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Working with Step Family/Blended Family Issues in Couples Therapy (13 CE's Included)

If you work with couples that often get into conflict about step parenting/struggle blending a new family together after remarriage with children from prior marriages, this training is for you! Learn how to work with these couples and presenting dynamics using EFT and Attachment work. Earn 13 CE's

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Working with Step Family/Blended Family Issues in Couples Therapy (13 CE's Included)
Working with Step Family/Blended Family Issues in Couples Therapy (13 CE's Included)

Time & Location

Dec 01, 2023, 9:00 AM – Dec 02, 2023, 5:00 PM

La Quinta Inn & Suites (Airport South), 6560 S Surrey St, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

About the event

Effective Couples Counseling with Stepfamily Issues using EFT

2 Day EFT Workshop (In-Person) with EFT Trainer Gail Palmer

Earn up to 13 CE's for all license types!

When  couples remarry and bring with them children from a previous  relationship or partner, they form a step-family. Step-families are  unique and often complex family structures that affect members on  several levels: individually, between romantic partners and within the  caregiving system between parent and child. In EFT, distress in  stepfamilies is conceptualized as attachment dilemmas. As couples  therapists, we often see couples struggle to come together around  blending their families and step family dynamics.

For  example, many conflicts following re-partnering  can be traced to  attachment losses activated by the introduction of a step-parent. EFT  offers a treatment map to work with negative interactional patterns  triggered by these attachment struggles that can divide the new couple  and alienate the child.

In  this workshop, we will examine how Attachment science and the model of  EFT honors the different relationships that exist between step-couples,  the co-parenting unit and the parent and the child. Learn how to use  attachment based principles to help your couples that struggle blending  their families together as a step family.There will be an opportunity to  learn powerful interventions that strengthen attachment bonds and  promote resilience for children. This workshop will include didactic  content, video demonstrations of clinical sessions, experiential  exercises and a live demonstration of Emotionally Focused Family  therapy.   Welcome to all interested therapists; previous Family Therapy or EFFT training NOT required.

This workshop will be valuable whether you are treating the individual, couple or entire family system.

This event is in person only, ce's included in the cost of attendance. Some discounts available!

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