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Connecting Sexually and Emotionally Through EFT

  • February 11, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • We want to address the unconscious, systemic racism that has resulted in a lack of diversity in EFT trainings in Pittsburgh and the EFT world. This rate is designed to encourage participation from people from underrepresented groups whose presence will enrich the training experience for everyone. This rate is available for anyone who fits the following criteria: Those who identify with an underrepresented group (ex: clinicians of color) and/or those who work with historically marginalized communities.
  • Members of Pittsburgh Community for EFT

Connecting Sexually and Emotionally Through EFT: Culture and Context and their Impact on View of Self

Many couples presenting to couples therapy with sexual concerns are stuck in a negative relational and sexual cycles. These negative patterns are connected to their attachment history and unmet attachment needs. It is also essential to consider the impact of culture or experiences of marginalization or oppression on individual’s View of Self and View of Others. In this seminar, Dr. Simakhodskaya will give an overview of how the EFT model approaches sexual concerns. Using a video recording of a live consultation session, we will discuss ways in which the couple’s culture and experiences of marginalization affected their View of Self and sexual interactions. Experiential breakout discussion groups will be used to integrate the information.

Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a founding member, Executive Director and Vice President on the Board of Directors of NYCEFT. Zoya is also a Founder and Director of Center for Psychological and Interpersonal Development dedicated to high quality individual and couples therapy and EFT training. Zoya has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service and continues as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine and CUNY Graduate Center. Zoya enjoys helping therapists learn EFT and teaches nationally and internationally, now bringing EFT to Russia and Ukraine.

Target audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Graduate Students in mental health.

The course content level: Intermediate level and Advanced level, some EFT knowledge helpful.

3 CEUs presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association for an additional $20.

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