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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT)

Date: 30 Nov 2015 - 3 Dec 2015


Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) is a structured approach to couple therapy formulated in the early 80's by Drs. Susan Johnson and Leslie Greenberg. It offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative interaction patterns.

Course Content - Externship (Module A)

This 28-hour externship provides the theoretical framework and practice of EFCT. The training would include demonstrations and practical exercises. The learning objectives are listed below.

❖ Learn the theoretical underpinnings of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

❖ Understand the negative interactional cycle and explore underlying needs in a couple's relationship.

❖ Identify primary emotions in couple interactions

❖ Understand the processes to systematically shift a couples negative interactions into safe, empowering emotional connections.

❖ Learn interventions by accessing key elements of emotional distress and deescalating destructive interaction patterns.

❖ Re-structure positive interactions that renew trust and intimacy.

❖ Learn to overcome therapeutic impasses in couple therapy.

Workshop Presenter - Prof. Liu Ting

Liu Ting, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University. She is a faculty in the graduate programmes in Couple and Family Therapy. Dr. Liu completed her doctorate at Purdue University, USA, and she did Child Development and Family Studies with a specialisation in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Pennsylvania licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. Dr. Liu specialises in multi-cultural applications of EFT, infidelity issues, mood disorders, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy with adolescents. She is also a certified EFT trainer and supervisor. She provides training and supervision in the EFT model of couples and family therapy internationally, in particular Asia.

Duration: 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: NTU Centre for Executive Education @One North

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$1250 before 29 Sep
$1350 before 29 Oct
$1450 from 29 Oct

Language: English

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