Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Venue: Metro-Central YMCA
|Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2005||End Date/Time: Nov 25, 2005|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005|
This experiential/systematic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative interaction patterns. Through a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict-deadlock into new bonding interactions.
For more than 15 years, Sue Johnson and her colleagues have developed and rigorously researched this short-term (8- to 20- session) approach. It is now one of the most clearly delineated approaches in the field of couples therapy.
You will learn:
- To understand the phenomenon of marital distress in an attachment context
- Creative powerful change events in therapy that foster a more secure bond between partners
- To deal with common impasses and difficult issues in marital therapy
- The steps of EFT that help couples to leave destructive, hostile, or defensive interactions, and share positive attachment that fosters secure bonding