DESCRIPTION: A discussion regarding the application of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) with same-sex couples. How EFT is applied to same-sex couples with particular attention paid to various contextual variables and their attachment significance on the couple’s emotional bond. A video clip will be shown as well as a review of the steps and stages as applied to same sex couples.
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Describe same-sex couples’ contextual variables through an attachment lens.
2) Apply the steps and stages of EFT to same-sex couples.
3) Identify self-of-the-therapist dynamics that could potentially help or hinder the therapeutic alliance when working with same-sex couples.
Mark Kaupp, Psy.D., LMFT is a certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) trainer. He also teaches couple therapy as an adjunct professor in both Alliant International University and San Diego State University’s COAMFTE approved graduate programs. He has a private practice in San Diego, conducts seminars and trainings on the effective application of EFT, and was featured on CBS’ 48 Hours as the primary EFT therapist working with a couple in creating a more loving relationship. Dr. Kaupp has presented throughout North America on how to effectively apply the EFT process with same-sex couples and the specific issues therapists need to know when working from an EFT perspective with the LGBTQ population. His website is: Dr. Mark Kaupp’s Website
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