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Wednesday, January 15

2:00 — 3:00 PM ET

Emotionally Focused Couple Psychotherapy:
A Path to Healing & Sustaining Intimacy

Dr. Sue Johnson
Developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
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The National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the American Academy of Couple & Family Psychology, the American Board of Couple & Family Psychology, and The Society for Couple and Family Psychology (American Psychological Association’s Division 43), proudly present this four-part webinar series.

About the Webinar Series

When couples escalate their emotions to boiling, do you find yourself wondering what to do? Do you know how to change the temperature in the room? Learn how to dial down the thermostat and many other skills through this four-part webinar series presented by the developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dr. Sue Johnson. Whatever your level of practice, psychologists will learn valuable tools to work more effectively and productively with an understanding of common dynamics that arise with high-conflict couples.

Dr. Johnson will teach advanced skills about couple psychotherapy based upon attachment science. Attachment science offers a potent model for therapeutic change, especially when dealing with anxiety and depression. 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. More than 20 positive outcome studies can be found at the EFT website.

Part III will focus on the structure of change events in Stage 2 of EFT for couples and the key interventions the therapist uses to shape corrective experiences here. It will also outline the addressing of attachment injuries—a special kind of Hold Me Tight conversation focused on the healing of attachment injuries that block the creation of trust between partners.

Presentation Details

Part I: EFT for Couples: An Attachment Based Intervention
June 25, 2019, 2:00pm–3:30pm ET (90 minutes, 1.5 CE Credits)
If you missed this webinar, get caught up before part three.

Part II: Core Interventions in EFT: The EFT Tango and Micro-Interventions
September 25, 2019, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET (60 minutes, 1 CE Credit)
If you missed this webinar, get caught up before part three.

Part III: Change Events in EFT: Hold Me Tight Conversations and Healing Attachment Injuries
January 15, 2020, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET (60 minutes, 1 CE Credit)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Part IV: Working with Different Populations: Trauma Couples and EFT in Relationship Education
April 29, 2020, 2:00pm–3:00pm ET (60 minutes, 1 CE Credit)

Registration and CE Credit

Each session is available to individuals for $40 (USD), which includes the associated CE credit(s). Registration will open approximately 30 days in advance of each session. To encourage groups of psychologists to view and discuss the webinar experiences together, participants who commit to watching this webinar with at least one other colleague may register at a reduced price of $25 (USD) per person. Each participant in the group model must individually register, log into the webinar for the full live session, and complete the evaluation in order to receive continuing education credit. No additional CE credit will be provided for the post-webinar group discussion.

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email. We will send preparatory materials in advance to so that all participants will be prepared for the advanced content presented in the webinar.

About the Presenter

Dr. Sue Johnson is a leading innovator in the fields of couple therapy and adult attachment. She 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’s received numerous awards acknowledging her development of EFT, including the APA’s “Family Psychologist of the Year” in 2016 and the Order of Canada in 2017.

Her best-selling book Hold Me Tight (2008) has taught countless couples how to enhance and repair their love relationships. The book has since been developed into an interactive relationship enhancement program, Hold Me Tight Online. Her newest book for clinicians, Attachment Theory in Practice (2019), delineates the promise of attachment science for understanding and repairing relationships.

As the founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and provides guidance to 65 affiliated centers. She consults for the U.S. and Canadian military and the New York City Fire Department, and is a popular presenter and speaker for the general public. You can find out more about Sue and her work at drsuejohnson.com.

CE Information

Instructional Level: Advanced

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key challenges of couple therapy.
  2. Describe the strengths of EFT as an intervention for challenging couples.
  3. Apply specific interventions to address issues such as escalation, withdrawal and wounds that prevent the growth of trust.
Accessibility

Closed captioning will be provided.

Time Zone

The webinar will take place in Eastern Time. Please make the proper time zone conversion to determine the start time in your city.

Webinar Guidelines

Please review our webinar and CE eligibility guidelines prior to the day of the webinar.

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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