BT14 Dialogue 03 - The Essentials of Change in Therapy - Francine Shapiro, PhD and Sue Johnson, EdD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
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.
This workshop will outline three key change events in EFT: Negative cycle de-escalation, hold me tight bonding conversations and Attachment injury Forgiveness. Each even will be outline, examples given and specific interventions outline and practiced. Throughout the workshop theory, research and practice will be integrated.
EP09 Dialogue 07 – Marital Enhancement – Harville Hendrix, MD and Susan Johnson, EdD
Educational Objective: Given a topic, to describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
This workshop offers participants the wisdom gained from our new scientific understanding of love, and from 25 years of research and clinical practice in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). The first part of the workshop will present a clear picture of romantic love as the natural arena for personal health, resilience and growth. The second part of the workshop outlines and guides participants into four conversations to enhance your relationship: Recognizing Demon Dialogues, Finding Raw Spots, the pivotal Hold Me Tight conversation, and Forgiving Injuries. Better communication, more effective problem solving, more empathetic caring and improved sexual relationships are just some of the improvements associated with a more secure bond.
This presentation of a session from a recent EFT training DVD will demonstrate the key elements in a prototypical EFT session; the creation of secure base; unfolding primary emotion; and creating transforming enactments. This session also shows how EFT works with an escalated and in-crisis couple facing PTSD and the echoes of war.