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Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 22, 2018.
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
5/22/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Communicate “the laws” of human bonding and how the laws operate in adult love relationships for purposes of client psychoeducation.
  2. Assess for attachment injury and trauma history in presenting couples as it relates to case conceptualization.
  3. Summarize the stages, steps and interventions of EFT to be utilized in a clinical setting when working with couples.
  4. Articulate the “stuck” places couples encounter that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships, and utilize this information to improve clinical outcomes.
  5. Increase treatment effectiveness by adapting the EFT model to different clients, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.
  6. Utilize clinical exercises to shape new bonding interactions for couples that can redefine connection, forgiveness and change working models of attachment.
State of Couple Therapy: The New Science of Attachment
  • The map to basic relationship emotions and needs
  • Understand and contain distance and distress
  • Shaping responsive bonding
  • Understand love relationships – invaluable to the therapist
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT): Structure, Moves and Interventions
  • The three stages of EFT
    1. De-escalation
    2. Restructuring Attachment
    3. Consolidation
  • Key change events
Interventions: Experiential and Systemic
  • Reflection of emotional process
  • Validation
  • Evocative process questions
  • Deepen and distill emotion
  • Interpretation - conjecture
  • Reflecting interactions – feedback loops
  • Reframing
  • Shape enactments
  • Contain enactments that go awry
Tasks of EFT: Outline, Video Viewing, and Exercises
  • The core tasks of EFT
  • Build an alliance
  • Reprocess and distill emotion
  • Choreographing new interactions
Difficult and Attachment Injured Clients: Discussion and Exercises
  • Dysregulated, escalated, and shut down, dismissing clients
  • Attachment injuries (i.e. affairs) – Relationship traumas that destroy trust
  • A proven model for forgiveness and reconciliation
The New Era of Couple Therapy
  • Growing into and applying the EFT model
  • Gaining confidence in EFT – Maximize effectiveness in your practice
  • Key changes and challenges in the field of couple therapy


Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, Director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (WBCEFT) for the last 7 years, has trained hundreds of mental health clinicians in EFT nationally and internationally. She has been a student of EFT since 2002, has been using this empirically-validated approach exclusively in private practice since 2005, and continues to study and learn the model daily. Along with her mentor, Dr. Sue Johnson, originator of EFT, Kathryn’s best teachers of this humanistic, attachment-based model are the couples she works with weekly in private practice.

Together, Sue & Kathryn created Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for soldiers & marines coming home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their partners at military installations in the U.S. and abroad. Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and consults monthly with the U.S. Veterans Administration.

Kathryn trains and presents EFT regularly at many locations in U.S. including the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, AAMFT Annual Conference, state divisions of AAMFT, and EFT Summit and has taught EFT in Denmark, Sweden, Holland and Germany.

She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times. In addition to the application of EFT with trauma, Kathryn has a special passion for working with and teaching the Withdrawer Re-engagement process. For her doctoral dissertation, Kathryn completed the first analysis of Withdrawer Re-engagement, and she enjoys teaching clinicians how to come alongside and work with Withdrawers.

Kathryn was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine in December 2012. A clinical fellow and approved supervisor of AAMFT, she has written 9 articles/chapters on the application of EFT.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryn Rheem is the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (WBCEFT). She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathryn Rheem has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Addictions Counselors, Case Managers, Clergy, and other mental health professionals