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Expanding Your Couples Therapy Toolbox: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

  • September 20, 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Shasta College Health Science Campus, at 1400 Market Street (downtown Redding), Room 8220


Registration is closed

About the Workshop

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is based on and dictated by the concepts of bonding and attachment. The foundations of EFT will be presented, discussed and experienced. This includes the subtle moment-to-moment interventions which facilitate a greater transformation of relational distress into secure bonds. The speaker will address the theory and evidence for this model, as well as clinical techniques and skills. Recent research, videos, role plays and hands on learning opportunities will also be presented.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to:

• Discuss research validating EFT for couples as an empirically supported treatment

• Identify couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion

• Describe EFT’s three stages of relationship repair

• Develop skills to help partners recognize negative, escalating cycles of interaction, to engage with emotions and recognize and reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress, and to create corrective emotional experience and bonding events

• Utilize and practice enactments

Target Audience

This workshop will be valuable to those who work with couples including social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapist, counselors, substance abuse professionals, pastoral counselors, interns, and students.

About the Presenter

Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Ph.D., is the Clinical Training Director and Assistant Professor at Simpson University in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program. She has attended the 4-day EFT externship with Dr. Susan Johnson, the co-founder of EFT. Michelle earned her doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Louis University. She has been licensed for nine years, and is currently licensed in the state of Illinois where she specialized in working with couples and families. Michelle is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, has published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and Family Process, and has presented at local, state and national conferences on couples therapy issues.


8:30        REGISTRATION

9:00        Couple Distress and Relationship Repair

Empirical evident for the effectiveness of EFT


10:30     BREAK  

10:45     Process of EFT

                EFT Steps and Stages

12:00     LUNCH (included with registration fee)

1:00        Proxy voice and Enactments

                Video and Training Exercises                      

2:30        BREAK  

2:45        Video and Training Exercises

3:30        Adapting EFT, EFT Training & Consultation group

4:00        ADJOURNMENT



Register online at rrccamft.wildapricot.org

• Clinical RRC-CAMFT Member $75

• Intern RRC-CAMFT Member   $60

• Students                                          $50

• Non-member of RRC-CAMFT $100


Continuing Education Credits

This course qualifies for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences

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