Calgary EFT Community

Introduction to Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy


  Schedule:                                             October 20th & 21st, 2015
                                                                      9:00 am – 4:30 pm
         Cost:                         $365.00 (early bird registration before Sept 30 2015)
                                                      $395.00 (regular rate after Sept 30 2015)
  Location:                                       Holiday Inn, Macleod Trail South
                                                                     4206 Macleod Trail
                                                                                                Room Rate $139.00 per night
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                                                                                                       Talk Therapy Group
                                  Presenter:                                   Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D., R.Psych.
                                                                                          Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Workshop description

Discover the power of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help individuals improve their emotional well being.  Individual clients typically present with problematic mood states and feeling stuck in achieving personal goals in work, love and family life.  Most typically there is an interpersonal focus inherent in their therapeutic work or personal blocks that have their origins in attachment experiences.

EFT is a short-term approach that applies attachment theory to understanding individual and couple distress.  In three stages carried out within 12-24 sessions, EFT focuses on helping people shift the emotional responses that maintain their negative patterns in life and relationships.  Through the therapeutic relationship, individual clients are supported in reworking personal blocks and underlying fears that get in the way of attaining their life goals.   This presentation provides an introduction to using EFT, devoting two days to working with individuals.  Throughout both days participants can expect illustrative case examples, video excerpts, and experiential exercises.

EFT with Individuals will illustrate how the therapist supports individual clients in discovering how their own strategies for coping with stress and threatening situations undermines their quality of life. We will also focus on how in EFT we work to become a safe attachment figure in the room. Within the context of a strong therapeutic alliance, the therapist helps clients tune into their emotional world, listen to themselves and identify their most important needs.   Clients are then empowered to take a new stance, being and behaving in the world in a more fulfilling way.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use attachment theory to formulate individual client issues
  • Track negative patterns, both personally and interpersonally
  • Understand how emotions are both a target and agent of therapeutic change
  • Begin to apply key EFT interventions used to facilitate emotional change

About the Presenter:

Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D., R.Psych. Veronica is a certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor who has studied, practiced, and trained therapists extensively both locally and internationally.

As a Certified EFT Trainer with 20 years of experience presenting in a variety of contexts, Veronica is widely sought after to train and consult with therapists in Canada, the United States and Australia. She is also looking forward to publishing her first co-authored book: “An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us”, to be released on Aug 24, 2014.

Known for her warm interpersonal style, workshop participants appreciate Veronica’s clinical expertise and authenticity as she shares the model with you.  Veronica is excited to share her passion for EFT with you and hopes to engage your mind and your emotions as you learn this powerful approach to transforming lives.

What previous participants have said about Veronica’s training:

“It was a life and career changing experience—It helped me solidify future career plans for myself. I cannot thank you enough” (Calgary 4-day Externship participant, training provided by Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Leanne Campbell, November 2013).

“This is the best training I have received in 35 years of clinical practice and attending workshops” (Brisbane participant from Veronica’s 2010 Australian teaching tour)