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Location: Home Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) when working with couples with Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) when working with couples with Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

A four-day externship for counsellors and mental health professionals from 16th - 20th July in Alice Springs

Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald is a Clinical Psychologist who works in Brisbane as the co-director of the Australian Centre for EFT, treating adults with mental health disorders and distressed couples. She is also a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland teaching Communication Skills to medical students and Sex and Couples’ Therapy to clinical psychology and counselling post grad students.

EFT assists people struggling with relationship distress, sexual dysfunction, recovery from affairs; as well as family conflict or disconnection. EFT has enormous value for helping families strengthen their attachment bonds. Jenny is the co-author of An emotionally focused workbook for couples: The Two of Us, and co- editor of Communication skills for medicine: Promoting patient centred care and Psychosocial dimensions in medicine. Her latest edited book, Foundations for Couples Therapy: Research for the real world was released in early March 2017 by Routledge.

Workshop content:

In this workshop, participants will;

  • Learn how to conceptualise relationship distress through an attachment lens, and learn the steps and stages and key change events of the EFT model which help to move couples from distress to security.
  • The key interventions of EFT will be demonstrated and developed through watching training tapes and role play practice.
  • A live consultation with a couple will be included if possible.
  • This workshop is the first four of twelve days of training which prepare clinicians for certification as an EFT therapist by the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (Ottawa Canada).
  • Extensive reading materials are provided to deepen understanding.
  • At the end of the workshop, clinicians will have foundation skills in assessing and intervening with distressed couples.

Cost is $900 (Plus GST) Maximum 25 participants Morning/afternoon tea and lunch provided

For any queries, please contact or Gerda Hawke (08) 8950 4100


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