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Emotionally focused family therapy: Restoring connections and promoting resilience – Level 1

Emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT) is an attachment-based approach that combines both systemic and experiential interventions to mend broken bonds and heal fractured families.  EFFT therapists focus on the emotional experience within a family and the problem patterns that block family members from accessing the resources they would otherwise share.

This workshop will demonstrate how the emotionally focused therapy (EFT) model of working with couples is extended and modified to fit the family context.  Attention will be given to how EFT practice with families is different and what additional skills are needed (for e.g. how to process parental blocks to emotional accessibility and responsiveness while also keeping the child safe will be a dynamic addressed). Participants will learn a powerful transformative approach that is foundational in helping parents and children who are struggling with remaining securely attached.