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Emotion Focused Therapy with Galia Schechter, PsyD – 8/15, 1pm

Galia Schechter, PhD

When:  Wednesday, August 15, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
For:  Clinicians
Presenter: Galia Schecter, PsyD
Cost:  FREE with no CEs. $25 for 2 CEs.
Location:  Mind Therapy Clinic – Upstairs Classroom
Tea and light snacks will be offered. 

RSVP here by Friday, August 10

EmotionFocused therapy (EFT) is a therapeutic approach based on the premise that emotions are key to identity and can be used to guide a healthy, meaningful life. This two hour overview will examine EFT’s philosophy and general theory, exploration of EFT’s guiding principles and experience in basic EFT techniques and interventions. We’ll identify the skills to help clients develop emotional awareness, acceptance, and an understanding that avoidance of unpleasant emotions can cause harm and render us unable to use the important information emotions provide. EFT is an evidence based treatment model for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder and childhood abuse and neglect, as well as with couples in distress.


  • State EFT’s philosophy and general theory
  • Describe the guiding therapeutic principles of EFT
  • Practice basic emotion-focused techniques and interventions

About the Presenter

Galia Schechter is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in multiple integrative, mindbody therapeutic modalities. She received her doctorate from the Wright Institute and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. Dr. Schechter has diverse career experiences spanning organizations in behavioral health, hightech corporations and major public organizations such as the World Bank. Her roles have included clinical supervisor, trainer and facilitator, organizational consultant and political activist. She serves as adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), the Wright Institute, Alliant international University and Argosy University.

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CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) which is cosponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.

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