special topics in EFT

Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence.  We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all. - Erik Erikson

What is it?

In my experience as an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) clinician, I have repeatedly found myself in a place of feeling stuck and needing some help.  This is a really tough model of therapy, and whether you're using EFT with individuals, couples and/or families, you might find yourself feeling confused, overwhelmed, lost, or maybe even bored.  And you want something more.


Special Topics in EFT is a cohort-based learning opportunity where over the course of four months, we will explore the EFT model in deeper ways and learn together how to live out this model in our own unique practices.  During each group meeting, we will also set aside time to discuss cases, review video, and address any EFT-related questions.


*Requirements to participate in a cohort are completion of an EFT externship and commitment to all group meetings.

**Participation in a cohort can be counted toward supervision requirements necessary for EFT certification.


When, Where + How

Cohort #1:  Back to the Basics

Focus:  In each group meeting, we will take an in-depth look at specific parts of the EFT model:  Assessment + Tracking, 

                 Accessing Emotion, Withdrawer Re-engagement and Pursuer Softening.  We will also make time to review cases, answer 

                 questions, present video clips, and address any other EFT-related needs.


When:  Early 2022; Exact dates TBD


Where:  Virtual, via Zoom


How (Much):  $475 for all 4 group meetings


How do I sign up?

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Come on in- how can I help?

Some different options about where we can start

Couple's Therapy


Learning why we feel disconnected, and creating new ways of being with each other

Individual Therapy


Discovering and developing what it's like to have a relationship with yourself

Family Therapy


Finding out why we don't get along, and figuring out how we can be a family 

Play Therapy


Helping kids use play to feel safe and strong, especially when bad things happen

sit and stay a while

Some thoughts I share on "Rooted + Grounded"



The New Normal | Do I Want to Go Back?


 "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi

in the neighborhood

Some helpful resources in the nearby and virtual community

  National Child Traumatic

Stress Network

Talking with Kids + Teens When Scary

Things Happen


These resources offer guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on checking in with yourself, clarifying your goal, providing information, reflecting, asking helpful questions, going slow, labeling emotions, validating, and reducing media exposure. 


Alair Olson, M.A.

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#86504)

858.634.0302 | therapy@alairolson.com