EFT Training

  • March 29, 2019
  • March 30, 2019
  • Davis

Addressing Addiction: Fostering Attachment with (EFT) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Sacramento-Davis


March 29 & 30, 2019


The Sacramento EFT Center Presents:



with Michael Barnett, EFT Trainer


Drs. Nancy and Paul Aikin, Creators of HMT®/LMG, are EFT Certified Trainers, Supervisors & Therapists and Directors of the Sacramento-Davis EFT Center.


Description of workshop:

Psychotherapy with couples is both multi-layered and complex, often challenging the most skilled of therapists. In this fast-paced, technology-driven era that we live in, where true connection is often at a premium, substance use has escalated to epidemic proportions. It is not uncommon for couple’s therapists to be confronted with the additional challenge of contending with a pernicious “third-party” that lurks within the shadows of distressed relationships: Addiction. Although we have the superb modality, EFT, to help couples find their way to genuine, loving communion with one another, addictions present very significant obstacles to effectively working with couples that seek our services. In this two-day experiential training, we will explore specific, and necessary ways to tailor EFT skills and interventions in order to better address the impact that addiction has on the couple therapy process.

This interactive workshop will create a safe environment together to use role-plays, video clip demonstrations, and didactic material for clinical discussion and personal exploration.


*  An overview of addictive processes; physical, relational, and emotional

*  How to understand addiction through the attachment lens

*  How addiction impacts the system: Ways to place addictive behaviors into the negative        cycle

*  The impact of addiction on emotional fluency and process

*  Leveraging attachment processes to break through addictive denial

*  The high prevalence of attachment injuries and other relational trauma where addiction        is present



Sacramento-Davis (exact location TBA)

Meeting Times:

Friday, March 29th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 30th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


     1. Cost:
         $360 for Licensed Therapists ($330 if received by 3/1/19) Buy Now Button***
        $300 for Interns ($270 if received by 3/1/19)Buy Now Button***
        $280 for Students ($260 if received by 3/1/19)Buy Now Button***

     2. Please fill out the following registration form: Addressing Addiction Registration Form

***If the name and/or contact information on the Paypal account you use differs from yours, please send a quick email to paulaaikin@gmail.com or visualerin@yahoo.com to let us know so that we may be sure to record the correct registration information.

Cancellation Policy:

Two weeks+ advance notice – Full refund less $40 administrative costs
Between 7­-13 days notice – One half of the total fee will be refunded
Less than 1 week notice – We are unable to offer a refund when canceled within one week of the workshop date, due to fixed costs and contractual obligations. When you enroll, it is with the understanding that you will attend. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your attendance.

We hope to see you there,
Paul & Nancy

Paul A. Aikin, Ph.D.

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