Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy: Applying Attachment Theory in Clinical Settings

Live Broadcast Webinar led by Sue Johnson, EdD

Registration Cost: $150
This a 6 hour On-Demand Webinar. You will have access to this after you register.

Over the last two decades, Emotionally Focused Therapy has revolutionized couples therapy by offering practical protocols for assessment, intervention and treatment based on attachment theory. Now, EFT lead developer Sue Johnson introduces the transformative power of working with attachment patterns into the counselling of individuals.

Based on Sue Johnson’s newest book, Attachment Theory in Practice, this workshop explores the idea that your clients need to connect with others and that this need shapes their neural architecture and consequently their everyday emotional lives and vulnerabilities, and significant interpersonal dramas.

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) provides an integration of experiential and systemic interventions that create corrective emotional experiences that expand your clients’ sense of self and interpersonal repertoire. Sequences such as the “EFT Tango” will help transform models of self, affect regulation and ways of engaging with the world.

In EFIT, clients gradually move into the willingness to be vulnerable, responsive and fully engaged with life—in other words, the characteristics of secure attachment.

Through a series of emotionally transformative dialogues, EFIT restructures your client’s interaction with you (the therapist), with representations of attachment figures or with aspects of self. It is a science-based approached found helpful for clients dealing with disorders such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.

This workshop will outline the theory and practice of EFIT. You will learn about core models of health and dysfunction from an attachment perspective, including how growth and adaptation can be blocked. By focusing on the primacy of emotion and how to create a safe haven and secure base alliance, you will learn how to stay with present processes in session to shape key change events. Lecture and discussion will be accompanied by the viewing of EFIT sessions and experiential exercises.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to

  1. Discuss the laws of attachment that structure the development of personality and their significance for clinical intervention
  2. Identify and influence internal cycles of affect regulation and habitual ways of dancing with others that relate to presenting problems and emotional disorders.
  3. Identify the core components of emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety
  4. Implement the basics of the EFT Tango and other interventions
  5. Adapt EFIT for different presenting symptoms

Target Audience and Level of Training

This Beginner to Advance Level training is aimed at Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapists, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, and Nurses.

Continuing Education

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch).

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. To receive CE credits, you must confirm that you completed the course in full (no partial credit will be awarded) and complete a post-webinar evaluation.

For US Participants

For full CE information, including instructions on how to get CEs, please click here.

This professional continuing education activity is sponsored by The Institute Better for Health (IBH) as a LIVE BROADCAST WEBINAR ONLY. IBH has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the organizations listed below and co-sponsored by Leading Edge Seminars.  IBH as the approved sponsor maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed. This live webcast is approved for 6 CE hours.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Institute for Better Health is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course is approved for 6 CE hours.

NY COUNSELORS: Institute for Better Health, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0063.

NY SOCIAL WORKERS: Institute for Better Health, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0091.

To receive CE credits, you must attend the LIVE BROADCAST  webinar in full (no partial credit will be awarded) and complete a post-webinar evaluation.

Upon completion of the course, you will be emailed instructions on how to access the post-workshop website hosted through Institute for Better Health (IBH). You will receive a unique website link to follow in order to access the post-webinar evaluation and certificate processing site.

US CEs for On Demand attendance are not available.

For Canadian and International Participants

For Canadian and international registrants, the number of CE credits allocated per hour of contact may vary according to guidelines set by individual regulatory bodies. Please check with your own regulatory body for how many CEs are allocated per hour of direct contact during trainings.

If you attended the Live Broadcast (in real time with interaction), to receive a Certificate of Participation*:

  • Your webinar attendance record must show 100% attendance during the Live Broadcast
  • You are requested to fill out a course evaluation

Once you have completed the course evaluation, your certificate* will be automatically emailed to you.

If you will be watching the On Demand version or you cannot show 100% attendance during Live Broadcast, to get a Certificate of Participation*, you will need to complete:

  • A course evaluation
  • A post-webinar quiz and pass with a score of at least 75%. If you do not pass with a score of at least 75%, you may repeat the post-webinar quiz.

Upon completion of the quiz, you will automatically be emailed a Certificate of Participation.

*The Leading Edge Seminars Certificate of Participation features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have either shown 100% attendance during the Live Broadcast OR have passed a quiz with at least 75% grade to verify your attendance.

For more information about Continuing Education, please click here

Clinical Pearls with Sue Johnson

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Starting EFT

    The attachment perspective on personality—health and dysfunction
    9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Outlining the EFIT model: stages, goals, fit with attachment science

    The EFT Tango and micro-interventions
    10:45 am – 12:15 pm

    Presentation and viewing of an EFIT session. Discussion of the Tango in different stages of therapy

    Lunch (on your own)
    12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
    Viewing and analysis of EFIT sessions and experiential exercises—assembling emotion
    1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

    Focus on Stage 1 Stabilization with a short demonstration of Stage 2 process

    2:45 pm – 2:55 pm
    Exercises: EFT Tango
    2:55 pm – 4:40 pm

    Discussion, Q & A period