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Toledo Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy 2022
Agenda

Day 1

8:15  –  9:45

Introduction to Couple Distress, Attachment Theory, Supporting Research

9:45 – 10:30    

Introductory Role Play on Disrupted Attachment and Debrief

10:30 – 10:45 

Break

10:45 – 11:30

The Field of Couple therapy: The place of EFT; Basics of the EFT Model – Experiential and Systemic

11:30 – 12:00

Impact of Marginalization on Secure Attachment

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30

Homerooms: Small Group Processing

1:30 – 2:00

The Negative Cycle of Interaction, Tracking the Cycle, Attachment Significance

2:00 – 2:45

Role Play: Tracking and Reframing the Cycle, Distilling Attachment Significance

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:45

The Nine Steps and Three Stages of EFT

Day 2

8:15  –  8:30

Q & A

8:30 –  9:00

Case Presentation

9:00 – 10:30

Live Session/Feedback to Clients/ EFT Highlights from the Case

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 –12:00

Stage One Overview and Building Alliance in EFT; from reactivity to de-escalation (identified as first major change event in EFT); using empathic attunement, validation, acceptance, cultural humility

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30

Homerooms: Small Group Processing 

1:30 -  2:45

Assessment, contraindications, taking an attachment history, interventions that heighten emotions including RISSSC and enactments

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:00

EFT Tango and Role Play

4:00 – 4:45

Integration and Group Process Discussion

Day 3

8:15 – 8:30    

Q & A

8:30 – 9:00    

Case Presentation

9:00 – 10:30

Live Session/Feedback to Clients/ EFT Highlights from the Case

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 -  12:00

Stage 2 Overview, including withdrawer re-engagement and pursuer softening, and related steps in the EFT map

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30

Homerooms: Small Group Processing

1:30 – 2:45

Positions in the Pattern: Making sense of the withdrawer’s moves

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:30

Role Play: Withdrawer Re-engagement

4:30 – 4:45

Group Process/Discussion

Day 4

8:15 – 8:30    

Q & A

8:30 – 9:30    

Positions in the Pattern: making sense of the pursuer

9:30 – 10:30

Role Play: Pursuer Softening 

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 -  12:00

Anticipating Blocks in Treatment with Role Play Demonstrations

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 1:30

Group Process – Homerooms

1:30 – 2:45

Special Topics: Attachment injuries, affairs, trauma, addictions, EFIT and EFFT

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 3:15

Becoming an EFT Therapist, training flow, community

3:15 – 4:15

The Positive Cycle and Stage Three

4:15 – 4:45

Group Wrap Up and Goodbyes

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