Level Two Training

This signup is for Level Two. Level One was held Jan 6-7. Level Two will be held April 21st and 22nd from 8 am to 2 pm (PST)

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Dates for Level 2

This training will be offered online via Zoom Video Conferencing.

Level Two Dates

April 21  and April 222022 

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM  (PST)

Location: Online

EFFT: Level One and Level Two Training

An Introduction to EFT with Families

Note: You may cancel your registration at any point, but there will be a non refundable fee of $75 withheld from your refund for processing and management fees.

Join us for an incredible experience to learn from two of our EFT Trainers and co-authors of the Emotionally Focused Family Therapy premiere book.  


This workshop provides a theoretical overview of the EFT approach applied to family therapy.

This training demonstrates the practical steps the EFT therapist follows in working through relational distress in families using the EFT process of change. Specific interventions are demonstrated to promote a clinician’s ability to work through parent and child relational blocks using attachment-based and emotion focused techniques. 

Participants will learn a powerful transformative approach that is foundational in helping parents and children who are struggling with remaining securely attached.  

This training provides three areas of advanced knowledge in family practice. The training will deepen participants conceptualization of emotional processing within family relationships.  Sessions will highlight specific application of EFFT interventions necessary to transform reactive relationship patterns. Clinical demonstrations and discussions will illustrate key steps in the EFFT process of change.

Equity and scholarship rates available, please email us at [email protected]

You may cancel your registration at any point, but there will be a non refundable fee of $75 withheld from your refund for processing and management fees.


Earn While You Learn – attendance at this advance-level training can earn you CEU credits.   


By attending, participants will be able to:

1.     Conceptualize family distress using theories of emotion and attachment.

2.     Delineate key practices of EFFT from EFT work with couples. 

3.     Identify the stages and markers of change in the EFFT approach.

4.     Identify practices that promote a working alliance with parents and children.

5.     Gain strategies for strengthening parental ownership of the EFFT process. 

6.     Practice key interventions common to processing attachment related affect. 

7.     Examine a 5-step sequence for accessing and working with emotion in family relationships. 

8.     Analyze parent child interactions using EFT practices to work through relational blocks.

9.     Practice enactments used to restructure new patterns of interaction promoting new levels of safety and security in the family.

10.  Identify differences in applying EFFT to treatment of stepfamily relationships.

11.  Explore the relationship of secure attachment to family patterns of resilience.


1. Introduction: Attachment, Emotion, and the Family System

2. Attachment and Family Therapy: Emerging Models of Family Treatment

3. Overview of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Families

4. EFFT: Assessment and Alliance Building

5. EFFT: Processing Patterns of Distress from the Inside Out

6. EFFT: Changing Family Patterns


George Faller, LMFT, is the founder of the New York Center for EFT. He is a certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor. He teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the co-author of Sacred Stress, True Connection, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. To learn more, visit: www.georgefaller.com.

Lisa J. Palmer, Psy.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and is a Co-Founder and one of the Directors of the Emotionally Focused Couples Training and Research Institute at Alliant International University. Dr. Lisa J. Palmer-Olsen’s primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of family therapy; specifically with families dealing with trauma and attachment related struggles. She is an AAMFT clinical member and approved AAMFT supervisor. To learn more about Lisa please visit: www.drlisapalmerolsen.com 


To participate, you must have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a professional in the mental health field.   

EFT Externship completion is recommended but not mandatory .