Taking EFT Into the Bedroom: Adding Sex to the Cycle

Featuring: Dr. Sarah Nunnink

San Diego or Online: Saturday, December 8th 2018

Taking the EFT Cycle into the Bedroom: The Addition of Sex to the Cycle 

The San Diego Center for EFT, with TRIEFT Alliant, invites you to join Dr. Sarah Nunnink for an advanced training in bringing the topic of Sex into the EFT cycle.

Sex and sexual intimacy are presenting issues for many couples. However, sex and sexual connection can be challenging topics for couples to address. The techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy can help couples engage and deepen in restorative conversations around sexual intimacy. In this training, attendees will learn specific assessment strategies and treatment techniques to further support clinical work with couples in which sex, sexual trauma, and sexual connection are presenting issues. Drawing from her extensive research and clinical expertise, Dr. Nunnink will help therapists develop specific techniques in treating sexual intimacy issues in couple therapy. She will cover how to use experiential deepening through episodic memory review and portrayals to provide corrective emotional experiences for partners in which sexual trauma influences their sexual connection. Clinicians will also learn how to assess and engage partners in which experiential numbing and emotional disconnection is negatively impacting their sex life. Case presentations will help attendees know how to use their knowledge of the EFT cycle to map couple’s sexual relationship and take the EFT cycle “into the bedroom.”

Your Instructor:

Dr. Sarah Nunnink

Dr. Sarah Nunnink received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), having received scholarships and funding for the majority of her degree.  She has been licensed since 2007 and was a fulltime staff psychologist at the VA San Diego as well as a clinical professor for UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry from 2008 to 2016.  She launched her private practice in 2015. She is certified in EFT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma.  She is currently undertaking advanced training and consultation towards certification in Accelerated xperiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).  She has numerous publications in scientific journals on the topics of sexuality, PTSD/trauma, sexual assault, women’s issues and emotional numbing in military members.


Saturday December 8 2018


9:00 am – 12:00pm

Where – 2 Options!

Green Hall conference room

 Alliant International University

San Diego, Ca 92131

Or attend online!

Fee – Online registration now closed – For walk-ins please register and pay at the door.

$25 for Licensed Professionals

$15 for Associates/Students

Registration Info

Registrations are non-refundable, however you can transfer your registration/payment to another person for this event only.
Payment can be made online or by mail.

NOTE: Lodging and food not included. 

Registration questions?

Email: Cathy and Iris at help@trieft.org


  • Learn to apply EFT to couples where sex is a major part of the presenting issue
  • Understanding how to map the couple’s sexual relationship in the negative cycle
  • Identify interventions through the presentation of a clinical case.

Closed to online attendence. For in-person attendance, please pay at the door.

Putting Sex in the Cycle

    Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training. Certification in EFT is offered by ICEEFT based on completion of all requirements and demonstrated competence in the model. Completion of training does not guarantee competence or certification. Enrollment in this training constitutes an agreement to hold harmless The San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI-EFT), and all presenters and trainers from any and all claims, actions, and judgements, including all costs of defense and attorney’s fees incurred in defending against the same. I have read and agree to follow the terms for participation.
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After you submit your registration you will see these payment options to choose from, payment is made via PayPal unless requested otherwise. 

Licensed Professionals – $25

Associate – Students – $15

If you prefer to pay via check or credit card outside of PayPal, please contact Iris and Cathy at help@trieft.org

**Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235).