Learning to incorporate an EFT approach and skills into couples therapy work.

Presenter: Ari Badaines-PhD

Developed by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in 1985, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term systematic intervention designed to reduce distress in adult love relationships while creating more secure attachment bonds. EFT uses the power of emotion to evoke new and empathic responses between partners within their key interactions. These new emotional responses to a partner’s fears and needs help to create what Sue Johnson calls a new relationship “Dance” where rigidity is replaced by expansiveness and flexibility.

This workshop is designed with one purpose in mind: to help participants utilise this approach to transform couple relationships to greater emotional security and satisfaction. This training is designed to inform participants in methods and provide skills to create a safe and collaborative environment, focus on what is most effective, and assist clients to free themselves from the intense emotional stories that they continue to repeat and which contribute to ‘relationship deterioration’.

There will be a brief coverage of the theory based on the work of Carl Rogers and Attachment Theory that supports EFT but the essence of the workshop is developing practical skills through demonstrations, practice sessions and discussion.

The method of EFT is progressive, working through a series of steps leading to a change in the couple’s narrative and building strong, secure attachments. Participants will be taken through these steps and will on completion of the workshop be familiar with the key steps in EFT.

CPD Hours: This event counts as 6 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

PACFA MEMBER DISCOUNT * PACFA members can avail a discount of 20% off the registration fees for all live events and digital seminars on our website by applying the code ‘PDP20PACFA’ at the checkout.

For full details regarding the event and registration please go to the website.

9:15 am - 4:15 pm

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