For therapists with some EFT experience, another way to experience the workshop is as a “roving therapist.” During the part of the workshop where couples do the exercises, therapists move from couple to couple as couples request assistance, sometimes staying with a single couple for some time, providing extra support whenever needed. We can offer roving therapists (psychologists, LPCs and LMFTs) 14 CE credits , approved by APA in conjunction with the NJ Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy, for their attendance and help.
Past volunteers have reported finding this a moving experience, as well as one which helps them understand even more personally the model and its power.
We would be delighted to talk to anyone who would like further information about joining us as a volunteer. No advanced preparation is needed beyond basic familiarity with EFT and a valuing of the attachment framework. To sign up, fill out the following form:
The CE Learning Objectives for Therapist Assistants are:
Objective #1: Participants will be able to discuss ways in which attachment theory applies to bonded adult relationships and how that theory can provide a model for understanding and repairing relationship distress. They will be able to use attachment language in assisting couples to become more aware of their bond.
Objective #2: Participants will be able to define the three “Demon Dialogues” (Find the Bad Guy, Freeze & Flee and Protest Polka) from the Hold Me Tight book, will learn how to assess a relationship in terms of its cycle and will be able to apply systems concepts to understand the “Negative Cycles” relationships may fall into. They will be able to help couples determine the cycles they fall into.
Objective #3: Participants will be able to identify “Raw Spots” and their underlying feelings, the more vulnerable feelings that underlie some of our more immediate reactions. They will increase their understanding of helping clients access the primary emotional responses underneath the secondary ones.
Objective #4: Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and be able to assist couples in having a Hold Me Tight conversation, gaining skills in helping couples have a different kind of conversation.
Objective #5: Participants will deepen their understanding of the repair and forgiveness process and be able to help couples apply a specific model of forgiveness.
Objective #6: Participants will increase knowledge of the importance of affect regulation in couple interactions and can describe four techniques a couple can use to help in this process.
The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.