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


Do you dread your couples therapy sessions?
Do you struggle with how to stem your distressed clients' anger and hostility?
Do you get tired of their emotional reactivity and lack of empathy?

Primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and best-selling author of, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Dr. Sue Johnson, shows you how the EFT method illustrates the new science of love and bonding. Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) harnesses the new science of love and relationships into a structured, on-target, effective roadmap we can follow to take couples from disaster to safety and emotional connection. Not only will Dr. Johnson show you how EFT can heal relationships, but also how EFT can create relationships that heal.

Finally, we know why relationships matter so much, what goes wrong with them, and what's necessary for people to create secure, lasting bonds.

But you might be saying, "Sure, you can show me the studies proving that EFT works, BUT can you show me how to do it?"
The answer is...YES!

You will leave with your own blueprint for EFT that allows you, the therapist to be 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.



Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
  4.7   (11 comments)
Speakers:
Susan Johnson
Duration:
5 Hours 54 Minutes
Copyright:
27 Oct, 2014
Product Code:
POS047620
Media Type:
Digital Recordings

CPD

CPD

This online program is worth 6 hours CPD.


Handouts

Speakers

Susan Johnson Related seminars and products: 3

Ed.D.


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.


Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists Addiction Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Case Managers, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Objectives

  1. Outline the laws of human bonding and how they operate in adult love relationships.
  2. List the stages, steps and interventions of EFT.
  3. Make sense of the stuck places that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships.
  4. Describe how to set up new bonding interactions that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
  5. Outline how to adapt the model to different individuals, 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.

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 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

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

Reviews

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Overall:     4.7

Total Reviews: 272

Comments

Caroline Z - ,

"A wonderful model for what I have always instinctively tried to do....but now have a real framework and the words to use.. Thank you Sue Johnson"

Adam K - MIDDLETOWN, Delaware

"Love EFT!! Thanks for the class."

Joanne K - Bath, Pennsylvania

"Well done."

TERRY M - SEDONA, Arizona

"This was an excellent presentation and presenter who knows her theories and how to put them into practice. She put together the three studies of Rogerian, Bowlby and Minuchen along with a bit of Gottman into a well-thought out theory of attachment into the system dynamics using Rogerian, Gestalt, Systems and Gottman strategies. I learned a lot. This was a great workshop not like my last with Cathy Bisset which was really awful. I was hoping for another quality one from PESI. Thank you!!!"

Stacey S - LUCASVILLE, Ohio

"Awesome! great topic! would enjoy more classes with Dr Johnson on this topic."

Cynthia C - Millersville, Pennsylvania

"A great program, thanks for providing this in a webinar."

Joseph T - York, Pennsylvania

"outstanding presentation that will enhance my ability to frame dynamics in proactive and solution oriented ways."

Anna D - ENFIELD, Connecticut

"It was very good information, and I was very engaged due to Sue's delivery."

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