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29 Jun
Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017)
11 Aug
Couples on the Brink - Discernment Counselling

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (Mod A)

Date: 2 Aug 2017 - 5 Aug 2017


Emotionally Focused Couples 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.

Strengths of EFCT

❖ Clear, explicit conceptualizations of relationship distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment.

❖ Change strategies and interventions are specified. The change process has been mapped into nine steps and specific change events.

❖ Research studies found that 70-75% of couples who went through EFCT moved from distress to recovery and about 90% showed significant improvements.

Workshop Presenter - Dr. 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 am to 5 pm

Venue: To be determined

Contact: Email Organizer

Brochure: Download

$1300 - before 2nd May
$1400 - before 2nd July
$1500 - from 2nd July

Language: English

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