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Steps 1 & 2: Assessment, Alliance building and Tracking Cycles are the focus of the first Core Skills weekend. In addition to practicing the essential skills of reflection, validation and reframing that help enable couples to engage in therapy, we’ll study and practice the process of getting under surface content to help couples understand their interactional cycles. We’ll also practice assessment from an attachment perspective. The learning goals of this session are for you to have strong alliance building skills and proficiency in tracking your couples’ cycle – including complex and reactive patterns – in order to help them begin to de-escalate conflict.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 10:30 – 5:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 3:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series.

Special Note:

Core Skills is a series of 4 sequential sessions offered in a relatively small group setting. If you register for Session 1, you’re committing to attend all 4 sessions. There is a special rate for paying for all sessions before August 24th, but even if paying for sessions individually, you’re committing to all four. If you have a conflict with one weekend, you can make up that session in another place or at another time that Core Skills is offered.  Please see the Core Skills Training info page for more requirements.

Location Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
8553 Urbandale Ave.
Map

Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515.274-4006
Hosted By Iowa EFT Community

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Steps 1 & 2: Assessment, Alliance building and Tracking Cycles are the focus of the first Core Skills weekend. In addition to practicing the essential skills of reflection, validation and reframing that help enable couples to engage in therapy, we’ll study and practice the process of getting under surface content to help couples understand their interactional cycles. We’ll also practice assessment from an attachment perspective. The learning goals of this session are for you to have strong alliance building skills and proficiency in tracking your couples’ cycle – including complex and reactive patterns – in order to help them begin to de-escalate conflict.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Special Note:

Core Skills is a series of 4 sequential sessions offered in a relatively small group setting. If you register for Session 1, you’re committing to attend all 4 sessions. There is a special rate for paying for all sessions before August 24th, but even if paying for sessions individually, you’re committing to all four. If you have a conflict with one weekend, you can make up that session in another place or at another time that Core Skills is offered.  Please see the Core Skills Training info page for more requirements.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

Session 2 addresses steps 3 & 4: the de-escalation process and summarizing conflict and distance in a clear attachment frame. This session is key in learning to access and expand the emotional vulnerability that have typically fueled cycles of conflict and distance. Key in this weekend are learning to recognize and develop the leading edge of painful emotions to help couples appreciate how vulnerability feeds negative cycles and to see their pattern as an attempt to deal with disconnection. Learning goals are 1) to recognize entry points for primary emotions, evoke and heighten them and place those vivid emotions in the context of the cycle, 2) to develop strong skills in placing interactions, emotions and conflict in lucid attachment language and 3) proficiency in setting up and processing stage 1 enactments.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 10:30 – 5:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 3:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series.

Location Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
8553 Urbandale Ave.
Map

Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515.274-4006
Hosted By Iowa EFT Community

,

Session 2 addresses steps 3 & 4: the de-escalation process and summarizing conflict and distance in a clear attachment frame. This session is key in learning to access and expand the emotional vulnerability that have typically fueled cycles of conflict and distance. Key in this weekend are learning to recognize and develop the leading edge of painful emotions to help couples appreciate how vulnerability feeds negative cycles and to see their pattern as an attempt to deal with disconnection. Learning goals are 1) to recognize entry points for primary emotions, evoke and heighten them and place those vivid emotions in the context of the cycle, 2) to develop strong skills in placing interactions, emotions and conflict in lucid attachment language and 3) proficiency in setting up and processing stage 1 enactments.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

Steps 1 & 2: Assessment, Alliance building and Tracking Cycles are the focus of the first Core Skills weekend. In addition to practicing the essential skills of reflection, validation and reframing that help enable couples to engage in therapy, we’ll study and practice the process of getting under surface content to help couples understand their interactional cycles. We’ll also practice assessment from an attachment perspective. The learning goals of this session are for you to have strong alliance building skills and proficiency in tracking your couples’ cycle – including complex and reactive patterns – in order to help them begin to de-escalate conflict.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Special Note:

Core Skills is a series of 4 sequential sessions offered in a relatively small group setting. If you register for Session 1, you’re committing to attend all 4 sessions and there is a $200 non-refundable deposit, which is applied to the final session. There is a special rate for paying for all sessions before December 15th, but even if paying for sessions individually, you’re committing to all four. You can also pay for the initial session when registering, $585 total. If you pay later,  just keep be aware of the early bird payment deadline. If you have a conflict with one weekend, you can make up that session in another place or at another time that Core Skills is offered.  Please see the Core Skills Training info page for more requirements.

 

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

CS session 3 focuses on the Withdrawer Re-engagement process of steps 5, 6 & 7.  The emphasis here is on heightening and expanding attachment emotions core to Withdrawers’ experience and creating the powerful enactments  key to the Withdrawer becoming fully accessible , responsive and engaged – both with partner and self. This is the first of the two transformational stage 2 change events and paves the way for later pursuer softening. Learning goals include 1) heightening emotion in-the-moment with the use of strong therapist presence and vivid language, 2) creating and processing of powerful enactments with both partners, and 3) facilitating the Withdrawer’s clear expression of attachment needs.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

CS session 3 focuses on the Withdrawer Re-engagement process of steps 5, 6 & 7.  The emphasis here is on heightening and expanding attachment emotions core to Withdrawers’ experience and creating the powerful enactments  key to the Withdrawer becoming fully accessible , responsive and engaged – both with partner and self. This is the first of the two transformational stage 2 change events and paves the way for later pursuer softening. Learning goals include 1) heightening emotion in-the-moment with the use of strong therapist presence and vivid language, 2) creating and processing of powerful enactments with both partners, and 3) facilitating the Withdrawer’s clear expression of attachment needs.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 10:30 – 5:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 3:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series.

Location Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
8553 Urbandale Ave.
Map

Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515.274-4006
Hosted By Iowa EFT Community

,

Session 2 addresses steps 3 & 4: the de-escalation process and summarizing conflict and distance in a clear attachment frame. This session is key in learning to access and expand the emotional vulnerability that have typically fueled cycles of conflict and distance. Key in this weekend are learning to recognize and develop the leading edge of painful emotions to help couples appreciate how vulnerability feeds negative cycles and to see their pattern as an attempt to deal with disconnection. Learning goals are 1) to recognize entry points for primary emotions, evoke and heighten them and place those vivid emotions in the context of the cycle, 2) to develop strong skills in placing interactions, emotions and conflict in lucid attachment language and 3) proficiency in setting up and processing stage 1 enactments.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

The final weekend of Core Skills focuses on the Pursuer Softening process, the culmination of Stage 2 and the lead-in to Stage 3. Once again, we’ll be working on steps 5, 6 & 7  as we address the heightening and expanding of emotion to orchestrate the vivid enactments that culminate in the Pursuer’s ‘softening reach’ and the re-engaged Withdrawer’s accepting and supportive response. We then wrap up with an overview of Stage 3, the consolidation and integration phase, when couples are supported to find new solutions to more pragmatic concerns and begin to create new narratives characterized by experiences of increased trust, security and engagement.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

The final weekend of Core Skills focuses on the Pursuer Softening process, the culmination of Stage 2 and the lead-in to Stage 3. Once again, we’ll be working on steps 5, 6 & 7  as we address the heightening and expanding of emotion to orchestrate the vivid enactments that culminate in the Pursuer’s ‘softening reach’ and the re-engaged Withdrawer’s accepting and supportive response. We then wrap up with an overview of Stage 3, the consolidation and integration phase, when couples are supported to find new solutions to more pragmatic concerns and begin to create new narratives characterized by experiences of increased trust, security and engagement.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 10:30 – 5:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 3:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series.

Location Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
8553 Urbandale Ave.
Map

Urbandale, Iowa 50322 515.274-4006
Hosted By Iowa EFT Community

,

CS session 3 focuses on the Withdrawer Re-engagement process of steps 5, 6 & 7.  The emphasis here is on heightening and expanding attachment emotions core to Withdrawers’ experience and creating the powerful enactments  key to the Withdrawer becoming fully accessible , responsive and engaged – both with partner and self. This is the first of the two transformational stage 2 change events and paves the way for later pursuer softening. Learning goals include 1) heightening emotion in-the-moment with the use of strong therapist presence and vivid language, 2) creating and processing of powerful enactments with both partners, and 3) facilitating the Withdrawer’s clear expression of attachment needs.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

The final weekend of Core Skills focuses on the Pursuer Softening process, the culmination of Stage 2 and the lead-in to Stage 3. Once again, we’ll be working on steps 5, 6 & 7  as we address the heightening and expanding of emotion to orchestrate the vivid enactments that culminate in the Pursuer’s ‘softening reach’ and the re-engaged Withdrawer’s accepting and supportive response. We then wrap up with an overview of Stage 3, the consolidation and integration phase, when couples are supported to find new solutions to more pragmatic concerns and begin to create new narratives characterized by experiences of increased trust, security and engagement.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 1:00 – 6:30 and Saturday 9:00 – 4:30. CEU’s are available at no charge for participants completing the series. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Map

Chicago, IL 60602
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6815

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