When: Friday and Saturday, November 3-4, 2017
Where: Smith College Conference Center, 51 College Laine, Northampton, MA
Instructor: Michael Barnett, LPC

This two-day workshop was an advanced master class in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) designed to inform how addictive processes (chemical dependency as well as other non-chemical or process addictions) impact attachment bonds and how clinicians can successfully work with these couples and families.

So often in clinical work, we run across addictive processes that impact clients’ ability to connect and establish secure attachment. We now have the tools to integrate an attachment-based focus in addressing addictions so that a new positive cycle can be created in couples and families to support sobriety, growth and healing.

Participants will:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of how addictions can be seen through the lens of attachment
  • Assess whether EFT can be beneficial in the face of active addiction
  • Learn to assess and address both active addictive process and well as past addictive process
  • Learn effective tools to address addiction and increase attachment security with EFT

Michael Barnett, LPC is a certified supervisor and trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and the founder and director of the Atlanta Center for EFT. Michael brings extensive experience in the addictions field and a passion for helping couples and families impacted by addiction.