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Defining Moments in Couples Therapy: Neuroscience in the Consulting Room

Understanding the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. In this dynamic demonstration-workshop, Sue Johnson, EdD and James Coan PhD offer a dialogue demonstrating the relevance of neuroscience to the process of repairing couples relationships. Together the presenters will review recorded couples therapy sessions to explore how neurobiological insights can inform and help shape a therapist’s moment-by-moment decision-making.
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Faculty:
Susan Johnson |  James Coan
Duration:
3 Hours 44 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 19, 2016

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Understanding the neurobiology of the brain not only explains how change happens, it also translates into more effective psychotherapy. In this dynamic demonstration-workshop, Sue Johnson, EdD and James Coan PhD offer a dialogue demonstrating the relevance of neuroscience to the process of repairing couples relationships. Together the presenters will review recorded couples therapy sessions to explore how neurobiological insights can inform and help shape a therapist’s moment-by-moment decision-making.

Handouts

Outline

Overview of couple’s therapy

  • Recognizing EFT in therapy
  • Using a clear, systematic approaches to get the best outcomes - Attachment Theory

Experiencing couple’s therapy

  • Discover how relationships affect the brain with James Coan
  • Evoke the attachment panic to activate brain function
  • Exposure to a recorded couple’s therapy session

Concluding remarks with Sue Johnson and James Coan

  • Explaining client vulnerabilities and what it means for treatment
  • Techniques to help couples change and grow through each other for a better sense of self

Faculty

Defining Moments in Couples Therapy: Neuroscience in the Consulting Room

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.


James Coan, PhD Related seminars and products: 2


James Coan, PhD, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Virginia, is the recipient of the Association for Psychological Science’s Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. He’s the author of The Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment.