The SOGI Project

Fall 2016 Events Schedule

Sex and Gender Issues in Couple Therapy:
An Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Training

Wednesday, October 26

This workshop provides an overview of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the most empirically-validated method for couples therapy. We will examine the basics of Attachment Theory as it relates to our work with couples. An overview of the various aspects of EFT and how the change process develops over time in a couple’s recovery will be addressed. We will then learn how to apply these techniques in the context of sex and gender, more specifically, how sexual issues and gender identity/expression can be addressed effectively through the use of EFT. For more information, please click here.

Presented by: Michael Moran, LCSW, CST, is a graduate of the University at Albany’s School of Social Work and is a licensed psychotherapist and sex therapist located in New York, NY. Michael focuses his practice on the intersection of couples therapy and sex therapy. He is the only certified EFT Couples Therapist and Approved Supervisor Candidate who is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in New York City. Michael has also taught Marriage and Family Therapy at Rutgers University School of Social Work.

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If you would like to receive NYS Social Work Continuing Education (CE) credits for this event, there is additional registration process and an additional $45 fee that is required in order to receive said credits. After registration, you will receive a link to register and pay for the CE.

UAlbany, School of Social Welfare Continuing Education Program, is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0011

For more information on this event call (518) 894 - 9576 or email us at

*This workshop series is made possible through the generous support of Rainbow Access Initiative, Gender Wellness Center, SWARE, The Institute for Gender, Relationships, Identity, and Sexuality, and the Capital Region Pride Center.

The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Project (SOGI), an initiative of the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, under the Project Management of Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CST.

The SOGI Project’s goals are to:

1.Enhance the clinical skills of graduate students working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer individuals (LGBTQ) clients and their families, and

2.Develop educational and campus-wide access for students across disciplines that are interested in LGBTQ studies.