Friday, September 20, 2019

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Registration is from 8:00 – 8:30 AM)


Samford University | Brock School of Business | 800 Lakeshore Drive, Homewood, AL 35209


$75 General Admission | $50 Student Rate | $25 Additional to receive CE Credits (seating is limited)


Online registration has closed, but onsite registration will be available at the conference. (accepting credit cards and checks)



The number one predictor of divorce is whether or not a couple is able to stay emotionally connected. All couples long to be emotionally connected with their spouse, yet inability to deal with differences, unresolved hurts, rigid fighting patterns, and busyness of life can get in the way. There is one counseling modality that focuses on helping couples unravel their fight cycle, heal their hurts, and emotionally connect—Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). Based on attachment theory, EFT aims to foster a close emotional attachment bond between a couple by accessing and expanding a couple’s emotional experience to create new ways of interacting. This workshop gives an overview of EFT, its core assumptions, and how it brings about lasting change in distressed couples.

To read more about EFT check out this blog post written by Pathways Counselor, Rod Campbell.



8:00 am – 8:30 am | Registration

8:30 am – 10:00 am | Conference

10:00 am – 10:15 am | Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am | Conference

11:45 am – 1:15 pm| Lunch (on your own)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm | Conference

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm | Break

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Conference

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Dr. Sharon May, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharon May grew up in South Africa and came to the United States in 1972. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, completed her master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Graduate School of Theology, and obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. Specializing in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. May is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Director of the Safe Haven Relationship Center, and is in private practice at La Vie Counseling Center in Pasadena, California.


Check out the full conference brochure here.