March 2020 Café: In-person session CANCELLED : On-line session

  • 03/13/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
  • Non-member Registration CAFE CAMFT (without CE)
  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)

Session schedule:

Online Session open at 8:50 am for sign-in and technology check.

9:00 am PST overview of Zoom Session, SC-CAMFT President, Julie Norton

Presentation 9:15 am to 11:00 am

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The free Online Cafe will be held via Zoom meeting.

Topic: Connecting via Online Cafe

Time: Mar 13, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Navigating Pitfalls in Couple Relationships

March 13, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by:
Vanessa Wilson, LMFT

2 CE Credits

Navigating couple distress can be extremely challenging. However, helping create security in a couple’s bond can be a most rewarding experience. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT created by Dr Sue Johnson) is an extremely effective approach in supporting couples in navigating their distress and creating strong, long-lasting bonds. EFT offers therapists a clear roadmap to use when working with people in distressed relationships. This introduction to EFT is helpful for therapists currently working with couples as well as those interested in starting couples’ work.

This presentation is relevant for people who have knowledge of attachment theory, previous EFT training, or for those who are new to the theory and concepts. Apply the information you learn into your own relationship as well! Love really is the most powerful force in the universe. Come learn about the new Science of Love and the practical applications of the ground-breaking research that this approach has to offer.

Learning Objectives:

Participants of this presentation will:

  • Learn to identify the reasons why it is best to save conversations about needs until Stage 2 of therapy
  • Be able to identify markers of de-escalation
  • Be able to identify and distinguish adult attachment protests.

About the Presenter:

Vanessa is an EFT therapist who specializes in working with people to support them in their relationships. She is an MFT in private practice in Santa Cruz County and leads Hold Me Tight workshops in Santa Cruz and the greater Bay Area. Vanessa is passionate about using the couple relationship to create change. Vanessa also supports parents and their children using Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and was in the first cohort to study this new emerging modality. She began her EFT experience in 2014 studying with Sue Johnson and has continued pursuing this modality rigorously and loves sharing the information with other therapists. Vanessa has spent a great deal of time helping to train therapists in the area to help build a larger EFT community in Santa Cruz. You can learn more about Vanessa by visiting her website She can be reached by email at

Morning schedule:

Doors Open at 8:45 am for sign-in. Coffee and Refreshments served
Presentation 9:15 am to 11:15 am
Optional Networking 11:15 am to 11:30 am

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at

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