Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group - eft for couples

By: Campbell Fairweather Psychology Group  09-12-2011

COURSE CONTENT:

The weekends are structured as follows: 

Weekend 1: Steps 1 and 2: Assessment

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Building an Alliance.  Identifying the Cycle.  Interventions: Empathic reflection, tracking, “catching the bullet.”

Weekend 2 : Steps 3 and 4:

Cycle De-escalation.  Interventions: Evocative questions, heightening, empathic interpretation. 

Weekend 3 : Steps 5, 6 and 7:

Working with Emotion.  Interventions:  RISSSC, enactments. Change Event: Withdrawer Re-engagement. 

Weekend 4: Change Event: Blamer Softening: 

The process of blamer softening (Steps 5 – 7).  Consolidation (Steps 8 & 9).  Impasses in Therapy.

Weekend 1 is designed to help you:

  • describe Steps 1 and 2 of EFT
  • to demonstrate building an alliance using empathic attunement
  • to describe how to structure the beginning of therapy
  • to assess the appropriateness of EFT for couples presenting for treatment
  • to conduct a relationship and attachment history
  • to demonstrate identifying, tracking and reflecting negative cycles
  • to identify and repair ruptures in the alliance
  • to demonstrate seeding positive attachment frames
  • to describe the intervention “catching the bullet”
  • to demonstrate interventions: reflecting and validation

Weekend 2 is designed to help you:

  • describe Steps 3 and 4 of EFT
  • demonstrate validating secondary emotional reactions and exploring underlying emotional experience
  • describe the various cycles of negative interactions
  • to demonstrate tracking and reflecting negative cycles
  • demonstrate evocative reflections and questions, heightening, empathic conjecture
  • demonstrate skills to help partners engage in emotional experience in the here and now
  • demonstrate expanding emotional experience using “RISSSC”
  • explain Stage 1 de-escalation and differentiate it from Stage II change events
  • to describe how to monitor the alliance with the observing partner and to keep the partner engaged in the process
  • create complex positive attachment frames that imply that the negative cycle is the enemy

Weekend 3 is designed to help you:

  • identify markers for beginning stage 2 of EFT
  • explain process of Steps 5, 6 and 7 of EFT
  • explain how to help partners engage with unformulated or disowned attachment emotions, needs and fears
  • explain how to help a partner express underlying needs and fears to other through enactments
  • explain common withdrawer behaviors, experience, emotions, needs, fears
  • demonstrate heightening using RISSSC
  • demonstrate helping partner express needs and fears using enactments
  • describe the process of withdrawer re-engagement
  • demonstrate how to facilitate and promote acceptance in the “observing” pursuing partner
  • demonstrate withdrawer re-engagement in role play

Weekend 4 is designed to help you:

  • explain steps 5, 6 and 7 of EFT
  • explain and demonstrate how to help partners engage with unformulated or disowned attachment emotions, needs, and fears
  • demonstrate assisting the pursuing partner to express needs and fears to other
  • describe common pursuer behaviors, experience, emotions, needs, fears
  • demonstrate the use of RISSSC in pursuer softening
  • demonstrate the use of enactments to choreograph pursuer softening
  • demonstrating how to facilitate and promote acceptance in the “observing” withdrawing partner
  • describe and explain the process flow of the pursuer softening change event

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

TRAINERS:

Dr. Leanne Campbell, Registered Psychologist, Certified Supervisor & Trainer
Dr. David Fairweather, Registered Psychologist, Certified Supervisor & Trainer


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