Friday, November 16, 2018
"Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT): Working with Emotion to Strengthen Attachment Bonds"
Presented by Jeff Hickey, LCSW
When: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with lunch break (lunch not included)
Where: Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, 8324 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077
Fee: $150 for 6.0 CEU’s
Seminar Description: EFT is a structured, experiential model of couple therapy that helps partners move from conflict, distance and distress to increased openness and trust. As the reactive cycles of conflict and distance that fuel distress are identified and resolved, the therapist then helps couples access and expand underlying emotions of sadness, loneliness and fear so they can develop and strengthen the attachment security that leads to strong and enduring attachment bonds The stance of EFT is that communication and behavior skills are principally the product of effective therapy rather than the route to change in themselves. Originated by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg and rooted in John Bowlby’s attachment theory, the effectiveness of EFT is strongly supported by over 30 years of respected outcome research that has led it to be named as one of only two empirically supported couple therapies. And the growing body of process research has identified the specific steps and interventions essential for successful treatment outcome. This detailed introduction presents adult attachment theory in the context of couple relationships and specific methods of working with emotion to facilitate individual and couple change. The workshop utilizes video examples, brief exercises and discussion to help promote participants’ understanding of EFT.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to --
About Jeff Hickey: Jeff Hickey, LCSW, is Director and President of the Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (chicagoeft.com) where he trains and supervises therapists in the practice of EFT. He is one of a select group of trainers in the U.S. and around the world certified by principal developer of EFT, Dr. Sue Johnson, and the International Centre for Excellence in EFT. He has presented on EFT and sex therapy at conferences and for agencies across the country. An area of special interest is the integration of an attachment theory framework with sex therapy for couples experiencing sexual trauma, dysfunction and sexuality in general. Jeff has over 30 years of experience working with a broad range of couples facing relationship difficulties. He is also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. He maintains a private practice focused exclusively on couple and sex therapy.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #’s 159.000226, 168.000209, and 268.000028.
IAODAPCA CEU's are not available at this time.
For further information about the Turning Point Academy, please call (847)933-0051 x 310.