11/13/2021- Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy

Jila Behnad, LMFT
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Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy

In this course, therapists will learn how to view relationship distress through an Attachment lens and to focus their attention on attachment needs and longings.

Therapists will learn how to pay attention more closely to the emotions of their clients and to explore, heighten and expand underlying emotions. Therapists will also learn and practice how to facilitate new couples therapy conversations that increase their couple’s feelings of secure attachment, closeness and connection.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couple therapy.
  • Analyze couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
  • Develop skills in helping partners to change the emotional responses that lead to relational distress and that maintain a repetitive negative cycle of interaction.
  • Develop how to help partners shape new interactional patterns and bonding events.

Jila Behnad, LMFT,  is an Iranian American Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, graduated from JFK University. Jila is adjunct Faculty at Palo Alto University where she teaches Emotionally Focus Therapy to master level students. She is certified by the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor. She is also trained in EMDR, CBT, ACT and DBT. Jila Behnad is CEO and Founder of Raha Foundation. Raha is a non-profit mental health organization in Northern California: www.RahaFoundation.org Jila is also the director of the Iranian EFT Community, the only ICEEFT affiliated community in Iran: www.ireft.com/en/

Date & Time: Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 10/13/21 after 10/13/21
TPI Members $150 $175
Nonmembers $190 $215
Prelicensed Students/Associates $110 $135

CE: 6 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee