Trainer: Lorrie Brubacher
Upcoming EFIT LEVEL 1 Workshops
- Atlanta, GA, April 24 & 25, 2020 – for information, contact Crystal Gillery POSTPONED TO JUNE 2020
- Las Vegas, NV, May 2, 2020, online webinar – for information, contact Dr. Annabelle Bugatti
- Boca Rotan, FL, EFIT Level 1, November 6 & 7, 2020 – The South Florida Community for EFT, for information, contact Dr. Barbara Winter
Upcoming EFIT LEVEL 2 Workshops
- August 28-30, 2020, ONLINE – for information and to register, go to: https://www.carolinaeft.com/training/emotionally-focused-individual-therapy/
EFIT Training Videos
- for professional mental health professionals: https://steppingintoeft.com/purchase-english/
- Roseville, Minnesota, EFIT Level 1, February 28-29, 2020
- New Orleans, LA, EFIT Level 1, February 13-14, 2020
- Greensboro, NC, EFIT Level 1, January 17-18, 2020
- Cambridge, ON, Sept 13-14, 2019
- Athens, Greece, June 8-9, 2019
- Denver, Colorado, July 23-24, 2018
- London, England, July 6-7, 2018
- Bucharest, Romania, June 9-10, 2017
- Timisoara, Romania, June 11-12, 2017
- Ottawa, ON, November 21-22, 2017
- UNC Greensboro, NC, November 17-18, 2017
- Phoenix, AZ, September 22-23, 2017
Applying EFT to Individual Therapy – Use the E.A.R. of EFT = follow EMOTION, focus on ATTACHMENT; RESHAPE strategies for engagement.
Following the training participants will be able to:
- Adopt an attachment humanistic perspective on clients, problems, and interventions
- Discover and distill core emotional experiences and promote emotional balance
- Outline protective, self-defining and interactional iatrogenic patterns
- Implement the 5 moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experiences
- Choreograph dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others
- Integrate corrective emotional experiences into models of self and other
- Validate the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session.
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) extends Dr. Sue Johnson’s model of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to work with individuals. EFIT helps you to create corrective emotional experiences in individual therapy to shape safety and security with others and within self.
Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. Attachment theory provides proven techniques for treating the two common presenting problems in individual therapy: anxiety and depression. It provides a practical map for shaping love or secure attachment that positively impacts emotion regulation, social adjustment and mental health (Johnson, 2019).
“But love is not only an end for therapy; it is also the means by which every end is reached” (Lewis, Amini, & Lannon, 2002). In EFIT, the therapeutic alliance is the heart from which emotion regulation and secure bonds with others and within self are shaped. Core attachment emotions are reprocessed to fuel corrective emotional experiences of love, between and within. Clients are helped to discover and validate inner emotional experience that can then be used as a guide for living. Confidence flows from secure connection with others, creating a safe haven and a secure base in the dynamic flow between interpersonal and internal worlds.
Lorrie Brubacher is the Founding Director of the Carolina Center for EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). A certified trainer with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT), she has been an individual, couple and family therapist since 1989. She is an adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She trains internationally and publishes frequently on the topic of EFT, often with its originator, Dr. Sue Johnson. She co-developed EFT’s first interactive video training program, has several training videos, available at https://steppingintoeft.com and published Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change (2018).