GEORGE FALLER

MS, LMFT, EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

LAURIE WATSON

PhD, MA, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor (in Training)

Great Sex for Couples: Integrating Attachment Theory and Sex Therapy for Couples’ Therapists – an EFT Online Workshop

June 10 & 11, 2021
9:00 – 4:00 EST
Interactive Online Workshop

A recording of the workshop will be available for 30 days after the workshop.

George Faller

MS, LMFT, EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

Laurie Watson

PhD, MA, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor
(in Training)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Trainer and couples therapy expert, George Faller, LMFT and AASECT Certified sex therapist, Laurie Watson, PhD join forces to teach therapists the importance of helping their couple clients reach sexual and emotional security. Without comfort around talking about sex, therapists often avoid resolving this critical part of their couple’s lives.

Our goal is to help couple therapists understand how the emotional and sexual attachment cycles are integrated and how to leverage each to cement the couple bond using EFT.

The workshop will include lectures and interactive break-out sessions.

Lectures are as follows:

  • Best Sex – An Integration of Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit
  • The Sexual Attachment Cycle
  • Desire, Arousal and Orgasm
  • Integrating Sexual Assessment in EFT
  • Dealing with Blocks and Triggers with Desire Discrepancy in Stage I
  • Navigating the Self of the Therapist as a Sexual Being

Objectives: 

  • Describe 3 qualities based on research that long-term couples report as essential to having optimal sex.
  • Identify the sexual and emotional pursuer/withdrawer as congruent or hybrid in a coupleship.
  • Know how each gender moves through the desire, arousal, orgasm cycle and is impacted by emotional connection.
  • Become comfortable creating safety and asking direct, explicit sexual questions.
  • Integrate a sexual assessment into the couple’s general assessment.
  • Learn to identify typical triggers in pursuers and blocks in withdrawers in desire discrepancy cases.
  • Assess your own sexual history, assumptions, comfort level or anxiety in discussions of sex.

Speaker Bios:

George Faller

MS, LMFT, EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

George Faller is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department. He began his counselling career helping couples impacted by the trauma of 9/11. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as an EFT Certified Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.

He is the founder and President of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  As an EFT Trainer, George teaches several classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family (the oldest family institute in the United States) in NYC, is a board member of the Porter Cason Institute for the Family at Tulane University in New Orleans and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, Ct. Specializing in trauma, Family EFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.  George is the co-author of three books: True Connection: Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships (Living With Hope), Sacred Stress: A Radically Different Approach to Using Life’s Challenges for Positive Change and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience.

He and Dr Watson are the co-hosts of the podcast FOREPLAY RADIO – Couples and Sex Therapy with over 5 M downloads.

Laurie Watson

Phd, MA, LMFT, LCMHC, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist & Supervisor (in Training)

Laurie has been a licensed couple’s counselor for over two decades. In clinical therapy, she has helped thousands of couples recover sexual passion and make love again in joyful, intimate, creative and exciting ways, sometimes even after years of sexless marriage. Due to her many years of counseling experience, Laurie remains incredibly hopeful that committed love and monogamous sex can fulfill a couple, heal deep wounds from childhood, restore each spouse to a sense of hope, and offer stability from which to face the world together.

Dr. Watson is the author of Wanting Sex Again – How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage. She is a Blogger for WebMD and Psychology Today with over 15 M reads. She is the owner/ director for Awakenings Counseling & Counseling Near Me in Raleigh, Chapel Hill & Greensboro, NC. Her training in EFT includes Externship, Core Skills, and Supervision, Certification (Pending).

Dr. Watson and George Faller are the co-hosts of the podcast FOREPLAY RADIO – Couples and Sex Therapy with over 5 M downloads.

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Individual Early birdshow details + $425.00 (CAD)*  
Group (3 or more) Early birdshow details + $400.00 (CAD)*  
Student Early birdshow details + $325.00 (CAD)*  
Individual Regularshow details + $450.00 (CAD)*   Goes On Sale
May 26, 2021
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May 26, 2021
Student Regularshow details + $350.00 (CAD)*   Goes On Sale
May 26, 2021

* price does not include taxes


  • 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.
  • Greater discounts for groups of 10 or more. Contact the team at MAGentix directly.
  • For student rate, a valid full-time student ID must be presented.
  • Above includes payment by credit card and cheque. Other payment methods.
  • Certificate of Participation will be given at the end of the workshop.

Bibliography:

Furrow, J. L., Palmer, G., Johnson, S. M., Faller, G. R., & Olsen, L. P. (2019). Emotionally focused family therapy: Restoring connection and promoting resilience. Routledge

Hertlein, K. M., Gambescia, N., Weeks, G. R. (2019). Systemic Sex Therapy. Routledge

Johnson, S. M. (2019). The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection. Routledge

Johnson, S. M. (2019). Attachment theory in practice: Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) with individuals, couples, and families. The Guilford Press

Mintz, L. (2018) Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters—And How to Get It, HarperOne

Brubacher, L. L. (2017) Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Routledge

Faller, G. R., & Wright, H. (2016). Sacred Stress: A radically different approach to using life’s challenges for positive change. Turner Publishing

McCarthy, B. (2015) Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy. PESI Publishing and Media

Nagoski, E. (2105) Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life. Simon & Schuster

Watson, L (2012) Wanting Sex Again: How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage. Berkely

Foreplay Radio for Couples and Sex Therapy

Link to our podcast!  We are found on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other platforms.

Accreditations

CCPA accreditation for MAGentix's workshops
CCPA     12 CEU’s CACCF   Pending 12 CEU’s
OAMHP Participation in this workshop allows OAMHP members to apply 12 hours (CECs) towards their required continuing education hours. OAMHP does not endorse this training or the training provider.

 

Details

  • June 10 & 11, 2021 | 9:00am- 4:00pm EST
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
  • A recording of the workshop will be available for 30 days after the workshop.