Join Dr. Susan Johnson in this high-impact seminar recording that combines cutting edge theory, research and clinical data into a 21st century vision of couple therapy and education. Dr. Johnson is an internationally recognized authority on attachment, bonding, emotion regulation and couples therapy.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) offers a unique perspective on how to use the power of emotion and the new science of adult attachment to create significant, lasting change in couple relationships. EFT demonstrates excellent outcomes with many different kinds of couples, including those facing trauma and depression. Learn about key change events and therapist interventions that predictably lead to positive outcomes. The clear map of adult love and loving offered by attachment theory will help you to tune into the neural duet, the life and death drama defining a distressed relationship and restructure pivotal moments so that partners can move from isolation and frustration into a felt sense of security and lasting satisfaction. Issues such as forgiveness after attachment injuries such as affairs will also be addressed.
Outline the key concepts of EFT and attachment theory
Summarize the main elements and interventions in EFT as they reflect the new science of adult bonding
Clearly describe the necessary and sufficient elements to shape new corrective emotional experiences for distressed couples
Outline blocks to the effectiveness of EFT
The new science of love and bonding – couplehood as a neural duet
Understanding emotion and emotional regulation
Emotion as a change element in therapy
The map of relationship distress and healing offered by attachment theory and supported by neuroscience
The EFT Model
The core elements of the EFT model: The focus on primary emotion, process and the present moment
The Stages and Steps of EFT and key change events
Predictors of success in EFT
Key interventions in EFT and how they relate to the tasks of negative cycle de-escalation and the building of positive bonding interactions
EFT with different impasses and co-morbidities
The EFT approach to attachment injuries that block connection such as affairs
Co-morbidities such as depression and PTSD
ABOUT SUSAN JOHNSON, Ph.D.
Sue Johnson, Ph.D. is the developer of the model of couple therapy that obtains the largest effect size in the couple therapy field. She is the recognized leader in the field of couple therapy, adult attachment and the treatment of couples facing trauma. A renowned researcher, her key studies are on what predicts success in couple therapy, couple therapy interventions for traumatized couples, and forgiveness.
Dr. Sue Johnson is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to Veterans Affairs, the U.S. and Canadian military and New York City Fire Department.
Dr. Johnson has received numerous honors for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr Johnson’s best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002). She recently authored the award winning book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love for general audiences and has now been translated in Dutch, Spanish, Taiwanese Chinese, mainland Chinese is in press in Korean and German. More information can be obtained at www.iceeft.com and www.holdmetight.net. Sue lives in Ottawa with her husband, two children and dog. She adores Gilbert and Sullivan, Monty Python, Argentine tango and kayaking on Canada’s northern lakes.