Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples – Level 1

Four Day Training Workshop
Presented by Rhonda Goldman, PhD

  • Marino Institute of Education, Marino Dublin
  • 10am – 5pm, 3rd – 6th July, 2018
  • €675 (€625 early bird bookings made before 31/03/2018)

Training is open to counselling/clinical psychologists and accredited psychotherapists/counsellors

Prior training in EFT or EFT for Couples is not required.
The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland is proud to host an intensive four-day workshop in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, led by Rhonda Goldma. Building on the latest research conducted by Dr. Goldman, Les Greenberg and colleagues, this training will provide participants with in-depth skills training through lectures, video demonstrations, modelling and supervised role-playing practice.

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy focuses on the emotional bond between a couple and on each partner’s emotional experience, attachment longings, needs, and fears as well their needs for validation of their identities. EFT strives to uncover how each partner reacts emotionally to events that cause negative interactional patterns. These patterns are seen as being created when partners express secondary emotions, often anger, rather than openly expressing their primary emotions and needs, such as their basic attachment fears and needs, shame at self esteem injury, and needs for validation of their identity. The fractured emotional bond is healed by identifying negative interactional cycles that dominate the couple’s interaction and transforming these by means of the expression of primary attachment and identity related emotions. The essential goal of EFT is the creation of new, healthy patterns of interaction by using emotion to restructure interactions.

This workshop constitutes one of the steps towards certification as an EFT Couples therapist. See here for training standards: http://www.iseft.org/Standards-for-couples

Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD, is a professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg and a therapist affiliate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where she conducts psychotherapy with both couples …read more

Original post: Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy