Ascend Recovery Utah

4th Externship with Addictions Programs

We are proud to announce the recent completion of the 4th E.F.T. Externship for Residential and Wilderness Addiction Program clinicians and clinical leaders. 9 Different Programs participated in these externships in 2019. 6 Owners and 9 Clinical Directors participated along with therapists from these programs. The trainings were small in size, by invitation only, through Integrative Approaches who hosted each training. This most recent event was hosted by Ascend Recovery, American Fork, Utah, with 12 therapists. Our director, Jim Thomas, LMFT, EFT Trainer, brings 32 plus years of sobriety, 12 Step Experience, expertise in Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment-Based Interventions (A.I.M., copyrighted, 2017) as well as administrative experience […]

Dr Sue speaks, $5 Hold Me Tight this week only

Dr. Sue Johnson Speaks about Her Book & Couples Workshop: Hold Me Tight. Here Dr. Sue Johnson, the Originator of Emotionally Focused Therapy, takes a few moments to discuss with us about the science of emotion and bonding. Sue is not only a trailblazer in couple’s therapy she is also an excellent author who cares about ordinary people being able to read and enjoy her books.  https://youtu.be/fpw_bvR2sYY For the first week of May, 2020 there is an unbelievable deal on her ebook. Get it for UNDER 5 DOLLARS! Here is the link: As well, Sue has reduced the price of her online couples workshop by 50%! Here is the link: […]

Typical Reactions to an Atypical Situation: Coping during Covid19

Where to turn for support during Covid19 Crisis All around the U.S. and beyond, Emotionally Focused Therapists continue to provide relational support and mental health services to couples, families and individuals.  Some E.F.T. Therapists work in front line situations such as hospitals, where they face exposure to the Covid19 virus as do their clients.  But the majority made a smooth transition to offering services via privacy compliant online meeting technology such as Zoom, Webex and Doxy Me. Our director, Jim Thomas, noted, “And some clients prefer the old-fashioned phone for therapy.”  So if you are struggling with this unprecedented situation, or seeking support for preexisting relationship tensions, conflict or distance, […]