Toronto 2 Day Training in

Emotionally Focused Therapy

and Trauma

with ICEEFT Trainers

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Dr. Kathryn Rheem, Director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (WBCEFT) for the last seven years, has trained hundreds of mental health clinicians in EFT nationally and internationally. She has been a student of EFT since 2002, has been using this empirically-validated approach exclusively in private practice since 2005, and continues to study and learn the model daily. Along with her mentor Dr. Sue Johnson, originator of EFT, Kathryn’s best teachers of this humanistic, attachment-based model are the couples she works with weekly in private practice. Together, Sue & Kathryn created Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for Soldiers & Marines coming home from the wars Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners at military installations in the U.S. and abroad. Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and consults monthly with the U.S. Veterans Administration. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times. Kathryn was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine in December 2012. A clinical fellow and approved Supervisor of AAMFT, she has written nine articles/chapters on the application of EFT.

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Dr. Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group, and is an Honorary Research Associate of Vancouver Island University. Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, she has continued to focus on trauma, grief, and couple and family therapy since that time. In addition to teaching and training in these areas, and working with hundreds of couples and families over the years, she also specializes in providing psychological assessments, as well as psychotherapy and crisis intervention services to client populations including active military and veterans and their families, first responders, injured workers, and individuals who have suffered various types of developmental trauma. Known for her expertise in the area of trauma, Dr. Campbell was provided hundreds of psychological assessment reports for forensic/legal and personal injury matters being considered before various levels of Court. She is also regularly called upon to provide expert opinion surrounding Canadian Forces Base, Veterans Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police/RCMP (and other first responders/cases, as well as consistently providing psychological evaluations for various insurance companies and bodies involved adjudicating personal injury and other trauma based claims. Now managing a full-time practice comprised of over twenty personnel, Dr. Campbell has focused on more specifically on clinical practice and training.
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The Focus

The Focus if this two-day training in the application of trauma survivor couples, is to work to help the trauma survivor reach open-heartedly and the partner respond vulnerably. This training emphasizes three key features in working with emotional echoes: clinical assessment and identification of various personal and relationship factors that impact clinical decision-making, key EFT interventions central to working with emotion both intrapsychically and interpersonally, and the how of pacing intrapsychic and interpersonal work.
In this training, the importance of the clinician’s ability to monitor and respond to client’s moment-to- moment experiences, especially extreme states of numbing, will be highlighted. Participants will come away with the knowledge of how to work intrapsychically piece-by-piece with partners in order to work interpersonally to create healing between them. Participants will learn how to support the trauma survivor in cultivating courage to reach for comfort and protection (tension between fears and longings) and how to prepare partners to be responsive (an amazing privilege but also an extraordinary pressure for the partner of a trauma survivor). Participants learn how to stay in the process when clients become activated emotionally, a common outcome of trauma, and when, we, the clinicians, get triggered.
Through teaching, video presentation, and experiential learning, you’ll see how to use voice, reflection, and deepening interventions to help partners make contact, stay in contact in order to distill, and then share vulnerabilities with each other in order to break the familiar yet dreaded feeling of emotional isolation, a common result of enduring trauma.

Prerequisite: Emotionally Focused Therapy 4 Day Externship. Please contact us if you have not attended an Externship so we can discuss your needs.

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Trace the impact of trauma from an attachment perspective.
  • 2. Develop assessment skills for working with trauma survivor couples.
  • 3. Describe the importance of therapeutic pacing in working with trauma survivor couples.
  • 4. Relate how to work with trauma survivor couples using an EFT (Dr. Sue Johnson) approach.
  • 5. Choose when to heighten and when to contain emotion in working with trauma survivor couples
  • 6. Develop skills for how to heighten and how to contain emotion.
  • 7. Practice how to facilitate bonding between partners using specific EFT interventions.
  • 8. Develop skills aimed at facilitating trauma resolution, as well as bonding between partners. 

Friday October 12th - Day One

9:00am - 10:00am (60 min)
Impact of trauma from an attachment perspective.
10:00am - 10:45am (45 min)
Impact of trauma from an attachment perspective with attention to developmental factors.
10:45am - 11:05am (20 min)
11:05am - 12:05pm (60 min)
Impact of trauma from an attachment perspective with regard to mental health assessment and intervention more generally.
12:05pm - 1:20pm (75 min)
1:20pm - 2:20pm (60 min)
How to work with trauma with couples.
2:20pm - 3:20pm (60 min)
How to work with trauma with couples with attention heightening and/or containing emotion.
3:15pm - 3:35pm (20 min)
3:35pm - 5:00pm (85 min)
How to work with trauma with couples, and working within the "therapeutic window" both individually and relationally. 

Saturday October 13th - Day Two

9:00am - 10:00am (60 min)
How to work with emotion "moment-to-moment" with the goal of facilitating bonding and trauma resolution.
10:00am - 10:45am (45 min)
Positively and durably shifting affect regulation capacities. 
10:45am - 11:05am (20 min)
11:05am - 12:05pm (60 min)
Positively and durably shifting models of self and other.
12:05pm - 1:20pm (75 min)
1:20pm - 2:20pm (60 min)
Clinical assessment and identification of various personal and relationship factors that impact clinical decision-making. 
2:20pm - 3:20pm (60 min)
Key EFT interventions central to working with emotion both intrapsychically and interpersonally. 
3:15pm - 3:35pm (20 min)
3:35pm - 5:00pm (85 min)
How to pace intrapsychic and interpersonal work. 

Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, 2018

9 am to 5 pm


Nancy Auditorium, 87 Elm Street ,Toronto, M5G OA8

Early Bird $425 + HST by July 1st, 2018

Full Fee after July 1st $450 + HST

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There is a non-refundable administration fee in the event you cancel after August 15th.



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