Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: An Attachment Perspective
Time: 1-4 p.m. EST
Presented by: Carolyn Wenner
About Training: Frequently the type to present for counseling. Couples may ask for help with communication skills, fair-fighting techniques, sexual problems, or any combination, or variation, of these common problems. Even with the help of counseling techniques and strategies (psychoeducation on active listening skills, homework to utilize “I” rather than “you” statements, and specific sexual behavior interventions) couples who initially improve may deteriorate shortly after, or even during, the course of counseling.
Therapists may struggle to understand how to help couples move out of distress and into connection when observing behaviors that seem completely counter to couples’ stated goals of relationship improvement. Many of these interventions are not addressing the root of the problem. Attachment theory provides an understanding of relationship distress and demonstrates the importance of a secure, loving bond in relationships.
Attendees will review and expand their understanding of attachment theory in early childhood and adult love relationships. Also, an introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) will give suggestions for conceptualizing relationship distress from an attachment lens to empower therapists to repair and deepen connection for couples counseling clients.
Training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar.
This training will be LIVE (requiring participation) which means it will count as in person for CEUs. You will receive an email with the link to join prior to the training start time.