Pre-Conference Workshop in Vancouver, prior to the SEAS, International Attachment Conference (IAC)

July 17, 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (one-day)

Led by: Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is uniquely suited to helping survivors of trauma in their close relationships.  With its focus on emotional processing and restructuring attachment, the EFT therapist helps partners co-regulate and send clear signals about their needs.  The relationship thus transforms into a resource for secure connection, safety and healing.  Participants will view excerpts of couple therapy sessions showing key interventions in this empirically validated approach.  The EFT concepts will come to life with engaging didactic presentation, case examples, and experiential exercises.  Participants can expect to expand their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Identifying special issues in working with trauma couples
  • Mapping out and beginning to shift negative, often chaotic relationship patterns
  • Recognizing how key emotions are expanded and used to craft corrective emotional experiences that foster security
  • Understanding the process of how to open up and revise the trauma survivor’s view of self and other.

Participants: Registrants who have attended previous EFT trainings, as well as newcomers interested in learning about this approach are all welcome to attend.

Workshop Details: From 9.00 am – 5:00 pm, July 17, 2019. Breaks are provided mid-morning and afternoon, with a lunch break from approximately 12:30 – 1:30 pm.

Registration Fees:

  • Regular Registration: $185 CAD
  • Student Registration: $155 CAD

Maximum seats available: 45

Presenter’s Biography: Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D., R.Psych., is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor recognized by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).  She was first introduced to EFT as a graduate student studying under Dr. Sue Johnson at the University of Ottawa in the early 1990’s. Veronica fell in love with EFT and has been studying and teaching it ever since throughout Canada, the United States and Australia.  She co-founded the Vancouver Couple & Family Institute in 2005 which provides clinical service, training and consultation to therapists both locally and internationally. Veronica published her first book in 2015, entitled “An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us,” co-authored with her colleague, Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald. It has been translated into Dutch, German and Korean, with Japanese, Polish and Hungarian translations in the works for 2019.