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Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach to Harnessing the Power of Emotion

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Even as advances in attachment science have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, we still find ourselves often intimidated by the raw power of our clients’ emotions.

Primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and best-selling author of, Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson, shows you how the EFT method illustrates the new science of love and bonding and helps you become more attuned with your client’s emotions that often flare up in session.

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) harnesses the new science of love and relationships. Watch now and be guided step-by-step through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation.


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Susan Johnson
3 Hours 47 Minutes
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23 Mar, 2018
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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards



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Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.
She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.

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  1. Articulate techniques of EFT to put to practical use in-session to focus on the clients’ emotions versus the content in relation to clinical assessment.
  2. Identify the stages, steps and interventions of EFT and how they relate to case conceptualization.
  3. Describe how to set up new bonding interactions among clients that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
  4. Instruct the process for facilitating new bonding interactions that promote corrective emotional experiences in clients.


Attachment and EFT
  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Focusing on Emotion versus Content
    • Dealing with Vulnerability
  • The Problem with Distressed Relationships
    • Conflict in All Relationships
    • Consequences of Suppressing Emotion
Emotionally Focused Therapy Overview
  • The Basics of EFT
    • The Essential Problem in EFT
    • Empathic Responsiveness
    • Empathic Reflection
  • The Dance of Emotion
    • Attachment
The Steps of EFT
  • Corrective Emotional Experiences in Therapy
  • Interpretations
  • Validation
  • Evocative Questions to Ask
  • Basic Emotions
    • Naming Emotions
  • Reframing
Video Demonstration - Couple Session
  • Review and Analysis

Target Audience

Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals



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