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Fighting for Connection:

EFT with Interpersonal Partner Violence Part 2

Part 1 is a prerequisite

​​​​​​​Having completed Part 1, the initial 2-Day Master Class (Fighting for Connection) you are ready to get a more in-depth view and skill practice working with couples who are dealing with Interpersonal Partner Violence.

You can consider this a “Core Skills” type course for working with violence.

Having completed the first 2-day course you will be exposed to new material and more video examples along with exercises in small groups so you can continue to deepen you ability to attune, empathize and co-regulate with couples who get caught physically fighting for safety, understanding and secure connection.

About The Online Advanced 2-day Course

EFT 2-Day Virtual Advanced Course
Monday & Tuesday
Nov. 15 and 16, 2021
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time Both Days (1 hour break)

​​​​​​​Research shows that intimate partner violence is rather frequent; even more so in couples seeking couple therapy. Knowing how to invite discloser, face fears and uncertainty about possible contraindications you can help couples who do seek therapy and want to stay together.

In Part 1 (Fighting for Connection: EFT and Interpersonal Partner Violence) you learned that in many couples, the underlying strong, heavy negative interaction patterns are what drives the violence and how to assess the types of violence, how to begin to reduce violence, how to see violence beyond your previously held biases and blocks,  the safety measures required for successful treatment and the necessary interventions you can rely on to deescalate the violence. 

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 and now you are invited to go deeper into this area so you can more confidently work with the many couples who may come to your office needing your special skill.

In this workshop, offered here for the first time, you can gain additional understanding, support for your nervous system and solidify the theoretical roadmap through discussion, demonstration and practice, so you can:

* learn the importance of, and how to, complete assessment

* improve using the interventions that help couples de-escalate

* feel confidence regarding the attachment meanings of violence

* experience when and how to provide attachment reframes for the violence

* an opportunity to explore your blocks and challenges in working with these couples.

Fighting for Connection master class includes:

* engaging instruction

* opportunities to get your case questions answered

* review case video

* participate in personal exercises

* and engage in learning dialogue.

Would you like consultation on your case? Consider bringing a video of your work for consultation. A few spots will be made available to learn from each other via video review and feedback.

The Fighting For Connection Part 2 online course builds and deepens within the EFT map for therapy.

We will meet on Zoom and utilize break-out rooms for practice and small group work.

Participants will have completed a basic training on Fighting for Connection.

​​​*Approved for 12 APA Continuing Education Units through Alliant International University.

Your Training Team

Lieven Migerode: EFT Trainer

Lieven Migerode, Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Lieven introduced Sue Johnson to Belgium on the occasion of the Good Enough Couple Congress in 2006. Lieven has published on the subject of “partner violence and love” along with articles and a book on the subject of love. Migerode, L (2015) and partner violence (2020).

Jef Slootmaeckers

Jef Slootmaeckers: EFT Supervisor

Jef Slootmaeckers, Certified EFT Therapist, and EFT Supervisor

Jef has worked for 10 years with partner violence and specializes in the topic of EFT and Couple Violence. Over the last few years, Jef has trained several teams in working with couples who are highly reactive and violent. Jef and Lieven have worked together for many years & have published several articles about partner violence and couples’ therapy. Jef is also a member of ICEEFT.

Training Host


     Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen
     EFT Trainer TRI EFT Alliant

Becca is committed to the development and training of couple therapists
learning Emotionally Focused Training.

She has been providing and hosting
online training since 2007.

TRI EFT Alliant is affiliated with ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). ICEEFT’s focus is to foster research in the use of EFT, promote quality training and certification in EFT and as a tool and resource for couples and therapists. ICEEFT has a body of process research that demonstrates the rigorous studies conducted in the effectiveness of EFT. More details of these studies are available on

Lieven and Jef were recent guests on Trainer Talk with Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen. Here are a few comments from the folks who attended the webinar in June.

What Participants Have Said:

“I just attended a webinar on this subject with the folks who will be doing a 2-day Online Master Class in October, and they were great! The training is in English, and I think it will be really interesting (it’s 2 full Mondays, October 5 and 19). Unfortunately for us, to make it available to everyone here and in Europe, it will start at 6AM Pacific time (9am Eastern). I am NOT an early riser, but I am doing it anyway!
One fact to share from this morning: given that 25% of all couples experience some type of violence, it is almost a given that we have all had violent couples in our practices, but they might not have felt safe enough to share what is going on. The team today talked about how to help our couples feel secure enough to let us know what is happening.
I wanted to share my impressions about learning from Lieven and Jef. Sometimes I think about doing online or even in person trainings but if I don’t have any direct experience, I don’t know if it will feel like a match (and so worth the time and $$). They are both smart, warm, well-spoken, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about sharing their insights. I felt/feel very attached! (Can you tell I liked how I spent the hour?)”
                                  Annette – Northern California Community for EFT
 “It WAS great – thank you Becca, Lieven and Jef for a warm and inspirational webinar!”                              Margaret P. EFT Supervisor  

About CEUs


Additional Information

Cancellation  – Six weeks prior to the Workshop
Cancellations are possible, and the fee will be refunded with the exception of the processing and handling fees.

After October 03, 2021
Fees and deposits cannot be refunded.

We are a heartfelt group, which means we understand there may be difficulty in paying in total initially. Please email us if you’re finding it difficult to pay all at once. We want to support your participation in this workshop.

FAQ About our online trainings (webinars)

What’s a Virtual Master Class?

This virtual master class is a seminar conducted over the internet.

Using Zoom technology you will be able to participate with others enrolled in the course in the main session and in break-out rooms. Course instructors will show video of their work, slide presentation, outline decision points and observations. It provides you an opportunity to see how others are working with this difficult dynamic and  “get inside” the trainers head and ask questions.

Do I need any special technology?

All you need is high speed internet, which means a download speed at or above 5 mbps. The attendance links and information will be sent to you at the end of September.

How do I know if my internet connection is fast enough?

You can test your internet connection by using this link:

Do I get to view a replay of the course if I can’t attend live, or if I want to review it later? 

Yes, after the master class you will receive a recording link to review the course online for 30 days. You will also be sent instructions to download the session materials.

What do I do after I get the recording links?

After you get to the recording links you will need to sign in with buy generic fioricet the username and password you were given to view them.

Fighting for Connection master class is designed as a continuing eduction (CE) workshop. for real time observation and participation. However, we know this course is very helpful even after the workshop is over, so we record (technology willing) the whole workshop so you can review the course after its completion.

How many times can I watch the replays?

You have unlimited access to the recordings during the 30 day period following the completion of the course.