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Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: A Five-Day Online Training Workshop

08/07/2021 17:29 | Anonymous

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland is proud to host an intensive five-day online workshop in Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy led by Dr. Serine Warwar

  • 1pm – 6.30pm (Irish time; GMT)
  • Tuesday September 14th – Saturday 18th September 2021
  • Online
  • Facilitated by Serine Warwar, Ph.D., C. Psych.
  • €850 (€750 early bird booking fully paid by 31/07/2021)

Building on latest research conducted by Dr. Leslie Greenberg, Dr. Serine Warwar, and colleagues, this intensive 5-day training institute in Couples Emotion-Focused therapy provides registrants with in-depth skills training through lectures, video demonstrations, modeling and experiential practice. The workshop will cover the 5 stage, 14 step expanded model of EFT-C, and EFT-C for forgiveness and resolving emotional injuries, focusing on working on attachment and identity needs, as well as self and other soothing. As an emotion-focused therapy we focus on how to work with emotions such as anger, sadness, fear and shame. Participants will be asked to identify key interactional cycles in their own present or past primary relationships and work on these by accessing their own primary, underlying emotions in the training.

EMOTION-FOCUSED COUPLES THERAPY is one of the most researched interventions in couples counselling. EFT focuses on the emotional bond between a couple but also on each partner's own emotional experiences and needs. It strives to uncover the manner by which each partner's emotional reaction to events contributes to negative interactional patterns within the relationship. Over the course of therapy, the fractured emotional bond is healed by identifying these negative interactional cycles, and transforming them by accessing, articulating and responding to primary attachment and identity related emotions and needs. The essential goal of EFT is thus the creation of new, healthy patterns of interaction by using emotion to restructure interactions.

DR. SERINE WARWAR, PH.D., C. PSYCH., is a Clinical Psychologist and the Director of the York University Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic in Toronto, Canada. She is also the Founder and Director of the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health (www.cpeh.ca), a private practice for individual, couple therapy, EFT training, and a satellite training site for the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic at York University. She provides EFT supervision, training, and consultation to graduate students and therapists. She conducts international trainings, workshops and master classes on emotion regulation, EFT for individuals and couples, as well as workshops in resolving emotional injuries and forgiveness in couples. She has been an EFT skills trainer for 28 years. Dr. Warwar’s EFT institutes are highly praised for their warmth, authenticity, and her focus on to teaching participants micro-skills in EFT. She was trained in EFT by Dr. Leslie Greenberg. Dr. Warwar has been a therapist and researcher for several EFT randomized control trials in individuals and couples. With Drs. Greenberg and Malcolm, she co-developed an EFT psychotherapy treatment and research program for forgiveness to help couples and individuals resolve emotional injuries. She has published in the areas of emotional processing; emotion regulation, homework and experiential teaching; suicide and borderline personality disorder; and resolving emotional injuries and forgiveness in individuals and couples. She has also adapted and applied EFT in working with vulnerable clinical populations such as: chronically suicidal individuals, domestically violent men in prison, borderline personality disorder, and psychological and physical trauma.

The workshop is open to qualified clinical/counselling psychologists and accredited psychotherapists/counsellors, and will accommodate those with no prior experience of EFT as well as those with extensive EFT and/or Couples experience.

For participants working towards certifiation as an EFT Couples therapist, and who have already completed a 4 day EFT couples training, this workshop will mean that the didactic/experiential component of Level A basic training is met: for further information please see: http://www.iseft.org/Standards-for-couples

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Places can be booked by paying a non-refundable deposit of €150. Early bird rate applies when the full fee is paid before 31/07/2021. Full refunds will only be given with two weeks’ notice. Thereafter a booking deposit of €150 will be retained unless the place can be filled from waiting list.

For all enquiries and bookings, please contact: ieftireland@gmail.com

The Institute of Emotion Focused Therapy, Ireland is an accredited institute with ISEFT, the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy.


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