NCCEFT Events

The NCCEFT has four regular community meetings and one two-day fundraiser each year. Additional gatherings may be organized by members on an informal basis, usually on a Saturday.

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Upcoming NCCEFT Events

    • 02 Feb 2018
    • (PST)
    • 03 Feb 2018
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Preservation Park, 1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612
    • 0

    NCCEFT Fundraiser: Sex as a Safe Adventure: Connecting Sexually and Emotionally Through EFT

    Presented by:

    Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D., EFT Trainer, 

    and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST, EFT Supervisor 


    SUBJECT:

    Many couples presenting for couples therapy may complain of sex issues: discrepancies in desire, lack of attraction or sexual compatibility, arousal or orgasm problems, challenges in the bedroom after having children, going through infidelity or in the wake of trauma, or considering and dealing with insecurity around non-monogamy. From the perspective of Emotionally Focused Therapy, such complaints are most often part of an underlying lack of security and bond in the relationship caused by the negative cycle between partners.  At times, as partners de-escalate and become more secure, sexual issues remain unresolved.  Yet, many EFT therapists lack knowledge and skill in the area of sex assessment and intervention. Introduction to up to date research on sexuality, relevant to EFT work with couples will be presented.  You will learn how to do a thorough assessment of the negative relational and sexual cycle so you can skillfully use EFT interventions to help couples move toward de-escalation. This workshop will also address how to integrate psycho-education and simple behavioral sex therapy interventions as couples begins to move into Stage 2, while at the same time, continue building secure bonds through increased vulnerability.  This workshop will include lecture, video examples, and experiential exercises.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    Participants will:

    A) Participants will be able to name different models of sexual response.
    B) Participants will be able to apply techniques of sexual assessment in EFT           treatment

    C) Participants will be able to identify negative cycle around sexual issues in           Stage 1 of EFT
    D)
    Participants will learn how to effectively use Stage 2 EFT interventions     around sexual issues to create a more secure bond in couples, that            lead to greater sexual fulfillment. 

    PRESENTERS:

    Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.  Zoya has a full-time practice in New York with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual populations.  She is a founding member, Vice President and Executive Director of the Board of Directors of NYCEFT.  Zoya is also a Founder and Director of The Center for Psychological and Interpersonal Development, dedicated to high quality individual and couples therapy and EFT training. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in psychiatric emergency services and continues as a faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY Graduate Center, and Rutgers University.  Zoya presents and teaches in the US, as well as Russia, Italy and England.  She has particular interest in the intersection of sexuality and couples therapy.

    Mike Moran, LCSW, CST is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist located in New York, NY (Chelsea), where he focuses his practice on the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy; he is the only Certified EFT Couples Therapist and an Approved Supervisor who is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in NYC.   He is  an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work where he teaches Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as LGBTQ Issues in Contemporary Society. Before going into private practice, Mike was Director of Training at Corporate Family Network, an EAP and work-life company based in Manhattan. You can learn more about Mike's practice at his website:  www.fulfilledcouples.com.  

    AGENDA:

    FRIDAY AGENDA:

     8:30 AM - Registration/Check In; Mingling with Refreshments
     9:00 AM - Training begins
     1:00 PM - Catered Lunch 
     2:00 PM - Training resumes
     5:00 PM - Training ends

    SATURDAY AGENDA: 

     8:30 AM - Registration/Check In; Mingling with Refreshments
     9:00 AM - Training resumes
     1:00 PM - Catered Lunch 
     2:00 PM - Training resumes
     5:00 PM - Training ends

    TARGET AUDIENCE:
    This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.

    ACTIVITY LEVEL:
    This presentation is appropriate for mental health professionals who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Level is introductory to intermediate.

    COST:

    $350 Early Registration (before December 2, 2017)

    $395 Regular Fee (after December 2, 2017) 

    $275 Pre-licensed Therapist (interns and grad student trainees)

    Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for an additional $25 on any ticket type. 

    A catered lunch is available both days for an additional $30 on any ticket type.  

    Payment may be made online at NCCEFT.com/events.

    PLEASE NOTE: payment is required at time of registration. Checks will no longer be accepted and invoices will no longer be sent.

    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. For cancellations, please contact ncceft.programs@gmail.com.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: 
    This course meets the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences;

    Psychologists:  The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (Provider # NOR055)

    NCCEFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Provider # 93337

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    Those who attend this workshop in full, complete the course evaluation and sign in/out will receive CE credits. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    NCCEFT meets all applicable local, state and federal standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)). We hold events only at professional venues that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42, U.S.C. 12101-12213 (2008)

    ADA NEEDS: We will be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please contact us at NCCEFT@programs@gmail.com  at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.

    NCCEFT PROGRAM GRIEVANCE AND REFUND POLICY: 

    The Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT) is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. NCCEFT will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.  The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the CPA PAS CE Program Director in consultation with the Board of Directors (Steering Committee).

    While NCCEFT works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which will require intervention and/or action on the part of NCCEFT. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such complaints.

    When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken:

    1. If the complaint concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Program Director will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the aggrieved individual.

    2. If the complaint concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Program Director will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CE Program Director or his/her representative will:

    a. attempt to rectify the situation, and/or

    b. provide a credit for a subsequent presentation, in the event of a program having an attendance fee or

    c. provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee, in the event of a program having an attendance fee.

    Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the aggrieved individual.

    3. If the grievance concerns the business practices of the NCCEFT CE program in a specific regard, the CE Program Director or Administrator will attempt to arbitrate.

    REFUND AND ATTENDANCE POLICY:

    In the event that a program presentation has an attendance fee, CANCELLATIONS are subject to a $50.00 processing fee and must be received 14 days prior to be eligible for a refund.



    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 80

    EFT and Internal Family Systems

    Presented by:

    Susan Glick and Marjorie Chaset

    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 80

    Leading, Being Led, Walking Beside: Collaboration with the Couple in EFT

    Presented by:

    Jamie Bachman and Sarah Ackerman

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
    • 80

    The Challenges of Accessing Emotions in EFT

    Presented by:

    Sam Jinnich

Past events

06 Jan 2018 EFT for New Parents: Navigating the Attachment Minefield
02 Dec 2017 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
23 Sep 2017 STEP 3: The Challenges of Accessing Emotions When the Withdrawer and the Pursuer are Highly Cognitive
17 Jun 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Can You See Me? Providing Emotionally Focused Therapy to Middle Eastern and Immigrant Couples.
07 Apr 2017 NCCEFT Annual Fundraiser
04 Mar 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: The Dreaded "S" Word
14 Jan 2017 NCCEFT Quarterly Meeting: Unlocking the Mystery of Pursuer Softening
10 Dec 2016 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
01 Oct 2016 Step 2 of EFT: Tracking the Reactive Negative Cycle
18 Jun 2016 Making Peace with Pursuit
07 May 2016 EFT and Grief
08 Apr 2016 How Sharing Emotions Calms the Traumatized Brain and Heart: The Application of EFT with Trauma Couples
23 Jan 2016 Roadmap to EFT Certification
05 Dec 2015 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
26 Sep 2015 Stage 1: Attuning to the Relational Bond with EFT Interventions
27 Jun 2015 Working with Men in the EFT Model
24 Apr 2015 Addressing Addictions while Fostering Secure Attachments with EFT
28 Mar 2015 EFT with Same-Sex Couples: An Open Discussion
31 Jan 2015 The Joy of Sex: A Therapists’ Guide to Sex and Self of Therapist in EFT
06 Dec 2014 NCCEFT Very Attached Holiday Party
20 Sep 2014 Stuck Places in EFT
28 Jun 2014 Withdraw-Withdraw Couples: Moving into Increased Engagement
30 May 2014 Journey into Your Self as a Therapist: Self-Exploration, Discovery and Transformation
29 Mar 2014 The EFT Tango Map