Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is highly effective, but can be challenging to learn. As an experiential therapy based primarily on Attachment Theory, EFT requires the therapist to integrate a clearly delineated, sequential theoretical model with attuned in-the-moment responses to the clients’ presenting problems.
This seminar will provide information about current research on the best practices for learning EFT as well as opportunities to practice specific skills and steps with local supervisors.
We will briefly review the literature about ways to accomplish the integration of theory and interventions, and then split into small groups to practice the material and meet local EFT supervisors. Each attendee will be able to work with two different supervisors.
This topic is for those who are newer to the model, as well as those who are more experienced but would like to experience learning and consultation with more local EFT supervisors.
Annette Holloway, PsyD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin (San Anselmo) where she sees couples, individuals and families. At Family Service Agency of Marin she helped develop a co-parenting class for separated or divorced parents, team taught Dialectical Behavioral Therapy classes, and directed a program for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. She worked with a short-term treatment model at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Student Heath Services. She did her graduate work at Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology, where she wrote her dissertation about equine facilitated psychotherapy for couples. She completed her undergraduate work at Yale. She lives in Marin with her husband and their teenage son.