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Digital Seminar

Unleashing the Power of Family Therapy: An Introduction to EFT with Families

George Faller, LMFT |  James Furrow, PhD
1 Hour 58 Minutes
Mar 21, 2021
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By zeroing in on underlying attachment needs, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) offers a powerful process for transformational change. This recording will show you how to confidently lead family members through distress and past injuries to create new relational patterns, bond with each other, and experience a fuller sense of security. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, discover how to: 

  • Use EFFT as a guide through a family’s emotional dynamics and key attachment issues 
  • Create new patterns of emotional healing that engage a family’s natural ability to repair  
  • Identify protective patterns that block individuals from opening to vulnerability and growth 
  • Implement a three-stage process for achieving deeper family connections through creating new alliances, accessing vulnerabilities, and engaging new patterns of positive interaction 



George Faller, LMFT's Profile

George Faller, LMFT Related seminars and products

George Faller, LMFT, is the founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal. He’s coauthor of Sacred Stress: A Radical Approach, True Connection: Using NAME IT model to Heal Relationships, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: George Faller is the leader of Success in Vulnerability, and he is an adjunct professor for the Ackerman Institute for the Family. He is the Director of Training for the Center for Hope & Renewal, and he is the Founder and President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He receives compensation as an EFT Trainer and royalties as a published author. Mr. Faller receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: George Faller is a team member of JUST RELATES racial equity online training program, and he co-hosts the ForePlay Radio Podcast. He is a member of the board for the Porter Cason Institute for Families.


James Furrow, PhD's Profile

James Furrow, PhD Related seminars and products

James Furrow, Ph.D., is an EFT certified practitioner, supervisor and trainer. He’s a recognized leader in the development and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Together with EFT originator, Susan Johnson, Ed.D., Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook and was co-editor of The EFT Casebook, along with other works specific to the practice of EFT with couples and families. His presentations are well regarded nationally and internationally for their substantive, practical and inspiring focus.

Jim maintains an active research program studying the process of EFT and its outcome. His research interests focus on couple therapy, interpersonal relationships, and resilience with at-risk youth. Formerly the Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, he has trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couple therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical member and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. James Furrow is an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and Seattle University. He is affiliate faculty at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Furrow is a consultant with Consultation, Research, and Training in Marital and Family Therapy. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. James Furrow has professional relationships with the National Council of Family Relations, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.


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  1. Support the theoretical basis for EFFT model of psychotherapy and explore the primary research behind it.
  2. Create new patterns of emotional healing that unblock a family’s natural ability to repair.
  3. Assess the protection patterns that can develop in clients that must be addressed in EFFT.
  4. Utilize three techniques from EFFT’s three-stage process for resolving familial conflict and maladaptive behaviours.


  • Understanding Attachment Theory & Emotions in Families 
  • Stage One in EFFT and Multiple Infinity Loops 
  • Getting Parental “Buy-In” to take the lead in creating positive interactions 
  • Going Deeper- Stage Two In EFFT 
  • Helping children risk sharing their attachment needs 
  • Stage Three in EFFT 
  • Helping families celebrate secure attachment 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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