606 – Creating Secure Attachment in Couples Therapy

Rheem, Kathryn 2016
An Emotionally Focused Approach
KATHRYN RHEEM

Partners with a history of disordered attachment can be among the most challenging clients that couples therapists see. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) offers a clear road map for working with such unpredictable escalating couples by helping them access and share primary emotion. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use voice, reflection heightening, and validation to help partners share their deepest vulnerabilities
  • Reprocess key trauma experiences to create a new template for healthy attachment
  • Restructure couples’ negative patterns and stay in process when they become emotionally activated

Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT, is an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist. She’s the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT and conducts EFT trainings internationally.

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