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Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science

  • 27 May 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA. 92408
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  • Member of the Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

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Emotional Transformation Therapy: The Blending of Art and Science

Lolita M. Domingue, M.S., LMFT

ETT was developed by Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D. over the course of over 20 years of research on the visual ecology of the client. ETT intervenes using light and color to reduce the length of time which traditional methods demand. The presenter will show how the interpersonal relationship between client and therapist is integrally intertwined with attachment theory and will discuss accurate attunement with adult attachment presentations to create an effective therapeutic alignment to set the stage for accurate attunement with ETT.

A discussion of the triadic relationship between client, light, and the therapist as co-therapist with the light can significantly reduce or eliminate distress associated with relational problems, poor self-esteem, trauma and its resulting symptoms, addiction issues, anxiety, depression, and more. This work adds a dimension of depth and emotional access for clients that could only have been dreamed of in the past.

Learning Objectives:

  • to lay the foundation of Emotional Transformation Therapy
  • to outline the history of the development of the methodology and interventions associated with the therapy 
  • to teach the tenets of the therapy and how this neural intervention provides regulation of  dysfunctional attachment styles using light and color
  • to introduce the 4 ETT tools
  • to provide case examples of the outcomes which can be expected
  • to provide an experiential demonstration of the methods of ETT using one of the ETT tools

Participants will:

  • gain knowledge of the development of ETT and its tenets.
  • gain an understanding of the latest research in attachment theory and its implications for brain and relational functioning. 
  • be able to define how ETT uses light and color and visual brain stimulation to reduce distress with effective brief therapy.
  • understand how one’s relationship with light affects attachment patterns and how a shift in one’s relationship to the light can result in improved emotion regulation. 

Lolita M. Domingue received her M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of La Verne (ULV) in 1993. She has worked with children in the Claremont Unified School District as a School Counselor and at the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic as a Program Coordinator in the Early Intervention Program. There she assisted in the training of child and adolescent psychiatry fellows from USC.

She has taught numerous courses at the University of La Verne and Loma Linda University in their schools of Behavioral Sciences. Since 1998 she has been providing clinical supervision to social work, MFT, and counseling associates/trainees and interns at Catholic Charities Counseling Programs, at Loma Linda University’s Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic, the Counseling & Family Sciences Clinic at LLU's Behavioral Health Institute, and since 2011 to Children and Family Services social workers in the County of San Bernardino.

From 1998 to the present she has seen individual adults, couples, families, and children at her private practice in Upland, CA and considers herself a dyed-in-the-wool Gestalt therapist. She has 4-1/2 years of training in all 5 Levels of Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) as well as various other ETT-focused trainings. She is a Masters Level Certified ETT Practitioner, a Certified ETT Consultant, and is a pending ETT Certified Trainer.


Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency  Provider # 62278

CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.

Refund Policy:  If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.

Grievance:  If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member.  We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site.  If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.

IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience.  Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations.  If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance

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