Hold Me Tight Workshop®

for Therapists and Their Partners

7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

February 9-10, 2019

9am-5pm

New York City

with Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST

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13 CE credits for mental health professionals

Where:

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38 W. 39th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues) Suite 3

New York, NY 10018

Join us for a cozy pre-Valentine’s winter weekend in New York City. Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop is based on the research and practices of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT). The Hold Me Tight® program for couples, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, is an experiential, educational workshop designed to help you strengthen your emotional and physical connection with your romantic partner.

This educational and experiential workshop teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. The workshop helps you and your partner form deeper connections, repair past hurts, and increase opportunities for emotional, physical and sexual intimacy.

In addition to practicing new ways of communicating emotionally with your partner, you will see video examples of other couples and how they learned to improve their communication and strengthen their relationship.

You will experience together how to:

 

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  • Recognize underlying reasons for your conflicts
  • Heal past relationship injuries
  • Better understand your own emotional triggers and intimacy needs
  • Recognize and understand your partner’s emotional triggers
  • Learn how to respond to your partner’s needs
  • Improve emotional communication so that you can tell your partner what you need
  • Increase feelings of trust and intimacy, playfulness and fun
  • Deepen your emotional, physical and sexual connection

As a mental health professional, psychotherapist or relationship counselor, this couples workshop offers you a unique and powerful opportunity to:

  • A lesbian coupleEnhance intimacy in your relationship while learning about the principles of EFT
  • Interact with other therapist/non-therapist couples in a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Experience the benefit of the EFT approach in your own relationship.
  • Learn, experientially, how to facilitate Hold Me Tight®

While sharing comments and questions in the large group is usually fun and beneficial, you only share if you want to. You will have lots of time to have conversations with just you and your partner so you can feel comfortable and maintain your privacy.

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  • All couples are welcome in this couples workshop regardless of marital status, age, faith or sexual orientation.
  • This is and educational workshop and supports therapy nicely but does not replace it if your relationship is in high distress.

Zoya and Mike often present together and enjoy creating a safe, fun, meaningful experience where we’ll encourage you to go as deep as is comfortable… “Stretch – don’t strain” is our motto here. Join us as we navigate the EFT journey through our own hearts. It will not only cultivate more connection in your relationship but will also positively impact your work with couples as well.

“Hold Me Tight®” is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson

Presenters:

zoya 2016 _DSC1866 originalZoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. She is a founding member, Executive Director and Vice President on the Board of Directors of NYCEFT.  Zoya is also a Founder and Director of Center for Psychological and Interpersonal Development dedicated to high quality individual and couples therapy and EFT training.  Zoya has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population.  In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service and continues as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY Graduate Center, and Rutgers University.  Zoya enjoys helping therapists learn EFT and teaches nationally and internationally, now bringing EFT to Russia, Italy and Ukraine.  She has particular interest in intersection of sexuality and couples therapy.

Moran3Michael Moran, LCSW, CST is a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator.  He is the Founder and Director of The Center for Relational Fulfillment in NYC where he specializes at the intersection of relational and sexual issues, and is on the Board of Directors at NYCEFT where he co-chairs the Education Committee. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and travels the country training therapists how to effectively address sexual issues in EFT couples therapy. 

 

Space is Limited – Reserve your spot now.

$595/couple  Early Bird Registration prior to January 8, 2019

$695/couple  Regular Registration by February 1, 2019

Cancellations prior to 1/8/19 at 12 pm will be eligible for a 100% refund, minus a $50.00 processing fee.  No refunds after 1/8/19.

If you have additional questions or any special needs, do not hesitate to contact us at (917) 922-9601 or drzoyasim@gmail.com so that we can help to make your workshop experience with us most comfortable.

Preparing for the workshop

hold me tight book coverIn preparation for the workshop, we recommend that you purchase and begin reading the book that the workshop is based upon: “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love” by Dr. Sue Johnson. We have found that couples who have read at least part of the book (the first four chapters is a good start) feel like they are stepping into the workshop with some helpful background, and can dig into the material that much more readily.

 

 

 

13 Continuing Education Credits for Mental Health Professionals
Course for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists-All Levels

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1. Discover how their clients’, partners’ and selves’, attachment wounds impact their primary relationship.
2. Identify and stop their clients’, partners’ and selves’, negative cycle.
3. Create ways for clients, partners and selves, to express greater vulnerability with their partner
4. Determine how to become more accessible, responsive and engaged with their partner
5. Develop more compassion and insight into what occurs for themselves, clients and their partners when specific triggers occur in their relationship
6. Integrate a greater capacity to cultivate forgiveness with their partner, and for clients to implement with their partners when they disappoint and/or emotionally wounds them.
7. Describe how their relational cycle impacts how they move toward or away from each other sexually
8. Develop a cohesive plan together to capitalize on what they’ve learned in the workshop to continue creating greater intimacy/closeness
9. Evaluate a group experience and learn how all couples struggle with creating more connection in their primary relationship

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (13) CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive (13) continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 13 contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (13) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (13) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (5.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (13) CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (13) contact hours

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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