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Chicago Core Skills Session 2 – December 9 & 10, 2016 Sign up...

Session 2: Steps 3 & 4 De-escalation. 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 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate paring is available nearby.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby. 

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

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Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
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Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
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December 9, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Early Bird (by November 11)$395.00
Regular (after November 11)$425.00

Chicago Core Skills Session 3 – February 10 & 11, 2017 Sign up...

Session 3: Steps 5, 6 & 7. Withdrawer Re-engagement.  The emphasis here is on heightening and expanding attachment emotions core to Withdrawers’ experience and creating the powerful enactments  key to 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 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby. 

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

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Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
More
February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017
9:00 AM - - Friday ends at 5:00; Saturday at 2:30
Early Bird Payment (by November 11)$395.00
Regular Payment (after November 11)$425.00

Chicago Core Skills 4 – April 7 & 8, 2017 Sign up...

Session 4: Pursuer Softening and Steps 8 & 9. 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 facilitate 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 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

Map
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
More
April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Early Bird Rate (by March 10)$395.00
Regular Rate (after March 10)$425.00