Developed by Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg in 1985, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term systematic intervention designed to reduce distress in adult love relationships while creating more secure attachment bonds. EFT uses the power of emotion to evoke new and empathic responses between partners within their key interactions. These new emotional responses to a partner’s fears and needs help to create what Sue Johnson calls a new relationship “Dance” where rigidity is replaced by expansiveness and flexibility.
This workshop is designed with one purpose in mind: to help participants utilise this approach to transform couple relationships to greater emotional security and satisfaction. This training is designed to inform participants in methods and provide skills to create a safe and collaborative environment, focus on what is most effective, and assist clients to free themselves from the intense emotional stories that they continue to repeat and which contribute to ‘relationship deterioration’.
There will be a brief coverage of the theory based on the work of Carl Rogers and Attachment Theory that supports EFT but the essence of the workshop is developing practical skills through demonstrations, practice sessions and discussion.
The method of EFT is progressive, working through a series of steps leading to a change in the couple’s narrative and building strong, secure attachments. Participants will be taken through these steps and will on completion of the workshop be familiar with the key steps in EFT.
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- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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Dr. Ari Badaines, trained as a clinical psychologist in the USA and received a postdoctoral National Institute of Mental Health fellowship in Washington, DC where he trained in psychodrama and group therapy. Ari has been a consultant to numerous organisations including Relate in the UK, Richmond Fellowship and Youth-in-Search in Australia. He has taught at various universities in the USA, UK, and Australia including ACU and ACAP in Sydney and has also led workshops in over thirty countries. Ari has been a presenter for the Australian Psychological Society, Psychological Society of Ireland, British Psychological Society, and the British Psychodrama Association as well as Gestalt Australia New Zealand.
Ari has been in private practice for over 45 years. His initial training was psychodynamic psychotherapy, and he has had many years of supervised clinical practice. Ari has over the years completed training in a variety of therapeutic systems including CBT and its latest approaches to anxiety with Dr. S. Edelman and in 2023 with K. Morrow and E. Spenser. He has also trained in Family and Couple Therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy, London; Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Sue Johnson; Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana, and most recently, Sex and Couple Therapy with Tammy Nelson. He currently maintains a private practice in Sydney, consults with a variety of organisations and provides supervision to psychologists and other mental health professionals. He is a popular presenter for PESI Australia and continues to present at mental health conferences both in Australia and abroad. Ari continues to provide training and experiential therapy sessions in the UK and Europe twice a year.
Financial: Dr. Ari Badaines maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Ari Badaines is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Learning objectives of this training:
"Couples seek out therapy because they are stuck in negative cycles that lead to resentment and distance. Often the therapist also gets stuck in how to help the couple return to positive interactions that create secure and loving relationships. This workshop will help build competence and skills to facilitate couples moving back into positive patterns of interaction.” r Ari Badaines
How will you benefit from attending this training?
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Evaluation and quiz - your payment includes a quiz which when completed with a minimum of 80% correct answers, will enable you to download your Attendance Certificate.
To complete the quiz, please log into your account at pdp-catalogue.com.au and click the orange "Certificate" button under the program's title.
This seminar has been designed to extend the clinical knowledge and applied skill of Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists.
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