Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples is the fastest growing evidenced-based approach to treating couple distress in the world. Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, the EFT Model is based on the Science of Emotions, Attachment Theory, Humanistic Psychology and Family Systems Theory. EFT helps couples move from distress in their relationship to a safer, more loving and fulfilling relationship. “In my 40 plus years of doing marital therapy, I have never been able to help highly conflicted couples move from disconnection to a deep, loving bond so effectively as when I learned EFT.” (Murray Armstrong)
Participants will learn to:
Identify the 3 stages and 9 steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy
See marital distress from an attachment perspective
Help couples recognize and de-escalate problematic patterns of interaction
Help couples access the underlying attachment fears and needs that drive these negative patterns
Help couples create new emotional responses to old patterns
Shape key, new interactions and bonding events that result in permanent changes
Help couples repair attachment injuries
Overcome therapeutic impasses.
Who Can Attend This Externship?
EFT Externships and Advanced Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees. Participants are required to note their professional affiliation on registration. To be clear, you must have a Master’s or PhD in an accredited Counselling Program. If you are not clear if you qualify, please contact Murray Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Externship Leader
Jim Thomas, EFT Trainer, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with 28 years of clinical, supervisor and training experience. He has worked in a variety of settings such as residential treatment, day treatment and in-home therapy and with a wide array of presenting problems including trauma, addiction and shame. In these settings, Jim learned important tools and lessons about working with families facing the ravages of addiction. He brings a unique attachment lens to intervention and recovery work. Jim has shared these ideas across the United States, in Europe and Canada. Director of the Colorado Center for EFT, Jim also maintains an activeprivate practice. Jim notes that, “Couples therapy so often is in that overlap of adverse childhood experiences, traumas, isolation, injuries to a couples bond, emotional pain and shame. E.F.T. excels in these areas, offering a chance for people to come back to connection with the mostimportant person in their life.”
Cost & Registration
The cost for this four day workshop is $875.
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