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Safer Together:
Working with Trauma & Dissociation in EFT Couples Therapy
An Online Course

When we are working with survivors of trauma,

couples therapy can get very choppy!


We experience:

  • Big blow-ups and high levels of reactivity;

  • Very complicated cycles that are hard to track;

  • Confusion about attachment positions;

  • Losing track of the EFT map;

  • An inability to maintain momentum or achieve de-escalation;

  • Our own hopelessness, irritation and despair.


Trying to stay on target as the trauma triggers fly can feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole...

About this Course

Couples therapy with people with trauma can be much more rewarding and effective if you have a clear and nuanced understanding of how trauma operates in relationship. 


In this course, you will learn:

  • What dissociation is and how it shows up in couples therapy;

  • Why it makes the cycle so messy and hard to track;

  • How to stop the spin of traumatic triggering and reactivity;

    • How to incorporate core EFIT and EFFT principles to address these challenges and START TO CREATE HEALING AND LASTING CHANGE!

Jamie Discusses the Course

Marcy Reda, LCSW, Certified EFT Supervisor

“Jamie has obviously done a ton of learning about trauma and dissociation, and has effectively and clearly blended it with his wealth of knowledge and experience in working with couples using EFT. He took a topic that can be overwhelming and turned it into material that feels easy to follow and understand. He provided both theoretical frameworks and very practical exercises. I feel more calm and hopeful in my capacity to help couples struggling with trauma responses. Thank you, Jamie!"


Friday, September 20, 2024 from 2 - 5:15 pm PT

Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 9 am - 12:15 pm PT



Application is pending for 6 CEs (at an extra cost of $40 payable after the course)

You must be present for the entire course on both days to be eligible for CEs.*

* Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Note that it is common for states to accept continuing education courses offered by CE Sponsors for APA, or to accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling. 


I am committed to supporting the growth and development of therapists who are underrepresented in the EFT community.
If you identify with an underrepresented group, such as but not limited to therapists of color, please use the promo code "EQUITY" during check out, and you will receive a 40% discount off of the course price. Please contact me if you have any questions about this discount. ​

Course Prerequisite: An EFT Externship.

(Core Skills is a plus, but not required)



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is by email to

Cancellation by midnight on the evening of 8/15/24: full refund minus credit card processing fees.

Cancellation by midnight on the evening of 9/1/24: 50% refund

No refund is possible for cancellations on or after 9/2/24. 

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