Extending Attachment-Based EFT to Therapy with Individuals
Out of respect for Dr. Sue Johnson’s 30-year program of research and innovative development in the theory and practice of psychotherapy, Lorrie Brubacher is putting EFIT training on hold until well after Dr. Johnson’s new book, Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families, has become available in 2019. Watch this page for details.
As a theory of adult love and emotion regulation, attachment theory provides a practical map for shaping love that naturally extends to individual therapy. This Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy workshop focuses upon the relevance of Dr. Sue Johnson’s EFT model for individual therapy.
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. It will explicate the EFT Tango as the basic flow of interventions towards reshaping safety and security in individuals’ worlds.
EFIT Learning Objectives:
Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe an individual’s presenting problem in an attachment frame.
- Describe the The EFT Model of Change with individuals.
- Apply interventions in the EFT Tango with individuals.
- Track cycles (attachment strategies for engagement / emotion regulation) that maintain individual’s presenting problems, and assemble emotion.
- Reprocess emotion and shape new, positive patterns of engagement.
- Create corrective emotional experiences to shape safety & security to resolve interpersonal injuries and trauma.
12 NBCC Approved Continuing Education Hours.