The Four-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy ®
General Objectives: Externships in EFCT: ~participants will obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an "Emotionally Focused" approach to couples therapy. ~participants will be able to conceptualize couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion. ~participants will develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress. ~participants will develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events. ~participants will develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.
An Externship includes observation of live therapy sessions, presentations of theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases, clinical material and issues.
Who should attend? The externship is recommended to all professionals who counsel couples, including psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counsellors, pastors and clergy, and students training in these professions. Registrants will be required to declare their professional designation.