Online Course - Multi Media
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy::An Attachment Approach to Relationship Issues
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT addresses the issues of distressed couples from an attachment perspective. Developed in the 1980s by Johnson and Greenberg, EFT has 20 years of empirical research, with 90% of couples showing significant improvement. By conceptualizing relationships as emotional bonds, the therapist helps couples attend to the basic attachment needs that underlie distressing and distancing cycles of interaction. Using lecture, case material, role plays and film clips, this course will demonstrate the EFT approach to building intimate relationships characterized by security, authenticity, and interdependence.
- Describe how to apply attachment theory to adult relationships and couples theory
- List core EFT interventions related to accessing emotion and restructuring interactions
- Describe key change processes in EFT
Ann Margulies, LMFT
Ann Margulies, LMFT is a certified EFT supervisor, who has taught classes on EFT, couples therapy, and attachment theory to hundreds of mental health professionals. She consistently receives outstanding course evaluations, due to her engaging style and her varied teaching methods. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park, CA, working with couples and individuals.