Recent surveys suggest that almost half of all couples can expect to face challenges associated with extramarital affairs (sexual and emotional) at some point in their marriage. As all couples therapists know, these attachment injuries are difficult to overcome, especially when compounded by feelings of devastation, betrayal, and a profound sense of loss. But take heart! As part of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM) has been proven to be a powerful and accessible road map to guide repair, resolution, and a strengthening of relational bonds. In this recording, you’ll learn how to help couples recreate a safe haven and redefine a new narrative for their relationship.
Dr. Leanne Campbell, is a Registered Psychologist, a co-founder and managing partner of Campbell & Fairweather Psychology group, and an ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) Certified Trainer. In addition to providing psychological services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past three decades, Dr. Campbell provides trainings in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) to professionals around the globe with a primary focus in the areas of grief and trauma. Most recently, she co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson the first individually focused EFT book, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Growth and Fitness in Every Client (Routledge, 2022).
Financial: T. Leanne Campbell maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: T. Leanne Campbell is a board member International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
David R. Fairweather, Ph.D., is a psychologist, certified ICEEFT trainer and codirector of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group.
Financial: David Fairweather is codirector of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT; and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: David Fairweather has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Definition of an Attachment Injury in EFT (Dr. Susan Johnson)
How to work with couples in addressing attachment injuries in Stage One (De-escalation) of EFT
Describe and demonstrate (with video) how to work with partners, both intrapsychically and relationally, to facilitate and carry forward healing/bonding moments as an antidote to the negative interactional cycle
Markers for when to work with couples in resolving attachment injuries
Steps of the Attachment Injury Resolution/Repair Model (AIRM)
Application of the Attachment Injury Resolution/Repair Model (AIRM)
Assess how to anchor the processes of grief and shame resolution, both with regard to AIRM, and in the context of the EFT model more generally
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