- Registration: 8:00am | Training: 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Presented by
- $850 per person (Limited to 30 Attendees) – $500 Student Pricing – Please call NMS directly to obtain Student Discount Code
- 28 CE Hours (available for $39.99 after the event through National Marriage Seminars of America)
This is an official Externship, endorsed and approved presenters of ICEEFT. Attending this externship is the first step to being listed on the ICEEFT website, where couples can go to find trained couple therapists. It is also a step towards becoming a certified EFT therapist. In this Externship, you will learn:
- See marital distress from an attachment perspective
- Help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress
- Shape key new interaction and bonding events
- Overcome therapeutic impasses
CEUs: 28 hours through National Marriage Seminars of America for $39.99 “National Marriage Seminars of America is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. National Marriage Seminars of America maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”
Marital distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism.
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. It recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships.
This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative interaction patterns. Through a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding interactions.
Over the past 15 years, Sue Johnson and her colleagues have developed and rigorously researched this short-term approach (8-20 sessions) in couple therapy. It is now one of the best- delineated and empirically-validated approaches in the field of couple therapy.
Details & Registration
A Four Day Externship
Learn the concepts and theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy to help restore and deepen the emotional bond between couples.
Registration Fee: $800 per person Early Bird, $850 registration fee | Cost Includes: 4-day training, EFT Manual
- Earn 28 CE hours through R. Cassidy (Available for purchase for $40 at the event)
Begin the Path to Mastery in EFT
Through a combination of lecture, videotape, observation of live interviews and exercises, participants will learn the basic concepts and theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy; identify the stages and steps of treatment; begin to formulate problematic cycles of interaction; and help couples end cycles of blame and disengagement so that they can restore and deepen the emotional bond between them. Sue Johnson’s second edition of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connections is recommended reading for all participants. Experienced, local EFT supervisors will be available to assist small group learning and practice.
One of the premier EFT trainers will combine lecture, filmed demonstration, and experimental exercises to teach the concepts behind Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and give participants a sense of what it looks and feels like to work with couples using the framework of attachment theory.
EFT for couples is a model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson that draws from over 25 years of outcome research and translates attachment processes into precise clinical interventions.
- Name 2 advances in the new current era of couples therapy
- Describe the attachment map of couple’s therapy process
- Describe the “within” and “between” processes of EFT
- Name the 4 “Ps” of the EFT process
- Name the 3 predominant theories that EFT is based upon
- Name the 4 attachment styles
- Describe the process of attachment distress
- Describe how EFT defines emotion
- Describe the process model of emotion as defined by Magda Arnold
- Name the 6 core emotions
- Describe how EFT clinically uses emotion to create connection
- Name the 9 steps of EFT
- Name the 3 stages of EFT
- Name the key change events in EFT
- Describe at least 3 elements of the EFT assessment process
- Recognize process assessment
- Discuss attachment assessment
- Describe how the systemic pattern (cycle) becomes THE relational problem
- Name the different structural elements/parts of the cycle
- Name the different types of cycles
- Describe 3 underlying emotions that withdrawers feel
- Describe 3 underlying emotions that pursuers feel
- Define the EFT clinical skills associated with De-escalation
- Define the EFT experiential interventions
- Describe RISSSC
- Describe the withdrawer engagement key change event
- Describe the pursuer softening key change event
- List the 6 themes of blamer softening
- Define what an Enactment is
- Describe what an Attachment injury is
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Professional Counselors
- Addiction Counselors
- Other Mental Health Professionals