Upcoming Event!


  • July 16, 2016
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Auburn Holiday Inn / Max's Cafe
120 Grass Valley Hwy
United States
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Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT will host a workshop with

Nancy Aikin, Ph.D., and Paul Aikin, Ph.D.

An Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with some Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) thrown in

July 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m.to 12 noon

Auburn Holiday Inn Conference Room
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA. 95603


Drs. Nancy and Paul Aikin are experts in the practice and teaching of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and for Families (EFFT). EFT is the most researched model of couples therapy that exists, having 16 rigorous studies showing consistently positive outcomes--even when combined with depressed and traumatized folks included. The positive follow-up studies show these results are stable over time.

EFT combines a systems view, a here-and-now experiential approach, a focus on emotional and an attachment understanding to create a new science of adult love and bonding. Its treatment model provides an opportunity for new bonding events between couples building secure attachments and safe havens. EFFT is newer in its development and preliminary evidence supports the effectiveness of EFFT as well.

EFT and EFFT have a precise treatment map of steps and stages and a unique understanding of couple and family distress as seen through the lens of attachment. Using a combination of didactic and experiential material, the Aikins will introduce you to these models.

Goals and objectives for the participants are to:

  1. Outline the basic principles of EFT:
  2. Describe the role of emotion as a key organizer of inner experiences and interactions in couple and family relationships;
  3. Identify the steps and stages involved in Sue Johnson's emotionally focused couples therapy;
  4. Apply a systems approach when treating the insecure attachments of couples, specifically as demonstrated in the negative cycles that undermine connection.

This course will meet the requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT CEU provider #97723. Graduate students, MSWs, MFT registered interns and trainees are welcome to attend.

Training fees are as follows:
Licensed members-$25
Pre-licensed Members-$15
Licensed Nonmembers-$35
Pre-licensed Nonmembers-$25
(Become a Member to receive a $10 discount)

Important Notice:  Hand-outs will be emailed 2 days prior to the training.  Please print and bring them to the training.  Course Completion Certificates will be emailed to participants.

Registration for this event closes on
July 12, 2016 at 6 p.m.
There is a $5 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door so be sure to register early!

The Sierra Foothills Chapter of CAMFT will provide refunds to registrants up and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration.

For special needs, questions, or any grievance,
Contact Dianne Murden, President
diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors Meetings. Meetings are held from 8:00 to 9:00 AM at the Holiday Inn on the same day as our training.

We appreciate your involvement!