Shaping the Strength of Secure Connection: Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFIT) in Action

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 20, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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A secure sense of connection with self and others is the major predictor of resilience and growth in the face of adversity pinpointed by attachment science.

EFIT–the individual form of Emotionally Focused Therapy (best known as a potent couple intervention)—systematically shapes emotional balance, confidence, and competence in managing vulnerability and so an expansion of the self.

This presentation offers an overview of the practice of EFIT with trauma survivors together with the observation of sessions and experiential exercises. The map to human vulnerability and strength provided by attachment theory allows the EFIT therapist to move into and through difficult emotions. It also allows them to create core emotional epiphanies where a client’s sense of self and the ability to integrate traumatic experience is transformed.

The 5 moves of the EFIT Tango move the client out of reactive flooding and numbing into active confident engagement with traumatic experience. New emotions evoke new capacities and new response repertoires.

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

  • Identify the key principles and perspectives of EFIT.
  • Outline both micro and macro interventions, specifically the EFIT Tango.
  • Plan for common blocks to effective treatment that occur in session.

Sue Johnson, EdD, is the lead developer of EFT. She is director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University (San Diego) and Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology (Ottawa).

Sue’s numerous honors include the Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Her most recent books for therapists are: A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy and Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families. Other well-known professional books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors. Sue is also author of the best-sellers Hold Me Tight, and Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships.

In 2016, Sue Johnson was awarded the Order of Canada for her 35-year contribution to the field of psychotherapy and Canadian society. Over 86 centers affiliated with ICEEFT now teach the EFT model around the world.

Sue Johnson

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Identify the key principles and perspectives of EFIT.
2nd hour
  • Outline both micro and macro interventions, specifically the EFIT Tango.
  • Plan for common blocks to effective treatment that occur in session.

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

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