Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples is a collaborative and respectful form of therapy, as well as a leading form of marital therapy treatment. EFT is designed as a structured and short term approach (between eight and twenty sessions). There is a substantial history of research highlighting EFT's effectiveness. Research indicates that 70 to 75% of studied couples transition from marital distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. There is also research on the change process and predictors of success.
EFT is based on a clear, explicit attachment conceptualization of adult love and marital distress. Empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment supports these conceptualizations. Change strategies and interventions are specific and clear, and key moments and moves in the change process have been mapped out into nine distinct steps and three stages of change.
The goals of EFT are to:
1) Re-organize and expand partners' key emotional responses;
2) Shift partner’s interactional positions and start new patterns of interaction;
3) Allow a secure bond to be created between partners.
This presentation provides an overview of the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy with special emphasis on the attachment and attachment affect in this systems framework. The objective of this workshop is for participants to gain a basic understanding of how attachment theory and attachment framed affect combines to heal couple distress in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Explain the unique power attachment theory brings to understanding couple distress;
2) Describe how couple distress becomes self-maintaining;
3) Apply a system perspective to create the first change event in healing couple distress;
4) Utilize the unique power attachment framed affect has in healing couple distress to create secure attachment.
If you have any questions about this Web Conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD is founder and director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is Director of Operations and Development of TRI EFT Alliant and she is a Certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. Dr. Jorgensen received her EFT training from Susan Johnson, founder of EFT. She is research faculty at Alliant International University. She has trained therapists in EFT throughout North America, New Zealand and Europe and been featured at training events with Dr. Johnson. She earned a B.S. in Psychology, a MS in CCYW from Western Oregon University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. Dr. Jorgensen is a member of AAMFT, AACC, AMCAP, and ICEEFT where, as an EFT trainer, she serves on the strategic planning committee.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). “GoodTherapy.org" is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org Members.
This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.