At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:
Session One: Steps 1-2 of EFT – Alliance and Assessment
- Create 3 questions about cultural matters to enhance understanding of emotional experiences.
- List 2 primary goals of Steps 1 and 2 of EFT.
- Propose 2 ways EFT helps build therapeutic alliance through empathic attunement.
- Arrange 3 ways to repair ruptures in the therapeutic alliance through EFT.
- Assemble 2 ways to assess the appropriateness of using EFT for couples presenting for treatment.
- Arrange 3 questions used to explore attachment history and identify attachment strategies.
- Describe 2 skills used for identifying, tracking and reflecting negative cycles.
- Describe 2 skills used for structuring the beginning of therapy.
- Create 3 appropriate interventions to use in Steps 1 and 2 of EFT.
- Construct 2 components of the intervention “catching the bullet” to de-escalate escalating interactions.
Session Two: Steps 3-4 of EFT – Cycle De-escalation / Relationship Stabilization
- Demonstrate 3 ways to add cultural matters to emotional experiences that enhances positive attachment or counter negative cycle on interactions.
- Describe 2 features each of Steps 3 and 4 of EFT.
- Review 3 skills used in validating secondary emotional reactions and exploring each partner’s underlying core emotional experience.
- Demonstrate 2 ways to actively engage with and focus on tracking sequences of emotional experience occurring in the here and now.
- Demonstrate 3 ways to assist a partner in expanding their emotional experience using “RISSSSC” skills.
- Assemble 2 ways to monitor the alliance with the “observing” partner and keep that partner engaged in the process.
- Name and describe 4 interventions used for deepening emotions.
- Name and describe 3 interventions used to shape new interactions between partners.
- List 2 ways to create positive attachment reframes for negative cycles of interactions.
- Define 3 markers of Stage 1 de-escalation.
Session Three: Steps 5, 6, and 7 of EFT – Withdrawer Re-engagement
- Identity 2 ways that “Black Negative Priming” might contribute to Withdrawers’ fears and needs.
- List 1 feature of each of EFT Steps 5, 6 and 7.
- Summarize 3 features of the process flow of the change event – Withdrawer re-engagement.
- Explain 2 ways to help withdrawers engage with unformulated or disowned attachment emotions and fears, and to express these emotions to their partner.
- Describe 3 common withdrawer behaviors, experience, emotions, fears and needs.
- Demonstrate 3 ways to use EFT Interventions (especially RISSSSC & Encounters) to facilitate Withdrawer re-engagement.
- Identify 3 ways to help withdrawers express fears and needs.
- Review 2 elements of an encounter in Withdrawer re-engagement.
- Describe 2 ways to facilitate and promote acceptance in the “observing” pursuing partner.
- Identify 2 markers of the completion of the Withdrawer re-engagement change event.
Session Four: Steps 8-9 of EFT – Pursuer Softening and Stage Three Consolidation
- Practice 2 ways that cultural matters might be used to enhance summaries of Pursuer softening moment in EFT Tango Move five.
- Explain 3 common pursuer behaviors, experience, emotions, needs, and fears.
- Assess 3 features of the process flow of the change event – Pursuer softening.
- Summarize 3 ways to use EFT Interventions and RISSSC to facilitate a softening.
- Practice 2 skills to use in helping the pursuer express fears and needs.
- Formulate 2 skills to use in choreographing pursuer softening with encounters.
- Discuss 3 ways to facilitate and promote acceptance in the “observing,” previously withdrawn partner.
- Propose 2 ways to facilitate new solutions to old problems.
- Describe 1 way to help partners consolidate new interactional positions.
- List 2 ways to identify and resolve common impasses with couples.