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Institute for Couples Therapy Education

Michelle M. Barrett, Ph.D.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4027

Institute for Couples Therapy Education

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The Institute for Couples Therapy Education represents a partnership between the NJ Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NJCEFT) and the Department of Psychology at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) to advance the mission of working with underserved populations with an emphasis on social justice in the field of mental health.

The Institute will provide training and educational opportunities in couples therapy to NJ licensed psychotherapists and doctoral students in the Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology program. The Institute will focus on providing services to those populations that may not have access to couples counseling.

The Institute can provide both APA sponsored CEs for psychologists, licensed mental health professionals including LPCs, and MFTs. In addition, because of CSE's regional accreditation, social workers can receive approved CE for any workshop they participate in.

Need/Demand for Couples Therapy

Past statistics have shown that in the U.S. 50% percent of first marriages and 63% of second end in divorce. There is a significant need for highly trained clinicians informed by an evidence-based couple's therapy model.

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

EFT is a systemic and structured approach that recognizes the primacy of emotions and the need for attachment in organizing key interpersonal patterns.


The Institute offers three types of workshops. For more information about each workshop, please click on the workshop you are interested in:

  • Domestic Violence Workshop (4 CE credits)
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Workshop (6 CE credits)

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Michelle McCoy Barrett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology Program
(973) 290-4027

Alan Groveman, Ph.D.
Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor
Past President NJPA
Winner of Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy