New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Course Number: 238      Location: Westchester

Jodi Ames-Frankel, Ph.D.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Registration:   10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation:  10:45am - 12:15pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

Through a PowerPoint presentation as well as the viewing of a videotape segment of Sue Johnson working with a couple, this training will introduce participants to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).

EFT, formulated by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a short-term, experiential, systematic and empirically tested intervention designed to reduce distress and create stronger, more secure attachment bonds in adult love relationships. This highly effective approach to couples therapy focuses on emotion (rather than the content of the specific problem a couple is facing) as the essential transforming element in couple therapy.

For willing partners, the clinician helps the couple identify their “destructive cycle” and then validates both partners’ experiences, acknowledging their reactions to each other.  The goal is to unite them against the cycle, rather than each other.  The EFT therapist helps both partners change the way they react to each other, creating new emotional experiences.  This “new (healthier) dance” becomes the norm for the couple, with newly found emotional safety and love in their relationship.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with powerpoint presentation , viewing of  a videotape from a segment of a couple session with Sue Johnson using the EFT approach and  time for audience participation.       

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic theoretical understanding of the EFT model and name three stages and nine steps used in EFT.
  2. List six EFT interventions for deepening emotions.
  3. Identify and explain how to track negative cycles in couples.
  4. Explain the difference between primary and secondary emotions.
  5. Define five common underlying emotions of pursuers and five common underlying emotions of withdrawers.

Jodi Ames-Frankel, Ph.D., Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Mount Kisco, NY, specializing in the treatment of trauma, complex grief, bereavement, depression and anxiety.  Dr. Frankel has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and groups as well as supervising clinicians who are learning to become EFT therapists. She has also received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has applied this model, when  working with many NYC firefighters who responded to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and their families.

The space can accommodate approximately 65 attendees.

This presentation is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content or registration access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at


Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration:    10:00am - 10:45am
Presentation:   10:45am - 12:15pm


                Members                 $30
                Non-members        $45
                Students with ID    $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
            effect on February 28, 2019


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                registration click:

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         Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

Check or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

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