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"Emotional Processing to Facilitate Change: From an Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Approach."

  • September 11, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Webinar and Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


  • Until September 4th at 11:59 p.m.
  • September 5th - September 10th.
  • Until September 4th at 11:59 p.m.
  • September 5 - September 10
  • Until September 4th at 11:59 p.m.
  • Until September 4th at 11:59 p.m.
  • September 5 - September 10

Membership Meeting

Ladan H. Safvati, LMFT, ATR, Certified EFT-l Therapist

"Emotional Processing in Psychotherapy to Facilitate Emotional Change, based on Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Approach"

Note:  Presented in-Person and on Zoom (Webinar).

The ability to identify, accept, understand and regulate our feelings has a positive correlation with successful relationships and a stronger sense of self.   This workshop will provide therapist with the specialized skills in processing emotions productively in psychotherapy from the Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) approach. 

This workshop will include emotions automatically generated by the amygdala - ie, primary adaptive, primary maladaptive, secondary reactive, and instrumental emotion.  Each type of emotion response will be defined, we will look at the differences, and how to appropriately manage each in session. 

The two main therapeutic tasks in EFT are: self-critical split and unfinished business.  Each will be defined along with how to handle these tasks in session.  Based on the EFT principles, the best result in therapy comes from working with the clients’ emotional process rather than content of their stories.  Therapists assist clients to gain insight, and to transform the problematic emotional processes, by accessing their heart felt needs and healthy adaptive emotions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain three reasons for focusing on emotions.
  2. Distinguish between four different types of emotional processes generated by the amygdala.
  3. Name two of the main therapeutic tasks in EFT-l.


Ladan H. Safvati, LMFT, ATR, Certified EFT-l Therapist 

is the founder and director of Southern California Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, approved by the International Society for EFT. She has completed extensive training in Emotion Focused Therapy with individuals since 2012 with Dr. Leslie Greenberg and Dr. Robert Elliott, Co-founders of EFT. She explains her experience with EFT as life changing personally and professionally, an approach that equipped her with deeper understanding of emotions and a solid structure in how to use emotional processing in session to assist clients in healing their past wounds and problematic emotional processes. Since the establishment of the SoCal Institute of EFT in 2017, Ladan has organized and hosted many experiential EFT trainings with the masters and originators of EFT and facilitated the experiential parts of these trainings, along with the pioneers, helping clinicians learn EFT skills experientially through their own experiences during skill practices. She also provides supervision to clinicians who are pursuing certification in EFT and runs monthly EFT support groups on Zoom with participants from all over the world to assist them in their learning experiences. 

In her private practice, Ladan has been using EFT to provide psychotherapy services to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and complex trauma, and to couples with past traumatic experiences. She is using the EFT theory and principles in working with children, parents and families in her practice and has witnessed great transformation in her clients.   


       Sunday, September 11, 2022


  8:30am-9am Check-In*

  9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

      Chapter Announcements*

  9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

  11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

      Private Practice Announcements*

  11:15am-12 pm Break*

  12pm-2pm Board Meeting (on zoom, email for link*

*=portion of course not eligible for CEU's

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 required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Note: Course evaluations will be sent by email for both in person and webinar participants.  CEU completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.

For those members attending in-person, please read the COVID-19 release before registering.


In-Person: at the 'Woodland Hills Country Club'

                              21150 Dumetz Road

                              Woodland Hills, CA 91364

                    Note: The Country Club does not allow t-shirts or sweat material. 

                              Men must wear collared shirts.  This location is ADA compliant.

On Zoom (live webinar) The link will be emailed 4 days prior to the event.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members


     $15 (online until Sunday, September 4th at 11:59pm) /

     $25 (online week of event (September 5th - September 10th))


     $15 (online until Sunday, September 4th at 11:59pm) /

     $25 (online week of event (September 5th - September 10th))

Non chapter members


     $25 (online until Sunday. September 4th at 11:59pm) 

     $35 (online week of event (September 5th - September 10th))


     $25 (online until Sunday, September 4th at 11:59pm) 

     $35 (online week of event (September 5th - September 10th))

No phone or email RSVP.

No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

Email us for Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley chapter reciprocity.

To Register:  Please click on the   Register  button.  At the completion of (and paying for the event), you will receive a confirmation e-mail. 

Four days before the event, all Webinar request members that registered for the event, will be sent a Zoom / Webinar link.

On the day of the event for the Webinar members - click on the link and you will be connected to the event.  If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first. 

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here

Grievances? Contact our President here

Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here

Policies: View a list of our policies here

Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no changes or cancellations received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

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


CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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