Working with couples can feel like we have a million different roads we could go down and none of them seem to get us where we want to go. Couples pull us into stories about countless problems and everything moves so quickly that we can feel like we are caught in a hurricane.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) offers us a road out of the content and into the process. We can help partners to create the safety to slow down and then to access, experience, and make sense of the emotion alive in the moment and share this new awareness.
In this workshop, Dr. Harmony Sullivan will review the steps of Dr. Sue Johnson’s EFT Tango, with a focus on steps 1) tracking and reflecting the present process and 2) helping clients assemble the parts of the emotional experience. She will use lecture and experiential exercises to review the basic interventions in EFT. The goal of continually redirecting ourselves and our clients back into the present process and move with them through the steps of the tango.
If you have trained in EFT and you want help coming back to the present process or if you are new to this model and want to dip your toe in, this workshop can serve you. Although the workshop focuses on couples therapy, clinicians who work primarily with individuals may find it useful as well.
Harmony Sullivan, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a certified therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), utilizing EFT both in her work with couples and individuals. As a founding board member of The Pittsburgh Community for EFT, Dr. Sullivan has been passionately involved in building the EFT community and coordinating EFT training opportunities for her fellow therapists for nearly a decade.
3 CE's available for additional $25 and Presented By The Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association