Rebuilding Shattered Attachments:
Healing Trauma in Couples Therapy
May 17 and May 18, 2019 at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by: The Tulane School of Social Work
Presented by ICEEFT Certified Trainers Michael Barnett, LPC & Silvina Irwin, Ph.D.
Location: Tulane School of Social Work
School of Social Work
Tulane University #8906
127 Elk Place
New Orleans, LA 70112-2627
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm each day (registration begins at 8:30am)
Contact: Jessica St. Pierre at Tulane University School of Social Work
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has demystified the complex web that couples therapists commonly get
entangled in and offers a map to navigate the therapeutic process. The impact of trauma on a relationship, however, often intensely complicates the process and can leave even experienced EFT therapists feeling overwhelmed, helpless, lost, and/or burned out.
EFT effectively addresses the core factors at play in both the heart of traumatic distress and in the process of healing. This two-day advanced workshop will teach participants very specific ways to tailor the EFT model to effectively work with traumatized couples.
In addition, because Self of the Therapist impasses frequently occur when working with trauma, participants will have the opportunity to identify, explore, and overcome their own personal blocks and challenges that arise when working with these complex couples within a safe and supportive environment.
Video review of therapy sessions, didactic presentation, small group work and role-play sessions to practice skills will be included.