EP17 Workshop 09 - Shaping Corrective Emotional Experiences In Couple and Family Therapy - Sue Johnson, EdD
This workshop will outline the pre-requisites and the necessary and sufficient conditions to create the potent change events that predict success at termination and follow-up in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). These change events where partners re-engage and soften emotionally, also have been shown to change the level of attachment security in partners; a change that has significant mental health implications. In these moments of change partners heal their relationships and shape relationships that heal. The workshop will con- sist of conceptual content, the viewing of videos of sessions, experiential exercises and discussion.
- Outline the experiential theory of change in EFT and link it to attachment science.
- Describe the terrain of change events and how they impact client’s reality - self and system Demonstrate the key interventions that shape change in EFT.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Sue Johnson, EdD
Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.