Eastern Mennonite University

Sue Johnson Workshop on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Creating Connection in Couple Therapy: The New Science of Love and Bonding

Join EMU’s MA in Counseling program as they host Dr. Sue Johnson on Thursday March 31, 2011 in Martin Chapel for a six-hour workshop on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) geared towards clinicians and other helping professionals.

Emotionally focused couple therapy offers a unique perspective on how to use the power of emotion and the new science of adult attachment to create significant, lasting change in couple relationships. EFT demonstrates excellent outcomes with many different kinds of couples, including those facing trauma and depression. Key change events and therapist interventions predictably lead to positive outcome in this model. The clear map of adult love and loving offered by attachment theory helps the therapist to tune into the neural duet, the life and death drama defining a distressed relationship and restructure pivotal moments so that partners can move from isolation and frustration into a felt sense of security and lasting satisfaction. Issues such as forgiveness after attachment injuries such as affairs will also be addressed.

This presentation will combine cutting edge theory, research and clinical data into a 21st century vision of couple therapy and education.

Dr. Johnson’s books will be available for purchase on the day of the training, including her most recent book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For a Lifetime of Love. Hold Me Tight was a finalist for the 2009 Books for a Better Life Award and has now been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and German.

Dr. Sue Johnson will also be presenting along with others at the Conversations on Attachment: Integrating the Science of Love and Spirituality conference at Eastern Mennonite University March 31- April 2, 2011

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Cost and Continuing Education Credits

Pre-conference training with Sue Johnson (6 CE hours)
General public: $130
EMU alumni: $90
Graduate students: $50

Attachment conference (12 CE hours)
SASS member: $100
General public: $130
Students: $25 (EMU students free)

Combination Price (18 CE hours)
Pre-conference training and conference: $210

Costs do not include payment for CE hours. Continuing Education (CE) hours are available (6, 12, or 18 hours.) One-time fee of $30 (NBCC #4488).

Attendance at the entire workshop is required in order to receive a certificate. (NBCC #4488).

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