Understanding and Working with Relationship Distress Through an Attachment Lens in Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • April 16, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Canary Hotel, 31 W Carillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101


  • This is the standard rate for non- SB CAMFT members and guests.
  • This special discounted rate is a SB CAMFT member benefit available to current members of the Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter.
  • This rate is available to current NASW members and requires a special registration code distributed by the SB NASW chapter. For more information or to receive the registration code, please contact Debbie Allen at DebbieLCSW@gmail.com

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Please Join Us on April 16th in welcoming Madelyn Swed

Couples often come into our office with intense emotional reactivity that is not easily relinquished. 

These couples are stuck in rigid patterns of interaction with little capacity for cognitive flexibility, empathy, or affiliative responses.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidenced based approach to working with couples that puts emotion at the clinical forefront as both the target and primary mechanism of change. 

Based on the research and development by Dr. Sue Johnson it has the highest success rates in couples therapy. 

In EFT systemic and experiential interventions are used to restructure negative interaction cycles and facilitate new cycles of emotional engagement that foster more secure attachment bonds.

Attendees will: 

- Learn the tenets of adult attachment and how we are wired for connection
- Learn to read the emotional signals clients are sending and what they are trying to tell us
- Differentiate secondary from primary emotion
- Learn common pitfalls in couple's therapy
- Learn the 3 Stages and 9 Steps of EFT- Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy

For more info about EFT and about Madelyn Swed, please visit www.couplestherapysb.com
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