EFT Summit - ICEEFT


EFT Summit 2017: New Directions in Science and Psychotherapy is a perfect place for couple, family and individual therapists, relationally oriented counselors, psychologists and mental health professionals to get informed on the latest research and most effective techniques. Come meet top-notch experts in the field and strengthen your ability to work from the attachment perspective.

 

Plenary Descriptions

Dr. Sue Johnson

Keynote: New Directions in Science and Psychotherapy – Leading and Learning with EFT

Where is the field of psychotherapy going? Where is EFT in terms of this field? This presentation will outline some of the dilemmas of the enterprise of psychological intervention and the EFT perspective on these dilemmas. In particular, the focus will be on attachment science, the research on emotion and the interpersonal perspective on change. The question also arises – what have we learned in 30 years of clinical practice and research on EFT for couples and families and how does this apply to other therapy modalities?

 Dr. Jeffry Simpson

Plenary: Early life attachment, stress, and caregiving as predictors of adult health: A longitudinal view

A considerable amount is known about how current life events are associated with physical health outcomes cross-sectionally. Few prospective studies, however, have examined how early-life events—especially interpersonal ones—are related to physical health outcomes over time. I will describe recent studies from a 40-year longitudinal project that is identifying some of the key variables that prospectively predict better versus worse physical health outcomes in middle adulthood, controlling for current life events known to be
associated with such outcomes. I will also discuss what kinds of early interpersonal experiences buffer individuals from experiencing negative health outcomes years later.

Learning objectives:
1. Learning about biological embedding models of health across the lifespan.
2. Understanding how and why certain types of early-life experiences predict better vs. worse health outcomes later in life.
3. Becoming aware of certain early-life experiences that may serve as buffering (protective)

 Dr. Sue Johnson & Dr. Jeffry Simpson

The clinical relevance of the attachment perspective: A clinician – researcher dialogue

A discussion about the strengths and limitations of attachment theory and science as a map for clinical intervention.

Participants will be able to:
1. Outline the strengths and limitations of attachment science
2. Describe what this science offers clinicians 
3. Describe the challenges in science and in clinical application

 Dr. Louis Castonguay

The clinical relevance of the attachment perspective: A clinician – researcher dialogue

A discussion about the strengths and limitations of attachment theory and science as a map for clinical intervention.

Participants will be able to:
1. Outline the strengths and limitations of attachment science
2. Describe what this science offers clinicians 
3. Describe the challenges in science and in clinical application

 Dr. Gabor Mate

Plenary: Disconnect and Dislocation: Addiction From a Relational Perspective

The source of addiction is neither choice or genetics, but a fundamental disconnection of the individual from their true selves. This, in turn, is caused by a disconnect between the developing young human and her/his environment. Attachment relationships are thus at the heart of addiction, but in terms of causation and in terms of healing.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the source of addictions.
2. Learn about the chemical and physiological circuits impaired in the brains of people with substance dependency or behaviour addiction.
3. Examine the false “blessings” of addiction as experienced by the addict (e.g., as emotional anaesthetic, as personality booster, as social lubricant, and so on)
4. Learn about the development of the addicted mind: how early childhood experiences shape the brain.
5. Distinguish the social basis of addiction in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment.

 Workshop: The Dynamics of Addiction: An Interactive Exploration (with Discussant Michael Barnett)

The workshop will, in an interactive context, explore the therapeutic implications of the plenary. I conversation with the moderator and with the participation of the audience, the workshops will present material on the psycho-emotional dynamics of the addicted person and point to ways of working with such individuals to liberate them from their habituated patterns.

Participants will:
1. Explore the question of how much choice does the addict really have, and how much responsibility
2. Develop the capacity to foster a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible.
3. Develop the capacity to encourage the addict to take responsibility.
4. Understand the role of harm reduction in addiction treatment

 IT ALL BEGINS IN

Thursday evening everyone gathers for the opening address. Magic fills the air as we happily welcome each other. New faces to names we've seen and heard. Personal greetings. Being human in each other's presence. Excited to hear Dr. Sue Johnson's opening address: New Directions in Science and Psychotherapy, Leading and Learning with EFT. We find a seat and settle in. Sue moves us with her vivid imagery and grand vision. The vision that created EFT and the movement to share it around the world. And here we all are. A part of it. Something big and special....We can't wait to greet you there!

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR EFT SUMMIT ONLY:  If you cancel before August 12th, 2017 you will receive a full refund. Cancellations received from August 12th-September 11, 2017 will receive a 50% refund and any cancellations received September 12th or after are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

*Please note: This event is presented by ICEEFT and TRICEFT, and is a Conference sponsored by their organization. This is not a National Marriage Seminars hosted event.*

 

 

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