Stepping together. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with step families
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is a model of intervention that helps build strong and cohesive families from the inside out. This approach utilises new insights from attachment theory to understand how to move distressed interactions to attuned relationships within a family.
The EFFT attachment perspective will be highlighted in relation to families with step-children along with the relevant research that supports it. The therapeutic map for this systemic, short-term approach will be elucidated including the key moments of change, and the clinical interventions utilised.
Videotaped therapeutic segments of live family sessions will be shown to demonstrate the reprocessing and shaping of positive interaction within a family unit.
The participants will:
- Understand the phenomenon of family distress from an attachment perspective.
- Identify the stages and steps of EFFT model including the key change events and clinical interventions.
- Create powerful change events that promote parental accessibility and responsiveness to children’s attachment needs supporting positive care-taking interactions from parent to child.
All the participants receive certificate of attendance (six hours credit)
Organised by Gulya Diyarova, certified EFT therapist and supervisor - contact her via her profile and website www.emotionallyfocusedtherapylondon.co.uk
Downloadable booking form - http://www.emotionallyfocusedtherapylondon.co.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/6254?opendocument&part=6
About the host
Course tutor is Gail Palmer, an internationally-renowned EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer with a special interest in EFT with families. She is family therapy professor at the School of Social Work at Carleton University in Ottawa, and a close associate of Sue Johnson, creator of EFT.