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Introduction to Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

  • April 19, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • 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.

We have done a lot of work so far with Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and individuals, and now we are so excited to bring you Gail Palmer, one of the leading EFT trainers on Emotionally Focused Therapy with families!

About Gail:

Gail Palmer, RSW RMFT is a recognized leader and contributor to the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for families. Over the past 35 years, she has worked closely with Dr. Susan Johnson, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Gail is an ICEEFT certified therapist, supervisor and trainer and educates mental health professionals in EFT worldwide. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada.

Gail is Co-Director of the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and one of the Founding Members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. Gail has a particular interest in applying the EFT model with work with families. For over twenty years, Gail has been one of the lead EFT trainers who have developed and expanded on Sue Johnson’s EFFT method and is co-author of the seminal 2018 text, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience and Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook. Gail has presented on Emotionally Focused Family Therapy internationally, has published several chapters and articles on EFFT and has been involved as a supervisor in EFFT research.

Professionally, Gail’s primary passion is to help therapists who are both new to EFT and trained in EFT, to bring the powerful interventions and skills of this model to the family therapy room.

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