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Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 - Tuesday, November 9th 2021

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFIT): Leveraging Attachment Theory

Sue Johnson, EdD and Dr. Leanne Campbell
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Webinar: Live Broadcast Dates: Tuesday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET each day

Follow-up Q&A
Live Broadcast Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar and Follow-up Q&A will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has evolved over the last two decades. It has revolutionized couples therapy with practical protocols for assessment, intervention, and treatment based on attachment theory. Now, EFT lead developer Sue Johnson introduces the transformative power of working with attachment patterns while counselling individuals.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFIT) integrates experiential and systemic interventions. It creates corrective emotional experiences to expand your clients’ sense of self and interpersonal repertoire. Sequences such as the EFT Tango will help transform models of self, affect regulation, and ways of engaging with the world.

In EFIT, clients gradually move into the willingness to be vulnerable, responsive, and fully engaged with life. In other words, they start to embrace the characteristics of secure attachment. Through emotionally transformative dialogues, EFIT restructures your client’s interaction with you (the therapist) with representations of attachment figures or aspects of self. It is a science-based approach that is helpful in dealing with disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

This webinar outlines the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals using Sue’s book Attachment Theory in Practice for structure. You’ll learn about core models of health and dysfunction from an attachment perspective, including how growth and adaptation can be blocked. By focusing on emotion and creating a safe haven and secure base alliance, you’ll also learn to stay with present processes to shape key change events. Lecture and discussion in this webinar will be accompanied by the viewing of EFIT sessions and experiential exercises.

About the Presenters:

Sue Johnson is the lead developer of EFT. She is the director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and distinguished research professor at Alliant University (San Diego). Sue is also a professor emeritus of clinical psychology (Ottawa).

Sue’s numerous honours include the Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her best-known professional books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors. Her most recent book for therapists is Attachment in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families. Sue is also the author of the bestsellers Hold Me Tight and Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science in Romantic Relationships.

In 2016, Sue Johnson was awarded the Order of Canada for her 35-year contribution to the field of psychotherapy. Over 65 centres affiliated with ICEEFT now teach the EFT model across the world.

Joining Sue is Leanne Campbell. Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1996. Her doctoral dissertation, which was aimed at understanding gender differences in the association between stress, anxiety, and depression among adolescents, was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award.

Dr. Campbell has worked in private practice in the Nanaimo area since 1996. She utilizes evidence-based cognitive-behavioural, educational, emotionally-focused, and experiential therapeutic interventions to assist clients in overcoming difficulties in areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and marital/family distress. In the area of anxiety, she is particularly interested in assessing and treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has received extensive training in this area. She also trains and supervises other mental health professionals in clinical psychology generally and in EFT (i.e., Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families) in particular. She is a certified EFT trainer and supervisor. In terms of forensic work, she has experience in providing assessments and treatment of injured workers and in cases of personal injury. She also has extensive experience and interest in working with law enforcement agencies, as well as Canadian Forces members and veterans.

Dr. Campbell has ten years experience teaching university courses in the areas of adult and developmental clinical psychology and psychological distress. She has served as a reviewer for various scholarly journals in the area of psychology and publishing companies have sought her consultation and review of primary research articles and textbooks in the area of abnormal/clinical psychology. During the course of her studies and tenure as a Professor of Psychology she has been involved in numerous studies aimed at understanding depression, stress, and anxiety across the life span. She has numerous scholarly publications in these areas and has presented her work at professional conferences and in the community.


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