Addressing Addiction: Fostering Attachment with (EFT) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Sacramento-Davis
March 29 & 30, 2019
ADDRESSING ADDICTION: FOSTERING ATTACHMENT WITH (EFT) EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED COUPLES THERAPY
with Michael Barnett, EFT Trainer
Drs. Nancy and Paul Aikin, Creators of HMT®/LMG, are EFT Certified Trainers, Supervisors & Therapists and Directors of the Sacramento-Davis EFT Center.
Description of workshop:
Psychotherapy with couples is both multi-layered and complex, often challenging the most skilled of therapists. In this fast-paced, technology-driven era that we live in, where true connection is often at a premium, substance use has escalated to epidemic proportions. It is not uncommon for couple’s therapists to be confronted with the additional challenge of contending with a pernicious “third-party” that lurks within the shadows of distressed relationships: Addiction. Although we have the superb modality, EFT, to help couples find their way to genuine, loving communion with one another, addictions present very significant obstacles to effectively working with couples that seek our services. In this two-day experiential training, we will explore specific, and necessary ways to tailor EFT skills and interventions in order to better address the impact that addiction has on the couple therapy process.
This interactive workshop will create a safe environment together to use role-plays, video clip demonstrations, and didactic material for clinical discussion and personal exploration.
EFT THERAPISTS WILL LEARN:
* An overview of addictive processes; physical, relational, and emotional
* How to understand addiction through the attachment lens
* How addiction impacts the system: Ways to place addictive behaviors into the negative cycle
* The impact of addiction on emotional fluency and process
* Leveraging attachment processes to break through addictive denial
* The high prevalence of attachment injuries and other relational trauma where addiction is present
Sacramento-Davis (exact location TBA)
Friday, March 29th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 30th from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
$360 for Licensed Therapists ($330 if received by 3/1/19) ***
$300 for Interns ($270 if received by 3/1/19)***
$280 for Students ($260 if received by 3/1/19)***
2. Please fill out the following registration form: Addressing Addiction Registration Form
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Two weeks+ advance notice – Full refund less $40 administrative costs
Between 7-13 days notice – One half of the total fee will be refunded
Less than 1 week notice – We are unable to offer a refund when canceled within one week of the workshop date, due to fixed costs and contractual obligations. When you enroll, it is with the understanding that you will attend. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your attendance.
We hope to see you there,
Paul & Nancy
Paul A. Aikin, Ph.D.