Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

CEs: 12

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EFT is one of the most empirically validated couple’s therapy approaches in North America. EFT moves couples from distress to recovery in 10-12 sessions for 70-75% of couples. Dr. Johnson is one of the masters. What a treat to be taught by her and to listen to her voice in clips of actual recorded sessions! This is by far one of the very best seminars offered.

Course Overview

This course demonstrates how emotional experience in relationships can be used to reconstruct intimate bonds. EFT, an approach to marital therapy, puts love and emotion back into the process, offering a model for short-term therapy with couples in acute distress. Dr. Johnson outlines nine steps in the change process, describing intervention points and specific ways to address emotion that creates new interactions between partners.

These therapeutic applications are described within the context of attachment theory. EFT views marital distress as maintained by absorbing states of negative affect and attachment insecurity. This affect both reflects and strengthens rigid, constricted patterns of interaction in couples, such as the criticize and withdraw cycle. Dr. Johnson explains how these defensive patterns undermine safe emotional engagement which is important for secure bonding, and the therapeutic steps necessary for change

EMPIRICAL EVIVENCE

EFT is one of the most empirically validated couples therapy approaches in North America. A substantial body of research on EFT outlines the following conclusions: EFT is associated with large treatment effect sizes. EFT moves couples from distress to recovery in 10-12 sessions for 70-75% of cases. EFT creates improvements in 90% of couples coming for therapy. EFT is successful with a range of marital difficulties including partners with depression or chronic illness.

 

STRENGTHS OF EFT

  • Based on clear, explicit conceptualizations of marital distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment.

  • Specific change strategies and interventions

  • The change process and change events have been mapped into nine steps and three change events.

  • EFT is validated by 15 years of empirical research including research on the change process and predictors of success.

  • EFT is applicable to a wide range of difficulties in couples.
 

GOALS OF EFT

To expand and re-organize key emotional responses. To create a shift in partners’ interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interactions. To foster the creation of a secure bond between partners.

 

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN TO:

  • Understand the phenomenon of marital distress in an attachment context

  • Identify specific interventions to help couples reprocess negative affect and restructure negative interactions

  • Create powerful change events in therapy

  • Foster a more secure bond between partners

  • Deal with common impasses and difficult issues in marital therapy
 

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6 CE Audio Course Taken Online

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (12) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (12) clock hours.

Social Workers 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 12 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (12) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (12) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (12) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (12) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (12) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (12) CE clock hours. Provider #151


Chemical Dependency Counselors
Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for (12) contact hours.  Approval #96924. 
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (12) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (12) hours general, Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX:
R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (12) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (12) contact hours.

Dentists
CA:
R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (12) CE Hours.

Sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

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