DEPARTMENT: MA in Counseling
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 028
PHONE: (540) 432-4213
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 .
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
Early, A. (2016). Beyond the boundaries of our skin: Extending the felt sense. The Folio; A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Psychotherapy, 27(1), 23-31.
Early, A. (2016). Coming Home. Emotion Focused Therapy Community Newsletter, Winter (28).
Amodeo, J. & Early, A.(2014). Focusing Oriented Couples Therapy. In, Madison, G. Theory and Practice of Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy: Beyond the Talking Cure, Vol. 1. Jessica Kingsley.
Early, Christian & Early, Annmarie eds. (2012) Integrating the New Science of Love and a Spirituality of Peace: Becoming Human Again. Eugene: Cascade Books.
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.
Early, A. Emotion Focused Therapy and Spirituality: Webinar Trainer Talk with Rebecca Jorgensen, November 30, 2016.
Early, A. Setting my Heart by Yours: Attachment, Attunement, and Repair for Caregivers., Keynote Speaker for the 9th Annual Marvin Gold Conference at Centra Health Care, October 4, 2016.
Early, A. (2016). Beyond the Boundaries of our Skin: An Introduction to Integrative Energetic Medicine- Virginia Counselors Association Convention, November 9, 2016.
Early, A., Haase, T. and Koser, K. (2016). It’s All About Attachment: Applications for School Counselors, Virginia Counselors Association, November 9, 2016.
Early, A. (2016). Teaching Self Care from the Inside Out: Neuroscience that the Intuitive Implicit- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, October 8-11, Philadelphia, PA.
Early, A. (2016). The Wisdom of Native Healing Practices, Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference, November 5-7, The Homestead, VA.
Early, A. (2016). Harnessing the Power of the Implicit- 2-hour experiential workshop, Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference, November 5-7, The Homestead, VA.
Early, A. (2016). Attunement, Resonance, and Regulation: Key Skills for Clinical Practice- Philadelphia Center for EFT day training, October 6, Philadelphia, PA.
Early, A. & Amodeo, J. (2014). A Focusing-Oriented Approach to Couples Therapy. Invited Speakers for a morning study group at the International Conference on Focusing Oriented Psychotherapies, May 15-18, Stony Point, New York.
Early and Glanzer, (2014). Dyadic Relational Focusing, International Conference on Focusing Oriented Psychotherapies, May 15-18, Stony Point, New York.
Early, A. (2014) Attachment Theory and Restorative Justice. Webinar for the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, EMU, January 29, 2014.
Early, A. (2013). The Dreamscape: Working with Dreams as a Pathway for Growth, Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference, The Homestead, November 7-9.
Early, Haase, Hammond, Koser (2013). “Through Different Lenses: Drawing from Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory, Multicultural Perspective, and Person-Centered Theory to Work through a Single Case” Virginia Counselors Association Annual Conference, The Homestead, November 7-9.
Early, Brubaker, Docherty et.al. (2013). “The Interdisciplinary Nature of our Field: What Can we Learn from Each Other?” Association for Conflict Resolution higher education post-conference, Hamline University, Minneapolis, October 12.
Creating Connection: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Accepted Abstract for 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.