Presented by

Lorrie Brubacher, M Ed., LMFT, RFMT

Date & Location

November 21 & 22, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel

180 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON, K2P 2L5

Parking at the hotel for $13.00/day or several public parking nearby.

Refreshments will be served at the breaks


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Superior One Bedroom Suite: One Queen Size bed in the bedroom and one double pull-out sofa in the living room, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dining area and balcony. Group Rate is $149.00 per night + 13% HST & 3% DMF. (Regular price is $199.00 per night).

Please mention “MAGentix” to get the prefered rate.

Cartier Place Suite Hotel


Early Bird Rate
(until October 27, 2017)
Regular Rate$400$52.00$452.00
Early Bird Group Rate *
(until October 27, 2017)
3 or more
Regular Group Rate *
3 or more
Early Bird Student Rate **$250$32.50$282.50
Regular Student Rate **$275$35.75$310.75
* To be eligible for group rate, all 3 registrations must be registered at the same time, and paid with one cheque or credit card number. 

** With presentation of a valid full-time student ID.

Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop. Training endorsed by Dr. Sue Johnson co-founder of EFT and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

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There are 5 ways to register :

  1. Online: Click on the “Register” tab to the left (Please note that we accept VISA and MASTER CARD)
  2. Phone: Call us at 1-613-702-0339 or  1-877-895-2867
  3. Fax completed registration form to 1-613-702-0339
  4. Email completed registration form to
  5. Mail this printed registration form and send it with your cheque or money order payable to MAGentix Communications Inc. to the following address:
438-1500 rue Bank
Ottawa ON K1H 1B8

Please send the registration form and the cheque or money order 5 days before the conference.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and workshop begins at  9:00 a.m.


Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.


Led by Lorrie Brubacher M. Ed., LMFT, RMFT, this Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) seminar will teach you how to apply Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model for couples to individual therapy.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy integrates attachment theory with humanistic experiential and systemic approaches to create lasting, positive change for individuals. The individual approach is intended for situations in which joint therapy is not possible.

About Attachment Theory

Attachment theory and the science of love provide a practical map for shaping healthy, trusting relationships. The map extends beyond romantic love, providing a working theory of adult love and emotion regulation that can be applied to individual therapy for a range of presenting problems.

In addition to relationship difficulties, attachment theory can help treat individuals whose challenges with emotion regulation have caused depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma survival reactions and other mental health issues.

Attachment theory sets the stage for considering individual therapy as a process of love (i.e. developing secure connections) between therapist and client, and within clients’ internal and interpersonal processes. It is a valuable tool in helping repair clients’ existing adult relationships, as well as their understanding of relationships with past attachment figures and with themselves.

The attachment model can:

  • Shape the therapeutic relationship
  • Define “effective dependency” as the destination for change
  • Offer guidance for working with emotion
  • Shape both the systemic interventions of tracking and restructuring patterns of interaction, and the experiential interventions of responding empathically, in the present moment, to emotion as the source of meaning and action

About the Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Seminar

During this mental health seminar, you will explore four key aspects of attachment-based theory:

  1. Effective dependency as an essential part of being human

As outlined by John Bowlby, having at least one person to rely on is a basic human need and is necessary to develop secure relationships throughout adulthood. In this seminar, you will look at the long-lasting impact of insecure attachments formed early in life.

  1. Attachment theory as a framework for emotion regulation

Having a strong sense of interpersonal safety and connection is considered to be a key aspect of emotion regulation. The seminar will teach you how to recognize the two basic attachment strategies that derail emotion regulation when individuals perceive others are untrustworthy or unresponsive. It will also outline how you can guide your clients in monitoring and changing these patterns.

  1. Connection between internal and interpersonal processes

This mental health seminar will uncover how internal processes and interpersonal relationships shape and mirror each other, and what that means for therapeutic change.

  1. Attachment theory as a tool for positively reframing symptoms

Many negative emotion regulation patterns and internal working models (e.g. seeing the self as unlovable or others as unreliable) are developed early in life to help individuals cope with difficult circumstances. This seminar will examine how to use EFT to positively reframe negative patterns and beliefs, and create change within individuals.

Throughout the seminar, you will look closely at two core change processes:

  • Identifying patterns of emotion regulation and understanding the underlying emotion; and
  • Creating corrective emotional experiences that can transform these patterns into secure bonds, both internally and interpersonally.

Learning Objectives

After completing the seminar, participants will be able to use the attachment map to:

  1. Reframe individuals’ presenting problems within the attachment model
  2. Track cycles (attachment strategies for emotion regulation) that maintain individuals’ presenting problems
  3. Identify corrective emotional processes that will shape new, positive patterns of engagement



This workshop is in collaboration with the Ottawa Police Services- Victim Crisis Unit.


Training endorsed by Dr. Sue Johnson,  co-founder of EFT and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy


  • The Roots of EFIT
  • Relational View of Human Nature
  • Attachment Strategies for Emotion Regulation
  • The EFT Model of Change: Interventions and Stages of Change
  • Clarifying Negative Patterns & Accessing Primary Emotion
  • Corrective emotional experiences to reprocess primary emotion and
  • restructure interactive patterns.
  • Live Session, Videos, Practice.

Certificate of Participation is given at the end of the workshop. Training endorsed by Dr. Sue Johnson co-founder of EFT and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

About Lorrie Brubacher

lorrie-brubacherLorrie Brubacher, M. Ed., LMFT, RMFT is the Founding Director of the Carolina Center for EFT. She is certified with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT) as a therapist, supervisor, and trainer. She has worked in private practice in individual, couple and family therapy since 1989, maintaining private practices in Greensboro, North Carolina and Winnipeg, Canada. She has an adjunct faculty appointment at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and has previously taught at University of British Columbia, University of Winnipeg, and University of Manitoba, all in Canada. She trains internationally. She publishes and presents frequently on the topic of EFT, often publishing with Dr. Sue Johnson, the originator of EFT for couples. She has had publications accepted in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Handbook of Family Therapy (Sexton & Lebow), and Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies and written several other chapters on EFT. She is on the editorial board of The EFT Community News and has many publications therein.

Additionally, she teaches Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and is co-developer of the first EFT interactive video training program, accessible at or  Her forthcoming book Stepping into emotionally focused therapy: Key ingredients of change is to be released in the fall of 2017.

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