Emotionally Focused Therapy for Arizona Event
Marlene Best, Ph.D.
Tune into the Music: Working with Emotions in Couple Therapy
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 am Registration and Check In
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Presentation
Cost: Members $180, Non-Members $200; After Mar 30th – Members $202.50, Non-Members $225; Students $125
The AZEFT Community is excited to present this workshop on working with emotions. By learning how to “tune into the music of emotions”, we learn to use fundamental tools in helping couples understand their cycle, transform their attachment and restructure their loving bond with each other.
Through teaching, therapy videos and exercises, this one-day workshop is designed to help couple therapists improve their skills in working with the emotions that create and maintain relationship distress.
This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals and mental health students who practice couple therapy. The instructional level of this workshop is geared toward an intermediate level audience. The focus of the workshop is on emotion processing using an attachment frame, and will be of interest to EFT therapists or therapists who use other models.
Objectives of the Training:
1. Identify how attachment needs and longings drive the emotions that create negative relational cycles
2. Identify the primary emotions that underlie pursuers’ and withdrawers’ rigid positions in their cycle.
3. Explore experiential techniques and skills that help access and process emotion.
4. Discuss and practice verbal and non-verbal techniques to stay emotionally engaged with each partner to process their affect.
5. Explore common challenges in working with shut down withdrawers or escalated pursuers.
6. Identify common self-of-therapist issues that can get in the way of effectively processing emotion in the session.
Presenter: Dr Marlene Best is a registered psychologist, and ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor. Dr. Best is an associate at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and also a Clinical Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She won the student-nominated award for excellence in clinical supervision in 2006. Marlene has trained therapists and supervisors learning EFT internationally. She is known for her clear, structured style and warm, empathic teaching presence. Her work on Pursuer Softening is featured in a recent ICEEFT training video.
6 Continuing Education Credits available: RN as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Approval #CEP 12719. Psychologists-This program is co-sponsored by Sierra Tucson and AZEFT. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must be present for the entire presentation and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a CE certificate.