparities among African-Americans and Latinx populations. She is particularly interested in acculturation, cultural competence, community-based participatory research approaches, and the adaptation and implementation of effective treatments for culturally diverse populations.
Dr. Villodas also worked at VA San Diego and the University of California San Diego and VA Palo Alto. She has extensive training in multiple evidence-based treatment modalities
- have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a professional mental health practitioner or be in formal training to be a professional mental health practitioner, and have completed an EFT Externship.
- be willing to present your own work through video case presentation one time during the four sessions.
Focuses on Steps 1-4, with particular attention to assessment, alliance building, empathic attunement and basic EFT Skills, as well as identifying the negative interactive cycle.
Continues with the first stage of EFT with a focus on formulating the cycle, fostering de-escalation, accessing primary emotion and associated skills.
Emphasizes working with primary emotion, teaches associated skills and focuses on withdrawer re-engagement.
Continues to focus on working with primary emotion, and places special emphasis on blamer softening. The third stage of EFT (steps 8 and 9) is also addressed. Completion of Core Skills Training in EFT can contribute significantly to obtaining a certified EFT therapist designation. Check the EFT website for further details.
This program is 48 CE Credits.
Hand-outs from Past Core Skills Training
Diversity/Inclusion scholarships are being offered as a statement that BLACK LIVES MATTER! We want to address the unconscious, systemic racism that has resulted in a lack of diversity in EFT training. The equity rate is designed to encourage participation from people from underrepresented groups, whose presence will enrich the training experience for everyone. If you can benefit from the equity rate pricing and identify with one of the following categories, please come and participate in the upcoming EFT training course. The categories are: 1) Those who identify with an underrepresented group such as, but not excluded to, Black Therapists and 2) those who work with historically marginalized communities.
Four Equity Rate spots are available to North Carolina and South Carolina residents with financial need who identify with an underrepresented group or who work with historically marginalized communities. The equity pricing options available are based on your need and an application is not required. You are invited to choose the rate/quantity that best meets your need, between $900 and $1,700 (in $100 increments). If you have any questions, please contact Steve Wampler.