EFT- Attachment Science in Practice Course Modules

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Week 1 - Attachment science in Action – EFT across modalities

  • The ten tenets of attachment theory
  • How attachment links to and clarifies dysfunction as well as growth and resilience
  • What attachment offers the field of psychotherapy – EFT as the quintessential attachment approach
Week 2 - The Attachment approach to shaping change across modalities

  • The 6 key factors of the attachment perspective as exemplified by EFT and change events in EFT
  • The Nature of Emotion – Why to be Emotionally Focused is best
  • The 6 core emotions and how they show up in therapy
  • Evocating, ordering, and distilling emotions in EFT across 3 Stages – Stabilization, Restructuring and Consolidation
Week 3 - Shaping self and system in the EFT Tango

  • The therapeutic Alliance in EFT – safe haven and secure base alliance – Therapist Presence
  • Experience and not explanation – focusing on present process in EFT
  • The EFT Tango – the core macro sequence of intervention in EFT – across modalities
  • The emotional tone of the therapist – titrating risks and fostering emotional balance
Week 4 - Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy – Expanding the Sense of Self

  • The goals of EFIT – revising models of self and other and shaping existential competence
  • Assessment and the EFT approach to the emotional disorders of depression, anxiety and traumatic stress
  • The 3 Stages of EFIT
  • The Tango as it unfolds across all stages of therapy
Week 5 - EFT for Couples in Action

  • Attachment theory cracks the code of love and loving –A revolutionary shift in the couple field
  • EFCT research – the extensive empirical base of EFT
  • The EFCT perspective on couple distress – disconnection not disagreement
  • Stage 1 of treatment with distressed couples – The identification and De-escalation of negative cycles
  • The Tango in Stage 1 of EFCT
  • Stage 2 – Restructuring the bond between partners – The Hold Me Tight Conversation
  • Addressing attachment injuries that block relationship repair
  • Stage 3 – Consolidation in couple therapy – preventing relapse.
Week 6 - EFT for Families in Action

  • Differences and similarities between couple and family therapy – EFIT and EFFT
  • Goals of EFFT – to help parents create secure attachment for their children
  • The 3 stages of therapy with families
  • The Tango across the stages of family therapy