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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.

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

Facilitator: Ladan Safvati, LMFT, 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 September 14th, 2024

Early registration fee is $599 with full payment by August 18th, 2024

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 

To identify the Zelle 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.

SoCal Institute of EFT reserves the right to deny acceptance of any applicant, and to terminate participation of a participant from all or part of this training if the behavior of that participant interferes with the learning experience of other participants. In such cases, SoCal Institute of EFT will refund tuition paid to the participant for portions of the training that the participant will not attend as a result of their termination. The terminated participant will not be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for this training from SoCal Institute of EFT or the CE certification from the Insight Center.

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


Advanced EFT Empathic Attunement Training

Date: September 18-20 and September 25-27, 2024 
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Format: Live on Zoom


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