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James L. Furrow, PhD

Gail Palmer, MSW, MFT

Lisa Palmer-Olsen, PsyD


EFT Family Therapy:
Restoring connection & promoting resilience

Saturday November 10, 2018
9:00 - 5:00       $165/$140 until 10/19/18      7 CE hours
APA Level - Intermediate


EFT Family Therapy (EFFT) is an innovative family therapy model which enables therapists to extend the proven effectiveness of EFT to the multiple relationships and complexities of family life. It is an attachment-based approach that combines both systemic and experiential interventions to mend broken bonds and heal fractured families. EFFT offers a practical approach to engaging emotional experience within a family and targets the problem cycles that block family members from accessing the necessary resources for growth and connection.

A primary goal of EFFT is to reduce problematic behavior by creating new patterns of emotional accessibility and responsiveness that create a secure base for children to develop and families to thrive. Through the power of transforming emotional experience, a family is able to heal and gain resilience in the everyday and unexpected challenges of life. This workshop provides participants an introduction to the conceptualization and treatment of family-related distress through EFFT.

We are delighted these three outstanding trainers and key developers of EFFT will share a variety of video case examples to illustrate the model.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Conceptualize family distress using theories of emotion & attachment
  • Identify the stages and markers of change in the EFFT approach
  • Describe interventions used to break through blocks in parent-child connections
  • Delineate the relationship of secure attachment to family patterns of resilience

James L. Furrow is an EFT Trainer and Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He is editor of the EFT Casebook and co-author of Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Dummies. His research and clinical work has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals.


Gail Palmer is an EFT Trainer and Co–Director of ICEEFT. Gail has trained therapists in EFT in North America & Europe and lectures at Carleton and St. Paul’s Universities in Ottawa. She is an approved AAMFT supervisor and co-author of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook.


Lisa Palmer-Olsen is an EFT Trainer and Co–Director of TRI EFT Alliant. Her primary clinical and research interests are in the area of couples and families dealing with trauma and attachment-related struggles. She is an AAMFT supervisor, as well as cofounder and clinic director for the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic in San Diego.