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PCEFT Quarterly Seminar: EFT with African American Couples

February 03, 2021 4:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

February 19, 2021

12-2 PM (Eastern) on Zoom

PCEFT Members: Free
Non-member Rate: $30

The Philadelphia Center for EFT is thrilled to present our first Quarterly Seminar of 2021: EFT with African American Couples, featuring a panel discussion and clinical case exploration. This seminar will serve as the introduction to our EFT community to our newly formed Diversity and Outreach Committee.  

Join us as we explore an EFT-informed approach in working with African American couples, along with a look at issues of race, diversity, cultural sensitivity and competence as it presents in the couple context.  Some familiarity with EFT is helpful but not required to benefit from this event.

About Our Panelists:

Dr. Shalonda Kelly, PhD (clinical psychology – urban studies), is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University, Co-Director of the NJ Couples Clinic at Rutgers, President of Division 43 (Society for Couple and Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, recipient of diversity awards from the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Division 43, and Rutgers, and she is a psychologist licensed in NJ. Dr. Kelly conducts both research and clinical scholarship focusing on African American couple relationships, measurement of racial perspectives, and understanding how race, culture, and ethnicity impact individual and couple functioning, such as exemplified in her recent edited book, Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy. Dr. Kelly teaches couple therapy and diversity courses and conducts couple and family therapy and supervision from emotionally focused, cognitive behavioral, multicultural, and systems orientations, often integrating two or more of these approaches using a principle-based model.  

Dr. Algernon Baker, PhD is a psychotherapist in private practice in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. He holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University. His passion is to de-stigmatize psychotherapy in the African-American Christian community, especially among African-American clergy. His dissertation was entitled, “Where Could I Go But To The Lord? How African American Senior Pastoral Couples Describe the Factors that Facilitate or Deter their Engagement of Psychotherapy.”   Dr. Baker is dedicated to the work of healing and encouragement for Black and African-American families through Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). He and his wife Coeli have two sons, A.J. (23), Caleb (17), and a daughter, Moriah (14).

Kim R. Jetter, LPC is a therapist in private practice based in Langhorne, PA and holds a master’s degree in counseling from Cairn University. She is currently the Director of Counseling Services at the Oasis Counseling Center and is a faculty member in the graduate counseling department at Cairn University where she currently teaches Marriage and Family classes. Kim is passionate about using the EFT model to help couples from across cultures and different ethnic backgrounds move from feeling stuck in unhealthy and insecure relational patterns towards a more healthy, emotionally safe and secure connection. Kim recently joined the board of the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Dr. Roslyn Still, PhD is a Philadelphia-based therapist working with individuals and couples. She is a graduate of Eastern University’s doctoral and master’s programs, and she has been providing therapy since 2008. Her dissertation, “The Impact of Attachment Styles on Black Heterosexual Women in Romantic Relationships”, is reflective of her natural curiosity about intimate/romantic relationships and the lived experiences of Black women. Dr. Still recently joined the board of the Philadelphia Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, where she serves on the Diversity and Outreach Committee.

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