At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe 3 modalities of EFT therapy from the perspective of attachment science – EFIT, EFCT, and EFFT
  2. Describe 5 features of relationship distress
  3. Describe 2 causes of relationship distress
  4. Describe 7 basic features of Attachment Theory
  5. Identify 3 ways Attachment Theory informs working with couples, families, and individuals in EFT
  6. Explain 2 key features of each of the systemic and experiential elements of EFT
  7. Discuss 7 key features of the macro interventions of EFT, called the EFT Tango
  8. Describe 3 change factors involved in moving from distress to recovery
  9. Identify the 3 Stages and 9 process Steps of EFT
  10. Demonstrate 2 ways that basic empathy and reflection of inner- and between-dramas are central to the therapeutic process in EFT
  11. Identify and demonstrate 3 basic assessment skills in EFT
  12. Describe and demonstrate 4 skills to create a therapeutic alliance: empathic attunement, validation, acceptance, genuineness
  13. Discuss 2 applications of the EFT Tango in Stage 1 of EFT
  14. Demonstrate 1 way to enter the experience of partners to find out how each constructs his/her experience of their relationship
  15. Demonstrate 2 skills to track and frame the sequences of interaction that perpetuate distress and disconnection
  16. Discuss 2 ways to describe a couple’s negative cycle of interaction (e.g., pursue/withdraw) while emphasizing attachment needs such as closeness, connection, fear of loss
  17. Identify 3 aspects of assessment, using the EFT Tango with individuals in Stage 1
  18. Identify 4 ways that systemic and experiential theories underlie EFT interventions
  19. Identify and demonstrate at least 3 basic EFT interventions for assembling and deepening emotion, such as reflection, validation, evocative responding, empathic conjecture, and heightening
  20. Demonstrate how to use 4 elements of RISSSC to heighten emotional experience
  21. Identify and discuss 4 elements of facilitating Stage 2 encounters (distilling, deepening, disclosing, processing – Tango Moves 2, 3, and 4 combined)
  22. Describe 2 ways the interventions combine to facilitate change events
  23. Describe 3 change events in EFT for couples: de-escalation, withdrawer engagement, and pursuer softening
  24. Discuss 3 skills to evoke, assemble, and deepen emotional experience
  25. Demonstrate 2 skills for facilitating acceptance (Move 4 of the EFT Tango)
  26. Identify and explain 1 Stage 2 change event using enactments/encounters
  27. Assess 5 of the EFT Tango moves as applied to individuals in EFIT
  28. Explain 1 defining feature of an attachment injury from an attachment theoretical perspective
  29. Identify 4 steps of interaction toward resolving attachment injuries and rebuilding trust
  30. Describe 3 key interventions with escalated couples
  31. Critique 2 key elements in the EFT approach to managing comorbidities such as depression and sexual dysfunction
  32. Plan 4 elements of the process for becoming an EFT Therapist that have personal relevance