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2-Day Certificate Course Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Difficult Couples: Evidence-Based Techniques to Effectively Work With Challenging Couples


Credit Available - See CEUs tab below.

Category:
Families and Couples |  EFT/Emotionally Focused Therapy |  Susan Johnson
Faculty:
Susan Johnson
Duration:
11 Hours 16 Minutes
Original Program Date :
28 Mar, 2019
SKU:
POS054085
Media Type:
Online Learning


Description

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Dr. Sue Johnson has revolutionized the field of couple therapy. Through her decades of research and innovative approaches, she has harnessed the power of attachment science to develop and rebuild deep intimacy in relationships through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) -- the only model of couple therapy that has been tested and shown to create lasting change in over 20 empirical studies.

In this recording, Dr. Johnson will show you step-by-step how to apply her 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, sexuality and more!

Transform your work with couples by implementing interventions and strategies to work with your most difficult couples. You’ll learn how to:

  • get to the root of couples’ conflicts quicker by using the powerful lens of attachment science
  • use a structured, on-target, effective roadmap to take couples from disaster to emotional connection
  • provide real, lasting change to clients from advances in attachment science and proven EFT interventions
  • create secure and satisfying connections by targeting the complex dramas that occur within relationships, including affairs
  • maximize engagement with adaptable interventions for couples who are hostile, escalated, withdrawn or shut down

Through guided instruction, group discussion, videos of actual couple in-sessions, and clinical exercises, you will take away practical strategies to use immediately with your most difficult couples.

Earn your certificate and revolutionize the way you work with couples!

CEUs


General Credits

This course is available for 11.25 total CPDs. 

The HPCSA has declared that any on-line courses CPD/CEU credited by a certified US board, is automatically CPD/CEU credited in South Africa.

As there are different boards for different disciplines, we at Acacia suggest that you use the Counselling CPD/CEU credits. These correspond to South African credits of one CPD/CEU per 60 minutes. If you choose to use your discipline's credits, please do so at your discretion.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.0 CE in the {CustomCreditField1} skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This intermediate self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This self-study activity will qualify for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This self-study course qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 credits.


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This self-study activity will qualify for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This self-study package qualifies for 12.0 continuing education credits.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 12.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 12.2 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 12.2 contact hours. Expires: 28/03/2022.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 12.2 self-study continuing education credits.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.25 ({CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.25 ({CustomCreditField1}) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 12.0 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This self-study course has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 12.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This self-study activity will qualify for 14.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 12.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 12.25 continuing education credits.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 12.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This self-study course has been approved for 12.2 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Psychologists

This self-study activity consists of 12.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Ohio Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Provider #263896894, to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PESI is offering this self-study activity for 12.25  hours of continuing education credit.


South Carolina Psycho-Educational Specialists

This self-study program has been approved for 12.25 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Provider #4540.


Kentucky Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Kentucky Psychological Association and/or Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This self-study activity will qualify for 12.25 contact hours.



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Faculty

Susan Johnson's Profile

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Ed.D.


Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (www.iceeft. com) and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor emeritus, clinical psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.

As author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson has created for the general public, a self-help version of her groundbreaking research about relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them. This best seller has been adapted and developed into a relationship education and enhancement program.

Her most recent book, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships outlines the new logical understanding of why and how we love – based on new scientific evidence and cutting-edge research. Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

Dr. Johnson’s best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the 50 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT. For more information about Sue and her mission, please visit her website at www.drsuejohnson.com.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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Objectives

  1. Give examples of the laws of human bonding, how they operate in adult love relationships, and how these laws inform the clinician’s choices of treatment interventions.
  2. Explain the EFT model as a secure base for effective couple therapy.
  3. Identify the three stages of the EFT model to offer clients a way out of destructive patterns into new ways of relating based on closeness, safe attachment and connection.
  4. Utilize how EFT explores and deepens emotions with clients in a way that maintains safety.
  5. Implement corrective emotional experiences for couples that create real forward movement in a single session.
  6. Articulate the “stuck” places couples encounter that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships, and utilize this information to improve clinical outcomes.
  7. Outline the 10 principles of attachment theory and how these principles can help guide intervention in couple sessions.
  8. Determine alliance issues and escalating hostility in clients during stage 1 sessions of EFT.
  9. Implement techniques to deal with clients who are shut down, withdrawn and lack of engagement in therapy.
  10. Demonstrate how to adapt the model to different co-morbidities in session like depression, anxiety and trauma and sexuality.
  11. Breakdown blocks to constructive dependency in all stages of therapy and shape change events in session.
  12. Utilize clinical strategies to resolve attachment injuries, such as affairs, to shape trust and reconciliation between clients.
  13. Demonstrate how to adapt the model to different individuals to improve client engagement, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.

Target Audience

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Outline

Couple Therapy

What’s Necessary to Create Secure, Lasting Bonds

  • How not to get caught in the overwhelm
  • Don’t label and get caught in finger pointing
  • Going beyond looking at symptoms

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) & Attachment Theory

EFT Model - Secure Base for Effective Therapy

  • Build a therapeutic alliance
  • Reprocess and distill emotion
  • Choreograph new interactions
  • Restructure attachment
  • Utilize the five basic moves of the EFT therapist
  • Limitations of research & potential risks

Three Stages of EFT

The Structure, Moves, Interventions & Key Change Events

  • Stage 1-De-escalation of Negative Cycles
    • Assessment
    • Identify negative cycle / attachment issues
    • Access underlying attachment emotions
    • Frame problem – cycle, attachment needs/ fears
  • Stage 2-Restructuring Attachment
    • Access implicit needs, fears, models of self
    • Promote acceptance by other
    • Structure reach & respond – express attachment needs – bonding interactions
  • Stage 3-Consolidation of the New Relationship and Future
    • Emotional attachment conflicts have been resolved
    • Relationship becomes a safe haven
    • Healing environment for both partners

Advanced Approaches for Difficult & Attachment Injured Couples

Affairs

  • Relationship traumas that destroy trust
  • How to create and communicate a healing narrative
  • When healing attempts worsen the rift
  • Shaping trust and reconciliation
  • Resolve attachment injuries

Hostile and Escalated Couples

  • Escalation because of trauma
  • Establish an in-session safe base for partners in melt down – contain escalation
  • Grasp the threats that trigger accusation and defence
  • Understand the relationship between PTSD, trust and sexuality
  • Address fear and safety
  • Normalize and regulate over the top hyperarousal

Withdrawn Couples

  • How to deal with lack of engagement from shut down, dismissing clients
  • Stop stonewall and maximize engagement
  • Address co-morbidities blocks in session
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Sexuality
  • Pinpoint blocks to constructive dependency
  • Shape change events and graduated risk-taking

Couples with Past Injuries & Vulnerabilities

  • Mini traumatic relationship injuries
    • I will never forgive you…
    • I will never rely on you…
    • You weren’t there…
  • How to impasses in trust
  • Create “hold me conversations”
  • Attachment injury repair in EFT

The Future of Couple Interventions in the 21st Century

  • Key changes and challenges in the field of couple therapy
  • Use the map offered by attachment and EFT
  • Normalize relationship application
  • EFT for special populations 

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