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Mastering Skills and Overcoming Challenges with EFIT: A Trauma Consultation Program

Join Sue Johnson and Leanne Campbell for this truly unique, advanced training in trauma treatment. First, you’ll learn the key interventions of EFIT you can integrate into your practice today to help you recognize, confront and overcome the most common blocks in trauma treatment. You’ll also get an in-depth look on how to use these powerful skills by watching the experts at work – Both Sue and Leanne share real in-session video of their most challenging clients and provide moment-to-moment consultation to each other on how to overcome stuck points. PLUS, take a front row seat in the consultation room with Sue and Leanne as they provide feedback and guidance to six trauma therapists facing clinical challenges in their work.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Summarize the roles of attachment theory, attunement and the therapeutic alliance in successful trauma recovery
  2. Utilize attachment theory principles to establish and maintain a strong therapeutic alliance
  3. Employ tracking skills to identify interpersonal patterns of behavior that are blocking progress in therapy
  4. Identify five common clinical challenges therapists face in trauma treatment
  5. Summarize an approach to address emotional avoidance in session
  6. Describe the five core therapeutic moves of EFIT
  7. Articulate the importance of keeping clients on the leading edge of discovery in order to promote growth within and between sessions
  8. Demonstrate how to work with hyperaroused or numbing clients to achieve emotional balance and engagement
  9. Discuss barriers to treatment caused by intellectualization, demonstrating an understanding of how to recognize the behavior in session
  10. Demonstrate how to refocus a session in order to maintain momentum towards treatment goals
  11. Describe how to maintain therapist confidence and sense of competence when working with difficult clients

Outline

Part 1

Module 1: Introduction and EFIT Foundations. In this first module, Sue Johnson shares her personal framework for overcoming challenges using Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy. Here, you’ll discover:

  • The basics of EFIT treatment and how they may enhance your current practice
  • The five “moves” you can use over and over to create deep and lasting healing
  • Why Sue believes EFIT interventions are ideal for helping therapists overcome challenges in treatment 
  • Risks, limitations and how to overcome barriers
Demonstration 1: Overcoming Emotional Avoidance with Sue Johnson. Learn how to overcome emotional avoidance in treatment by watching Sue tackle it in her own work. Go inside the therapy room while she works with “Tal,” a war veteran with complex PTSD. Through session footage and commentary from Sue and Leanne, you will discover how to:
  • Maintain focus in session while managing intellectualization, storytelling, interruption and more 
  • Confront interpersonal patterns that block progress while maintaining a robust therapeutic alliance
  • Use EFIT interventions to deepen emotional engagement and create corrective emotional experiences
Module 2: Core Challenges in Treatment. Here, Sue and Leanne provide an in-depth look at the most common blocks to progress in treatment. They’ll share with you:  
  • The six most common ways therapists get stuck in treatment and exactly what to do to get unstuck
  • Real life examples from Sue and Leanne’s therapy experiences
Demonstration 2: Resolving Emotional Blocks with Leanne Campbell. In this second demonstration, Leanne Campbell works with “Donata,” the daughter of wartime survivors who is struggling with the impact of intergenerational trauma on her current relationships. Sue and Leanne discuss the stuck points encountered in the session and share with you how to: 
  • Recognize and confront intellectualization in session and exactly what to do help client safely move into their bodies
  • Move beyond surface emotions and emotional suppression to help clients connect with the core of their pain
  • How the five moves of EFIT can help you get past emotional blocks in session 

Consultation Call Series
In this second phase of training, join Sue and Leanne for three two-hour group consultation calls where they will provide consultation on actual cases submitted by you! During each two-hour session, Sue and Leanne will select two cases to workshop. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to receive consultation from the experts. Use the form provided in your handouts to submit your case.

Part 2

Trauma Consultation 1

  • Case 1: Moving Clients from Self-Disdain to Self-Compassion
  • Case 2: Breaking patterns of distrust

Trauma Consultation 2

  • Case 3: Finding the right pace for progress in therapy
  • Case 4: Turning emotional blocks into opportunities

Trauma Consultation 3

  • Case 5: Pacing the process through trauma and loss
  • Case 6: Overcoming barriers to identifying and accessing

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Case Managers 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Mental Health Professionals 

Copyright : 02/13/2024

Emotional Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for Healing Attachment Wounds

Take your practice to a new level with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) created by Dr. Sue Johnson! Guided by attachment science and over three decades of research in EFT with couples, now learn to harness the power of emotion to move your individual clients to a place of safety.

Join Leanne Campbell as she shares Sue Johnson's clinical roadmap based on hundreds of studies – on human attachment, on emotion, and on the effectiveness of EFT/EFIT interventions...interventions of gripping emotional depth and effectiveness.

Learn a three-stage process –

  • Stabilization leading to symptom reduction, more emotional balance
  • Restructuring of models of self and other, the expansion and growth of a new sense of self
  • Consolidation - integrating changes into a new vision for life and an ever-stronger sense of self and relationships

EFIT taps into the primary vulnerabilities and needs of all clients, linking the therapist to what is universal – the basic structure of how we experience life, while respecting and honoring each individual as unique and entitled to empathy and responsiveness.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the EFIT model as a secure base for effective therapy with individual clients.
  2. Implement evidence-based stages to increase closeness, safe attachment, and connection.
  3. Develop client interactions that expand the client’s sense of self and open engagement with others.
  4. Determine how working with emotion as a key change agent will help clients move toward secure attachment.

Outline

  • Employ the basic structure of emotion, as well as how we change models of self and others
  • Utilize the empirically validated EFIT “roadmap” to guide clients through their vulnerability and motivation to a clear picture of stability and growth
  • Validate the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session
  • Limitations, risks, and areas for further research

Target Audience

  • Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 05/07/2021

Essential EFIT Assessment Training: A Proven, Novel Attachment Focused Assessment Method

Don’t miss this essential training from Dr. Leanne Campbell, long term collaborator with Dr. Sue Johnson on performing an Assessment formulated for working with both Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).

In this video, Dr. Campbell briefly discusses the Emotionally Focused Therapy model before she dives into the assessment of EFT, how to use it when working with clients, key elements to keep in mind while working with clients and she concludes with a discussion of treatment plans.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Perform the 3 step process of EFIT.
  2. Utilize the EFT tango during EFIT sessions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the EFIT treatment plan.

Outline

  • Attachment in context and Risk and Resilience  
  • The Attachment perspective on health and distress 
  • Understanding emotional disorders and the impact of trauma through an attachment lens 
  • Tuning in and finding focus in EFT 
  • The C.A.R.E model and its application in EFT 
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Case Managers 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Mental Health Professionals 

Copyright : 07/29/2021