Introduction to the EFT: A 2-day Experiential Workshop
For Mental Health Professionals

Get to know this popular and powerful approach to psychotherapy, which prioritizes working with the couple rather than the individual.

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Presented by Lori Marchak, MS PhD LCPC LMFT

Lori Marchak is a gifted psychotherapist who specializes in working with complex trauma and with couples. She is owner of Gallatin Psychotherapy, Inc., a group private practice focused on excellence in evidence-based practice, based in Bozeman, Montana. She is Associate Director and Education Coordinator for the Montana Board of EFT, and an ICEEFT Certified Therapist and Supervisor.

Workshop Dates and Locations

February 2-3, 2018 in Missoula, Montana (early registration ends Jan 3)

February 9-10, 2018 in Helena, Montana (early registration ends Jan 9)

March 2-3, 2018 in Kalispell, Montana (early registration ends Feb 2)

April 13-14, 2018 in Billings, Montana (early registration ends Mar 13)

May 4-5, 2018 in Great Falls, Montana (early registration ends Apr 4)

Intro to EFT: Experiential 2-Day Workshop for Mental Health Professionals

About this Workshop

This workshop will be highly experiential, teaching Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples, largely through demonstration, video clips, and experiential participant exercises. This workshop is designed to give participants a high-level understanding and appreciation for the EFT model, see their clients through a new, more powerful, and more accurate lens, and practice skills that can be put into place immediately.

  • See the couple as the preferred mode of treatment

  • Conceptualize mental health issues in terms of couple dynamics

  • Get a road map to working with a couple in the room

  • Learn skills you can use right away with couples, individuals and families

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a highly effective, evidence-based approach that is attachment-based, experiential, systemic, and de-pathologizing. It is the gold standard for working with couples, and offers new insights and powerful tools for therapists and behavioral health specialists working with individuals and families. This model utilizes the theory of adult love in a systematic map to heal distressed couple relationships which has a positive effect on the rest of the family and society.

This 2-Day Introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is designed for all mental health professionals and graduate students.

EFT is a short-term approach developed by Dr. Susan M. Johnson, founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). It reflects the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress, adult love, and emotion. Emotionally Focused Therapy has revolutionized therapy in general. It is one of the most empirically supported models of couple therapy, is being taught all over the world, and is a must-know model whether you are working with couples, individuals or families.

“I appreciated the safety, the community, the holding space for learning something new. Love the model! Definitely come to deepen your understanding of self and your work with clients.” – Participant

“I appreciated the small group ration. It was nice to feel so closely supported in the role plays. Love the videos and handouts. The amount I learned was exceptional. I loved big group discussions and just having insights from Lori & other trainers. Get ready to go deep. And don’t be afraid to go there.” – Participant

“Join the movement! This is an informative and worthwhile training.” – Participant

“I appreciated the quality of people in attendance, and great pacing of the material. Lori!! Her honesty, warmth, passion to understanding of the material. Don’t hesitate to go! The material can be used in all settings and with yourself.” – Participant.

“I appreciated all of it! I learned so much and it will transform all of what I do in the therapeutic setting. Thank you! Professionals considering this absolutely need to come.” – Participant

“To be honest, I appreciated everything! EFT is just what I was looking for. This is me and I love the steps, process. I gained so much from this weekend. I gained the passion again for therapy. I was able to be vulnerable. I absolutely recommend this workshop. It grows you as a therapist in a very supportive environment. You gain skills, a way of doing therapy that works and deepens your therapy work. It also creates connection with other therapists. I’m excited about future trainings.” – Participant

“Don’t miss this opportunity to study Emotionally Focused Therapy with an incredibly insightful teacher. I’ve watched many hours of EFT sessions with internationally known therapists, and I can say whole-heartedly that Lori Marchak’s natural skills as a clinician and a teacher show that she is one of the best of the best. We are beyond lucky to have her in Montana.” – Sunny Mavor, LMFT, Bozeman

“Lori Marchak is an amazing therapist who knows EFT inside and out. She is passionate, warm, caring, clear and organized; a leader in her field.” – Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC, Director, New Jersey Center for EFT and ICEEFT Trainer

“Lori has a gift in teaching and inspiring those who work with her to feel supported and encouraged in the learning process. I can’t say enough about how much I have appreciated what she has taught me over these years. She has great insight and wisdom. I just can’t say enough about Lori and her dedication and commitment to EFT as a facilitator, supervisor, trainer and leader here in the state of Montana.” – Michelle Pittack, LCPC, Billings

“Lori is one of those exceptional individualists that seeks to constantly deepen her knowledge of what it is to be a human being. While many professionals can become content with their level of expertise in an area, Lori seems to always be working towards increasing her mastery, understanding, and ability to transform the lives of others. Her unwavering dedication to furthering her mastery of being an agent of change for her clients, allows her to be an inspiring teacher to others that share the journey of learning. She brings her compassion, wisdom, and humor into her therapy and teaching. She inspires those that are fortunate to be around her to greater professional and personal heights.” – John D. Wimberly, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Bozeman

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Locations and Dates:

All workshops meet Friday, 9-5 and Saturday, 9-4.

February 2-3, Alliance Church, 100 Foss Court E., Missoula, MT 59803

February 9-10, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 512 Logan Street, Helena, MT 59601

March 2-3, Whitefish United Methodist Church, 1500 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937

April 13-14, Beartooth Conference Room, SUB, MSU-Billings, 1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101

May 4-5, YWCA, 220 2nd Avenue North, Great Falls, MT, 59401


  • 2 Day Workshop: $325; $295 for Early Registration
  • Registration includes 13 CEUs