EFT & Families

Below you will find the information you need to know regarding your upcoming training. Please email Julia@thejoshuacenter.com with any questions.



Gail Palmer

Gail is one of the founding members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and co-director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and is Chair of the Education Committee. For over twenty years, Gail has trained and supervised therapists and students in Emotionally Focused Therapy and has conducted Externships, Core Skills Trainings and workshops on a number of EFT topics across Canada, the United States and Europe. Working with families is a particular interest to Gail and she has developed the application of the model to families with both presenting and writing on EFFT. She is co-author of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook. Gail has her Masters in Social Work, is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist in Canada and an approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a couple and family therapy lecturer at the School of Social Work at Carleton University and St. Paul’s University in Ottawa.


Externship Schedule

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Location and Parking

The training will be located at the John Brown University Counseling Education Center at Little Rock at 10816 Executive Center Dr #100, Little Rock, AR 72211.



For morning and afternoon sessions, light refreshments will be provided, including coffee, water, pop, and snacks.

An hour long break will be taken for lunch each day.

Local Restaurants

  • Panera Bread - 10701 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211

  • Tropical Smoothie Café - 11900 Kanis Rd Suite D3, Little Rock, AR 72211

  • Larry’s Pizza - 801 S Bowman Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211

  • Sam’s Club - 900 S Bowman Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211

  • Whole Foods - 501 Bowman Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211




Further presentation materials will be emailed out a few days before the training. Please feel free to bring laptops or tablets to follow along with their presentations. Don’t forget to bring your chargers if following along on your mobile device! If you’d prefer to have a hard copy, please print the presentation out beforehand.