Attachment Theory has emerged as the most profound, research-based understanding of how we develop as human beings – our emotions, our ways of thinking and acting and our habitual ways of engaging with others. Specifically, attachment science has cracked the code of love and loving, showing us how our sense of self develops and is continuously shaped in the dance with others. A sense of secure connection with others has been linked to resilience and a more coherent positive sense of self while a lack of secure attachment has emerged as a risk factor for every form of mental health problem.
Grounded with thirty years of process and outcome research, Dr Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy, takes the attachment perspective out of the research lab and into therapy sessions with individuals, couples, and families. Join Sue and learn how the principles of attachment theory translate into organic, on target interventions that allow therapists to create significant moments of change in every session.
In this introductory course, Sue outlines the principles of EFT and Attachment theory and how they help a therapist stay on target in every session. Using attachment science as a map to the emotional life of adults, Sue makes sense of problems and provides clear examples of how to create change, simplifying complex narratives of dysfunction and negative relationship cycles. Each week through beautifully crafted videos, animations, and therapy demonstrations, Sue outlines & demonstrates a simple set of macro & micro-interventions that have been shown to create intrapsychic and interpersonal change across all modalities.
As you learn, you will join our interactive online forum to share your questions and experiences, supported by our expert team of EFT trainers.Course Goals
Participants will learn to:
- Outline the 10 principles of attachment theory and how they help the therapists stay relevant and on target in every session
- Identify ways to shape a safe haven alliance with clients that fosters collaboration and full engagement in sessions
- Use the map provided by EFT to assess client difficulties and to formulate a coherent picture of the negative cycles of emotion regulation and interpersonal engagement that block growth and set up the emotional disorders - anxiety and depression
- Describe the 3 stages of EFT including how to create a stabilizing secure base in clients before moving on to shape corrective emotional experiences in Stage 2 of EFT
- Outline the 5 moves of the EFT Tango and how this macro-intervention is used across the stages of EFT and with individuals, couples and families
- Describe the key change process of how to systematically assemble core emotions and deepen them to expand the sense of self and the ability to engage fully with others
- Pinpoint the micro interventions that both create safety and set up challenge and exploration for clients
- Describe the attachment concept of healthy functioning and how to craft potent change events in EFT sessions (events that revise models of self and other)
- Describe how to move past common blocks in the change process with numbed or agitated clients and resolve injuries to attachment figures – partners or family members
- Outline how to work with difficult concerns, complex PTSD, chronic depression, escalated couples or chaotic families
There are 16 CE/CME hours available. Prior to registering pleaseclick hereto review complete CE/CME details, course objectives, speaker/planner conflict of interest disclosure and more.