Emotionally Focused Therapy: Faith and Evidence-based Applications for Couples in Crisis (With CE’s) Tuesday, July 19, 2022 

Emotionally Focused Therapy: Faith and Evidence-based Applications for Couples in Crisis (With CE’s) Tuesday, July 19, 2022 



*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit


Emotionally Focused Therapy: Faith and Evidence-based Applications for Couples in Crisis 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET 



Sharon May, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Safe Haven Relationship Counseling Center. She received her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy and a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Theology and is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor. Her dissertation and consequent research have focused on EFT, attachment theory, and the importance of healthy and strong marriage and family relationships being “safe havens.” Over the years, Dr. May has been featured on radio programs such as Arguing with Dr. Sharon, Focus on the Family, and Family Talk, as well as on television shows like Life Today. Dr. May has published numerous articles in psychological journals and contributed many chapters in marriage and family books. Her two books are titled: Safe Haven Marriage and How to Argue So Your Spouse Will Listen (Thomas Nelson). She is a blog contributor for Family Talk, is on the AACC Executive Board, and serves as an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. May has traveled worldwide to speak at conferences and train counselors. Raised in South Africa, her accent and sense of humor make her an engaging speaker. She shares life and work with her husband, Mike.    



Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an empirically-validated approach to couples’ counseling based on the science of attachment theory. A licensed mental health professional can use the EFT model with distressed couples and provide them with a “map” to help foster a “safe-haven marriage.” This workshop will review the latest research on the effectiveness of EFT with couples in distress, explain how spouses can connect on a deeper level using attachment theory, and provide the licensed mental health professional with practical interventions that support couples in making fundamental changes to navigate their negative cycles and create lasting connection in marriage. Using this model, the presenter will also include a faith perspective to help Christian couples work through distress. 


Learning Objectives 

Participants will: 

  1. Review current research and updates on Emotionally Focused Therapy
  2. Discuss the keys to connect in marriage based on attachment theory and EFT
  3. Identify EFT’s key steps to foster lasting change in a marriage with the guidance of a licensed mental health professional


Continuing Education 

Approved for 2.0 ASWB and IBCC CE Credits 


The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due to good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.  



*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit