Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples
Do escalated couples make you want to quit being a therapist? There is nothing like a bad couple therapy session to train therapists not to want to see couples Join us as we explore those moments of greatest difficulty for couples, from contempt and high reactivity to despair and stone-walling silence. Learn how to keep your focus and go deeper in the face of reactivity. Through a combination of lecture, videotape, and exercises, participants will experience the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy in transforming clients’ defensiveness into openness and safer relationships.
Prior to a career in the field of mental health, George Faller MS, LMFT spent 20 years as a NYC Firefighter and NYC Police Officer. His experience as a FDNY Peer Counselor, particularly following the events of 9/11, sparked his passion to help those impacted by trauma. George is a certified Trainer/Supervisor/Therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He is a Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Connecticut and New York and he is the director of training at the Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal in Connecticut
George brings a unique and varied experience to his practice. Whether he is providing marriage therapy to Wall Street executives, leading a conference for the United States Military or equipping therapists from around the globe, his ability to inspire is far-reaching. George is also committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.
George is the co-author of the books “True Connection”, “Sacred Stress” and “Emotionally Focused Family Therapy” and cohost of podcast “Foreplay Radio”. For more information go to georgefaller.com
Friday, March 13
Lunch will be served
Vanderbilt Suites, 200 Park Avenue (enter on Vanderbilt and 44th Street or through Grand Central)