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Chicago Core Skills 4 – April 7 & 8, 2017 Sign up...

Session 4: Pursuer Softening and Steps 8 & 9. The final weekend of Core Skills focuses on the Pursuer Softening process, the culmination of Stage 2 and the lead-in to Stage 3. Once again, we’ll be working on steps 5, 6 & 7  as we address the heightening and expanding of emotion to facilitate the vivid enactments that culminate in the Pursuer’s ‘softening reach’ and the re-engaged Withdrawer’s accepting and supportive response. We then wrap up with an overview of Stage 3, the consolidation and integration phase, when couples are supported to find new solutions to more pragmatic concerns and begin to create new narratives, characterized by experiences of increased trust, security and engagement.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
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Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST

2017 Chicago EFT Externship June 21 – 24

The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy is a 4-day intensive training in the theory, interventions and practice of EFT with couples. In addition to learning how attachment theory informs our understanding of couple distress, you will learn the steps and techniques to guide couples from conflict and disengagement to lasting connection based on strong, secure bonds. Participants practice key interventions in supportive leader-led role play sessions. This training gives you the skills needed to immediately implement EFT in your couple work. Our goal is nothing less than to transform the way you work with couples.


28 CEU’s are available for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists and Marriage & Family Therapists. The charge for the CEU certificate is $20.

Accommodations    Loyola has set aside furnished graduate school dorm/apartments directly across from the training venue. The link to reserve a room can be found here. Enter the promo code ‘extern’ on the page, then pick your dates and room type. The arrangements you make are completely between you and Loyola; CCEFT is not involve in any way other than to promote access.  The rates are particularly good if you can share a room. Otherwise, check and the other sites since the rates can vary widely by date and exact location – especially during the summer. The training location is in zip code 60611 in the Near North or Gold Coast neighborhood. It’s a block from the Water Tower.

Location Loyola University - Watertower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson
Chicago IL 60611