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2-Day Certificate Course Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Difficult Couples: Evidence-Based Techniques to Effectively Work With Challenging Couples
2-Day Certificate Course Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Difficult Couples: Evidence-Based Techniques to Effectively Work With Challenging Couples

Where:   SEATTLE, WA

When:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019

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$439.99
Single Registration
$399.99
Single Registration: Advance Price (ends 3/8/2019)
$399.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

HILTON SEATTLE AIRPORT & CONF CTR
17620 INTERNATIONAL BLVD
SEATTLE, WA 98188
Phone:  206-244-4800
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Course Description:

Dr. Sue Johnson has revolutionized the field of couple therapy. Through her decades of research and innovative approaches, she has harnessed the power of attachment science to develop and rebuild deep intimacy in relationships through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – the only model of couple therapy that has been tested and shown to create lasting change in over 20 empirical studies.

In this 2-day certificate course, Dr. Johnson will show you step-by-step how to apply her proven EFT model to your practice to help your clients grow within their relationships – even in the presence of complex issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, sexuality and more!

Transform your work with couples by implementing interventions and strategies to work with your most difficult clients. You’ll learn how to:
  • get to the root of couples’ conflicts quicker by using the powerful lens of attachment science
  • use a structured, on-target, effective roadmap to take couples from disaster to emotional connection
  • provide real, lasting change to clients from advances in attachment science and proven EFT interventions
  • create secure and satisfying connections by targeting the complex dramas that occur within relationships, including affairs
  • maximize engagement with adaptable interventions for couples who are hostile, escalated, withdrawn or shut down
Through guided instruction, group discussion, videos of actual couple in-sessions, and clinical exercises, you will take away practical strategies to use immediately with your most difficult couples.

Register today to earn your certificate and revolutionize the way you work with couples!
Objectives:

  1. Give examples of the laws of human bonding, how they operate in adult love relationships, and how these laws inform the clinician’s choices of treatment interventions.
  2. Explain the EFT model as a secure base for effective couple therapy.
  3. Identify the three stages of the EFT model to offer clients a way out of destructive patterns into new ways of relating based on closeness, safe attachment and connection.
  4. Utilize how EFT explores and deepens emotions with clients in a way that maintains safety.
  5. Implement corrective emotional experiences for couples that create real forward movement in a single session.
  6. Articulate the “stuck” places couples encounter that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships, and utilize this information to improve clinical outcomes.
  7. Outline the 10 principles of attachment theory and how these principles can help guide intervention in couple sessions.
  8. Determine alliance issues and escalating hostility in clients during stage 1 sessions of EFT.
  9. Implement techniques to deal with clients who are shut down, withdrawn and lack of engagement in therapy.
  10. Demonstrate how to adapt the model to different co-morbidities in session like depression, anxiety and trauma and sexuality.
  11. Breakdown blocks to constructive dependency in all stages of therapy and shape change events in session.
  12. Utilize clinical strategies to resolve attachment injuries, such as affairs, to shape trust and reconciliation between clients.
  13. Demonstrate how to adapt the model to different individuals to improve client engagement, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.
OUTLINE

Couple Therapy

What’s Necessary to Create Secure, Lasting Bonds
  • How not to get caught in the overwhelm
  • Don’t label and get caught in finger pointing
  • Going beyond looking at symptoms
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) & Attachment Theory

EFT Model-Secure Base for Effective Therapy
  • Build a therapeutic alliance
  • Reprocess and distill emotion
  • Choreograph new interactions
  • Restructure attachment
  • Utilize the five basic moves of the EFT therapist
  • Limitations of research & potential risks
Three Stages of EFT

The Structure, Moves, Interventions & Key Change Events
  • Stage 1 – De-escalation of Negative Cycles
    • Assessment
    • Identify negative cycle/attachment issues
    • Access underlying attachment emotions
    • Frame problem – cycle, attachment, needs/fears
  • Stage 2 – Restructuring Attachment
    • Access implicit needs, fears, models of self
    • Promote acceptance by other
    • Structure reach & respond – express attachment needs – bonding interactions
  • Stage 3 – Consolidation of the New Relationship and Future
    • Emotional attachment conflicts have been resolved
    • Relationship becomes a safe haven
    • Healing environment for both partners
Advanced Approaches for Difficult & Attachment Injured Couples

Affairs
  • Relationship traumas that destroy trust
  • How to create and communicate a healing narrative
  • When healing attempts worsen the rift
  • Shaping trust and reconciliation
  • Resolve attachment injuries
Hostile and Escalated Couples
  • Escalation because of trauma
  • Establish an in-session safe base for partners in melt down – contain escalation
  • Grasp the threats that trigger accusation and defense
  • Understand the relationship between PTSD, trust and sexuality
  • Address fear and safety
  • Normalize and regulate over the top hyperarousal
Withdrawn Couples
  • How to deal with lack of engagement from shut down, dismissing clients
  • Stop stonewall and maximize engagement
  • Address co-morbidities blocks in session
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Sexuality
  • Pinpoint blocks to constructive dependency
  • Shape change events and graduated risk-taking
Couples with Past Injuries & Vulnerabilities
  • Mini traumatic relationship injuries
    • I will never forgive you ….
    • I will never rely on you …
    • You weren’t there …
  • How to impasses in trust
  • Create “hold me conversations”
  • Attachment injury repair in EFT
The Future of Couple Interventions in the 21st Century
  • Key changes and challenges in the field of couple therapy
  • Use the map offered by attachment and EFT
  • Normalize relationship application
  • EFT for special populations
Target Audience

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Manager
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.

Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.

She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.





Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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ADDICTION COUNSELORS
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


COUNSELORS
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. PARTIAL CONTACT HOURS WILL BE AWARDED FOR PARTIAL ATTENDANCE.


PSYCHOLOGISTS
This live activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

OHIO PSYCHOLOGISTS: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this activity for 12.5 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


SOCIAL WORKERS
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PESI, Inc. Provider #:1062, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education clock hours for this Intermediate course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

WASHINGTON SOCIAL WORKERS/COUNSELORS/MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity has been submitted to the Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Board. Approval pending.


OTHER PROFESSIONS
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