Continuing Education for Therapists

Many therapists take our Hold Me Tight Workshop with a partner to learn Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Theory and Hold Me Tight in experiential ways.

We are able to give 14 hours of complimentary continuing education credits to all Psychologists, MFT and LCSW Therapists.

Objective #1: Participants will be able to define the three “Demon Dialogues” (Find the Bad Guy, Freeze & Flee and Protest Polka) from the Hold Me Tight book and definite “Negative Cycles”.

Objective #2: Participants will be able to identify “Raw Spots” and their underlying feelings (beyond immediate, impulsive reactions).

Objective #3: Participants will integrate understanding of Negative Cycles and Raw Spots, and engage in the steps necessary to re-visit a “Rocky Moment.”

Objective #4: Participants will be able to discuss the importance of attachment repair and forgiveness in healthy relationships and describe the six-step model of forgiveness.

Objective #5: Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and engage in a Hold Me Tight conversation with their partner including the expression of vulnerable emotions and attachment-related needs.

Objective #6: Participants will be able to discuss the importance of touch, intimacy and sex in the building of a secure connection with a partner and engage in a conversation with their partners about their intimate life.

Target Audience: This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners.

Activity Level: Level is Beginner.

CE Credits are provided by the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (NCCEFT). NCCEFT is approved by the California Psychological Association and by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, MFT’s and LCSW’s. NCCEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Hold Me Tight Workshop meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credit for Psychologists as required by the California Psychological Association.

The Hold Me Tight Workshop meets the qualifications for 14 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Attendance Policy:


Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation will receive CE credits.  Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop.  Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

Grievance Policy: The Hold Me Tight Workshop is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Hold Me Tight Workshop will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the CPA PAS CE Program Director in consultation with the Board of Directors (Steering Committee).

While Hold Me Tight Workshop works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues that will require intervention and/or action on the part of Hold Me Tight Workshop. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such complaints.

Grievance Policy

Grievances about Hold Me Tight Workshop should be made with the CE Program Director handling continuing education for Hold Me Tight Workshop at the Northern California Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy  (NCCEFT).  When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance or expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.

  1. If the complaint concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the complaint will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CEProgram Director at NCCEFT will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
  2. If the complaint concerns a Hold Me Tight Workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CEProgram Director at NCCEFT will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CEProgram Director or his/her representative will:
  3. Attempt to move the participant to another presentation or
  4. Provide a credit for a subsequent presentation, in the event of a program having an attendance fee or
  5. Provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee, in the event of a program having an attendance fee.

Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note does not need to be signed by the aggrieved individual.

  1. If the grievance concerns the business practices of the NCCEFT CEprogram in a specific regard, the CEProgram Director or Administrator will attempt to arbitrate.