Four- day externship: Fundamentals of EFT for Couples

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20/07/2018 - 23/07/2018
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
The Boulevard Centre

Presenter: Jennifer Fitzgerald

A four- day Externship, Fundamentals of EFT, provides the foundation for learning EFT for Couples. This workshop starts with a summary of attachment and emotion theories, including how relationship distress is conceptualised from an attachment theoretical perspective. The three- stage, nine-step model of EFT as developed by Susan Johnson and Leslie Greenberg is presented, along with description (didactic teaching), example (training DVDs) and practice (role play, exercises) of each of the EFT interventions used to apply the model. Consideration is given to work with couples from non- Caucasian backgrounds. Applying the EFT model to couples with trauma and/or attachment injuries is also included in the fourth day. The three change events, as identified by EFT process research, are explained in detail. EFT for Couples meet all APA requirements for empirical validation and this information is included in the workshop. Participants are also sent a pdf file to read 17 articles and chapters which further elucidate key research, principles and topics of EFT. A live consultation with a couple from the community is included.

Learning Outcomes
The goal of this workshop is to assist participants to learn:

  • How to conceptualise couples’ relationship distress through an attachment lens.
  • The steps and stages of the EFT for Couples model
  • The interventions used in working with the model
  • The three change events of the EFT model
  • An overview of attachment injury and repair
  • A brief introduction to working with trauma couples

About the presenter
Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald is a certified trainer in Emotion Focussed Couples Therapy (EFT) and regularly trains around Australia. Dr Fitzgerald is an Australian-based health professional and is a Clinical Psychologist, and has a private practice in Spring Hill, Queensland.

This event counts as 30 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

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