Intro to EFT: 2-Day Workshop

Intro to Emotionally Focused Therapy: A 2-Day Workshop


Live and In Person!

Missoula: Friday & Saturday, April 15-16, 9:00-4:30 pm Mountain Time

Billings: Friday & Saturday, April 29-30, 9:00-4:30 pm Mountain Time

Are you interested in learning more about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), but not sure you want to invest in a 4-Day Externship? Are you burned out working with old models of psychotherapy? Are you looking for new, more compassionate and more effective ways to work with you clients? If so, this workshop is designed for you. 

This two-day experiential workshop will give you enough understanding of EFT to determine whether you want to pursue becoming an EFT therapist. Together, we’ll be reminded of the power of simply being with our clients and each other in emotionally attuned, caring, and sensitive ways. You’ll leave seeing your clients and yourself more clearly, and with tools to work more deeply and more effectively with your client’s issues.

This workshop includes short, multimedia presentations, therapy demonstrations, skill teaching and modeling, and safe, gentle practice sessions with small groups of colleagues. Leave this workshop with a basic understanding of EFT, more compassion for yourself and your clients, and skills you can bring to your practice right away. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a highly researched, evidenced-based model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Les Greenberg. This model addresses mental health and relationship problems by focusing on the client’s emotional experiences. EFT is grounded in attachment theory, and the premise that we are all built for closeness and connection. When we can’t get the closeness and connection we need, we all suffer and can become stuck. EFT helps individuals, couples, and families see and address blocks to closeness and connection, and experience the security and comfort they need to heal. 


More Details

Benefits of attending this event:

  • Understand the framework and principals of the EFT model.
  • Conceptualize mental health issues and couple relationship issues through an attachment lens.
  • Gain compassion for yourself and your clients.  
  • Determine if becoming an EFT therapist is right for you. 
  • Refresh and learn new skills to take with you right away. 
  • Connect with other members of your community.
  • Ask questions and bring stuck points from your current case load.
  • Earn 12 CEUs per session (Montana licensees only).
Workshop Overview

In this workshop you will:

  • see before/after role play demonstrations of doing therapy with and without EFT
  • gain an overview of the EFT model and framework
  • refresh your understanding of attachment theory and how it relates to your client’s issues and the therapeutic alliance
  • engage in experiential exercises and small group discussion
  • optionally bring questions/stuck points for further role plays or discussion

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to therapy developed by Dr. Susan M. Johnson, founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). It reflects the most recent research on the nature of individual and relationship distress, adult love, and emotion. Emotionally Focused Therapy is a ground-breaking approach to individual, couple, and family therapy. It is one of the most empirically supported models of couple therapy, is being taught all over the world, and is a must-know model whether you are working with couples, individuals, or families.

Meet Lori

Lori Marchak, MS, Ph.D, LMFT, LCPC


Lori is an ICEEFT Certified Therapist and Supervisor, and a Certified IFS Therapist. She has been at the forefront of bringing Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems therapy to the State of Montana. Lori is the Clinical Director and owner of Trusted Journeys, Inc., where she provides 3-day psychotherapy intensives to couples, individuals and families. Lori is a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor in Montana. Lori is co-founder of the Montana Community for EFT,

Pricing and Location

All Participants

$325 per workshop for mental health professionals and $175 for graduate students includes handouts, snacks, and beverages.

Email to inquire about financial assistance if needed for any reason.

We’ll be meeting in a conference room setting in Missoula and Billings. The precise locations are to be determined.   

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It is never easy to sit for hours

“—yet this class flew by! You provided a mix of video, instruction and small groups—all aided in comprehending the subject. We never had time to get bored! Lori knows this stuff!” —Cathy Cosentino

I would not hesitate to take it worth the time and money!

It was excellent format that helped me integrate more of the model and improve my skills. Loved the format of reviewing very specific problems common at specific points in the process. The see it do it experience really works!” —Emery Jones

The preparation was excellent.

“The flow of the workshop was great. The role plays were set up very well for targeted practiced of a particular skill. Lori is courageous in her leadership and vulnerability.” —Steve Bordelon

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