Train in one of the most effective therapy techniques to work with couples: Emotionally Focused Therapy
4-Day Externship In Spanish
February 3-6, 2021
Presented by Joe X. Cantu and Silvina Irwin.
Online via Zoom.
“Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other: Can I count on you? Are you there for me? Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and accepted by you? Do you need me, rely on me?” - Dr. Sue Johnson, the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
The EFT 4-day externship you will learn to:
- See marital distress from an attachment perspective.
- Help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress.
- Shape key new interactions and bonding events.
- Overcome therapeutic impasses.
- Watch real couples in a demonstration sessions.
- Practice key skills and interventions with assistance and feedback.
Research studies find that 70-75% of couples who use EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
"Throughout the externship you get hands-on experience with in-the-minute critiques from professionals who know exactly what they're doing and they are guiding you as you're trying out new skills. They give constructive criticism that is very helpful, and feels supportive and encouraging."
February 3 -6, 2021
4-Day Externship in Spanish
Presented by Joe X. Cantu and Silvina Irwin
Online via Zoom.
$995 Registration, includes CEUs
Included in Registration
- Refreshments, including coffee and water, will be provided in the morning and afternoon.
- A study manual is included in the cost of registration and will be provided at the event.
Discounts available for military and full time students.
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Trainer Silvina Irwin
Dr. Silvina Irwin
Dr. Silvina Irwin is a clinical psychologist and has a private practice in Pasadena, CA. She is bilingual in Spanish and has extensive experience working with people of all ages, including children, teens, adults, and families. Trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, Silvina is an ICEEFT certified trainer, therapist, and supervisor in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. She is co-founder of the EFT Resource Center, and is the executive Director for the LA Center for EFT.
In addition to providing psychotherapy, she consults, conducts workshops and trainings with a wide range of professionals on issues within psychology. These groups include the medical community, psychotherapists, child protective services, the police department, offices with the District Attorney's Office, the legal community at large, and organizations seeking to build more cohesive, effective professional teams.
Trainer Joe Cantu
Joe X. Cantu, MA MFT is a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Joe currently resides in Austin. He received his Master of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and a BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Joe is the founder of the Austin Center for EFT, North Texas EFT Community and the San Antonio Community..
Joe received his clinical training at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, CA, and worked with the Cedars-Sinai Psychological Trauma Center providing group and individual therapy to elementary school children who suffered or had been exposed to severe trauma. Joe currently maintains two practices, one in Austin and one in San Antonio, TX. Joe is English/Spanish bilingual and supervises EFT therapists in the United States, and throughout the Spanish speaking world..