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EFT Externship


Featuring George Faller

From December 7 to 10, 2020, the Tulane University School of Social Work Center for Life Long Learning (CLL) will host an externship for Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT). This event is being offered online.

Participants will learn the following through a combination of lectures, observation of live interviews, and role-play exercises. 

  • Identifying the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Observing marital distress from an attachment perspective
  • Helping couples
    • recognize and deescalate problematic patterns of interaction
    • understand the underlying attachment needs that drive these negative patterns
    • create and restore the emotional bond between them
    • repair attachment injuries, fostering healing within and between the couple

EFT Externships and Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals. This continuing education workshop provides 20 clinical hours. 

The course will be conducted by George Faller, MS, LMFT. Prior to a career in the field of mental health, George spent 20 years as a NYC Firefighter and NYC Police Officer. He received his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College, where he graduated at the top of his class. He also holds a BA in Political Science from Queens College. His experience as a FDNY Peer Counselor, particularly following the events of 9/11, sparked his passion to help those impacted by trauma. George is a certified Trainer/Supervisor/Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy where he serves as President.  He is a Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist currently practicing in Connecticut and New York. George is the director of training at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal in Connecticut and is on the Board of the Porter-Cason Institute at Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. George brings a unique and varied experience to his practice. Whether he is providing marriage therapy to Wall Street executives, leading a conference for the United States Military or equipping therapists from around the globe, his ability to inspire is far-reaching. George is also committed to bringing EFT to under-served populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.

The registration fee is $800. Tulane University faculty, staff, adjunct, and DSW students may contact us for discount codes. 

Please fill out the online form to register. Payments can be made via credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Your final registration is predicated on receiving your payment. Once your payment is received, you will receive an email confirming your registration into the program. Only at that time are you guaranteed a spot at the workshop.

In the event you cannot come to our program, please notify us 24 hours before the program begins, either by email (preferred) at jstpierre@tulane.edu or via phone at 504-247-1446.  We will refund the registration fee if notified 24 hours prior to the workshop. 

For more information, please contact Jessica St. Pierre at 504-247-1446.

School of Social Work

For more information contact: Jessica St. Pierre via email to jstpierre@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-247-1446
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