Eastern Mennonite University

Annmarie Early

Annmarie Early

Office Phone: (540) 432-4213

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: SB 028


Annmarie Early in the news:

Counseling program celebrates its 20th anniversary

Faith-grounded book on the science of love hits market in time for Christmas

New School Year Offers Kids (and Parents) A Lesson in Independence

Unique Opportunity for Aspiring Counselors

EMU’s Institute for Experiential Psychotherapies Offers New Course

Professor

MA in Counseling

Annmarie Early received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Graduate School/Seminary. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family therapist in California and Virginia and is in private practice in Harrisonburg offering individual and couple counseling. Her academic scholarship and clinical practice are informed by affective neuroscience and attachment theory, as well as the importance of embodied, experiential practices in creating change. Annmarie has specialized training in depth psychologies and works with dreams, myth and story in her personal and professional life as a way of listening deeply to the song of the soul. Annmarie is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) Trainer and Supervisor and continues to offer training, enrichment and supervision from this perspective. Prior to accepting a faculty position at EMU, Annmarie served as Assistant Adjunct professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School .

Education

1999: Ph.D. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy
1999: M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, Christian Leadership
1995: M.S. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy
1992: B.S. San Diego State University, Psychology

Publications

Early, Christian & Early, Annmarie eds. (2012) The Science of Love and Anabaptist Sprirtuality, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, in press.
Early, Christian & Early, Annmarie (2011). The Lived Experience of Conflict: Neuroscience, Attachment theory and Conflict Resolution. Quarterly Magazine of the Association of Conflict Resolution, Summer 2011.
Glanzer, D. & Early, A (2011). The role of edge sensing in experiential psychotherapies, American Journal of Psychotherapy, 66(4), 391-406.
Early, Annmarie (2011). The Power of the Present. Emotion Focused Therapy Community News, Winter (8).
Lee, Cameron and Annmarie Early, “Religiosity and Family Values: Correlates of God-Image in a Protestant Sample,” Journal of Psychology and Theology 28(3), 229-239.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Creating Connection: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, American Counseling Association, 6-Hour Pre-conference Training, Honolulu, HI.
Invited speaker by Virginia Clinical Counselors Association 2 hour training on “The Transforming Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Attachment and the Role of Integration in Clinical Practice” at the Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference November 2012.
Glanzer & Early, “The Coming of Aliveness in Felt Sensing and its Role in Experiential Psychotherapies”, Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, Az, April 9-16, 2012.
Haase & Early, “The Power of Presence, “ Virginia Counselors Association, Portsmouth, Va, November, 2011.
“Why Felt Sense Experiencing Matters: The Importance of Implicit Processing for Creating Change.” 23rd International Focusing Conference, June 3, 2011.
“The Poetry of Action: Saying and Doing in Felt Sensing.” 23rd International Focusing Conference, June 2, 2011.
“Modalities of Consciousness in Experiential Psychotherapies”, Poster presentation. Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 12-17 2009.
“Attachment in Action: How to apply attachment theory in clinical practice, supervision and in life”, Virginia Counselors Association Annual Convention, Williamsburg, VA, November 12, 2009.
“Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: An evidence based treatment for relationship change” Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, CA, October 14-18, 2009.
“Embodied Knowing: Harnessing the power of implicit processes in counseling and training” Research Roundtable, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, CA, October 14-18, 2009.
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy Externship, University of Houston-Clear Lake, May 11-14, 2009.
Emotion Focused Therapy Externship,Fuller School of Psychology, Pasadena, California, December 14-18, 2008.
“Creating Connection: An introduction to Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Virginia Counseling Association, November 22, 2008.

Other Presentations

“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” EMU Parent Orientation Presentation, August 25, 2013.
“The Psychology of Compassion: Engaging the Inside and In-Between of Encounter” Eastern Mennonite University Faculty/Staff Conference, August 2013.
Memory Reconsolidation and Clinical Practice, In-service training, Alliant Center for EFT, San Diego.
Invited Keynote speaker by the Montana Psychological Association- 2-Day training, “The Neuroscience of Emotion” and “Applying Emotionally Focused Therapy in Clinical Practice,” April 19 &20, 2013.
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, Washington/Baltimore Center for EFT, September 20 &21, 2012
“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” EMU Parent Orientation Presentation, August 24, 2012.
“Working with Emotional Styles: Creating Resilient Leadership, CJP, Orientation 2012.
Working with Emotional Styles, Alliant Center for EFT, San Diego, CA, July 20, 2012.
“Trauma and Attachment” Guest Lecture, CJP, Spring 2012.
“Unraveling Stuck Places: Ethics Training”, CE Series, Institute for Experiential Therapies EMU, March 30, 2012.
Emotion Focused Therapy Externship, 1/2 day training, Washington/Baltimore Center for EFT, January 19, 2012
“An Introduction to Attachment Theory:Will you Be There for Me When I really Need you? Genetic Alliance Webinar, February 23, 2011.
“Secure Relationship: Strengthening our Connections With-In, With God and With Others.” Family Life Resource Center Annual Banquet, May 14, 2011
" Emotional Mastery" Presbytery of Sheandoah, April 30, 2011.
" God of Returns: Attachment, Spirituality and Coming Home." EMU Chapel, March 23, 2011
" An Introduction to Attachment Theory:Will you Be There for Me When I really Need you? Genetic Alliance Webinar, February 23, 2011.
“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” Parent Orientation Meeting, EMU, Sunday, August 29, 2010.
“Becoming a Safe Haven: Creating Attachment”, Broadway High School Safe Spaces, August 23, 2010
“Creating Healthy Attachments: Being There When Needed” EMU Student Life Retreat, August 16, 2010.
“An Overview of Attachment” Faculty/Staff conference, Eastern Mennonite University, May 6, 2010.
“The Power of Presence” Continuing Education Series, Master of Arts in Counseling, EMU, April 23, 2010.
“What is it really? Using attachment theory to understand challenging behavior” Presentation for faculty at Eastern Mennonite High School, March 30, 2010.
" The Archetypal Journey", EMU Continuing Education Series (36 hours), January-June 2010.
“Applying Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice,” 3 hour CEU training, The Collins Center, Harrisonbrug, VA, March 22, 2009.
“Creating Lasting Connection” Marriage Retreat, Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, VA, February 28, 2009
" An Introduction to Attachment Theory", Eastern Mennonite University Undergraduate Psychology, October 6, 2008.
“Attachment and Sexuality” Guest Lecture, Passion and Obsession, Eastern Mennonite University, October 6 & 14, 2008.
" What About Attachment?" Ruling Ideas Honors Class, Eastern Mennonite University, September 22, 2008.
“Attachment and Trauma”, Region 10 Community Services Board, Charlottesville, August 7, 2008.
“The Power of Connection: Attachment in the early years.”, The Atrium, RMH, HANDS Certification Training, June 2, 2008
“Applying Attachment Theory in the Church”. Mennonite Pastor’s luncheon, Harrisonburg, VA, April 17, 2008
“Creating Lasting Relationships”. Marital Retreat, Zion Mennonite Church, April 12, 2008.
" Attachment and Sexuality" Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, March 26, 2008
“The Power of Connection: Attachment in early childhood” Keynote speaker, Make it Take it, Child Care Connection, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, February 28, 2008.
“Attachment and Sexuality” Keynote speaker, School for Leadership Training, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, January 23, 2008.
“Attachment and Sexuality”, Guest Lecture, Passion and Obsession, Eastern Mennonite University, September 17, 2008

Church, Community and Professional Service

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Trauma Dig In, Los Angeles, CA, June 21 &22, 2013
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, Washington/Baltimore Center for EFT, September 20 &21, 2012.
Working with Emotional Styles: Creating Resilient Leadership, CJP, Orientation 2012.
Emotionally Focused Therapy “Dig In” training, Washington/Baltimore Center for EFT, June 14 &15 2012.
Emotion Focused Therapy Individual and Long Distance Supervision
Consultation with clinicians from Alliant Center for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, San Diego, CA, July 20, 1012 on Emotional Styles.
“Secure Relationship: Strengthening our Connections With-In, With God and With Others.” Family Life Resource Center Annual Banquet, May 14, 2011
" Emotional Mastery" Presbytery of Sheandoah, April 30, 2011.
" God of Returns: Attachment, Spirituality and Coming Home." EMU Chapel, March 2, 2011
" An Introduction to Attachment Theory:Will you Be There for Me When I really Need you? Genetic Alliance Webinar, February 23, 2011.
“Becoming a Safe Haven: Creating Attachment”, Broadway High School Safe Spaces, August 23, 2010
“Attachment and Mental Illness”, Community Mennonite Sunday School, October 23, 2008
Family Consultation Services, Community Mennonite Church
“Parenting and Discipline: An attachment perspective”, Community Mennonite Sunday School, June 9, 2008

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License# 0717001057, State of Virginia, 2003)

Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (License# MFT35261, State of California, 1998)

Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Trainer (2009) and Supervisor (2005).

Professional Memberships

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
American Counseling Association
International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy
Virginia Counseling Association

Professional Conferences Attended

Toward a Science of Consciousness, Tucson, Az, April 2012.
Psychotherapy Networker, 2012, Washington D.C, 2012.
Virginia Counselors Association, Portsmouth, Va November 201.1
23rd Annual Focusing Conference: Finding Ourselves in the World: Intimacy, Diversity, Inclusion, June 1-5, Alisomar, California.
Psychotherapy Networker, 2011, Washington D.C.
Toward a Science of Consciousness, April 12-17, 2010.
Emotion Focused Therapy Summit, San Diego, CA, January 14-16.
Virginia Counselors Association, November 11-14, 2009.
Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, San Diego, CA, October 14-18, 2009.

EMU Service

“Working with Emotional Styles: Creating Resilient Leadership, CJP, Orientation 2012.
“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” EMU Parent Orientation Presentation, August 24, 2012.
CJP Resilience Initiative and Task Force
“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” Parent Orientation Meeting, EMU, Sunday, August 29, 2011.
Graduate Council 2011-12
Conversations on Attachment Conference, March 31-April 2, 2011
Creating Connection in Couple Therapy: The New Science of Love and Bonding with Dr. Susan Johnson, Hosted by the MA in Counseling Program, EMU..
“God of Returns: Attachment, Spirituality and Coming Home.” EMU Chapel, March 23, 2011
Faculty Senate, 2010-2011
Graduate Council, 2010-2011
“Holding on and Letting Go: Accessing the Power of Attachment” Parent Orientation Meeting, EMU, Sunday, August 29, 2010.
Faculty Senate Academic Committee, 2009-2010
“An Overview of Attachment” Faculty/Staff conference, Eastern Mennonite University, May 6, 2010.
“The Power of Presence” Continuing Education Series, Master of Arts in Counseling, EMU, April 23, 2010.
" The Archetypal Journey", Continuing Education Series, Master of Arts in Counseling, EMU (36 hours), January-June 2010.
“Attachment and Sexuality”, Guest Lecture, Passion and Obsession, Eastern Mennonite University, October 2009.
“Letting Go and Holding On: Accessing the Power of Attachment”, Parent/ Alumni Relations- parents of incoming students orientation, Sunday August 30, 2009.