We have had a number of therapists attend the workshop with their partners to more deeply experience the model for themselves. They have found it to be not only personally enriching, but a source of learning about EFT, attachment theory and emotional regulation. We are able to offer 14 CE credits ( for Psychologists, LPCs and LMFTs) approved by APA in conjunction with the NJ Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy, that reflects this intensive didactic and experiential learning. If you do wish to receive CE Credit for this, please let us know in advance.
The CE Learning Objectives for program participants 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.
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.
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.
Objective #4: Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and be able to have a Hold Me Tight conversation with their partner, understanding how bonding moments can emerge with the expression of vulnerability and attachment needs.
Objective #5: Participants will be able to discuss the importance of the repair and forgiveness process in healthy relationships and to describe and use a specific model of forgiveness.
Objective #6: Participants will be able to discuss the importance of affect regulation and being a safe and soothing presence for their partner 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.