2023 Core Skills Dates:
OUR WINTER/SPRING 2023 CORE SKILLS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELED.
NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the most empirically based and effective form of couple’s therapy. EFT is a short term (8-20 sessions) and structured approach. There is a substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT. Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from marital distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. There is also research on the change process and predictors of success.
EFT is based on a clear, explicit attachment conceptualization of marital distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of distress and adult attachment. EFT is collaborative and respectful of clients. Change strategies and interventions are specific and clear, and key moves and moments in the change process have been mapped into nine steps and three stages of change.
The goals of EFT are to 1) expand and reorganize key emotional responses; 2) create a shift in partner’s interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interaction, and 3) foster the creation of a secure bond between partners.
The Core Skills Training
Core Skills provides intensive training in the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy. It is a small group experience (15 participants maximum) designed to provide didactic instruction with experiential practice. Core Skills training takes place over four weekends, 12 hours each weekend, every 6 weeks to 3 months over the course of approximately 9 months to 1 year. Each weekend focuses on particular steps or change in events of the EFT treatment model.
Who should attend?
Participants are required to have completed an EFT Externship and be willing to present their own work through audio/videotape presentation.
The objective of this workshop is for participants to deepen their working knowledge of and use of EFT. Participants will learn:
Course Outline by Weekend
Weekend 1: Steps 1 & 2
Step 1: Creating an alliance and delineating conflict issues within the core marital struggle
Step 2: Identifying the negative interaction cycle
Weekend 2: Steps 3 & 4
Step 3: Accessing the unacknowledged emotions underlying the interactional positions.
Step 4: Reframing the problem in terms of underlying emotions and attachment needs
Weekend 3: Withdrawer Re-engagement
Step 5: Promoting acceptance of the partner’s experience and creating new interaction patterns
Step 6: Facilitating the expression of needs and wants; creating emotional engagement
Step 7: Facilitating the expression of needs and wants; creating emotional engagement.
Weekend 4: Blamer Softening and Stage 3
Step 8: Promoting acceptance of the partner’s experience and creating new interaction patterns
Step 9: Facilitating the expression of needs and wants; creating emotional engagement
Full Cost: $1800 (or 4 payments of $450)
Early Bird: $1700 (Paid IN FULL by 1/13/2023)
PCEFT Members: $1620 (or 4 payments of $405) *10% discount from full fee of $1800
Student/Equity Rate: $1550 (or 4 payments of $387.50)
Refresher Rate: $900 *if you have completed Core Skills previously and want to take it again.
175 Strafford Avenue
Building 4, Suite 1
Wayne, PA 19087
Email [email protected] if you have any questions.