1.0 CEUs offered for dinner program. Jodie Edwards, Ph.D.
Clients may think the root of their relationship difficulties is a lack of communication, poor conflict resolution, or personality differences, but an insecure attachment bond is often the cause of relationship distress. Dr. Edwards will share how attachment theory provides a new way to think about love relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based treatment with an attachment theory framework that helps couples build a secure emotional bond where partners feel deeply connected. It is helpful for clinicians to understand how insecure attachment bonds cause couples to use negative interactional patterns in an effort to reestablish connection. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, this workshop will help you understand how to conceptualize relationship distress, review the stages of EFT for couples, and give you specific treatment suggestions to foster corrective emotional experiences between partners.
Jodie Edwards, Ph.D. is licensed psychologist specializing in the application of attachment theory in individual and couples counseling. In addition to some private practice work, Dr. Edwards serves as counseling professor and dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Cincinnati Christian University. She teaches courses related to clinical skill development, diagnosis, and evidence-based practices. Dr. Edwards has received advanced training in couples work through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Deadline to register: November 25th. (513) 779-2181 for more information.
The social time begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner @ 7 p.m. Program runs from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.