May 14, 2021

Going Into The Fire: Working with Highly Escalated Couples

George FallerWMHC Webinar with George Faller
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 9:30 - 11:00 am; 1.5 CE

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. 

George Faller

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

CE credits for most mental health professions are provided by the organization R. Cassidy. To confirm if your profession and state are eligible for CEs, please click here.  
This event is approved for 1.5 CE contact hours, and has a target audience of any mental health professional working clinically. This content level is appropriate for clinicians at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.  
The learning objectives of this event are:
1. Identify the key assumptions of attachment theory as it applies to adult relationships.
2. Explain the assumptions, stages, and steps of EFT, as well as key change events.
3. Conduct key interventions that help clients to reprocess key emotional responses and reduce reactivity

To register for the event Zoom link, please RSVP at the bottom of this page. You should then see your name appear in the list of attendees as confirmation. You will receive a Zoom link the week of the event, as well as a reminder link the morning of the event. 

To register for CEs, please click here (this is separate from RSVPing below)
Certificates will be available following course completion at here

This event will be recorded and posted to the website the week following the event. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. For questions or concerns regarding CEs, email Emily Stimson, PsyD at

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