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Seminar Detail

2-Day: Experiential Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Workshop: EFT Skills Mastery to Transform Treatment Outcomes

Where:
FAIRFAX, VA
When:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Psychotherapists know that insight alone is often not enough to produce lasting results and desired change. For clients who are held captive by their own trauma-induced panic and intense emotions, you need new tools that you didn’t get in graduate school.

Can you image being recharged and excited in your practice as you help your clients break free from the intense emotions that are holding them hostage?

Register today for the 2-day Experiential Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) workshop!

You’ll have plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice during this two-day intensive workshop, and you’ll leave this program having mastered easy-to-follow, effective, evidence-based techniques that you can use to treat your clients immediately.

Research has shown that Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) work to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression and physical pain by rapidly reducing the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. With the resulting emotional freedom, the possibility for true change emerges.

Register today!
Objectives:

  1. Inspect the origin and efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer-reviewed, published research.
  2. Integrate use of self-applied tapping on acupressure points while teaching clients to think of disturbing memories to reduce the emotional impact of incidents that trigger emotional distress.
  3. Demonstrate core EFT techniques in session to teach clients to reduce their levels of stress.
  4. Evaluate and implement strategies used to overcome common barriers to success when using Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  5. Analyze how EFT works and its treatment implications for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  6. Demonstrate use of EFT’s basic model in a clinical setting to improve treatment outcomes.
  7. Analyze the efficacy of positive EFT and describe when to use positive EFT strategies as related to case conceptualization.
  8. Appraise EFT’s “generalization effect” and its clinical treatment implications.
  9. Determine how to test the results of EFT to measure reduction of symptoms.
  10. Demonstrate use of EFT’s gentle techniques for intense emotions and to alleviate symptoms of PTSD in clients.
  11. Integrate EFT with other treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or EMDR, to improve clinical outcomes.
  12. Modify basic EFT techniques for use by clients with physical pain, anxiety and depression to improve treatment outcomes.
OUTLINE

The Science Behind EFT
  • Evidence for EFT’s effectiveness
  • How & why EFT works
  • EFT as a client-centered therapy
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
How to Prepare Your Client for Tapping
  • How to introduce EFT to your clients
  • Case conceptualization
  • Grounding exercises
  • Discover strengths & install resources
  • How to set meaningful, reachable goals
The Core Techniques of EFT
  • The protocol for EFT’s basic model
  • Main & additional tapping points
  • How to shorten the basic model
  • The 9 Gamut technique
  • Integrate EFT with other modalities
How to Maximize EFT’s Effectiveness
  • Identify & address subconscious limiting beliefs
  • Adverse childhood events & early programming
  • Recognize cognitive shifts
  • The generalization effect
  • How to identify aspects of a problem
  • Measure progress & test for completeness
  • Empowering between-session exercises
Approaches to Address Emotional Intensity
  • EFT for stress reduction
  • Gentle techniques for intense emotions
  • When & why to tap continuously
  • If the client is upset at the end of the session
  • Considerations for community crisis situations
Positive EFT Strategies
  • ”Regular” EFT vs. positive EFT
  • Positive EFT skills
  • When to use positive EFT
  • EFT Choices statement
  • Strategies for pendulation
EFT Interventions for PTSD
  • How trauma is reinforced in the brain
  • What to do when traumatic memories surface
  • The Fight, Flight, Freeze response
  • Useful dissociation
  • Clearing the trauma capsule
  • Tearless trauma technique
  • Observing memories as movies
Strategies for Physical Sensations & Pain
  • Supporting physical recovery
  • Tap on emotional contributors to physical pain
  • Use somatic elements to clear unresolved emotions
  • Techniques for processing somatic elements
  • Chasing the pain technique
Techniques for Anxiety
  • Recognize & treat physical symptoms of anxiety
  • The Personal Peace Procedure
  • EFT for future events
  • Techniques to remove reactivity to an event
  • Use of metaphors
EFT Modifications for Depression
  • Detect & treat early events
  • Identify physical symptoms of depression
  • Address physical symptoms
  • When to use reframing
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

JANET L. WATKINS, JD, LCSW

Jan L. Watkins, LD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and coach in the Washington, DC area. She has used EFT for more than 15 years and is an EFT Expert Practitioner. She is a trainer and mentor for EFT Universe and has held EFT workshops for over 10 years at various locations, including retreat centers, corporate offices, hospitals and spiritual centers. As a highly sought-after instructor, she has created unique presentations for non-profit organizations, previously incarcerated individuals, hospitals, post-surgery patients, spiritual seekers, families and more.

In her private practice, Jan integrates traditional and non-traditional modalities including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other energy psychology techniques. She helps clients work through difficult emotions and clear limiting beliefs to eliminate barriers to empowered living. She has worked with people of all ages in thousands of EFT sessions on dozens of issues, and she is a contributing author to the EFT Clinical Handbook Clinical EFT Handbook 1 (Energy Psychology Press; 2013).

Affiliations: Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trainer/Mentor for EFT Universe (International hub for EFT including certification and research), EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Practitioner, member, Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, Family Mediator, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, National Association of Social Workers (DC and Virginia), ETN Energy Therapy network – member, DC Bar Association – lawyer, member.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Janet Watkins maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Janet Watkins is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; the EMDR International Association; and the D.C. Bar.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

District of Columbia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Virginia Counselors: This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

Maryland Counselors: This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors recognizes courses and providers that are approved by the NAADAC. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to counselors who complete the program evaluation, to submit to their state board.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Psychologists & Psychiatrists & Physicians
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Psychiatrists & Physicians
PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists
The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: CE credit is available. PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers (NASW)
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-5182) for 12.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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