• OAMFT: A Professional Association For Marriage And Family Therapy In Ontario

    Who We Are and What We Do

    The Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (OAMFT) is the professional association for the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in Ontario. We represent the most highly trained and qualified systemic therapists in Ontario who have specialized education and training in working with individuals, couples, and families. OAMFT is committed in supporting diversity, practicing inclusivity, and advocating for equity amongst our members, clients, and communities.

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    Transforming the Ripple Effects of Intergenerational Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Webinar

    Date: Friday, September 27th, 2024
    Time: 12 – 1:30PM (EST)
    Where: Zoom

    Presented by: Leanne Campbell, PhD.

    *Live participants are eligible to earn 1.5 CEU*

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to EFIT, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy as it applies to those struggling with the echoes of trauma, with a focus on intergenerational trauma.  

    Session Description:

    In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the transformative power and potency of emotion in impacting the ripple effects of intergenerational trauma.  Attachment science and an Experiential Humanistic approach offer a map that simplifies how we view and frame personal and relational trauma, and how we intervene across the three-stage therapy process.  The ‘experiential process-based assessment’ offers the therapist a window into the context in which clients live and have lived, including the intergenerational context, and helps chart the therapy course toward a felt sense of security with self and others – the pathway to symptom resolution and the antidote to trauma.  

    Speaker Bio

    Leanne Campbell, PhD, is an international speaker, writer, trainer, and codeveloper of EFT-related educational programs and materials. She’s coauthor, with Susan Johnson, of the first basic EFIT text, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Growth and Fitness in Every Client and is co-author of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook.    

    Intergenerational Attachment Trauma Webinar

    Recorded On: Friday, June 7th, 2024
    Time: 12 – 1:30PM (EST)
    Where: Zoom

    Presented by: Julie Marquis, MSc., RP.

    *Live participants are eligible to earn 1.5 CEU*

    Session Description:

    This session will explore how trauma shows up in attachment patterns in families. We will start with a brief overview of attachment, how these attachment styles develop and how they present as patterns in individuals and relationships. We will then explore what trauma is, the symptoms of trauma, and how these symptoms present in individuals. We will explore how these trauma symptoms impact the dynamics in their relationships within the family unit. We will then dive into what intergenerational trauma is, how to start to recognize intergenerational trauma, and how these patterns can show up in attachment patterns within the family. We will finish with the idea of changing the cycle. How to begin to shift the cycle of trauma and heal the attachment wounds and patterns within the family unit. 

    Speaker Bio

    Julie is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, she has been practicing in the mental health field for 18 years in various capacities. She graduated from the University of Toronto with her Bachelors and the University of Liverpool with her Masters in Applied Psychology. She currently runs her own group practice in the Greater Toronto Area that focuses on trauma work with children through to adults working with people individually and within their family unit. She also has a consulting company that focuses on coaching therapists in growing their own businesses, providing training, workshops and consultation to various organizations on mental health, leadership, communication and managing teams. Lastly, Julie has worked internationally with various NGOs on providing training on trauma informed care for vulnerable populations.