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This six half-day training includes both theory and hands-on skill training combining attitudinal and micro-skill training formats. It will begin with an integrative theoretical framework for therapist empathy that brings together emotion-focused therapy theory, social neuroscience, the empathy cycle, and the empathy channels model. Most of the workshop will involve skill practice using your personal material, starting with the classic Opening Channels of Receptivity exercise, and progressing through separate modules on Evocative Empathy, Exploratory Empathy, Empathic Affirmation,
Process Empathy, and Empathic Conjecture. Each of these will be clearly described
and concretely illustrated by a video or live demonstration, followed by skill practice
and self-reflection.

Date: Wednesday August 23rd to Friday August 25th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST

and Wednesday August 30th to Friday September 1st, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Robert Elliott, co-founder of EFT

Facilitator: Ladan Safvati, LMFT, Certified EFT Supervisor 

Facilitator: Dr. Christina Michael, Certified EFT Supervisor

This training provides 18 APA approved Continuing Education hours for Psychologists, Social Workers, LPCs, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Zoom link will be provided to participants who registered for this training.

Rates & Registration

Regular fee is $699 due by August 13th, 2023

Early registration fee is $599 with full payment by July 15th, 2022

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your seat at this training.

Please make and send your check to

SoCal Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy

18345 Ventura Blvd. #507

Tarzana, CA 91356

Space is limited due to experiential nature of this training.

Please register and pay your deposit as soon as you can so we can save your spot in this training.

There will be an extra 4% charge for any electronic payment such as credit card, PayPal, debit card within the US and 5% charge for international payments.

To avoid extra electronic payment charge, you can also pay by Zelle or Venmo

To identify the Zelle or Venmo account please use the phone number (310)383-5654

Continuing Education

18 CE units can be obtained for an additional cost of $40 provided by the Insight Center.

Certificates are issued after the evaluation is submitted. $40 fee for CEs will be paid to the Insight Center. Instructions for the payment will be provided at the training. 

Psychologists: The Insight Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Insight Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

MFTs / LCSWs / LPCs: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts APA CEs. 


Cancellation Policy 

We regret that we cannot accept any cancellation after you register and pay. If for any reason the training is canceled, your full payment will be returned to you.

For any questions regarding the training please contact Ladan Safvati, LMFT


Advanced EFT Empathy Training, August 23-25, 2023 & August 30th to September 1st, 2023 on Zoom

Holding Hands
In the ocean of empathy, there are islands of work.
----- Les Greenberg -----

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