Since advances in neuroscience and attachment theory have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, it’s ironic that therapists are so often intimidated by the raw power of clients’ feelings.
This workshop will guide you through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation. Through exercises and viewing sessions of Emotionally Focused Therapy, you’ll develop skills to use in therapy.
Distinguish between primary and secondary emotions and use attachment theory as a road map for couples work
Demonstrate how to encourage vulnerability by incorporating the “Soft, Slow, Simple” approach into your therapeutic style
Utilize focused empathic reflection to reconnect, repair, and rebuild clients’ bonds
Summarize process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation
Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She 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 is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.
Marlene Best, PhD, C.Psych, is a certified EFT Trainer, clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and associate at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute.
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.