EFT Triage

2021 Dates

All meetings take place 11 am – 12 pm PST.

Feb. 11th
March 4th
April 8th
May 13th
June 3rd
July 8th
August 12th
September 9th
Oct. 14th
Nov. 11th
Dec 9th.

About EFT Triage/UnBroken Bonds

EFT Triage /UnBroken Bonds is a series of online meetings to support EFT couples therapists-in-training.  (Note: if a group is rescheduled we will make it up throughout the year and all groups are recorded so if you miss the group you may still be able to watch the group.) During the year, we will invite other seasoned EFT trainers to present cases with attachment injuries so we may deepen our understanding and application of EFT in these cases.


You need to have completed the EFT Externship and preferably (but not mandatory) have started or completed the EFT core skills process.

There is also an initial commitment of six-months, after which you may cancel at anytime with 30-days notice.
You will also be asked to sign a consent (details below).


As mentioned above, this group requires a six-month commitment. We offer two payment options for your convenience:

(1) we can set up monthly payments of $45 for a six-month period; OR,

(2) we can collect a one-time payment of $450 which includes ten consecutive groups, after the first six months you will be billed automatically at the rate of $45 per month.

Billing occurs once every 4 weeks on a Saturday. All billing occurs at the beginning of the month or last week of the prior month for any given group. Thus, you are paying for the groups before they happen. One you enroll, you will be automatically billed monthly until you inform Brittany that you want to terminate your EFFT group attendance. Note: all cancellations require 30 days notice; see more details below.

Payment method: Credit or Debit cards only. We need a card number on file in order to enroll you in auto-bill. Because of the constant changing supervision needs of each clinician, we will automatically bill you and invite you to groups until you let us know that you no longer want to attend these groups.


This group requires a six-month commitment. After the initial six months, you can cancel, pause, or skip groups without being charged if you let us know 30 days in advance.

Online Access:

Matthew Settle will send you details for accessing live group sessions. If you miss a session, you can obtain a copy by emailing Matthew at Msettlemft@gmail.com.

For a list of frequently asked questions for Lisa’s online groups, please click here.

Please complete the form below to get started.


Lisa J. Palmer, Psy.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and is a Founder and one of the Directors of the Emotionally Focused Couples Training and Research Institute at Alliant International University. Lisa completed her dissertation research on how to train and teach Emotionally Focused Couples therapy to professionals. Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT and Dr. Scott Woolley were part of her dissertation committee. Dr. Palmer-Olsen’s primary clinical and research interests are in the areas of couple and family therapy; specifically with those couples and families dealing with trauma and attachment related struggles. She is an AAMFT clinical member and approved AAMFT supervisor. Dr. Palmer-Olsen is also co-founder and clinic director for the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic (ACFC), San Diego-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit therapy clinic. To learn more, visit: https://drlisapalmerolsen.com/about-lisa/

James Furrow, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the development and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families. Together with EFT originator, Dr. Susan Johnson, Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook and The EFT Casebook, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience. His presentations are well regarded nationally and internationally for their substantive, practical, and inspiring focus. Jim maintains an active research program studying the process of EFT and its outcome with couples and families. His research appears in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality. Formerly Jim served as the Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology where he trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couple therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Education. He is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer.

Kathryn de Bruin, LMFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor. She has a full time private practice in San Diego, CA where she works with children and families. Kathryn teaches Play Therapy at the University of California, San Diego, in the Play Therapy Program, and practicum at Bethel University. She serves as clinical supervisor to the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic. With a heart for her homeland South Africa, Kathryn started www.eftsouthafrica.com. She travels back frequently to provide trainings. As a AAMFT supervisor, Kathryn enjoys providing supervision in person and online. Supervisees have described her as warm, perceptive and skilled. With her strong work ethic, it is important to Kathryn to be accessible and responsive to those who work with her. For more information on Kathryn, visit her online at www.kathryndebruin.com.

Consent Requirements: 

Jen will send to you a consent at registration and you’ll be asked to check yes to all of the folllowing to be eligible:
1.  In the event I share a portion of my clinical session with this online group I will  have retained a consent and a release of information from each client/family before I present their portion of their session online.

2.  I will not record any part of my online session, nor will I share a recorded version with someone who is not a group member.

3. I will maintain the legal and ethical confidentiality regulations for clinical work mandated by our profession and not speak about the clinical work shown on this group nor share Information pertaining to the couple and family.

4. I have communicated to my couple/family that only A portion of their clip will be reviewed by this online consultation group and no identifying information will be shared. I have also communicated to the family or couple that we will be using the Zoom platform for all of our meetings, which is HiPPA compliant but there is still a risk we accept with any clinical
Work being shown online. 

Announcements for our EFT Triage online and live consult group:


We have an exciting new year of group meetings listed above.  We will have some new members this year and with the leadership of past Triage members we have gotten at least three more people EFT certified as supervisors or therapists after last March pre Covid in person meeting. It is sad to think we can’t be LIVE in person this March, but we will go out of our way to make our time together enriching and fun, as always.


FEB 11 MEETING: Jim and I will be presenting a recorded review of an escalated case with an attachment injury on board for our first February 11th meeting.

We will invite other seasoned EFT trainers to present cases with attachment injuries as well throughout this year when we need to fill the spot. We have a new opportunity for group practices and clinics.  If you are interested in bringing along your trainees, associates or colleagues, please email me directly and we will give you a discounted price for your team to all attend together.


Groups are one hour and $45 per group. If you cannot afford this rate please talk with me personally and we can work something out. We don’t like to turn away people from this group because of cost.


If you have not taken the UN-Broken Bonds training with Jim and I , we will be offering this training through the San Francisco community on April 16th and 17th online and then again online in October of 2021. Information is on my website.