Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples Represents:
The cutting edge of couple interventions
Heralded by The New York Times and Time magazine as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success
Structured interventions to regulate and transform emotions and emotional signals
Tested ways of choreographing a couples’ dance to foster emotional connection and fulfill attachment needs
Complete this seminar and learn from the best! Let world renowned expert Dr. Sue Johnson show you how the EFT method illustrates the new science of love and bonding. The day will include didactic presentations on the nature of love and attachment, the state of couple therapy and the conceptual and clinical base of EFT. There will also be experiential exercises and the observation and discussion of therapy sessions.
You will leave with your own blueprint for EFT that allows you, the therapist to be precisely on target - to go to the heart of the matter and shape new interactions that redefine the security of the bond between partners and create an environment of healing and growth.
Outline the laws of human bonding and how they operate in adult love relationships.
List the stages, steps and interventions of EFT.
Make sense of the stuck places that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships.
Describe how to set up new bonding interactions that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
Outline how to adapt the model to different individuals, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.
Consider how the therapist’s style fits with the model or creates blocks in working with emotion and shaping new dances.
The State of Couple Therapy and the New Science of Attachment
The map to basic relationship emotions and needs
Understanding and containing distance and distress
Shaping responsive bonding
Understanding love relationships - invaluable to the therapist
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) - the Structure, Moves and Interventions
The three stages of EFT
Key change events
Experiential and Systemic Interventions
Reflection of emotional process
Evocative process questions
Deepening and distilling emotion
Interpretation - conjecture
Reflecting interactions - feedback loops
Containing enactments that go awry
The Tasks of EFT - Outline, Video Viewing, and Exercises
The core tasks of EFT
Building an alliance
Reprocessing and distilling emotion
Choreographing new interactions
Dealing with Difficult and Attachment Injured Clients - Discussion and Exercises
Dysregulated, escalated, and shut down, dismissing clients
Attachment injuries (i.e. affairs) - Relationship traumas that destroy trust
A proven model for forgiveness and reconciliation
Discussion of the New Era of Couple Therapy
Growing into and applying the EFT model
Gaining confidence in EFT - Maximize effectiveness in your practice
Key changes and challenges in the field of couple therapy
About the Speaker:
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.
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.