V202/V302 Emotionally Focused Therapy for Traumatized Individuals

Shaping a New Sense of Self

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a well-known approach to couples treatment that foregrounds attachment in the relationship. What if we could take EFT’s successful framework and translate it to work with individuals? This workshop introduces EFIT, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, which centers on helping individual clients shape a robust and resilient sense of self, able to explore and resolve life-defining traumas, especially those inflicted by attachment figures. As in EFT for couples, attachment science offers the EFIT model a map that simplifies how we frame clients’ problems and shape their journey toward wholeness. You’ll discover:

  • The key elements of the attachment perspective on the development of a resilient self, and its significance for clinical intervention
  • An on-target map for the creation of transformative moments where vulnerabilities can be faced with balance and competence
  • A path to shape corrective emotional experiences to restructure negative ways of defining the self, regulating and organizing inner experience, and engaging with others
  • How to apply EFIT to clients suffering from a range of symptoms and post-traumatic issues

Susan Johnson, EdD, is the developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Her latest books are Attachment Theory in Practice and Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) – A Primer.


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