Upcoming Events for Therapists

Below are the upcoming events for therapists led or assisted by Kathryn de Bruin Family Therapy and Training.

*If there is a link to register, please follow that link to learn more and contact someone about the event. 

*If the event does not provide a link, or is an event put on by Kathryn de Bruin, please fill out this form, and submit payment for the event through the Paypal link below so we can register you. 

Feel free to email: assistant@kathryndebruin.com to request monthly payments or with questions. We’re excited to see you at the next event!


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EFT CONSULT GROUP – SAN DIEGO starting January 31st

Thursdays from 12p – 2p

Mission Valley, CA

$350 for all five sessions: January 31st, February 21st, March 21st, April 25th & May 23rd

To sign up, please fill out the form above and pay through the Paypal link

For any questions, please email assistant@kathryndebruin.com

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From the comfort of your home!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


To sign up, please fill out the form above and pay through the Paypal link

For any questions, please email assistant@kathryndebruin.com

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CORE SKILLS in EFT – PORTLAND starting Jan 4, 2019


Join Sharon Chatkupt Lee & Kathryn de Bruin in Portland as we lead you through the next stage in your Emotionally Focused Therapy training journey: Core Skills.

Core Skills is the next step in your couples training after completing an ICEEFT approved Externship. This training is appropriate for mental health professionals who have completed an ICEEFT approved Externship in EFT and are working with couples and families. Each weekend is 12 contact hours of learning. We will provide you a certificate of completion after completing all four weekends. Please check with your licensing board for your particular continuing education requirements. CE available for an additional $35.

You will be participating in small group study with lots of opportunity for experiential learning. We will study together, do role plays, watch lots of video taped sessions and share the EFT journey. In a core skills series we will schedule 2 live sessions (pending availability) and each participant will have an opportunity to present his/her work to the group.

We will use didactic instruction, case presentations, role plays and video review to help you to become more intentional and focused with the EFT model. In module one we focus on building relationship in the therapy, assessment and beginning to track the negative interactional pattern. In module two we focus on working with and deescalating the negative cycle. In module three, we deepen our work with withdrawers and beginning of stage two. In module 4, we deepen our work with pursuers and stage two. In the 5th weekend, we will integrate all of this learning so that you are more grounded and confident and we will explore special topics.

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March 25-28


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is the leading form of more effective marital therapy treatments. EFT is a short-term (8-20 sessions) structured approach to couples therapy. There is a substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from marital distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. There is also research on the change process and predictors of success.

EFT is based on a clear, explicit attachment conceptualization of marital distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment. EFT is collaborative and respectful of clients. Change strategies and interventions are specific and clear, and key moves and moments in the change process have been mapped into nine steps and three stages of change.

The goals of EFT are to: 1) expand and re-organize key emotional responses; 2) create a shift in partner’s interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interaction; and 3) foster the creation of a secure bond between partners.

This 4-day beginning externship is designed to help therapists have an immersive didactic and experiential conceptualization of the EFT model. There will be lecture, role plays, handouts, group interactions and demonstrations with a live couple, to help the participant understand and be able to apply the principles of EFT in their own practice of couple therapy upon completion of this externship.

Full price must be submitted in order to hold your spot. Space is limited. Please sign up early.