Working with Shame in EFT Therapy

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

February 8th and 9th, 2019



Sponsored by The Tampa Bay EFT community


​This Two-Day Training, Sponsored by The Tampa Bay EFT community, distinguishes itself from the currently popular educational shame work. It is attachment based, and grounded in researched processes of experiential change – articulated in the EFT model. All therapists/counselors are appropriate for this training, no previous EFT training is required.

Shame, the unspeakable emotion, increases with couple/client distress and is often present but illusive in treatment. It tends to block therapists from organizing the elements of emotion that matter most in successful completion of the three change processes of Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Recognizing, attuning to, and exploring this inherently disorganizing and hidden emotion is essential for treating couples/clients, especially those in high distress, with insecure childhood attachment, and those dealing with trauma.

This workshop is designed to help therapists identify and work with shame and the emotions it binds to.

You will learn to help couples/clients across the spectrum of distress, including the more difficult, complex and chaotic patterns, develop emotional balance and security. You will have opportunity to review and practice the EFT interventions most useful when partners/individuals are dealing with debilitating shame. You will learn to utilize the interventions that help heal shame that blocks clients from receiving love and experience positive bonding.

Using a mixture of didactic presentations, case discussion, viewing and discussion of clinical training tapes and experiential exercises you will review what you need to know to treat couples/clients who present with significant amounts of shame, and will also work with self-of-therapist issues that come up when working with shame, to increase your own shame resilience. The training will also include Dr. Jorgensen providing a live demonstration with a couple. ​



Objectives:

  • Understand the emotion of shame and its relevance in couple therapy.
  • Be able to identify the pivotal moments to process shame, heal residual shame distress, and shape recovery.
  • Define and practice specific interventions as they are refined to fit the needs of high shame couples.
  • Use therapist/practitioner experience to identify, empathize with and attune to both secondary and primary shame.



Dates and Times:

Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th, 2019;  9:30 am – 4:30 pm, both days


Location:

Maximo Presbyterian Church

3200 58th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712,

Location is easily accessible to I-275.

 
Cost for two-day conference to include all materials and lunch both days:

Early Bird registration fee of $360 by December 15, 2018.

Registration after December 15, 2018: $395

CEUs will be available at an extra cost.

 
Link for registration: 

http://www.trieft.org/shame-Tampa

Our Presenter:

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen completed her EFT training with Dr. Sue Johnson, becoming certified as an EFT Therapist and Supervisor and then was honored to be added to Susan Johnson’s team of EFT Trainers. With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, Becca travels frequently and internationally to help therapists discover the power of using EFT. She is devoted to strengthening families through helping couples develop safe and secure marital bonds and helping other therapists learn more effective couple’s therapy. Becca is a co-Director of the Training and Research Institute for EFT in San Diego and founder and of Attachment Advancement Institute where she offers online attachment information and seminars. She maintains a clinical practice in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

 
Cancellation Policy:

Two weeks+ advance notice – Full refund less $40 administrative costs

Between 7-13 days notice – One half of the total fee will be refundedLess than 1 week notice – We are unable to offer a refund when canceled within one week of the workshop date, due to fixed costs and contractual obligations. When you enroll, it is with the understanding that you will attend. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your attendance.

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