CEU EVENT – Quick Breakthroughs with Couples Using Basic EFT Techniques
February 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
With Guest Speaker Liliane Nahas, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT-S
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is an empirically supported approach to couple therapy based on attachment theory that has demonstrated a high recovery rate for relationship distress. EFT provides clinicians with a highly effective roadmap to help couples clarify the emotional signals they send to one another, de-escalate, and move out of the negative interaction patterns that threaten their experience of security and connectedness. Using a combination of didactic and experiential material, Nahas will introduce participants to the EFT attachment theory framework, as well as the steps and stages of EFT.
- Understand adult love and couple distress from an attachment theory framework
- Describe the course of therapy in EFT
- Identify specific interventions used in EFT to help couples reprocess negative affect and restructure negative interactions
- Appreciate the unique power attachment framed affect has in healing couple distress to create a secure attachment
About the Speaker:
Liliane Nahas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1986, who helps individuals, couples and families live life more fully. She is dedicated to keeping up with the latest advances in her field, and she has pursued in-depth and wide-ranging advanced training throughout her career; she is a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and supervisor and a member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), a certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, Couples Workshop Leader, Level I Trainer and a member of the Gottman Institute. She is also a past board member of Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, a current member of the Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Nahas founded the Houston Community for Emotionally Focused Couples therapy and offers professional consultation and clinical supervision to couple’s therapists.