Welcome to the Greensboro Charlotte Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy:
We welcome you to browse our site for information about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), upcoming EFT training opportunities and contact information of local EFT therapists.
Next Training Events include:
Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
The Greensboro Charlotte Center for EFT provides training to mental health professionals in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Located in central NC, our center serves the training needs of therapists in North and South Carolina. The training we offer is recognized by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), directed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and can be applied toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.
Lorrie Brubacher, Certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist and an Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy is the director of the GCCEFT.
Therapists with EFT training, on the advisory board include: Alicia Collins, Dr. Craig Cashwell, Rob Lewinski, Steve Wampler and Susan Morrow. Elizabeth Brunson Doom, also trained in EFT is the Activities Coordinator.
GCCEFT, co-sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC completed GCCEFT's our second well-attended externship! 24 people were registered and 4 EFT therapists participated as coaches during the many role plays. See group photo below.
Participant comments include:
“This was a very beneficial training. It will absolutely make a difference in my work."
“Thanks for bringing the material to life and presenting in a way which placed participants needs in the forefront. I feel like I’m walking away with something I can begin using immediately.”
“Lorrie is an amazing teacher. I loved all the variety of teaching, practice and video/live sessions.”
“Lorrie is an expert in this model and presents difficult concepts clearly and coherently. I would recommend this seminar to anyone.”
“Thank you for the opportunity for this training in Charlotte! Really enjoyed it, learned so much and look forward to continue to learn EFT.”
Strengths of the training:
“Lorrie’s patient, up close, competent style; a very effective teacher – calm, clear, and an amazingly present clinician.”
Live [couple therapy] sessions: “a great help to see the process from beginning to end. Lorrie was amazing and masterful.”
“The coordinators did an amazing job of making the externship a pleasant experience.”
“Food was wonderful; breaks were thoughtfully planned.”
Referrals to EFT Therapists
Our Center provides a referral base of therapists in North and South Carolina who are trained in EFT.
GCCEFT Mission Statement
The mission of GCCEFT is to create connections between therapists who want to use an empirically validated therapy model that can create lasting, loving bonds between couples and in families. Our goals:
- To provide training and supervision for therapists interested in becoming EFT therapists.
- To encourage therapist certification in EFT.
- To foster the development of a community of well trained EFT couple therapists.
- To promote ongoing learning and practice of EFT.
- To provide quality therapy for couples, individuals and families.
- To fill the Carolina communities’ needs for competent EFT couple and family therapists.
Philosophy of GCCEFT
We share the philosophy of International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT):
“We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and re-create supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding and enhancement of couple and family relationships through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact. We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavor to foster in our work with clients.”