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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an attachment-based, experiential, relational approach to emotional disorders, health and thriving that is applicable to individuals, as well as couples and families.1 EFT views the core of human distress as residing in unmet relational needs, vulnerable emotion and constricted affect regulation and attachment strategies. Once adaptive, such strategies impede secure relational connection, perpetuate distressing emotional states, contribute to behavioral concerns, and concretize negative views of self and others.
*This on-demand content was originally presented live in 2021
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    • Intermediate Level
    • No Prerequisites Needed
      • ASSECT & APA Approved 
      • Accessible on Mobile

        What You’ll Learn in this Course

        Recognize effective and less effective emotion regulation/attachment strategies and view such strategies within a non-pathologizing attachment lens.
        Identify three of the five elements of the process of emotion.Articulate two of three
        potential others with whom to choreograph an engaged encounter.
        Name the three (3) types of sex that people can have according to EFT.
        Identify the elements of the Process of Emotion.
        Articulate the ABCʻS of Attachment Needs.
        Describe the three (3) Types of Negative Interaction Patterns.
        Distinguish the different action tendencies & underlying protective motivations of Pursuers and Withdrawers.
        State the formula, according to EFT, for Sexual Intimacy.
        AASECT Certification

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        What Our Students Say

        This speaker piqued an interest for me. I am excited to continue learning more about EFT.
        Nicole T. 
        Licensed Clinical Social Worker
        Dr. Zane is a wonderful speaker. She is so knowledgeable about EFT, and makes learning about EFT so rewarding. 
        Lori L.
        Licensed Clinical Psychologist
        The presenter was such a calming presence! I enjoyed the presentation very much.
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        Licensed Social Work Associate
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        —   About the Instructor

        Cindy Goodness Zane, Psy.D., J.D.

        Licensed Clinical Psychologist

        Born and raised in Pearl City, Hawaiʻi, Dr. Cindy Goodness Zane is a local girl at heart, of multiethnic backgrounds and who strongly identifies with her Hawaiian and Japanese ancestries. She started her professional life as a trial attorney and discovered along the way that she was more interested in helping people to improve their lives. 
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