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Emotion Focused Skills Training – Parent / Caregiver Workshop

Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Parent Workshop
Presented by Joanne Dolhanty, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)

Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents is an innovative, ultra-simple and quickly effective parent support program. EFST supports parents by empowering them as active, primary agents in guiding loved ones through the behavioral, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living and relating, as well as through the challenges their loved ones face when struggling with a mental health issue, a physical health issue, or any other special challenge. Using emotion-processing, skills-based approach this workshop gives parents simple, practical tools that they can implement immediately in their family.

The Workshop is for parents with children of all ages who are in significant distress. In EFST, parents learn a simple set of tools that give them a NET of skills. The goals are:

  • how to Navigate emotions in the confusing world of their child’s feelings
  • how to Enhance motivation and capacity in parents in working with challenges in their child
  • how to Transform Relationships between parent and child by restoring positive, productive relationships with their child and their ability to set appropriate boundaries


The Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Parent & Caregiver Workshop is an intensive, hands-on learning parenting program. Its effectiveness has been demonstrated by research and successful application in many community and hospital settings in Canada and aboard.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Joanne Dolhanty Ph.D., C. Psych. has been in the field of mental health for over 25 years. Working with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, founder of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), she developed the application of Emotion-Focused Therapy to Eating Disorders. She is the co-developer of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and is well known in the field for her clinical work and as a trainer/supervisor to many clinicians here and around the world.

Limited Spaces for Clinician are available

WHEN: Saturday May 26, 2017 from 9:00am –4:00pm
Sunday May 27, 2017 from 9:00am –4:00pm
WHERE: Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services
2nd Floor, East Wing, Oshawa Clinic
117 King Street East, Oshawa

COST: $395 per person or $690 per couple

EFT – Parent / Caregivier Workshop

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