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Helping Couples Deepen Their Bond

Healthy Connections Knoxville (KMI) is committed to providing high-quality training and support to area churches and therapists who are interested in improving and serving community marriages.  Many of you are already partners with us in providing empirically supported and effective relationship education workshops to church and community couples.  (If you are not yet a partner and would like to learn more, please see our website: or contact us at

The first “not good” thing listed in all of Scripture is this, “It is not good for man to be alone.” Come find out how attachment theory and bonding science have confirmed that most couples conflicts over everything from money to sex is rooted in a longing for closeness and a fear of being alone. Through this seminar, Dana Vince will introduce you to Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a theory of couples counseling that has proven effective in helping restore couples relationships. This conceptual and practical introduction to EFT will be relevant to anyone (pastors, therapists, and lay-leaders) who serve and walk alongside couples. You will be given a conceptual framework to understand couple’s conflicts and an introduction to how couples can move forward through it. This 3 hr seminar will be hosted on Nov. 14 from 9-12 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus 9919 Kingston Pike.

A certificate for three hours of continuing education will be provided for all therapists, social workers, counselors, and psychologists in attendance. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For partner churches, this seminar will be $10 to all pastors and therapists who are members of the church. For non-partner churches and community therapists, the cost will be 50$.

Brief Presenter Bio

Dana Vince, MA, LPC-MHSP, has spent her entire career helping families have healthier, stronger relationships. She served in Army intelligence for four years and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Chaminade University in Hawaii and then received her master’s degree in counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of South Florida (She is tired of sandy beaches and is happy to call the mountains and trees of Tennessee home :). She is the regional expert in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy and the only certified EFT supervisor in the East Tennessee region. She frequently assists in national level trainings of EFT therapists. She leads multiple marriage workshops a year and leads the EFT community in this region. She maintains a private practice meeting with couples and supervises a number of therapists working towards certification in EFT. She sees marriages as the foundation for family life and has made it her life’s pursuit to strengthen couple’s relationships.

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