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Seminar Detail

Dr. Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

Where:
PORTLAND, OR
When:
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Finally, there is a map offered to us by attachment science to work in an organic, on-target way to help clients with trauma, anxiety and depression.

To that map, add the wisdom of 30 years of clinical experience and outcome studies on Emotionally Focused Therapy and you have the right way to tune into clients’ emotions and help them shift from numbing or agitation into emotional balance and the ability to trust the self and engage fully with others.

Known for her ground-breaking intervention – Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy – Dr. Sue Johnson will show you the set of proven interventions to shape transformational emotional moments for your individual clients in every session.

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) will transform your clinical work by giving you:
  • A structured, on-target, effective roadmap for helping clients
  • Resolution for clients’ depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress
  • A more integrated coherent sense of self
EFT takes you to the heart of the matter in just 5 clear macro-interventions. The goal is not to simply modify symptoms, but to grow people into full, flexible aliveness.

You will leave with your own blueprint for EFT that you can use across modalities – with a single client, with a distressed couple or with a family in crisis.

Sign up today, and leave feeling re-energized knowing your new skills will set your clients on a sure path to healing.
Objectives:
  1. Build core emotional experiences to promote emotional balance in your traumatized, anxious and depressed clients.
  2. Evaluate the EFT model as a secure base for effective therapy with individual clients.
  3. Analyze the three stages of the EFT model as an approach that offers clients a way out of destructive patterns.
  4. Implement evidence-based stages to increase closeness, safe attachment and connection.
  5. Investigate how EFT explores and deepens emotions with clients in a way that maintains safety.
  6. Construct corrective emotional experiences for the individual client that create real forward movement in a single session.
  7. Develop client interactions that expand the client’s sense of self and open engagement with others.
  8. Support the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session.
OUTLINE

Attachment Science in Individual Psychotherapy
  • Seeing the self from a developmental attachment viewpoint
  • The 10 principles of attachment science
  • The attachment view of emotional disorders
  • What attachment tells us about the essence of in-session change that lasts
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Emotional Disorders - EFIT
  • Foundational Stages of EFT
    • Stabilization
    • Restructuring
    • Consolidation
  • The organic model of change and change events – working with vulnerability
The EFIT Process-Oriented Assessment
  • A non-pathologizing attachment perspective on emotional disorders
  • Using EFIT to work with core features of anxiety and depression
  • The process of first sessions – building a safe-haven alliance
The Core EFT Macro Interventions – the EFT “Tango”
  • Mirroring/reflecting present process – Negative Cycles of Coping
  • Affect assembly and deepening
  • Choregraphing engaged encounters with self and others
  • Processing these choreographed dramas to create emotional balance
  • Integrating and validating new experience
  • The Tango across stages of change
Summary of Micro Interventions – Experiential and Systemic
  • In-session video and discussion of sessions
  • Play and Practice – the elements of the Tango
Attachment Science and the Practice of Psychotherapy – Across Modalities
  • Growing into and applying the EFIT model in your practice
  • Limitations, risks and areas for further research
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses

SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.

Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue was appointed in 2017 as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.

As author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson created for the general public, a self-help version of her ground-breaking research on relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them. This best seller has been adapted and developed into a relationship education and enhancement program. This Hold Me Tight® program has been translated into numerous languages with workshops taking place around the world. The program has been adapted for specific groups such as for couples facing heart disease, for families with teens, and for Christian couples, and is also offered in an online format. Her book, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships outlines the new logical understanding of why and how we love – based on new scientific evidence and cutting-edge research. Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

Sue’s newest book, Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families, shows the promise of attachment science in terms of making sense of and repairing our most precious relationships and thriving as strong resilient individuals. Attachment science offers us the most potent model for therapeutic change, especially when dealing with anxiety and depression, and that, of all models of intervention, EFT most closely captures the essence of the attachment perspective. It targets the defining feature of survival-oriented human connection, namely strong emotion, and systematically shapes core bonding interactions with others.

Dr. Johnson’s best-known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (3rd edition, 2019) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the over 75 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT. She also consults to Veterans Affairs and the U.S. and Canadian militaries.



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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