NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate

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NP0016, Attachment, Session 5, Sue Johnson


How is Attachment Theory relevant to effectively couples therapy? Learn with Sue Johnson how understanding and working with attachment relationships will help therapists deepen their emotional presence and work with clients’ emotional reactivity in session. Johnson, one of the originators of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, will explore the principles of this empirically validated treatment and how to apply Attachment Theory in therapy.

After this session, please take a few minutes to engage in the Comment Board and let us know what you think about using this method with couples and whether you think Attachment Theory is applicable in couples therapy. What was new or most striking about this presentation? What questions did this bring up for you?  We invite you to include your name and hometown along with your comment. If you ever have any technical questions, contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org.

04.17.2012   Posted In: NP0016 The Great Attachment Debate   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Psychotherapy Networker 04.18.2012 10:24
    Hi everyone,

    We apologize for any problems or inconveniences you may have experienced yesterday while attempting to view Sue Johnson’s session. We’ve reworked the presentation so it shouldn’t be a problem on your computer anymore. View Sue Johnson’s webcast session here: http://www.icpre.com/Presentations/PN/Attachment/Johnson.html. Thank you for your patience and for all of your informative updates on the Comment Board and to our Support Team, which kept us in the loop with what was going on yesterday. We appreciate your sense of community and hope that if you continue to experience any issues or have any questions whatsoever, you’ll let us know.

    The Networker Team
  • Not available avatar jimz 04.22.2012 20:37
    Thank You Dr Johnson; wonderful discussion, i now have a deeper understanding of the emotional focus approach especially with couples and will be reading more of your work as i already have the chapter in "The Healing Power of Emotion"; this is a masterful book; again a stellar job by Dr Simon as well, this series is a great contribution to the professional community.
  • Not available avatar Cerise Morris 04.24.2012 07:17
    I thank the Networker Team and all presenters for a most relevant and intellectually stimulating discussion and debate on Attachment. It was particularly appropriate to include Sue Jonnson, whose work has contributed so much to putting this psychotherapeutic model on the map.

    Now, I wonder if anyone will summarise the entire discussion in terms of central points of agreement and disagreement; and then define next steps flowing from this process.

    Thanks, and keep up the excellent work promoted and highlighted by the Networker.
  • Not available avatar JimB 04.24.2012 10:48
    This was a wonderfully meaningful and practical look into attachment principles at work in our lives. The talk came alive through this presentation. I am clearer on how the experiences of empathy, connection and relationship help build our sense of self, and I gained particular insight into understanding my clients with borderline traits. Dr. Johnson, I'd love to hear more about your views on these clients. Thank You for the great discussion.
  • Not available avatar Marilyn 04.24.2012 11:10
    As a child therapist am working with a prickly child and a prickly foster mother. Have been saying to myself, I wish mom would llghten up but this session has helped me to see that if mom could allow herself to soften instead, they might make some progress.
  • 0 avatar najwa aref 05.10.2012 14:43
    Thank you very much , I enjoyed it alot , as a family counselor in the middle east , I can say this was very helpful for me .
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