Washington Baltimore Center 
for EFT
Excellence in training mental health clinicians and in providing client care in Emotionally Focused Therapy

What people are saying
"She (Kathryn) is
one of the best instructors I have had in my 9 year professional career." -Ami Norman

"Kathryn is a gift to the EFT community and to therapists learning the model. I feel honored that I got the opportunity to learn from her. Words cannot express how grateful I am that my first training with the model was with Kathryn"
-Eve Hornstein

"I don't usually say this often, but you (Kathryn) are an extraordinarily gifted clinician and person - so real and genuine and brilliant. Attending this externship was life changing for me and I look forward to reading more about attachment theory and EFT for couples, and using it in my practice." -Benta Sims


"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do."

"You (Kathryn) and EFT have inspired me and I have finally found my passion."

"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do." EM
"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do." EM

Addiction & EFT

June 8th-9th, 2018 with Jim Thomas, L.M.F.T. and Certified EFT Therapist and EFT Trainer

No Pre-requisite.

Times: Friday, 10am-6:30pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

           Saturday, 9am-5:30pm (One hour for lunch on your own)

Location: WBCEFT (Second floor conference room) 405 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA

Tuition: $450

12 CE's Provided: $35

Register Here


Recently released data indicates a significant increase in the level of alcohol abuse and dependence in the U.S. in just ten years.  We watch, and many of us have been touched by the Opioid epidemic spreading in our communities.  As marijuana is legalized in more and more States, our couples speak more freely about their use (and issues that arise between partners about use).  And families deal with process addictions to porn, gaming, shopping, gambling and more.  What’s a clinician to do? 

Old frames of co-dependence, confrontation, and the idea that someone wrestling with an addiction “needs to hit bottom” and “can only quit for themselves,” continue to reverberate in the clinical world.  From denial of active addiction to struggles with early recovery through couples and families struggling with the aftermath of substance abuse unhealed and unprocessed,  this issue presents many challenges.

Attachment and emotionally-focused work offer a new paradigm and additional tools for anyone working with couples, families and individuals impacted by substance, alcohol or process addictions.

In this 2-Day workshop, internationally known trainer, Jim Thomas, LMFT, Approved Supervisor, ICEEFT EFT Trainer, will invite us in to attachment-based view of use, misuse, abuse and dependence.

Presenter Bio:

Jim Thomas, our presenter, is known for his interactive workshops.  “Jim teaches from the bottom up,” says Hanna Pinomaa, EFT Trainer, Finland.  His workshops engage participants with a combination of brief didactic presentations, experiential activities and video examples of his own work.  “Jim Thomas is one of marriage and family therapies innovators.  I would go out of my way to hear what he has to say about therapy today,” Bill Doherty, Ph.D., author of Soul Searching. 

Learning Objectives:

1) Attendees will gain an understanding of adult attachment theory as it applies to addiction.

2) Attendees will be able to apply attachment theory to the assessment, intervention and treatment of addiction particularly in couples and family therapy.

3) Explore how addiction often both feel and respond to pain differently.  This complicates and intensifies negative relational cycles and often co-exists with attachment injuries and relational traumas.

4) Outline an attach6ent-infused approach to addressing addiction from intervention, to early recovery and in to long-term treatment and full recovery.

5) See how E.F.T., an attachment-based treatment approach, is an ideal treatment modality for addressing some ongoing, current addiction, in early recovery and in healing the impacts of addiction on relationships.