A 4 Day Externship Training in Dr. Susan Johnson's Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Date: 28th April - 1st May 2017
Time: 9.00am-5.30pm Each Day
Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
CPD: 4 Per day, Total 16 CPD Credits
Early bird rate until 28th March 2017: €600
Rationale for Event:
Standard rate from 29th March 2017: €670
An opportunity for those wishing to learn a model of couples therapy that is well researched, empirically validated and has a clear framework and intervention for therapists in which to navigate couples and family distress.
- Identify the key assumptions of attachment theory as it applies to adult relationships
- Identify the assumptions, stages and steps of EFT, as well as key change events
- Articulate key interventions that help clients to reprocess key emotional responses
- Describe key interventions that help clients to restructure key attachment interactions
- Identify common therapeutic impasses in EFT and how to address them
- Implement EFT interventions in clinical exercises and case examples
Qualifications and prior experience necessary:
No prior experience with working with couples is necessary. The training is open to both new and experienced couples therapist. Participants must be accredited with professional association.
Outline of Psychological Content:
Marital distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorder, and alcoholism. Dr. Susan Johnson's EFT offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process of healing distressed relationships.
This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain negative interactional patterns. Through a series of nine steps, the therapist will learn how to lead the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding interactions.
Outline of Relevant Empirical Support/ Evidence base for this activity:
1. Johnson, S. M., Moser, M. B., Beckes, L., Smith, A., Dalgleish, T., Halchuk, R., Hasselmo, K., Coan, J. A. (August 06, 2014). Soothing the threatened brain: Leveraging contact comfort with emotionally focused therapy (PLoS ONE (2013) 8, 11 (e79314) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0079314). Plos One, 9, 8.)
2. Burgess-Moser, M., Johnson, S. M., Dalgleish, T. L., Lafontaine, M.-F., Wiebe, S. A. and Tasca, G. A. (2015). Changes in relationship-specific attachment in emotionally focused couple therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 231–245. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12139
3. Stavrianopoulos, K., Faller, G., & Furrow, J. L. Emotionally Focused Therapy: Facilitating Change within a Family System. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, ISSN 1533-2691, 01/2014, Volume 13, Issue 1, p.25
For more please visit www.ICEEFT.com
Due to contractual obligations that requires EFT Ireland to make advance payments, unfortunately we must apply the following cancellation fees which is non-negotiable should participants cancel their place. A full refund will be given, if, due to unforeseen circumstances EFT Ireland must cancel the training.
Cancellation Notice period Administrative cancellation fee
Up to 3rd February €340 (this includes deposit)
4th February to 3rd March €370 (this includes deposit)
4th March to 28th March €450 (this includes deposit)
29th March onwards 100% fee required
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