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Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 2



May 26 - 27, 2022 
9:00 am-4:30 pm HST


Hosted by:
Cindy Goodness Zane, PsyD, JD 

ICEEFT Certified Trainer, Supervisor


The Hawai'i Center for EFT (HICEFT)

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Meet Your Trainer

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Lorrie Brubacher, M.Ed

Lorrie is a registered marriage and family therapist, with 30 years of experience as an individual, couple and family therapist. She is an ICEEFT certified trainer with expertise in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is one of the most researched and highly effective relationship counselling approaches. As an educator, Lorrie taught in Canada at the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia, and in the United States at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She provides consultation, supervision and training to individual, couple, and family therapists. Lorrie has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles, made contributions to professional textbooks, and wrote the popular book, Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change (Routledge, 2018).

Workshop Description

          Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is an attachment-based approach that extends Dr. Sue Johnson’s model of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) to work with individuals. EFIT offers an integration of humanistic experiential interventions focused on reshaping intrapsychic experience and systemic interventions focused on reshaping patterns of engagement with significant others. Emotion is given precedence because of its powerful role in structuring both inner experience and motivation and in shaping key patterns in relationships. Emotion links and organizes core experience and interaction. EFIT helps you to create corrective emotional experiences in individual therapy to shape safety and security with others and within self.


          EFIT Level 2 is designed to: (1) build on and elaborate upon EFIT Level 1 training; (2) extend your abilities to practice Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy; (3) promote emotional fitness that is robust, resourceful & prepared to face existential dilemmas; and (4) provide the final requirement for ICEEFT recognition of special training in EFIT.

Prerequisite:  EFIT Level 1 completed

Helpful Preparation for Training:

1. A Primer for EFIT (Johnson & Campbell, 2022)

2. The EFIT chapters in Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist:  The workbook (end edition 2022, Furrow et al)

3. Identify your challenges in practicing EFIT, specifically in the moves of the EFT Tango


Program Objectives

  1. Formulate an attachment-oriented, humanistic perspective on clients, problems and interventions. 
  2. Identify and distill core emotional experiences and promote emotional balance.
  3. Specify protective, self-defining and interactional iatrogenic patterns (within and between) and the core components of emotional disorders.
  4. Apply the 5 moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experiences.
  5. Demonstrate the micro-interventions of the EFT/EFIT model (e.g. reflection, heightening, conjecture, etc.) to shape corrective emotional experiences within the EFT Tango.
  6. Organize dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others.
  7. Integrate corrective emotional experiences that expand working models of self and other.
  8. Express validation to build the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session.
  9. Utilize corrective emotional experiences to resolve impacts of trauma.

Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists, Students in these professions

Level: Advanced Training



Thursday, May 26, 2022

Recap:  EFT model of change; attachment theoretical base; Barlowʻs UP model of "emotional disorders"; EFT Tango and how your questions shape our training

-Lunch (1 hour)


Stage 1 Stabilization:  Naming & Deepening Awsareness of Present Process Special focus on Tango Move 1

Flow from Stage 1 to Stage 2


Friday, May 27, 2022

Stage 2 Restructuring:  Shaping New, More Secure Ways of Engaging; Restructuring IWM of Self and Other; Special focus on Tango Moves 2-3-4

Stage 3 Consolidation:  Summarize, Integrate, Respond to you!

- Lunch (1 hour)

Special focus on Tango Move 5 / Stage 3 - Integrating, Consolidating, Summarizing and Celebrating Change

Review nuances of Micro-Interventions; Explore Impasses and Personal Goals for Continued Learning

Registration/Cancellation Policy


Cancellation requests received more than 30 days before the event will be refunded in full. Cancellation requests received 30 days or less before the event will receive a refund of the registration amount minus a $50 administration fee.

The organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event for reasons of safety, act of God, minimum number of participants have not registered or any circumstance that reasonably detracts from the educative purpose &/or learning objective of this training. If the event is cancelled by the organizer, registrants will be issued a full refund.

Requests to cancel, questions or concerns, please email to

Register for EFIT Level 2 Hawaiʻi


Early Bird rate: $300

(expires @ 11:59 pm on 4/30/22 Hawaiʻi Time)


Regular rate: $325


Military rate: $300

Full-time Students/Interns: $250


ICEEFT Certified EFT Supervisors & Approved EFT Supervisors-In-Training: $162.50


To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.


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