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Finally, learn how to apply the evidence-based EFT approach to transform relationships impacted by trauma.
 

Trauma infects relationships.

It doesn’t just live in one partner... It causes disconnects, arguments, and pain. It leaves partners struggling and fighting each other instead of working together to heal.

As a couple and family therapist, your role is to go beyond just helping clients stop the arguments and fights.

To create real, lasting change, you must go deeper.

You must identify the underlying concerns, provide a safe connection, and create a path forward that builds a safe and secure connection.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides that roadmap. Based on scientific advances in Adult Attachment Theory, it is one of the only models of couples therapy that has been tested and shown to create lasting change in over 20 empirical studies.

Now in this all new online training, you can discover how to use the EFT approach to rebuild connections between partners to heal all types of emotional turmoil AND past traumas.

Register today and join ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT, and ICEEFT Certified EFT Supervisor Jennifer Olden, MFT, as they show you how to use EFT to repair relationships AND heal trauma.

Through real client demonstrations and corresponding conversation, you'll see exactly how to work with partners to navigate emotional triggers and build a positive connection in therapy sessions.

You’ll leave this course with a clear path to transform even the most challenging client relationships… To use love to heal their trauma.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Healing Trauma in Couples

Attachment-based Interventions for Healing Trauma in Relationships

$524.97 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Plus, earn up to 10.75 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Click here for CE credit details
In this series, you see EFT Trainer, Kathryn Rheem, working with a couple with a history of alcoholic addiction, domestic abuse, and childhood trauma. Along with Jennifer Olden, EFT Supervisor, they discuss Kathryn's interventions and the science and reasoning behind each move.
 
Introduction to EFT with Trauma Survivors
The first module introduces you to the EFT approach, gives you insights into how trauma impacts love relationships, and what you need to know to break through defenses and allow the partners to find safety in a previously threatening relationship. You’ll discover:
  • How the echoes of trauma in love relationships can trigger emotional dysregulation.
  • What you can do to transform relationships by identifying the hidden impacts of trauma on survivors and their partners.
  • How to identify the triggers that cause defensive and rigid mindsets even when all they want is a safe and loving relationship.
  • Why you must become the temporary secure attachment figure in the sessions to allow both partners to safely share anger and free themselves to feel hope again.
 
EFT Orientation to Presenting Problems
Take a closer look at negative patterns of interaction developed within a distressed couple struggling for secure and safe attachment. You’ll learn:
  • How partners get stuck in negative patterns of interaction even while searching for closeness and comfort.
  • The reasons why you need to help them develop earned security with each other.
  • What you can do to manage defensive reactions in therapy sessions.
  • Plus, you’ll see how Kathryn goes through a client assessment, responds to escalating emotions, real-time interventions and manages different defensive styles in therapy.
 
Overview of Stage 1 of EFT for Trauma Survivors
Kathryn and Jennifer discuss the first steps of Stage 1 of EFT and how they apply them with this couple. You’ll learn how to truly see how behaviors are developed so you can adjust and prevent negative patterns from continuing. You’ll learn:
  • How to help couples understand negative interaction patterns and the reasons they start.
  • What you can do to get to the primary emotions, beyond just what they are showing you, including a special section on why you need to develop secure and safe connections as adults.
  • Exactly how Kathryn applies Stage 1 therapeutic interventions with emotionally avoidant partners, identifies triggers, and builds a bond between partners while creating a safe environment for sharing trauma.
 
Stage 1 EFT with Trauma Survivors: Demonstration and Analysis
In Module 4, you’ll learn the 5 key skills of the EFT therapist and how they work within a therapy session. You’ll learn:
  • How and why creating a safe space is crucial to couples therapy sessions.
  • Why you need to change how you think about your role when working with partners suffering from trauma.
  • What actual interventions an EFT therapist uses to move couples beyond reactivity and why they use those interventions at different times.
 
Overview of Stage 2 of EFT with Trauma Survivors
Join Kathryn and Jennifer as they walk through how to restructure the bond between partners using EFT. You’ll discover:
  • All aspects of Stage 2 where you begin to build effective communication that each partner can hear and understand.
  • Why you need to address their view of self and why it’s critical to effective healing.
  • When you can start to restructure the bond and how to use their emotions as a bridge towards healing trauma and the relationship.
 
Stage 2 EFT with Trauma Survivors: Demonstration and Analysis
The last module is all about how Kathryn and Jennifer adapt classic EFT to heal trauma in couples. You’ll learn:
  • How to shift from focusing on the view of self to begin to rely on their partner for safety and connection.
  • What you can do to heal emotional rigidity and bring safety into your client’s relationships.
  • And see how Kathryn addresses fear, deals with violence safely, and uses the structured EFT approach to create continued growth and lasting change.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Healing Trauma in Couples

$524.97 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Enroll today and you’ll get these FREE BONUSES from Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT (Valued at $84.98):
 
Healing Trauma through Connection [Digital Seminar]
Finding comfort in loved ones has the potential to undo much of the damage trauma creates.

Join Kathryn Rheem and T. Leanne Campbell as they discuss how to take an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach to demonstrate how to access, organize, and actively engage emotion in couples therapy where one or both partners are contending with the echoes of trauma.

Click here for information about T. Leanne Campbell
 
Connecting with the Shut-down Client [PDF Article Download]
“Attuning to avoidance” may sound like an oxymoron but getting in sync with the undercover emotions that lead clients to distance is just as important as attuning to loud, angry, or dramatic expressions of emotion. Read along as Kathryn Rheem guides you through a real-life example of how to connect with an emotionally shut-down client.

You’ll discover how you can address avoidance, build a connection, and reconnect partners coming from two different perceptions of the life they share.

 
About Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT
Kathryn Rheem
Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT, has been using the empirically validated EFT approach exclusively in private practice for nearly twenty years, and continues to study and learn the model daily. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times.

As an international EFT trainer, she collaborates with Dr. Sue Johnson, the primary developer of EFT, to bring EFT to populations worldwide. Together, Sue and Kathryn created Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for soldiers and Marines coming home from war and their partners at military installations in the U.S. and abroad.

Kathryn is the director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine. She is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of AAMFT and has written 15 articles/chapters on the application of EFT with trauma.

Click here for information about Kathryn Rheem

About Jennifer Olden, MFT
Jennifer Olden
Jennifer Olden, MFT, has been providing therapy since 2000 using Emotionally Focused Therapy. She was one of the first ICEEFT certified EFT Supervisors. Jen organized the first EFT community meeting in Sacramento in 2008 and then was a co-founder of the Sacramento Davis EFT Center. She co-created the EFT Lab, an online program, which won the prestigious ICEEFT Award for Innovation and she teaches EFT throughout North America and Europe. She maintains a private practice while raising her three kids with her husband.

Click here for information about Jennifer Olden
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Healing Trauma in Couples
Attachment-based Interventions for Healing Trauma in Relationships

$524.97 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Plus, earn up to 10.75 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Click here for CE credit details
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Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Healing Trauma in Couples
Attachment-based Interventions for Healing Trauma in Relationships

$524.97 Value
Just $159.99 Today — Stunning Savings!
Plus, earn up to 10.75 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Click here for CE credit details

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