Learn to help couples navigate their emotional disconnections
3 CE credits /CME's for Psychiatrists, for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors

An Introduction To The Practice Of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Marcelle Grant, MSW

A 3-hour Conference for Mental Health Professionals of all disciplines. This program is at an Intermediate level of instruction. Three (3) CE credits.

RESCHEDFULED!! Saturday December 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

University of New Mexico Medical School College of Nursing and Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM Room 359

In this introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) didactic presentation, video excerpts, and discussion will be used to offer an overview of EFT theory and its application in the early stage of treatment. Basic stages, steps, and interventions used in this perspective will be identified, discussed and illustrated with ample opportunities for discussion, questions, and clarification.

Drs. Susan Johnson and Leslie Greenberg developed EFT in the 1980's and it is now recognized as one of the most empirically validated approaches to Couples Therapy. Attachment based, experiential, and systemic, EFT provides therapists with a roadmap for treating distressed couples. The therapist works to help couples shift away from emotional responses that result in negative patterns and distance and then helps partners in those couples create new bonding experiences that deepen love, security, and safety.

This overview will enhance counselors' and therapists' clinical work whether working with individuals, couples or families.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will able to:



A graduate from Cornell University with a B.S., completed an M.S.W. at the University of Wisconsin in 1977. In 1984, became a Registered Dance Movement Therapist and spent 10 years working with chronic illness, hospice and in psychiatric settings as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Dance Movement Therapist.

During 20 years of post Masters advanced clinical training, Marcelle studied with Dance Therapist and Jungian Analyst, Joan Chodorow as well as Relational Psychoanalysis with Stephen Mitchell, Individual and Couples Psychodynamic psychotherapy with Virgina Goldner and Modern psychoanalysis as developed by Hyman Spotnitz.


There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.


PSYCHOLOGISTS: Three (3) Continuing Education credits will be available for this activity. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must attend the entire program and complete the evaluation form.
COUNSELORS: The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board will accept these Continuing Education credits for counselors.
SOCIAL WORKERS: The New Mexico Social Work Board will accept these Continuing Education credits for social workers.
NURSES: The New Mexico Board of Nursing accepts continuing education approved through Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services or the American Psychological Association if related to a licensee's nursing practice.
PHYSICIANS: This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society. RMCHCS is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please pre-register via PayPal on our website or by mail to PO Box 53115, Albuquerque, NM 87153-3115

Refund Policy:
Refunds will be offered with written notice at least 24 hours prior to the program.
Attendance Policy - General:
Evaluation forms are distributed toward the end of a program. A CE certificate is issued to all participants in exchange for a completed evaluation form.
Attendance Policy for a Workshop or Conference:
If a physician is unable to attend the entire program, their medical CE credits will reflect just the portion of the program they attended.
If you have any questions please contact our program committee chair, Dr. David Landau at dlandaumd@hotmail.com

Members FREE
Non Members $45
Students with ID $25