211/311 – Harnessing the Power of Emotion in Families

Faller, George 2016
An Introduction to Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

By zeroing in on the underlying attachment needs, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) offers a powerful, step-by-step process for transformational change. Learn how to help family members work through relational distress and past injuries to create new relational patterns for achieving deeper bonds and greater felt security. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, this training will show you how to create enactments in the consulting room that will deepen the impact of your work. In this workshop, we’ll:

  • Learn how to use the techniques and theoretical underpinning of EEFT to understand a family’s emotional dynamics, access attachment issues, and create new patterns of emotional healing
  • Recognize how protection patterns keep individuals from opening themselves to their vulnerability and block families’ natural ability to repair
  • Become familiar with the three-stage EFFT treatment process for achieving deeper connection, including how to create alliances with different family members, manage change events that access underlying vulnerabilities, and model positive new interaction patterns.

Continued with workshop 311.

George Faller, LMFT, is the founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal.

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