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Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson, Ed.D.: On Target Couple Interventions in the Age of Attachment

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Give examples of the laws of human bonding, how they operate in adult love relationships, and how these laws inform the clinician’s choices of treatment interventions.
  2. Identify the stages, steps and interventions of EFT and how they relate to case conceptualization.
  3. Account for the stuck places that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in a client’s love relationships.
  4. Describe how to set up new bonding interactions among clients that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
  5. Demonstrate how to adapt the model to different individuals to improve client engagement, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.
  6. Review how the therapist’s style fits with the model or creates blocks in working with emotion and shaping new dances in the clinical setting.

Outline

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
    1. De-escalation
    2. Restructuring Attachment
    3. Consolidation
  • Key change events
Experiential and Systemic Interventions
  • Reflection of emotional process
  • Validation
  • Evocative process questions
  • Deepening and distilling emotion
  • Interpretation - conjecture
  • Reflecting interactions - feedback loops
  • Reframing
  • Shaping enactments
  • 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 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

Copyright : 10/27/2014

Shaping Secure Connection with EFT: Stage I Live Session - De-escalation

Program Information

Objectives

  • Explain how to constantly create safety during Stage I in EFT
  • Explain how the EFT therapist conducts a Stage I session and uses EFT interventions
  • Explain how to pinpoint and work to neutralize negative cycles in distressed couples

Outline

  • Introduction
  • Case Presentation with Stage 1 Couple
  • Live Session
  • Discussion of Session

Copyright : 10/01/2014

Sex and the Bonds of Love: What We Know - What We Can Do, with Dr. Sue Johnson

Objectives

  1. Describe the links between attachment and sexuality outlined in attachment research
  2. Outline the principles of an attachment oriented, EFCT approach to sex in couple therapy
  3. Describe specific interventions the EFCT therapist uses to address sexual problems

Outline

  • Attachment and sexuality research
  • Attachment styles and strategies
  • Principles of attachment oriented approach

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Describe the links between attachment and sexuality outlined in attachment research
  2. Outline the principles of an attachment oriented, EFCT approach to sex in couple therapy
  3. Describe specific interventions the EFCT therapist uses to address sexual problems

Outline

  • Attachment and sexuality research
  • Attachment styles and strategies
  • Principles of attachment oriented approach

Copyright : 02/26/2014

Healing Toxic Injuries in Love Relationships: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) with Dr. Sue Johnson

Objectives

  • Describe and define attachment injuries and their impact
  • Outline the 8 steps in the forgiveness process and the key features of an effective apology
  • Describe the interventions used by the therapist

Outline

  • EFT forgiveness model
    • Identification of attachment injuries
    • Restoring trust
  • Case examples of specific EFT interventions

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Objectives

  • Describe and define attachment injuries and their impact
  • Outline the 8 steps in the forgiveness process and the key features of an effective apology
  • Describe the interventions used by the therapist

Outline

  • EFT forgiveness model
    • Identification of attachment injuries
    • Restoring trust
  • Case examples of specific EFT interventions

Copyright : 02/26/2014

Changing Attachment Bonds: Necessary and Sufficient Moves and Moments with Dr. Sue Johnson

Objectives

  • Describe the key conversations that shape bonding experiences
  • Explain how and why these conversations are transformative
  • List the interventions used to create these changes in EFT

Outline

  • Attachment bonds & impact of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
  • Regulation of attachment emotions & de-escalation of negative patterns
  • Case examples and EFT exercises

Program Information

Objectives

  • Describe the key conversations that shape bonding experiences
  • Explain how and why these conversations are transformative
  • List the interventions used to create these changes in EFT

Outline

  • Attachment bonds & impact of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
  • Regulation of attachment emotions & de-escalation of negative patterns
  • Case examples and EFT exercises

Copyright : 02/27/2014

Attachment Theory and Science: A Clear Map for Effective Couple Intervention with Dr. Sue Johnson

Objectives

  • Define the characteristics of an attachment relationship and universal attachment strategies
  • Describe the significance of each aspect of attachment for the couple therapist
  • Outline pivotal moments of change and key interventions that foster a secure bond

Outline

  • Core principles of attachment theory
  • Attachment theory and research for relationship repair
  • EFT uses to move a couple from despair to satisfaction

Program Information

Outline

  • Core principles of attachment theory
  • Attachment theory and research for relationship repair
  • EFT uses to move a couple from despair to satisfaction

Objectives

  • Define the characteristics of an attachment relationship and universal attachment strategies
  • Describe the significance of each aspect of attachment for the couple therapist
  • Outline pivotal moments of change and key interventions that foster a secure bond

Copyright : 02/27/2014