Continuing Education

Emotional Focused Therapy Training

This event has concluded.  Please check to see if available in 2020!

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Tracy Douglas of Associates in Psychotherapy are excited to offer this training opportunity.

Join us on April 12, 2019 for a One Day Emotionally Focused Therapy Introduction Workshop with Jeff Hickey LCSW, CST, Director and President, Chicago Center for EFT.

Originated by Sue Johnson and rooted in John Bowlby's attachment theory, the effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Therapy is strongly supported by over 30 years of respected outcome research that has led it to be named as one of only two empirically supported couple therapies. And the growing body of process research has identified the specific steps and interventions essential for successful treatment outcome.

This detailed introduction presents adult attachment theory in the context of couple relationships and specific methods of working with emotion to facilitate individual and couple change. The dynamic workshop utilizes didactic presentation, power point, video examples, brief exercises and discussion to help promote participants' understanding of EFT.

Please save the date to attend this dynamic training so you can learn to harness the effectiveness of EFT to improve client outcomes and increase your own sense of satisfaction and meaning in your work.

Date: April 12, 2019

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 4/10/19. We accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if a spot is available.

UW-Whitewater Student: $25

Professional:  $100

Fee Includes

The fee covers instruction, light snacks and six CEUs (must select yes in the registration to wanting CEUs).  


No refunds for this event.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

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Check-in will take place in the Heidi Hall, Room 100 between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  This event will end at 4:00 p.m.


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Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. Vehicles arriving before or after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the vending machine located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive. More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Check-In, Esker Hall Room 118
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Overview and strengths of EFT
  • Outcome and Process Research
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Adult attachment theory in relational context
  • Assessment of attachement styles and conflict cycles
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - on your own
1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Working experientially with emotion
  • Key therapeutic interventions and change events
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Individual and family applicatoins of EFT
  • Integration of attachment dynamics and sexuality
  • Cultural expressions of attachment and relational conflict
  • Self-of-therapist considerations
  • Questions and discussion

*All times are subject to change


If you have questions about the conference please contact Brenda O'Beirne at

Special Notice:

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.