EFFT Group Consultation
Join this online group and meet monthly (on the first Thursday of most months) for group consultation, didactic model review, and clip presentations. We’ll offer presentations by EFT Trainers & EFFT’ers in training in a small intimate format. Learn more about our trainers below.
Curious about the key differences between Sue Johnson’s EFFT and other forms of EFFT?
- Our approach focuses on transforming patterns and blocks related to emotional engagement.
- Our approach is rooted in attachment processes, including caregiving and meeting attachment-related needs.
- Our approach focuses on working through relational blocks with parents and children in session together.
Lisa Palmer-Olsen, Psy.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and is a Founder and one of the Directors of the Emotionally Focused Couples Training and Research Institute at Alliant International University. Lisa completed her dissertation research on how to train and teach Emotionally Focused Couples therapy to professionals. Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT and Dr. Scott Woolley were part of her dissertation committee.
James Furrow, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader and contributor to the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples and families. Together with EFT originator Susan Johnson, Ed.D, Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook, The EFT Casebook, and the forthcoming text Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. He is co-author of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies, a practical resource for couples and therapists seeking an everyday understanding of EFT principles and practices. Jim maintains an active research program examining the EFT process and its effectiveness with couples and families. He is an ICEEFT-certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer.
Formerly Jim served as the Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena California, where he trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couple and family therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Educator. Jim served as co-founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy before relocating to the Seattle area.
George Faller, LMFT, is a husband, father, therapist, educator, speaker, writer and global leader in helping people reconnect and strengthen their relationships. He is a certified Supervisor/Trainer/Therapist in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, where he serves as President. He is a Supervisor with the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist currently practicing in Connecticut and New York. George is the director of training at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal in CT and is on the Board of the Porter Cason Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans.