Friday, October 30, 2015
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Making a Difference in Couples Therapy: The Nuts and Bolts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Elana Katz

5 CEs

As contemporary family therapists we practice at a time when couples have both high expectations of their relationship alongside crushing disappointments. Frequently their best efforts have long failed them by the time they get to our offices, and it is easy to feel stymied by their recurring battles, cold silences, or various combinations of the two.

In response to these impasses, EFT offers a pathway to both understanding and succeeding with these stuck relationships. In this workshop you will learn to:

  • understand and identify the attachment needs that drive the negative cycles of interaction in your couples;
  • help couples recognize and team up against the cycle in which they’ve been trapped;
  • understand key change events that help couples successfully repattern their relationship 

The workshop will include the presentation of key ideas, videotape demonstrations of couples treatment, and experiential exercises.

Elana Katz, LCSW

Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT

Elana Katz, LCSW, LMFT, is a senior faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family where she teaches advanced family therapy and directs the Family and Divorce Mediation Program. She has presented nationally and internationally on family therapy, mediation, and collaborative divorce, including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Psychotherapy Networker. She is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and is one of the forty Trainers in EFT worldwide. She has published a number of articles and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio. 

Her private practice is in Manhattan.

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This program has been approved for CEU credits by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
*According to NYSED, in order to award social work clock hours; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”*