Bellevue, WA, September 23, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Marlon Familton MA, couples & marriage therapist at Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC in Bellevue Washington, completes the Advanced Core Skills Training as recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT.
The Advanced Core Skills Training is four weekends over nine months that provides the EFT Therapist with a greater understanding and proficiency in the EFT model of relationship therapy enabling them to become more effective in working with distressed couples.
“Understanding EFT as a model of therapy and now having completed the Externship and Advanced Core Skills Training better enables me to get to the root causes of a couple’s distress and help them work through these issues to strengthen their relationship and family.” Says Familton. “I am always excited to be better at what I do because that means happier couples and happier families, which make my career incredibly rewarding.”
Individuals in distressed relationships find themselves in an unbearable situation, often feeling alone or heading for breakup. EFT does not focus on blaming or “fixing” a partner, but rather looks at how the couple inadvertently builds a negative pattern of interacting; a negative emotional “dance”. Through a series of nine steps, the EFT therapist leads the couple away from the conflictual deadlock and into new bonding interactions that de-escalate and restructure their relationship creating positive cycles.
EFT is a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the early 80's by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg. EFT is also used with families. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
“The EFT Advanced Core Skills Training helps the EFT therapist deepen their knowledge and effectiveness in the EFT model.” Says Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Psychologist and Certified EFT Trainer. Dr. Kallos-Lilly along with Yolanda von Hockauf presented the Advanced Training that Familton attended and established the Vancouver Centre for EFT Training located at the Vancouver Couple & Family Institute in British Columbia. “Completing the Core Skills Training demonstrates Marlon’s commitment to becoming a highly effective EFT therapist.”
“This has been a goal of mine for three years now; one I am thrilled to achieve. The EFT model is so effective that as I have become more proficient, my clients gain that benefit.” Familton says. “My next target is to continue improving in my ability to help couples recover from a distressed relationship by targeting full certification through the ICEEFT.”
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy™ (ICEEFT): located in Ottawa, Canada, it is the home for research and training related to EFT. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Sue Johnson and her colleagues, the Centre offers educational courses and training to therapists (externships, workshops, core training etc.), provides certification for EFT trainers and therapists around the world and undertakes clinical research studies.
Collaborative Couples & Family Counseling, LLC is a private practice located in Bellevue Washington operated by Marlon Familton and Leah Koenig. CCFC Offers couples/marriage/family counseling using EFT, individual counseling using Lifespan Integration, Love and Logic® classes, and Parent Coaching.