Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Training with Lorrie Brubacher

February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am – February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
St Michael's Lutheran Church
1660 County B Rd W
MN 55113
Amanda Pikala
(651) 216-5309

Lorrie Brubacher will be coming to Minnesota on February 28th and 29th to present Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy!

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) extends Dr. Sue Johnson’s model of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to work with individuals. EFIT applies attachment theory to help individuals improve their emotional well-being and relationships. Psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. Attachment theory provides proven techniques for treating the two most common presenting problems in individual therapy: anxiety and depression. It provides a practical map for shaping love or secure attachment that positively impacts emotion regulation, social adjustment and mental health (Johnson, 2019). In EFIT, the therapeutic alliance is the heart from which emotion regulation and secure bonds with others and within self are shaped. Clients are helped to discover and validate inner emotional experience that can then be used as a guide for living. Confidence flows from secure connection with others, creating a safe haven and a secure base in the dynamic flow between interpersonal and internal worlds.

The target audience includes mental health providers who provide psychotherapeutic services to individuals. This workshop is most helpful for therapists who have discovered the power of EFT with couples and are looking for guidance on how to apply this deeply transformative approach to working with individuals. Registrants will have attended the EFT Externship previously but please contact Amanda Pikala if you are interested in attending but haven’t taken the Externship.

After this workshop, participants will be able to follow the attachment map to:

    1. Formulate individual presenting problems – depression, anxiety and other problems – within an attachment frame.
    2. Describe the dyadic EFT model of change with individuals.
    3. Apply interventions in the EFT Tango to individual therapy.
    4. Identify coping strategies for engagement / emotion regulation that maintain individual’s presenting problems and assemble emotion in those patterns.
    5. Reprocess emotion and shape new, positive patterns of engagement.
    6. Create corrective emotional experiences moment-to-moment in therapy.


$370 fully licensed professionals
$295 Post-graduates working towards full licensure
$125 Students in graduate school

If you need to cancel your workshop registration, please Amanda Pikala before December 31st, 2019 for a full refund. A fee of $200 will be deducted from the refund for late cancellations after December 31st, 2019. There will be no refunds for cancellations after February 5th.


This event has been approved for 12 CEU hours from the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.