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Attachment - Cradle to Grave: Intimate and Interactive Conversations with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes

Join attachment experts, Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes, and be captivated by the influence of attachment from cradle to grave. Attachment provides clinicians with a secure base to stand on, to see what is going on, and to systematically target those aspects to help your client. By using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, you will understand the framework of attachment and how to create a secure emotional connection between couples. You will also learn how to apply the theoretical model of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy in your daily practice, in order to support children and their families grow within their relationships.
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Faculty:
Susan Johnson |  Daniel A. Hughes
Duration:
8 Hours 46 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jul 22, 2015

Description

Join attachment experts, Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes, and be captivated by the influence of attachment from cradle to grave.

Attachment provides clinicians with a secure base to stand on, to see what is going on, and to systematically target those aspects to help your client. By using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, you will understand the framework of attachment and how to create a secure emotional connection between couples. You will also learn how to apply the theoretical model of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy in your daily practice, in order to support children and their families grow within their relationships.

In this six-session recording, Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dr. Dan Hughes, founder and developer of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), describe the great impact of attachment and how EFT and DDP can reveal the elements of attachment.

Through intimate and interactive conversations, watch both Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes as they take you, step-by-step, through the models that could help your client create healthy and secure attachments.

Outline

  1. Session 1-The Framework of EFT and Attachment - Part 1
    1. Understanding the Logic Behind Love
    2. The “EFT Tango”
    3. Designed for Love
    4. Couples Therapy: A New Era
    5. The Importance of a Secure Emotional Connection
    6. Using EFT to Understand the Nature of Relationships
    7. A New Science of Love
  2. Session 2-The Framework of EFT and Attachment - Part 2
    1. Changing the Responsiveness to Threat with EFT
    2. EFT is Experiential
    3. Primary Affect - Exploring Pivotal Moments
    4. The 6 Core Emotions
    5. Working within the Emotion and Affect Regulation
    6. EFT Core Assumptions
    7. Code of Attachment - Primary Needs
    8. Attachment Theory - Map of the Landscape of Love
    9. EFT Stages & Steps
  3. Session 3-Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - Part 1
    1. Attunement & Rhythmic Expression
    2. The Importance of Intersubjectivity
    3. Using Curiosity to Develop a Perception
    4. Using Attachment to Understand Developmental Trauma
    5. Research Supporting Attachment
    6. Self-Regulation - For the Therapist and for the Child
    7. Discipline in Secure Attachments vs. Insecure Attachments
    8. 3 Major Relational Systems in Mammals
  4. Session 4-Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - Part 2
    1. Speaking for the Child: Verbal and Non-Verbal Responses
    2. Using PACE to Stay Open
    3. PACE
      1. Playful
      2. Accepting
      3. Curious
      4. Empathetic
  5. First Panel Discussion with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes
    1. How does EFT work with issues of rigid gender views, or a controlling dynamic?
      1. Creating Safety with Couples
      2. Creating Safety with Children
    2. What strategy does the therapist use to recognize their emotional response?
    3. How do you deal with dissociation in children?
  6. Session 5-Applying EFT within an Attachment Framework
    1. The “Still Face Experiment”
    2. How Couples React to Emotional Disconnection
    3. EFT Stage1: De-escalation
    4. EFT Stage 2: Restructuring the Bond
    5. EFT Stage 3: Consolidation
    6. Interventions in EFT Through Reflection
    7. The Importance of Validation in Creating Safety
    8. We are Designed to Co-Regulate with Other People
    9. Evocative Responding - Process Enquiries
    10. Heightening, Expanding Awareness
  7. Session 6-Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - Part 3
    1. Attachment is Reciprocal
    2. Using a Storytelling Rhythm to Engage Children with an Affective/Reflective Component
    3. Working with the Parents Before the Session
    4. Understanding the Situation, Bringing the Child In
    5. Protecting the Dialogue
    6. Continuing the Rhythm through the Hard Parts
    7. No Distinction Between Directive and Non-Directive Therapy
    8. Connect - Break - Repair
    9. Non-Verbal Communication
    10. Starting Experiential then Moving into Reflection
  8. Dialogue on Treatment Models with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes
    1. Dr. Sue: On Leading People into their Story, and Making Sense of it
    2. Dr. Dan: On Validating Both Parties on Having Confidence to go to the Heart of the Matter
    3. Dr. Sue: On Asking “Why”
    4. Dr. Dan: Why he Uses “Why” (within the Context of PACE)
    5. Dr. Sue: Validating the Positive within an Attachment Framework
    6. Dr. Dan: The Validation isn’t just Observational, but Experiential
    7. Dr. Sue: Both Practices Involve Emotional Presence with the Clients
    8. Dr. Sue: Intersubjective Mean both People Are Affected
    9. How do you deal with a parent of teen who puts up a wall?
    10. Dr. Sue: Take Care of the Relationship - The Bond - and the Content will Take Care of Itself
  9. Second Panel Discussion with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes
    1. How do you work with people where there is basic trust lacking?
    2. How do you work with biological parents who may have caused the trauma?
    3. Interventions take time, how do you manage the pressure to fix things quickly?
    4. How do you deal with labels or diagnoses?
    5. Can you give an example of a disruption or break in connection? What were your repair strategies?

Faculty

Attachment - Cradle to Grave: Intimate and Interactive Conversations with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Dan Hughes

Susan Johnson, Ed.D. Related seminars and products: 38


Dr. Sue Johnson, is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles including Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (3rd edition, 2019) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue trains behavioral health providers in EFT worldwide and consults to the over 75 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT. She also consults to Veterans Affairs and the U.S. and Canadian militaries.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Daniel A. Hughes, PhD Related seminars and products: 6


Daniel A. Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and attachment disorganization. He helped to develop Dyadic Developmental psychotherapy, an attachment-focused treatment model that relies on the theories and research of attachment and intersubjectivity. He is known for creating the PACE Model which facilitates play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy when working with children.

Dr. Hughes is the author of several books including, Building the Bonds of Attachment, 2nd edition, (2006), Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook (2011), and co-wrote Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment. He has provided training and consultations to therapists, social workers and parents throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia and provides regular trainings across the United States and Europe. Dr. Hughes received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Daniel Hughes maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for multiple publishers. Dr. Hughes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

 

Non-financial: Daniel Hughes is President, Board of Directors for Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute.