Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Stage 2 Child's Vulnerability, 3 hours
Only for mental health professionals (or students of these disciplines)
“Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Stage 2: Child Vulnerability” is the eleventh online EFT workshop series instalment that will hone your EFT skills. This is the heart of EFFT as the therapist helps the child (young child, teen, and adult child) express their vulnerabilities and attachment needs to their caregivers. This workshop is based on the assumption that the participants have a working knowledge of EFFT Stage 1. If you don’t have a good idea about EFFT Stage 1 or have not attended the previous workshop on “EFFT Stage 1: Parental Responsiveness”, I highly recommend you purchase and watch the training (see https://www.hermanchow.com/store/c3/EFT_Workshops.html).
If working with couples is tough, family work is even more challenging. There are more people that the therapist needs to attend to. Often, the therapist can get lost and overwhelmed by the pulling of the different family members. EFFT can be an effective model that moves family members from attachment distress to attachment security.
This workshop will look at family therapy via the lenses of attachment theory and EFT. You will develop some key strategies in EFFT, such as working through child blocks, helping the child express their vulnerability, etc. Various teaching methods will be used, such as concise teachings, video clips, demonstrations, etc.
By the end of the workshop, the learner should be able to:
- Examine family conflict via the lens of attachment theory and EFT
- Use some key EFFT interventions when working with families
- Work through the typical child blocks that block their attunement to their parents/caregivers
- Choreograph meaningful enactments
Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) has approved 3 hours of Continued Education Hours for this training. You can most likely use the 3 hours towards your Associations’ Continued Education requirement (e.g. CAMFT, AAMFT) and Colleges (e.g. CRPO).