Coherence Therapy

The art & science of lasting change

Upcoming Workshop

12 CEs/Clock Hours (see below)

11th Annual Autumn in New York
Two-Day Intermediate Training in Manhattan

with  Sara K. Bridges, PhD  and  Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT
Directors, Coherence Psychology Institute

Nov 7-8, 2020   •   Saturday-Sunday   •  9 am to 4:30 pm

At Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus
on West 60th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam
Are you seeking to advance your Coherence Therapy skills together with colleagues who share your commitment to doing deep, decisively effective work?  In this weekend intensive you will receive coaching tailored exactly to your individual learning curve.  Each day of the workshop begins with a live demonstration by the instructors.  Then, participants work in small groups, doing their own real sessions and taking turns as therapist, as the trainers provide real-time coaching that meets you at your skill level.

Each practice session is followed by a debriefing of the experience that addresses any and all aspects of Coherence Therapy, before starting a new session.  It's an action learning intensive that will attune your left brain, right brain and subcortical brain for facilitating the natural process of memory reconsolidation that dissolves ingrained emotional patterns
formed long ago.

In addition, experiencing Coherence Therapy as the client provides invaluable first-hand knowledge of the process.  Everything you learn in this workshop will be useful immediately in your own sessions on Monday.  At the end of each day, the group will sit back and view a session video.
Prerequisites for participating in this workshop:

Participation is only for licensed therapists and counselors (or students in accredited graduate training programs) who are already familiar with the entire methodology of Coherence Therapy by (a) having at least several months experience using Coherence Therapy with clients and (b) having studied either the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual, or Unlocking the Emotional Brain, or Depth Oriented Brief Therapy.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is not an introductory workshop.
The quality of participants' learning experiences depends upon all participants being beyond an introductory level.  If you have any uncertainty about qualifying, please check by email with the Institute's director of training:


The size of this intensive workshop is limited, so please register early.

Lodging and meals will be the responsibility of participants; coffee, tea and other beverages will be served.

Tuition fees:
Early bird: US$345 (until Oct. 7)
Regular: US$375 (on and after Oct. 8)
Group of 3 or more: US$325 per person
Student/Intern: US$225 (documentation required)


Workshop presented by the Coherence Psychology Institute, LLC
Co-sponsor for Continuing Education: R. Cassidy Seminars


CE Credit Information
This workshop earns 12 CE credits or clock hours for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, MFTs, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, creative arts therapists, nurses, and educators.

CE provider is R. Cassidy Seminars.  For details of CE coverage, click here. Please note that CE credit is not available for New Jersey Social Workers.  For any questions regarding CE, please contact R. Cassidy Seminars using the contact information here.

In order to receive CE Certification, you must attend all two days of this workshop, sign in and sign out both days, and submit a completed evaluation form after the workshop.  Your CE certificate will be available following course completion at

Workshop timetable:  click here.

Learning objectives. By participating in this workshop, you will advance in your ability to--
•  Identify the specific features of experience that clients want changed (feelings, thoughts, behaviors, somatics, circumstances)
•  Apply experiential techniques that bring into clients' conscious awareness the non-conscious emotional learning (schema) that underlies and maintains unwanted patterns
•  Distinguish the indicators of a symptom-generating schema as it emerges during a session
•  Deliver coherence empathy: empathy for how a symptom is emotionally necessary to have
•  Classify the components of a revealed schema
•  Create experiences that integrate the retrieved schemas into ongoing awareness
•  Find a client's vivid knowledge that specifically contradicts and disconfirms a retrieved schema
•  Create an experience of the juxtaposition of the symptom-necessitating schema and the contradictory knowledge
•  Inspect for the markers of transformational change

This program is at intermediate level.  The experiential training component is tailored by the instructors to meet each participant's learning needs.

Instructors in this workshop are Certified Trainers of the Coherence Psychology Institute, LLC:  Sara K. Bridges, PhD and Bruce Ecker, LMFT.  For bios of the instructors, click here.

Cancellations and refunds.  Refund (minus $55 administrative fee) will be made when canceling prior to 7 days before the workshop.  No refund within 7 days of the seminar.  To cancel, click here to send an email to the Coherence Psychology Institute.

If you have special needs, questions or concerns, please communicate them at least 30 days in advance by email to

For addressing grievances, please send an email to

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.