The need for assistance from psychotherapy for couples and family therapy is not likely to decrease, with all of the complexities that families face today. Practicing psychotherapists can feel inundated with training options many of which require tremendous investments of both time and money. This workshop provides a more in-depth look at the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy without significant investment of resources. After attending this workshop, clinicians should have the ability to apply the EFT lens to their work with individuals, couples and families.
While other models of couples therapy focus primarily on teaching communication skills, EFT presumes that what drives disconnection between partners is not merely a lack of knowing how to talk to each other. Instead, EFT makes these assumptions:
Human beings are all wired for connection.
Most couples/families who present for counseling have a bond that they’re trying to protect.
Most behaviors, when placed in the context of "trying to protect from pain/sadness/loneliness" are understandable and need not be pathologized.
Unmet attachment needs, both past and present, trigger behaviors that lead to disconnection.
Accessing the deeper emotions connected to unmet attachment needs is necessary for lasting change.
Couples unknowingly create a negative cycle when their needs go unmet, sometimes taking the roles of pursuer and withdrawer, or “find the bad guy.”
When attachment needs are met, couples learn how to communicate effectively through corrective experiences, not through explanations or psycho-education.
Presenters will demonstrate two EFT skills for participants to take back to their practices, using video taped clips of actual sessions. Attendees will be shown:
How to identify a couple’s negative cycle and reflect it back to them.
How EFT clinicians use a technique called “The Tango” to take couples to the deeper emotions that fuel the negative pattern.
Presenters will describe briefly the application of Emotionally Focused Therapy to individual and family sessions.
1. Participants will describe "The Tango", the essential tool of the Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapist.
2. Participants will Demonstrate the application of Attachment Theory to EFT.
3. Participants will identify & explain their couples' negative cycle.
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