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 will summarize the key conceptual underpinnings of EFT; the attachment perspective on the nature of love, and the integration of experiential and systemic perspectives that constitute the EFT theory of change. The basics of EFT practice and the steps of change will be outlined. Interventions will be illustrated with video tapes and transcripts. Exercises will be offered for play and practice. This workshop also will present more recent developments in EFT, including the EFT model of forgiveness.
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.
EP13 Dialogue 01 – Infidelity – John Gottman, PhD, Julie Gottman, PhD, and Sue Johnson, EdD
Moderator: Camillo Loriedo, MD, PhD
Given a topic, describe the differing approaches to psychotherapy, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
EP13 Invited Address 12 – The New Science of Love: A New Era for Couple Interventions – Sue Johnson, EdD
We have cracked the code of romantic love. We can precisely target interventions and shape the core defining moments of a love relationship. Adult attachment science offers a clear map to the creation of a secure lasting bond. New findings in neuroscience promise couple interventions that may be the most potent and far-reaching form of therapeutic intervention ever devised.