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Couples in Depression

Date: 4 Mar 2017 - 5 Mar 2017


It is difficult to separate the effects of depression on the individual or the relationship. For example, when a depressed person’s sex drive is lacking, the sexual needs of the partner goes unmet; when a depressed person withdraws into isolation, the partner is shut out. It is clear that depression ripples beyond ndividuals to reverberate within couples.

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.

Workshop Objectives

❖ Understand the co-morbidity between depression and relationship distress.

❖ Review research findings supporting the use of EFCT for depression.

❖ Understand the EFCT change process in couples dealing with depression.

❖ Understand how the EFCT interventions work in couples struggling with depression and relational distress.

❖ Discuss strategies to deal with the impasses in treatment with couples struggling with depression, particularly the emotionally injured partner who has been hurt by the infidelity of the other.

Workshop Presenter - Prof. Liu Ting

Liu Ting, Ph.D., 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 EFCT, 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: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Venue: To be Announced

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$700 Early Bird - before 4th Jan 2017
$900 Normal Rate - from 4th Jan 2017

Language: English

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