Created for Connection: The Art and Science of Loving Well

Created for Connection: The Art and Science of Loving Well

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Date(s) - 09/16/2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Calvary Church Los Gatos

About the Course

Christian Counseling Centers presents “Created for Connection:  The Art and Science of Loving Well” taught by Dr. Jim Furrow, held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Church Los Gatos.

This course explores the transforming role of emotion and attachment processes in restoring vitality to couple and family relationships. Building on empirical findings and clinical research this workshop reviews how recent advances in attachment and emotion theory shape the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and its promise as a resource for lasting change.  Poignant clinical examples demonstrate pivotal moments in the EFT process of change and therapeutic strategies that promote healing and resilience.  Throughout Dr. Furrow examines the role of faith as a secure base for promoting and restoring relationships of redeeming purpose.

Gottman's Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - Christian Counseling CentersThis workshop is designed to help you:

1. Identify emotion as an integral factor in positive relationship science and related implications for clinical practice.

2. Conceptualize attachment processes as a source of distress and a resource for resilience in couple and family relationships.

3. Identify a process for systemic change informed by transforming emotional experience.

4. Explore how faith offers clients and clinicians a resource for strengthening attachment bonds in couple and family relationships.

Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Christian Counseling Centers is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Christian Counseling Centers maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

About the Presenter

James L. Furrow, PhD is an author, researcher, and clinical educator.  Formerly, Dr. Furrow served as the Evelyn Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and Department Chair at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology.

His published work includes: The Emotionally Focused Therapy Casebook: New Directions in Couple TreatmentBecoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The WorkbookPreparing for Marriage, anEmotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies. His research and clinical interests explore the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples and families, and the role of faith and resilience in the positive development of disadvantaged youth. His work has appeared in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality.

Dr. Furrow is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certified Family Life Educator.  He is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor and founder of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Course Schedule

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session #1 Redeeming Relationships: Practicing on Purpose
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #2 Belonging and Becoming: Building Bonds that Last
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Session #3 Defining the Dance: Recognizing and Reordering Reactive Patterns
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session #4 Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Transforming Relationships

Time spent on breaks (including meal breaks) are not offered for continuing education credit.Course completion certificates will be awarded when participants sign-in/sign-out sheet, course evaluation and self-evaluation forms are submitted at the end of the course.

Fees & Payment

The course fee can be paid by check only. Make the check out to Christian Counseling Centers, and mail it to:

CE Program Administrator
1510 Fashion Island Blvd., #110
San Mateo, CA 94404.

Please send payment the day you register.Refunds are only granted if a written cancellation notice is received by the program administrator at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the course.

Special Needs

All requests for accommodations for special needs can be submitted in writing to the program administrator. Upon receiving the written request, the program administrator will make every effort to accommodate the request. A written response from the program administrator will be sent within 2 weeks of receiving the request.


All complaints or grievances can be submitted in writing to the program administrator, and/or to the CEPA Program Coordinator. The program administrator will respond in writing to the complaint or grievance within one week of receiving the submission.



Registration is closed for this event.