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University of Phoenix is a convenient 15 minute drive from McCarren Airport all on the 215 Beltway. University of Phoenix overlooks the 215 beltway and is immediately off the Town Center Exit.

Easy access to rent a car, free parking at the venue, or take an Uber.

Element Las Vegas Summerlin (Marriott Property)
10555 W Discovery Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 589-2000

This hotel practically shares a parking lot with

University of Phoenix. You can walk from this

hotel to the venue, but they aren't always the

cheapest place to stay.

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In many couples, the underlying strong, heavy negative interaction patterns are paramount in the violence. These patterns form a challenge for many therapists in working with these couples, and often the violence between the partners is central to the therapeutic process. In this case, it is remarkable that these couples mostly want us, the therapist, to work toward a safer relationship where they can stay together and the violence stops. How can this be approached when violence is often seen as a contraindication for couple therapy and EFT?

Based on new scientific knowledge about intimate partner violence and their experience, Lieven and Jef have worked together to come to a deeper understanding of this difficult relational drama. 

In this workshop Lieven and Jef outline a theoretical roadmap how we can understand intimate partner violence from an attachment focused point of view, and how we can use EFT in helping these couples to fight for a healthier, safer connection. Specific interventions to use will be outlined and we'll discuss several important topics such as assessment, de-escalation, the attachment meanings of violence, and common self-of-therapist challenges.  

This two-day workshop will include:

Lecture, Q & A, video material, and exercises with space for participant dialogue. The workshop offers a mini roadmap that can be inserted in the larger EFT map for therapy.

Participants should have a basic training in EFT.

IPV: Couple Violence and Fighting for Connection

Lieven Migerode, ICEEFT certified EFT Trainer & Supervisor introduced Sue Johnson in Belgium on the occasion of the Good Enough Couple Congress in 2006. He published earlier on the subject of partner violence and love. He published articles and a book on the subject of love. Migerode,L (2015). Hoe blijf je gelukkig in je relatie. Tielt: Lannoo. (I love you: how to stay happy in your relationship).

Jef Slootmaeckers, ICEEFT certified EFT therapist, and EFT Supervisor in training, Jef has worked for 10 years with partner violence. He specialized in EFT and couple violence. Over the last few years, Jef trained several teams in working with these highly reactive and violent couples. Together with Lieven Migerode he published several articles about partner violence and couple therapy.

Nearby hotels

Southern NV Community for (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy

Meet your presenters

Anabelle Bugatti, PhD, LMFT
President/Director Southern NV EFT

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Research shows that intimate partner violence is rather frequent; even more so in couples seeking couple therapy. However, the subject of violence often remains hidden from the therapist. Or due to contraindication, couples seeking therapy are often refused.

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 797-7777

This hotel is just off the next 2 exits on the 215 Beltway from the Venue. It's easily a 5-7 minute  (or less) drive from door to door. There are a lot of shops and dining options at Red Rock and Downtown Summerlin which is right next to (walking distance) Red Rock Casino. Very close to the Venue also, but not walking distance close.

Hampton Inn & Suites (Red Rock Summerlin)
4280 S Grand Canyon Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 227-3305

This hotel is off the 215 Beltway off the Flamingo Rd Exit, which is the Exit just BEFORE the venue. it is also very close. Not close enough to walk, but a 3-5 minute Uber ride or drive. There's not much to eat or do around this venue though without a car.

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$ 350 Early Bird (Before Dec. 1st, 2020)

$ 395 Regular Fee

$ 300 Post Graduate Interns

$ 200 Students (Must have completed the Externship & Be enrolled in Core Skills)