ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


Program Description

Through a PowerPoint presentation as well as the viewing of a videotape segment of Sue Johnson working with a couple, this training will introduce participants to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).

EFT, formulated by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a short-term, experiential, systematic and empirically tested intervention designed to reduce distress and create stronger, more secure attachment bonds in adult love relationships. This highly effective approach to couples therapy focuses on emotion (rather than the content of the specific problem a couple is facing) as the essential transforming element in couple therapy.

For willing partners, the clinician helps the couple identify their “destructive cycle” and then validates both partners’ experiences, acknowledging their reactions to each other. The goal is to unite them against the cycle, rather than each other. The EFT therapist helps both partners change the way they react to each other, creating new emotional experiences. This “new (healthier) dance”

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

10:45am - 12:15am

Course Number



Jodi Ames-Frankel, Ph.D.

Program Originator:



Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

contact Hours:

1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic theoretical understanding of the EFT model and name three stages and nine steps used in EFT.
  2. List six EFT interventions for deepening emotions.
  3. Identify and explain how to track negative cycles in couples.
  4. Explain the difference between primary and secondary emotions.
  5. Define five common underlying emotions of pursuers and five common underlying emotions of withdrawers.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Jodi Ames-Frankel, Ph.D., Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Mount Kisco, NY, specializing in the treatment of trauma, complex grief, bereavement, depression and anxiety. Dr. Frankel has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and groups as well as supervising clinicians who are learning to become EFT therapists. She has also received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has applied this model, when working with many NYC firefighters who responded to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and their families.

Workshop lecture with powerpoint presentation , viewing of a videotape from a segment of a couple session with Sue Johnson using the EFT approach and time for audience participation.

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 1.5 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact:

Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0056; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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