Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy by Susan Johnson
Too often, couple and family therapists only focus on stopping arguments and teaching clients to fight fair, which doesn’t lead to improved outcomes or deep healing.
Fortunately, advances in our understanding of the Attachment Theory has dramatically changed our ability to provide clients with real, lasting change…
For the first time, we can offer clients secure and satisfying connections by exploring and systematically targeting key elements of the complex dramas that occur within relationships thanks to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) — one of the only models of couple therapy that has been tested and shown to create lasting change in over 20 empirical studies.
In this exclusive online course, I’ll show you step-by-step how to apply my proven EFT model to your practice to help your clients grow within their relationships — even in the presence of complex issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more…
Let me show you how to help the couples you work with create more secure lasting bonds with the proven tools, strategies, and interventions featured in this mastery-level course.
I’ll see you there,
Dr. Sue Johnson, EdD, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)
In this comprehensive online course, professor, researcher, clinical psychologist, and leading developer of EFT, Dr. Sue Johnson will share with you the science and application of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).
Through engaging case studies, in-session videos, and masterfully presented lectures, Dr. Johnson will show you step-by-step how to apply the most effective, empirically validated EFT interventions to help the couples in your practice grow within their relationships.
- The map to basic relationship emotions and needs
- The evolutionary perspective on the importance of attachment and family relationships
- The structure of attachment relationships: emotional accessibility, responsiveness, and engagement
- The five basic moves or relationship drama
- Build a therapeutic alliance
- Reprocess and distill emotion
- Choreograph new interactions
- Restructure attachment
- Utilize the five basic moves of the EFT therapist
- Help the couples in your practice de-escalate
- Establish trust, safety, and hope within relationships
- Defuse unrealistic expectations
- Examine personal attachment history and childhood patterns
- Explore the couple attachment history
- Identify styles and address varied attack and withdraw combinations
- Restructure the relationship bond
- Access implicit needs, fears, and models of self
- Identify and express attachment needs effectively
- Use repetition, imagery, and connection to facilitate expression
- Accomplish bonding events in the therapeutic setting
- The social expectations for sexuality and long-term relationships
- The central importance of feeling desired and valuable
- The types of sexual engagement
- Relationship traumas that destroy trust
- How to create and communicate a healing narrative
- When healing attempts worsen the rift
- Work with trauma couples
- Establish a secure base for post trauma individuals
- Understand the relationship between PTSD, trust, and sexuality
- Explore intimate partner abuse
- Address fear and safety
- Assess violence and threat dangers
In this bonus session, you’ll discover how to work more experientially and effectively with couples through two case presentations featuring real in-sessions demonstrations.
You’ll learn how to shape the safety that allows partners to risk and reach for one another, how to work with emotions in ways that shape emotional balance and mutual responsiveness, and how to shape bonding moments that transform love relationships.
Dr. Sue Johnson’s energetic and vibrant personality shines in this bonus interview conducted by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD, where they explore about Sue’s most recent, revolutionary Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) study, Soothing the Threatened Brain.
Through EFT and the basis of attachment science, this study demonstrated that 20 sessions of EFT in couples can change the security of the couple’s bond. Most importantly, the brain’s perception of threat significantly diminishes when there is a felt-sense of connection. This study shows that we can now effectively help couples not just understand their relationship better but create the secure loving bonds that “Soothe the Threatened Brains.”
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