Emotionally focused therapy externship, four day foundation training in EFT
Four day foundation training in emotionally focused couples therapy with Scott Woolley, PhD, EFT trainer and supervisor.
Registration open - go to www.eftinternationalschoollondon.com for more info and to register.
Many therapists find working with couples challenging. They struggle to find an approach that offers effective help to couples facing distress in their relationships and gives therapists a clear guide through the confusing drama of couple conflict. Dr. S. Johnson has pioneered emotionally focused therapy for couples that is rigorously researched and based upon a science of adult love and attachment. EFT recognises that marital discord arises from the threat to basic adult needs for safety, security and closeness in intimate relationships. The EFT change process has been mapped into a systematic sequence and framework that restructures the interactional patterns that maintain marital conflict.
The externship in EFT is a a pre-requisite for advanced core skills training and EFT certification.
General objectives of the externship
- Learn to conceptualise couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
- Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an emotionally focused approach to couples therapy.
- Learn the steps and stages of the model, interventions most commonly used, and how to work with the couple's vulnerability by deepening affect and tracking their underlying interactional pattern.
- Develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress, shape new interaction patterns and bonding events and to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.
Before the start of the externship participants are strongly encouraged to read Dr S. Johnson book Practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Creating Connections (2004), the basic text of EFT.
Who should attend?
We welcome applications from psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health clinicians who work with couples and those interested in doing so, including students.
Trainer Prof Scott R. Woolley, PhD, served for 17 years as director of the Couple and Family Therapy Masters and Doctoral Programs at Alliant International University. He is a founder and director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and the executive director of the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant (TRI-EFT Alliant). He is an AAMFT clinical member and approved supervisor, and a certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. He has trained therapists in EFT in Canada, Chili, Finland, Great Britain, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and throughout the U.S., and works closely with EFT founder Dr Susan Johnson.
Go to www.eftinternationalschool.com for more info and to register.
About the host
Hosted by EFT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Gulya Diyarova, M.Sc Tavistock, PGDip, ICEEFT certified EFT therapist and supervisor, COSRT Accred, Reg MBACP. Medically trained in Moscow. She leads EFT workshops, CPD groups and advanced externship, has private practice in London.