NEW YORK CENTER FOR EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY

Learning Objectives
  1. Explain basic attachment theory and how it informs the EFT model

  2. Distinguish the systemic and experiential elements of EFT

  3. Identify change factors involved in a couple moving from distress to recovery      

  4. Classify the nine steps and three stages of EFT

  5. Identify the emotional responses that maintain the relational distress in each partner

  6. Formulate the negative cycle emphasizing attachment needs

  7. Differentiate necessary assessment skills in EFT

  8. Practice the basic empathy skills and EFT interventions that are central to the therapeutic process in EFT, including RISSSC 

  9. Describe and show how to create a therapeutic alliance using empathic
          attunement, validation, acceptance, and authenticity

  10. Practice the basic EFT interventions for working with emotion

  11. Explain and show how to facilitate new experience between partners by use of enactments

  12. Apply the EFT Tango to track and reframe reactive emotion

  13. Define and describe the three change events in EFT (de-escalation, withdrawer re-engagement, and pursuer softening)

  14. Demonstrate the skills of accessing, exploring and deepening
    emotion and facilitating acceptance

  15. Discuss the steps for withdrawer re-engagement

  16. Detect and transform therapeutic impasses

  17. Demonstrate an ability to shape key bonding events that redefine the
    relationship as secure

  18. Discuss the steps for pursuer softening 

  19. Point to partner blocks and demonstrate successful enactments that show attuned partner response

  20. Formulate attachment injuries from an attachment theory perspective

  21. Cite the steps toward resolving attachment injuries, creating forgiveness

  22. Formulate affairs from the perspective of attachment theory

  23. Express an understanding of the repair of attachment injuries, fostering healing within and between each partner 

  24. Summarize the application of EFT to individuals (EFIT) and families (EFFT)

  25. Integrate the positive cycle of interaction 

  26. Review next steps for continued study and professional development as an
    EFT therapist

  27. Summarize an EFT approach to managing comorbidities such as depression and sexual dysfunctio

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