Emotion-Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents and Families
- Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
- Psychological Society of Ireland, Grantham St, Dublin 8.
- Presented by Dr. Joanne Dolhanty
- €425 (€350 extended early bird bookings fully paid by 08/03/2019)
This workshop is aimed primarily at psychologists and psychotherapists/counsellors but is also open to other relevant mental health professionals (e.g., social care, social work, teaching, nursing, and medicine).
Emotion-Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents is an innovative, ultra-simple and quickly effective parent support program. EFST supports parents by empowering them as active, primary agents in guiding loved ones (of any age – child, adolescent or adult) through the behavioural, emotional and relational challenges of everyday living and relating; as well as through the challenges loved ones face when struggling with mental health or physical health issue. This is an emotion-processing, skills-based approach that gives parents simple, practical tools that they can implement immediately in their family. These skills include how to navigate the confusing world of their child’s feelings; how to work with challenges in their child’s motivation; and how to restore their ability to set appropriate boundaries; while all the time nurturing positive, productive relationships with their children. Finally, although the workshop will focus on the principles and techniques of EFST as it is applied to parents and caregivers, the skills taught also have applications to a variety of settings and populations beyond parents and caregivers, including schools, supervision and training, and personal growth.
EFST for Parents and Families is thus a training program with:
A simple structure for learning and teaching basic emotion and emotion-focused skills
The possibility for expanding, deepening and mastering emotion-focused experiential skills
Broad applications – from the non-clinical to the advanced clinician, supervisor, and trainer
This training places a strong emphasis on experiential learning and will be highly focused on practice change at all levels of experience. It is suitable for practitioners new to EFT as well as for those with basic or more advanced EFT training
Facilitator: Dr. Joanne Dolhanty, Ph.D., C. Psych, is a supervising and consulting clinical psychologist and trainer for mental health organizations both across Canada and internationally. For the past 30 years, she has worked in the field of eating disorders, providing training in the treatment of complex cases to clinicians of all disciplines. With Dr. Leslie Greenberg she developed the application of Emotion-Focused Therapy to Eating Disorders, and she is the developer of Emotion-Focused Skills Training. Her focus is on building capacity and expertise in communities of clinicians. Dr. Dolhanty is known for her lively, warm, and engaging teaching style; for making complex concepts accessible to learning; and for delivering training that facilitates both practice change and personal growth.
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 08/03/2019. Full refunds will only be given with two week’s notice. Thereafter a booking deposit of €150 will be retained unless the place can be filled from the waiting list.
For all enquiries and bookings, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other upcoming workshops
EFT 1 (4-day workshop) 22nd – 25th August 2019 (€800 / €725 early bird)
EFT 2 (4-day workshop) 5th – 8th December 2019 (€725 / €650 early bird)
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (4-day group training) 27th – 30th June 2019 (€800 / €725 early bird)
EFT for Eating Disorders (2-day masterclass) 4th & 5th April (€400 / €350)
The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy, Ireland is an accredited isEFT institute.