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Special Event at Inneractions IOP - "Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFT-I): The Transforming Power of Emotions"

  • July 09, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • To be given upon registration
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  • Limit of 20 participants

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"Special Event at Inneractions IOP - "Emotion-Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFT-I): The Transforming Power of Emotions"

with Ladan Safvati, LMFT, ATR

Tuesday, July 9, 2019   

As a member of SFV-CAMFT, you are invited to a special event hosted by Inneractions IOP!


Take advantage of this opportunity as a member benefit - FREE CEUs, a nice lunch, and a chance to learn information and network with colleagues.


Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic evidence-based approach that integrates Person-Centered, Gestalt and emotion theory and has been empirically proven to be effective in working with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, eating disorders and couples issues. EFT views emotions as central to human functioning and therapeutic change. EFT is based on experiential methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotions. With the help of the therapist's empathic understanding and use of experiential methods clients can deepen maladaptive emotions that have been developed from the past traumatic experiences in order to transform them by accessing core pain and change them with an adaptive emotion.

This presentation starts with a discussion on the role of emotion in therapeutic work with individual clients and principle of emotional change. The importance of working with automatically generated amygdala-based emotion will be emphasized. Different kinds of emotions; primary adaptive, primary maladaptive, secondary reactive, and instrumental emotion responses will be explained with their differences and how to respond appropriately to each kind in session. Three of the main therapeutic tasks in EFT-I is going to be explained; self-critical split, self-interruption and unfinished business. Participants will get an introduction to the EFT approach and be able to describe the role of emotion in therapeutic work with individual clients and improve their ability to work with emotion in session with individual clients.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between 4 different types of emotional processing: primary adaptive, primary maladaptive, secondary reactive, and instrumental emotion responses.
  2. Describe the process of change from secondary reactive to primary maladaptive to primary adaptive emotions through accessing need.
  3. Describe two of the main therapeutic tasks in EFT-I.


Ladan Safvati, LMFT, ATR

 is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice. She specializes in working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and couples and relationship issues, using Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). She also runs monthly EFT support groups in Tarzana and West Los Angeles. She has had extensive trainings in EFT since 2012 with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, founder and Dr. Robert Elliott, co-founder of EFT. She has found EFT to be very powerful and effective not only in working with clients and processing their emotions but also in her own personal life. EFT trainings equipped her with deeper understanding of emotions, a higher level of empathic attunement and gave her a solid structure in how to assist clients in healing the past wounds by working thru painful emotions and accessing more healthy/adaptive emotions. She became so passionate about EFT, she decided to introduce the theory and practice of EFT in California. In 2017, she began organizing EFT trainings conducted by the founders of EFT in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA. She is the founder and director of Southern California Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, which is recognized by the International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy (ISEFT).


     Tuesday, July 9, 2019


     11am-11:30am Check-In/Networking*

     11:30am-1pm CEU/Speaker Presentation


     CEU Certificate Pick-Up/Networking*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded by Cliffside Malibu when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


       Inneractions IOP

       Woodland Hills

Address will be sent in confirmation email when participants RSVP.

This location is ADA compliant.

FREE for SFV-CAMFT chapter members only.

Register online by Friday, July 5, 11:59pm. No phone or email RSVP.

Limited to 20 participants.

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SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.




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