Upcoming Events

    • February 08, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Grog 13 Middle Street, Newburyport, MA
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    In the field of couples psychotherapy today, there are several models to choose from including Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Imago. Distinguishing between them can feel overwhelming to both clinicians and those who seek their services. At the same time, it’s vital that therapists find a treatment approach that fits their belief system, allows room for their individual style and personality and produces the kind of change that their clients deserve and expect. The purpose of this Intro is to take a ‘deep enough’ dive into EFT and its application with couples and families to help therapists determine whether they would like to learn more about this unique attachment based model.

    While the rate of divorce in the US has gone down slightly for first-time marriages, it has increased for re-coupling partners. The need for assistance from psychotherapy for couples and families is not likely to decline anytime soon. Though there are graduate programs that now teach EFT as part of their core curricula, many practicing therapists are not familiar with the model. There tends to be a gap between researchers and practitioners in our field and it is not uncommon for practicing clinicians to feel that they lack the time to read scholarly journals to discern what information could be relevant to their work. By attending this workshop, clinicians will be able to experience and digest EFT at work for themselves and envision how using the model might fit into their practices.

    This workshop will include research, including scholarly articles and books, videos of couples working with Master EFT clinicians, a step-by-step explanation of how the model is applied and role plays of how the audience’s most difficult cases would be handled using EFT.

    Deborah W. Curtis, LICSW is a graduate of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and Supervisor. She has a private practice in Newburyport, MA where she specializes in couples therapy and supervision to clinicians learning EFT. 

    Naomi Rather, Ph.D., LCMHC is a psychotherapist is private practice in Newington, NH. Areas of specialization include trauma. grief and Emotionally Focused individual, family and couples work. Naomi’s doctoral research was conducted at Whole Life Health Care, where she studied collaboration across disciplines in healthcare. 

    Deb and Naomi met at an EFT training and have worked together to found ,New Hampshire Seacoast EFT to support growth of EFT in this area. Seacoast EFT, is now a non profit and an official community recognized by ICEEFT, the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Seacoast EFT hosts trainings of nationally recognized teachers, smaller local training and peer support. In 2017 Deb and Naomi began an EFT based podcast for couples called "The Couch Where Marriage Counselors Talk About Relationships”. On the podcast they interview guest experts and address a wide range of topics facing couples today. The podcast can be found on Itunes and has over 30,000 downloads. 


    • March 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Finz Seafood Bar & Grill Wharf Street Salem MA
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    We all dream every night, and our dreams contain the seeds of both our struggles and our healing, however few clinicians are trained to work with these windows into our deepest selves.  Even nightmares contain gifts if we can learn to understand the messages they have hidden.  A psycho-spiritual and embodied approach to dreamwork allows us to access this healing potential. This workshop fills the knowledge gap that many professionals have when clients come to us with their dreams; allowing us to quickly access the core of an issue or problem and find paths to resolution.

    Linda Yael Schiller, MSW, LICSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, author, and teacher in Watertown, MA.  She has been teaching dreamwork internationally and running dream circles for over 30 years. Past professor at Boston University School of Social Work, she authored The Relational Model of Group Development, now taught in schools of social work over the country.  On the prior faculty of the Trauma Treatment post-grad programs at both BUSSWand Simmons College, Linda also teaches trauma treatment, and is trained in EMDR, IFS, energy psychology, Reiki, mindfulness, and somatic modalities.  Her book “Modern Dreamwork: New Tools for Decoding Your Soul’s Wisdom”by Llewleyn Worldwide Publishers is due out Nov 2019.

Past events

November 09, 2018 ADHD AND COUPLES: MOVING FROM BLAME TO ACCEPTANCE, SUE HALLOWELL, LICSW 3 CEs OFFERED
October 19, 2018 MIDDLESEX COUNTY FRIDAY AFTER WORK NETWORKING EVENT
October 05, 2018 HOARDING DISORDER TREATMENT IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE OFFICE AND BEYOND, PATTY UNDERWOOD, LICSW 3 CEs OFFERED
September 28, 2018 FRIDAY AFTER WORK GATHERING IN SALEM
September 18, 2018 Northern Essex County Networking Evening
September 14, 2018 DEALING WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE: FAMILY ALIENATION, EVAN LONGIN, EdD 3CEs offered
June 01, 2018 What Neuropsychology Can Add to Mental Health Services Robert Sedgwick, EdD
May 11, 2018 PPC Annual Meeting
May 11, 2018 What Neuropsychology Can Add to Mental Health Services Robert Sedgwick, EdD
April 27, 2018 Friday After Work Gathering
March 09, 2018 The Politics of Helping: Distinguishing Narrative and Normative World-Views Stephen Gaddis, PhD, LMFT
March 06, 2018 Introduction To Neurofeedback David Helfand, PsyD, BCN
February 09, 2018 Update in Medication Management: Review for Therapists Liz Alfson, MD
January 12, 2018 Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity Beth Rontal, LICSW
November 10, 2017 Introduction To Neurofeedback David Helfand, PsyD, BCN
October 13, 2017 Friday After Work Gathering
September 15, 2017 Refueling Your Creative Self, Christine Routhier, MA, LMHC, MT-BC & Marina Strauss, MA, LMHC
August 11, 2017 Salem (Circulating) Practice Circle
June 17, 2017 Essential Oils 101
June 16, 2017 After Work Gathering for Middlesex County Members
June 16, 2017 PPC Annual Meeting
June 09, 2017 Salem Practice Circle
May 12, 2017 Social Justice Matters!: The Liberation Health Framework for Mental Health Practice, Dawn Belkin Martinez, PhD, LICSW
April 28, 2017 Friday After Work Gathering
April 14, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event North Reading Friday
April 07, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Salem
March 10, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Salem
March 10, 2017 Pop Up Brown Bag Event Stoneham Friday March 10, 10:00 to 11:30
March 05, 2017 Theory To Practice: Incorporating Telemental Health Into Your Psychotherapy Practice Jennifer Tsappis, MSW, LICSW
February 10, 2017 Insurance and Investments for Psychotherapists
January 13, 2017 Lyme Disease: The Hidden Epidemic
December 07, 2016 Health Care in the Commonwealth: Now and Looking Ahead

Private Practice Colloquium, Inc.
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Salem, MA 01970

Phone: 978-741-8066
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