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BT10 Workshop 01 - Working with Emotion in Couple Therapy

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Couples Therapy |  Workshop
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2010
Sue Johnson
59 Minutes
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Original Program Date :
Dec 10, 2010
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This workshop will focus on unpacking negative emotional responses that fuel a couple’s dance of distress and using emotion to shape powerful positive bonding interactions that then fuel transformative positive emotions. Theory, research and interventions will be outlined with the viewing of therapy sessions and experiential exercises.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Discuss the key features of emotion and its role in couple dysfunction and repair.
  2. Describe key interventions that shape emotions in couples sessions. 3) Explain situations in which utilizing emotion would be detrimental to healing. 



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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.


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