Extending Attachment-Based EFT to Therapy with Individuals
2018 dates in NC TBD
As a theory of adult love and emotion regulation, attachment theory provides a practical map for shaping love that can extend into individual therapy. This Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy workshop focuses upon the relevance of Dr. Sue Johnson’s EFT model when couple or family therapy is not possible.
Johnson’s attachment-based emotionally focused therapy creates a safe haven/secure base therapeutic alliance as the heart from which emotion regulation and secure bonds with others and self are shaped. EFIT engages clients in corrective emotional experiences in the dynamic flow between interpersonal and internal worlds.
The workshop will examine how attachment principles shape both the systemic interventions of tracking and restructuring patterns of interaction, and the experiential interventions of responding empathically in the present moment to emotional experience, a complex process of feeling, meaning and motivation towards action.
EFIT Learning Objectives:
Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Frame individuals’ presenting problems in an attachment context.
- Identify patterns of emotion regulation.
- Access and deepen primary emotion.
- Create corrective emotional experiences that can transform negative patterns into secure bonds interpersonally and internally.
12 NBCC Approved Continuing Education Hours.