This advanced workshop is designed to demonstrate core concepts of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy. Participants will Increase their skills in the Initiator-Inquirer process and in effective confrontation and incisive resolution of intrapsychic conflicts. Join Ellyn Bader and learn how to make developmental assists, strengthen your confrontation skills and promote couples development.
This workshop will outline the EFT Way through conflict and disconnection, pain and mayhem that is a couple at war with each other. Specific interventions such as Catch the Bullet will be outlined. In the second half of the workshop, the process of attachment injury healing will also be addressed.
We currently live in a time of great emotional stress around matters of fairness, justice, ethics, and morality. As couple therapists, we are working with the smallest unit of a society, the two-person system that is the primary attachment partnership. Therapists should have a strong understanding of their own moral and ethical compass when guiding partner behavior that occurs inside and outside of therapy.
This workshop moves beyond the first phase of RLT to detail the theory and technique of phase two: Family Of Origin Work, trauma and Inner Child Work. In phase one we identified each partner’s relational stance and how the two stances combine to produce the couple’s choreography – the vicious circle they come to us trapped within. Now we travel through the stance back to where it first came from – the particular childhood experiences each partner’s Adaptive Child part was adapting to.
This workshop will take the first two introductory seminars and push it working with personality disordered partners. We will move from an attachment model to that of an American object relations/ego psychology to understand the structural and functional differences between insecure attachment and personality disordered individuals and how to work with them in couple therapy.
PACT is a non-linear, poly-theoretical approach that fuse theories of attachment, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT is quickly gaining a reputation for effectively treating couples typically thought of as challenging.
Each faculty member will present basic principles for their model to help the audience understand the strengths of the model: EFT and PACT. The essential features of EFT- a client centered alliance, a focus on emotion regulation and balance, the creation of self and system change, and the key interventions and corrective moments that have been shown to lead to predictable lasting change in love.
This workshop will outline the core skills of EFT and consist of core exercises and illustrations of processes such as building an alliance, outlining negative cycles of interaction, assembling and deepening emotion and choreographing corrective interactions that gradually rebuilt secure connection.
Attachment science in action- The EFT route to safe and sound in love relationships. Attachment- as captured in the EFT model- offers an on target, tested and profoundly relevant map to love and loving. This presentation will outline this map and show how key interventions lead predictably to secure lasting connection and promote health and growth in individual partners.