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
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!