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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Workshop | Swinburne Psychology Clinic

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Date: Saturday 18 February 2017
Venue: Level 2 The George (GS) Building, Hawthorn Campus

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Working with attachment through every step of the model

This one day workshop will introduce participants to the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples model and draw attention to how attachment principles guide the treatment process with distressed couples.

At the completion of the day, participants will have a basic knowledge of the stages and steps of the EFT model and the interventions used to assist couples move from distress to security. Participants will be introduced to key principles of attachment and emotion theories, the interventions used in an EFT approach to couple interventions, watch some training materials of Dr Susan Johnson, practise role plays (introductory skills) and participate in a case discussion that demonstrates how attachment principles are used to conceptualise and plan treatment for a distressed couple.

The day will be presented in sections that enable participants to grasp foundation principles first, followed by the application activities (viewing a tap and practicing role plays).

About the presenter

Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald is a Clinical Psychologist who works in private practice in Brisbane, mainly with distressed couples. She also teaches at the University of Queensland, coordinating courses in communication skills for medical students and sex and couples therapy for post grad psychology students. Dr Fitzgerald's PhD research, supervised by Dr Judith Feeney, a leading adult attachment researcher, investigated hurt feelings and their repair in couples’ relationships.

She is the first Australian to be certified by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (Ottawa, Canada) as an EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. Jenny teaches EFT workshops in many states of Australia and provides clinical supervision for couples therapists. With Dr Clare Rosoman, Jenny presented Cupid and Psyche: EFT with Sexual Dysfunctions at the Sex and Attachment conference in New York in 2015. Dr Veronica Kallos-Lilly (Vancouver Couples and Families Institute) and Jenny are co-authors of An emotionally focused workbook for couples: The Ywo of Us, published by Routledge in 2014; it will be translated into Korean, Dutch and German for 2017. Jenny is currently working on an edited text, Foundations for Couples’ Therapy: Research for the Real World, to be published by Routledge in 2017.

About the Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic has demonstrated a commitment to the profession of psychology with the provision of quality psychological training and research since its inception in 1990. As part of this continuing commitment, the Psychology Clinic has developed a range of professional development opportunities for people in the community, businesses, health professionals, people in educational settings, psychologists and psychology students, at all stages of their careers.

Contact Information: Libby Ewing
Email: psychprojects@swin.edu.au Tel: + 61 3 9214 5528