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Getting Grounded in the EFT Tango

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Getting Grounded in the EFT Tango is a one-day course designed to help participants develop familiarity and skill in using the EFT Tango in their clinical work. With the EFT Tango we can be more oriented and confident in knowing how to balance process and cycle work with emotional access and deepening. By providing simple guideposts that help us ground ourselves, the EFT Tango frees us to use more of ourselves in attunement and resonance.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Traditionally we have taught Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples as a model of steps and stages. For some people the steps and the stages are the comforting map of EFT, but for others the steps and the stages can be a real stumbling block that slows down the learning and fills people with insecurity. In Sue Johnson’s most recent book, she uses the EFT Tango to illustrate how we can move easily from systemic work into emotional deepening and connection, then integration of the work we just did, as we move through individual, couple and family sessions. We still use the steps and stages to guide us in our work, but the EFT Tango can help us orient ourselves throughout the session regardless of step or stage.

This workshop is designed to give the clinician a firm grasp of using the EFT Tango. We will observe, practice, and experience the EFT Tango over and over again. We will watch sessions and break down the moves one at a time. We will develop simple handles that you can use in your session to help you feel oriented, confident and in charge of your sessions. We will practice each move of the tango and share the learning in small groups. This workshop will be lively and experiential.Traditionally we have taught Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples as a model of steps and stages. For some people the steps and the stages are the comforting map of EFT, but for others the steps and the stages can be a real stumbling block that slows down the learning and fills people with insecurity. In Sue Johnson’s most recent book, she uses the EFT Tango to illustrate how we can move easily from systemic work into emotional deepening and connection, then integration of the work we just did, as we move through individual, couple and family sessions. We still use the steps and stages to guide us in our work, but the EFT Tango can help us orient ourselves throughout the session regardless of step or stage.

This workshop is designed to give the clinician a firm grasp of using the EFT Tango. We will observe, practice, and experience the EFT Tango over and over again. We will watch sessions and break down the moves one at a time. We will develop simple handles that you can use in your session to help you feel oriented, confident and in charge of your sessions. We will practice each move of the tango and share the learning in small groups. This workshop will be lively and experiential.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the EFT Tango and each of its moves.
  • Describe clinicians’ interventions in a session through the lens of the EFT Tango.
  • Apply different moves of the EFT Tango to different struggles in couple therapy.
  • Use systemic skills to clarify a dynamic (Move 1) before dropping anchor (Move 2)
  • Use a balance of emotional deepening skills in combination with increasing awareness skills to help clients expand emotional capacity while increasing awareness.
  • Use the EFT Tango to orient at moments of confusion and overwhelm or escalation.

CE INFORMATION:

Participants may earn 7 CE credits (included in price) for attending the entire program. Partial credits will not be offered.

LACEFT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACEFT is also an approved provider of continuing education by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCs.

LACEFT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SCHEDULE:

October 5, 2019: 9:00-5:00 (breakfast/registration at 8:30)

  • 8:30-9:00 – Registration
  • 9:00-9:30 – Introduction, didactic
  • 9:30-11:00 – tape review and teaching
  • 11:00-12:15 – move 1 teaching and experiential
  • 12:15-1:15 lunch
  • 1:15-1:30 – processing, discussion and questions
  • 1:30-3:00 – move 1 into move 2 experiential
  • 3:00-4:30 – stage one versus stage two and experiential
  • 4:30-5:00 – questions and integration

BREAKFAST/LUNCH

Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be on your own (various restaurants are within walking distance).


Registration

  • LACEFT Member Early Bird Pricing: $180 (available through 9/1/2019)
  • Non-Member Early Bird Pricing: $200 (available through 9/1/2019)
  • Student Early Bird Pricing: $115 (available through 9/1/2019)
  • LACEFT Member Regular Ticket: $200
  • Non-Member Regular Ticket: $220
  • Student Regular Ticket: $140

CANCELLATIONS

Refunds, less a $25 administration fee, will be issued for requests made on or before September 1, 2019. We will not issue refunds that are requested after Septmber 1, 2019.

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-grounded-in-the-eft-tango-tickets-63514914820

Organizer

LACEFT

Venue

Courtyard by Marriott – Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo
2000 E Mariposa Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245 United States
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Website:
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxca-courtyard-los-angeles-lax-el-segundo/

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