Issues in Therapy 2016


About the conference

The Graduate Counseling Program at Trevecca Nazarene University invites you to attend the ninth annual Issues in Therapy: Professional Development for Counselors/Therapists.

October 14, 2016
Convocation Center
Boone Business Building
Trevecca Nazarene University

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Outline the laws of human bonding and how they operate in adult love relationships.
  • List the stages, steps and interventions of EFT.
  • Make sense of the stuck places that perpetuate negative cycles and emotional disconnection in love relationships.
  • Describe how to set up new bonding interactions that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
  • Outline how to adapt the model to different individuals, including escalated, traumatized, and depressed partners.

Couple Therapy in the 21st Century: On target, effective and revolutionary

7:45 - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 - 10:30 AM Introduction to couple intervention in the 21st century. The state of the art introduction to the basics of the EFT model. EFT Research & practice.
10:45 - 12:15 PM Attachment theory and science. An overview and relevance for clinical practice. Overview of Stages and Steps of the EFT model. Specific focus on Stage 1 of EFT.
LUNCH On your own (map will be provided)
1:30 - 3:00 PM Overview of EFT interventions. Stage 2 process and change events that predict success in EFT.
3:15 - 4:00 PM Clinical exercise - Outlining negative cycles that perpetuate disconnection in Stage 1. Clinical exercise - working with emotion - shaping evocative enactments. Viewing interventions on clinical training tapes.
4:00 - 4:30 PM Summary and general discussion.

6 CEUs available

We will be selling Dr. Johnson’s books during the breaks. Credit/debit cards and checks will be accepted, cash will not be accepted.

About the speaker

Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Among other works, she has authored Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the 35 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT.

She lives in Ottawa with her husband. She adores Gilbert and Sullivan, Monty Python, Argentine tango and kayaking on Canada’s northern lakes.


Early registration before September 16th: $110 (professionals) & $50 (students)

Registration after Sept. 16: $135 (professionals) & $60 (students)

(Refunds unavailable after Sept. 28, 2016.)

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