Training in Couple Therapy – Externship In Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
WHAT IS EMOTIONAL FOCUSED COUPLE THERAPY?
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is an effective short-term, research-validated approach to couple therapy, developed in the mid-1980’s by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
A Humanistic and Process-oriented therapy, EFT is based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. It reflects the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress, adult love, and emotion. Emotionally Focused Therapy has revolutionized couple therapy.
It is one of the most empirically supported models of couple therapy, is being taught all over the world and is a must-know model if you are working with couples.
GAIL PALMER, MSW, RMFT
For over twenty-five years, Gail has trained and supervised therapists and students in Emotionally Focused Therapy and has conducted Externships, Core Skills Advanced Trainings and Workshops on a number of EFT topics across Canada, the US and Europe. Working with families is a particular inter- est to Gail and she has developed the application of the model to families with both presenting and writing on EFFT.
She is co-author of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook.
Gail is one of the Founding Members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and co-director of the International Centre of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy www.iceeft.com.
As Chair of the Education Committee, Gail helps co-ordinate and organize trainings in EFT interna- tionally, reviews therapist and supervisory certifica- tion applications and mentors EFT trainers in training.
Gail has her Masters in Social Work and is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She teaches graduate courses in EFT at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada and Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
OBJECTIVES OF THE EXTERNSHIP
The Externship which offers 28 contact hours is the first in-depth training designed to help you learn the basic clinical skills required to practice and become certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist. The program which includes live sessions, theory, clinical techniques and skill training gives you:
- Specialized training in couple therapy.
- A clear map for intervening with couples to facilitate lasting change.
- An attachment view of couple distress.
- Skills to work deeply with emotion.
- A meaningful, competence-driven certification process with ICEEFT.
- Eligibility for membership in ICEEFT.
- A growing international therapeutic community.
EXTERNSHIP DUBAI IS ORGANIZED BY:
Evelyne L. Thomas, EFT Couple and Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapist (STST)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Professionals who work or would like to work with Couples and Families.
Counselors, Psychologists and Marriage and Family Therapists.
_____ I am a member of a recognized profession- al mental health organization.
_____ I agree to not record any part of this train- ing in any format (audio, video, or visual). Person- al written notes of non-confidential material are permitted.
If you have questions concerning this please email the Externship organizers on email@example.com
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS LEARN?
The Externship is the first in-depth training designed to help you learn the basic clinical skills required to practice and become certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist as developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. The program includes live sessions, theory, clinical techniques and skill training.
DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2017
- 08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Check-in
- 09:00 – 09:30 Introduction and Orientation
- 09:30 – 10:45 Introduction to Externship & the Field of Couples Therapy 10:45 – 11:00 Break
- 11:00 – 12:30 Experiential Model of EFT: Therapeutic Stance and Tasks 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
- 13:30 – 14:00 Stages and Steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy
- 14:00 – 15:15 Attachment Theory: Model for Change
- 15:15 – 15:30 Break
- 15:30 – 17:00 Theory of Emotion
DAY 2 – THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2017
- 09:00 – 11:00 Live Session
- 11:00 – 11:15 Break
- 11:15 – 11:45 Live session de-brief 11:45 – 12:30 Assessment
- 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
- 13:30 – 15:00 Steps 2, 3, 4 Role-play 15:00 – 15:15 Break
- 15:15 – 17:00 Role-play and Discussion
DAY 3 – FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2017
- 09:00 – 11:00 Live session
- 11:00 – 11:15 Break
- 11:15 – 11:45 Live session Debrief
- 11:45 – 12:30 Stage 2: Withdrawer Re-engagement 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
- 13:30 – 15:00 Blamer Softening
- 15:00 – 15:15 Break
- 15:15 – 16:45 Role-play
- 16:45 – 17:00 Q and A
DAY 4 – SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2017
- 09:00 – 10:00 Stage 3: Consolidation
- 10:00 – 12:00 Presentation: Attachment injuries
- 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
- 13:00 – 14:30 Enactments and Role Play
- 14:30 – 14:45 Break
- 14:45 – 16:00 Becoming an EFT therapist and wrap-up
To register for this unique training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the registration form.
Tel: +971 55 732 99 66
Externship Dubai – Fees payable in UAE Dirhams
Early Bird, until 15th September 2017: AED 3500 (US$ 953)
After 15th September 2017: AED 3700 (US$ 1008)
University Students of Psychology: AED 3500 (US$ 953)
Please note: Booking will be confirmed on reception of payment.
In case of cancellation before 15th August 2017, 50% of the money will be refunded. After that date, no money will be refunded.
LOCATION & ADDRESS
Externship Dubai will be held at the Carlton Downtown Hotel Dubai
Carlton Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 7143 Dubai – UAE
Phone: +971 4 506 9999 www.carltondowntown.com
The hotel is next to Dubai International Financial Centre Metro Station: www.dubaimetro.eu
We have secured with the Carlton Downtown Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road, special rates for Externship Attendees from 07 to 11 Nov 2017.
There is a code that you need to give the hotel to avail the special rate. Please contact email@example.com to receive the code.
Single Room: AED 500.00 | Double Room: AED 550.00
Deluxe room rate offered, upgraded to one bedroom suite.
All rates inclusive of 10% municipality fees and 10% service charge; excluding Tourism Dirham Fee of AED 15 per room, per night.
The above rates are inclusive of Full Buffet Breakfast in the main restaurant Bayty.
Please note: Reservation is direct with the hotel. We do not take any responsibility for your Accommodation.