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Institute for Couples Therapy Education

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

Phone: (973) 290-4027


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The workshops will be presented by Elisabeth Brown, Psy.D. and Alan Groveman, Ph.D. Both Dr. Brown and Dr. Groveman are certified EFT therapists and supervisors.

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Domestic Violence Workshop

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: Registration - 8:00 a.m. (coffee and bagels); Workshop - 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Flex Rooms, Annunciation Center
Fee: $80; refund minus $25 servicing fee until Saturday, September 8

This workshop is structured to fully meet the four CE credits in Domestic Violence required by the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners to fulfill the law and regulations to renew your psychology license in the biennial period 2017-2019.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

  • Objective #1: Define six specific areas of domestic violence.
  • Objective #2: Identify four effects of family violence across the lifespan.
  • Objective #3: Demonstrate knowledge of state (home state) law and socials services agencies by listing four state agencies and three not-for-profit organizations that victims of domestic abuse can contact for supportive services.
  • Objective #4: Describe four cultural factors that influence the occurrence and patterns of and responses to family violence in domestic violence.
  • Objective #5: Identify five potential mental health effects persisting into adult life after childhood experience of abuse or family violence.
  • Objective #6: Identify five research articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of psychological interventions in cases of domestic violence.

Registration for this workshop is closed.

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: Registration - 8:30 a.m. (coffee and bagels); Workshop - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall
Fee: $150; refund minus $25 servicing fee until Monday, October 1

The workshop is structured to fully to meet six of the 40 CEs to renew your psychology license in the biennial period 2017-2019.

  • Attention LPCs, LMFT’s, CADC: The NJCEFT is an APA approved sponsor and your credits will count toward CE requirements for license renewal.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

AEDP is a psychotherapy model popular in the NYC Metro area (and now around the world) developed by Diana Fosha, PhD., author of The Transforming Power of Affect.

AEDP focuses on healing-oriented techniques and aims to achieve a transformation in client behavior by exploring the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences. Key to its therapeutic action is the undoing of aloneness.

The model is compatible with EFT for couples. This model has roots in the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy developed by Habib Davanloo, M.D. and interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies.

This full one-day workshop will introduce clinicians to AEDP by Stephen McDonnell, LCSW, a certified clinician in AEDP. The workshop will teach AEDP skills with lecture and showing videotaped psychotherapy sessions, and though practice of these skills with interactive discussion and experiential exercises.

  • Objective #1: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical foundations of AEDP among the short-term, and experiential psychodynamic psychotherapies, with specificity of the characteristics that make AEDP different.
  • Objective #2: Understand and be able to intervene using the three schemas of "The Triangle of Conflict," "The Triangle of Comparisons," and "The Four States and Three State Transformations."
  • Objective #3: Describe core affective experience, categorical emotions, processing emotion to completion, and core state.
  • Objective #4: Be able to list examples of healing affects.
  • Objective #5: Understand dyadic regulation of affect, including strategies for regulating anxiety and shame, and practice relational strategies, including self-disclosure of emotion.
  • Objective #6: Define metaprocessing.
  • Objective #7: Define transformance.

Registration for this workshop is closed.

APA Approval

The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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