Cultural Adaptation of EFT: Using EFT Tango Moves with a Chinese Couple


Mon, Apr 25, 2022    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Cultural Adaptation of EFT:

An Example of Using EFT Tango Moves with a Chinese Couple

Monday, April 25, 2022


About the Workshop

In this evolving world, EFT therapists are required to make adaptations to the EFT model and address cultural issues to meet the needs of diverse clients. In this workshop, the presenter will share her clinical and training experiences in working with Chinese or Chinese American couples. The presenter will focus on three issues that are particularly important when working with this group: (1) how to access emotions that are expressed in more subtle or indirect ways, (2) how to help couples whose primary focuses are parent-child relationships and family obligations, (3) how to facilitate enactment when overt expression of needs and vulnerabilities, especially in front of others, is discouraged. Clinical strategies and interventions will be part of the discussion. Teaching methods include a didactic lecture, video demonstration and discussion, and experiential activities.


  1. Participants will learn ways to apply the essential skills of EFT to maintain a secure therapeutic alliance with Asian and Asian American couples.
  2. Participants will learn the therapeutic strategics dealing with clients’ resistance, defensiveness, gender and power issues in therapy.
  3. Participants will learn a variety of clinical strategies to access and deepen clients’ emotional experiences.
  4. Participants will gain knowledge in different forms and expressions of attachment across cultures.
  5. Participants will increase the cultural competence when working with Asian and Asian American clients.

About the Trainer

Ting Liu, Ph.D.

Ting Liu, Ph.D., serves as the clinical director of PCEFT and is a certified EFT trainer, supervisor and therapist. She is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She maintains a Private Practice in Wayne, PA.

Dr. Liu received her doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Family Intervention Science at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Her publications include an EFT casebook in Chinese and six books she has translated into Chinese in the fields of MFT and EFT. She has also published several journal articles on different applications of EFT and wrote a chapter on multi-cultural therapy in the EFT casebook. She is currently involved in several outcome studies examining the cultural applicability of EFT to diverse populations. 

Dr. Liu offers EFT training, supervision, and case consultation to therapists in the Philadelphia area, as well as to therapists in Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Shanghai, Shenzen, Singapore, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Chiang Mai, and Seoul.


Event Information

Date: Monday, April 25, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT (with working lunch)
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: $85 / $70 for ChicagoEFT members (log in for member pricing)
Audience: Therapists who have completed the EFT Externship

More Details

    • Registration will close Sunday, April 24th, 6 pm CDT.
    • Zoom details will be sent out to all registrants after registration closes. Please add to your contacts to avoid having this email sent to your spam folder.
    • This training will not be recorded.
    • 3.5 CEU’s at no additional cost for LMFT, LCPC and LCSW
    • ChicagoEFT is licensed to offer CE’s for LMFT, LCPC and LCSW professionals in the state of Illinois. Many states have reciprocity agreements and you may be able to use CE’s offered through this training. Please check with your state professional boards.
    • Discounts are available for students, active military, veterans, therapists who work with under-resourced populations, and therapists who reside in developing regions of the world (as defined by the most recent United Nations Human Development reports). Send an email to for information on receiving 25% off the non-member price.



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