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Core Skills is advanced training consisting of 4 sequential sessions that help you learn the skills needed to become an effective EFT therapist. Each session focuses on the steps and stages, from assessment, working with cycles, effectively deepening emotion and facilitating the processes of withdrawer re-engagement and pursuer softening. Therapists work together to support each other to learn and grow their skills. You will leave the training with the skills and knowledge to be a more effective EFT therapist. The group is small – about 14 – and usually fills up, so registering early ensures a spot in the training. Please note: When registering, you are committing to the entire 4 session series. See session dates below. If missing a session is completely unavoidable, you’ll have the option to make up the session at the next CS series in Chicago or attend the missed session at a different  U. S. location. The initial payment of $650 includes a $225 deposit that is credited to the final session. If you are paying for the entire series when registering, there is no deposit and you’ll receive a $150 discount on the series. Payment is made through PayPal. Visit the Core Skills info page for additional information on the training or call CCEFT at 847-491-6815.  If you are unable to register because the event is full please contact Jeff Hickey at jeff@chicagoeft.com.

Session 1: September 8 & 9, 2017. 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.

Session 2: November 10 & 11, 2017 . 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.

Session 3: February 2 & 3, 2018. 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.

Session 4: April 13 & 14, 2018.  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.

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Location Loyola University - Watertower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson
Chicago IL 60611

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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April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
Core Skills 2017 Session 1, 2, 3 & 4 (All Sessions) Must Register by August 10, 2017$1,550.00
Core Skills 2017 Session - Sept. 8 & 9, 2017 (Includes $225.00 deposit)$650.00
Core Skills 2017 Session 2 - Nov. 10 & 11, 2017$425.00
Core Skills 2017 Session 3 - Feb. 2 & 3, 2018$425.00
Core Skills 2017 Session 4 - April 13 & 14, 2018 (Includes $225.00 deposit credit)$200.00

Couples and Trauma – April 13 & 14, 2018 Sign up...

Working with the Echoes of Trauma in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT):

How Sharing Emotions Soothes the Traumatized Brain and Heart

T. Leanne Campbell, Ph.D., R. Psychologist, Certified ICEEFT Trainer
Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, Certified ICEEFT Trainer

Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families (EFT, Dr. Susan Johnson) is an empirically validated treatment approach that meets the gold standard set out by bodies such as the American Psychological Association (APA) and has been shown to be effective in assisting couples in both addressing trauma, and improving their relationship functioning.

In this workshop, and with an emphasis on video/in-session demonstrations as well as more traditional lecture format, participants will gain an understanding of some of the key theoretical underpinnings of the EFT model, as well as practitioner-relevant insight into the interventions that are used to transform couples both personally and relationally, quietening the echoes of trauma, and increasing resilience to future stress and/or trauma.

The echoes of unresolved trauma are most likely to be loudest and most disruptive to individuals’ emotional and social functioning in the context of intimate relationships. As we clinicians know, the key to healing trauma is being able to seek comfort and protection from a loved one. But for trauma survivors, who usually have no template for safe connection, and their partners, coping with triggers can create escalations. Working to help the trauma survivor reach open-heartedly and the partner respond vulnerably is the focus of this two-day training in the application of EFT with trauma survivor couples.

Emotional dysregulation, known as the hallmark of trauma, scrambles communication, blocks intimacy, and amplifies distress. This training emphasis three key features in working with emotional echoes: clinical assessment and identification of various personal and relationship factors that impact clinical decision-making, the how of pacing intrapsychic work, and key EFT interventions central to working with emotion both intrapsychically and interpersonally.

In this training, the importance of the clinician’s ability to monitor and respond to client’s moment-to-moment experiences, especially extreme states of numbing, will be highlighted. You will come away with the knowledge of how to work intrapsychically piece-by-piece with each partner in order to work interpersonally to create healing between them. Learn how to support the trauma survivor in cultivating courage to reach for comfort and protection (tension between fears and longings) and how to prepare partners to be responsive (an amazing privilege but also an extraordinary pressure for the partner of a trauma survivor). Learn how to stay in the process when clients become activated emotionally, a common outcome of trauma, and when, we, the clinicians, get triggered.

Through teaching, video presentation, and experiential learning, you’ll see how to use voice, reflection, and deepening interventions to help partners make contact, stay in contact in order to distill, and then share vulnerabilities with each other in order to break the familiar yet dreaded feeling of emotional isolation, a common result of enduring trauma.

Learning Objectives – By the end of the workshop, participants will have an increased understanding of:

1. The impact of trauma from an attachment perspective, with attention to developmental factors, and with regard to mental health assessment and intervention more generally.

2. How to work with trauma with couples, with attention to heightening and/or containing emotion, and working within the ‘therapeutic window’ both individually and relationally.

3. How to work with emotion ‘moment-to-moment’ with the overall goal of facilitating bonding and trauma resolution, and positively and durably shifting affect regulation capacities, as well as models of self and other.

This training is open to all clinicians regardless of EFT training.

CEUs – 14 CEUs available for Social Workers, MFTs and LCPCs. (Psychologist CEUs pending)

Location Loyola University - Watertower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson
Chicago IL 60611

Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Dr. T. Leanne Campbell, Ph.D.
Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT
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April 13, 2018 - April 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CCEFT Member Rate$385.00
Early Bird Rate - by March 1, 2018$400.00
Regular Rate - after March 1st, 2018$425.00

2018 Chicago EFT Externship June 20 – 23 Sign up...

The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy is a 4-day intensive training in the theory, interventions and practice of EFT with couples. In addition to learning how attachment theory informs our understanding of couple distress, you will learn the steps and techniques to guide couples from conflict and disengagement to lasting connection based on strong, secure bonds. Participants practice key interventions in supportive leader-led role play sessions. This training gives you the skills needed to immediately implement EFT in your couple work. Our goal is nothing less than to transform the way you work with couples.

Presenters are Jeff Hickey and Lisa-Palmer Olsen, registration begins January 1, 2018.

28 CEU’s are available for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists and Marriage & Family Therapists. The charge for the CEU certificate is $20. Please purchase CEU’s below.

EFT Externships and Core Skills training are designed for mental health professionals and those actively working towards degrees in mental health fields. All registrants are required to state their professional designation.

 

Location Loyola University - Watertower Campus
Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson
Chicago IL 60611

Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
Lisa Palmer-Olsen, Psy.D
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June 20, 2018 - June 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Extra Early Bird Rate (by March 31)$725.00
Early Bird Rate (by April 30)$775.00
Regular Rate (after April 30)$850.00
Student Rates (by April 30 - limited availability)$550.00
CEU's available$20.00