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BT14 Keynote 02 – Attachment Science: An Essential Guide to Chance in Psychotherapy - Sue Johnson, EdD

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Attachment |  Keynotes |  Psychotherapy |  Brief Therapy |  Couples Therapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2014
Sue Johnson, EdD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2014
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There are currently over 400 specific approaches to psychotherapy and many therapeutic tribes. Attachment theory and science with its intrapsychic and relational focus offers the therapist a broad, integrative but systematic guide to the nature of dysfunction and health and how to move individuals, couples and families from one to the other. This presentation will offer a guide as to how this science can help to make our sessions relevant and on target in terms of leading to better affect regulation, cognitive coherence and supportive, stable relationships.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the key elements of attachment theory and science relevant to the tasks of therapy.
  2. List specifically how these elements connect to key processes and change events.
  3. Describe specific interventions that arise from the attachment perspective.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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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.