For EFT Therapists
Stage 1: Assessment: Tracking cycle and attachment history
Assessment: Couple Questionnaires
These questions can be used as part of an intake form or as part of the questions in the first session (especially the sex questions).
Assessment: Tracking cycle
Understand your negative cycle-Douglas Tilley
This is a great tool to give to couples to help them think about their negative cycle. This is usually given along with “When we are not getting along”.
When we are not getting along-Douglas Tilley
This is a great tool to give to couples to help them think about their negative cycle. This is usually given along with “Understand your negative cycle”.
Infinity loop cycle fill in form-Scott Wooley
This is a blank diagram of the classical infinity loop. You can use this to track a couple’s negative cycle.
Couple cycle example-Scott Wooley
This is an example of the classical infinity loop.It illustrates a couple’s negative cycle.
Couple Cycle-Herman Chow
Instead of using an infinity loop, I used a simple circle diagram to track a couple’s negative cycle. It has spaces to include their attachment history.
EFFT: Negative Cycle: Caregiver/Care-seeker-Herman Chow
I use this diagram to keep track of the negative pattern between the caregivers (e.g. parents) and the care-seekers (e.g. children).
EFFT: Negative Cycle: Caregiver/Care-seeker example-Herman Chow
This is an example of a negative pattern between the caregiver and the care-seeker.
Assessment: Attachment history
Attachment history questions-Herman Chow
These are attachment history questions that I focused on in my individual sessions with my couples. They focused on what and how the couple learned about relationships (e.g. what did comfort look like growing up).
Attachment history questions-Scott Wooley
These are questions that Dr. Wooley created to use to gather couples’ attachment history.
EFFT: Attachment history questionnaires for caregivers
These are attachment history questions that I focused on with the caregivers in EFFT. They focused on their own attachment history and how that impacts their relational blocks with their care-seekers.
Sue Johnson’s talk on attachment theory (Interview by Herman Chow)
This is the webinar that Sue did for my students at the universities. She discussed attachment theory/science as the roadmap to understand couples.