EFT Part 1 (Sessions 1-3)
by Rebecca Jorgensen
In these first three sessions, Jorgensen works quickly to develop an alliance with Sandra and Carl and identifies their negative interaction cycle and unmet needs.
Sandra and Carl begin therapy with a number of active conflicts, from whether to sell their boat to where they want to live. Sandra complains that Carl doesn’t express his emotions, commenting “it’s like being with a cardboard character.” Meanwhile Carl is fearful that he cannot provide what Sandra needs, and feels that Sandra’s greater emotional acumen makes it difficult for him to share. In these first sessions, Jorgensen works to quickly develop an alliance with the couple, which enables them to begin to explore the hurt, fear and sadness that lie just under the surface of their disagreements. She identifies the couple’s negative interaction cycle in the first session, and begins to reframe the problem as rooted in underlying feelings and unmet needs.

In the third session, their negative cycle becomes clearer as it is repeatedly enacted, and we witness Jorgensen demonstrate key skills necessary for Stage 1 EFT work, particularly her deft handling of their emotional reactivity. She is able to interrupt their conflicts before they spin out of control, and create space for them to experience a novel way of interacting. Although Carl and Sandra are both fearful about expressing their feelings directly to one another, they begin to share touching moments of closeness during these early sessions.

Length of video: 4:28:46

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-376-6

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-377-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-377-5

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD is Founder and Director of the Attachment Advancement Institute and Co-Director of The Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Supervisor and Trainer. Her focus is on promoting effective attachment for healthy relationships through virtual and in-person educational conferences and workshops as well as training and providing consultation on effective treatment of relational distress. She has developed several streaming conferences and seminars and has hosted and/or co-presented with attachment theorists and researchers such as Sue Johnson, Phil Shaver and Jim Coan. She continues to work to develop effective methods and platforms to transfer science-based treatments to clinicians and those who will utilize prevention services.

As a recognized expert on couple therapy couples and therapists travel to work with Dr. Jorgensen at Couple Workshops, Intensive Couples Therapy, Professional Trainings and Consultation. Her online educational programs and consultation groups are popular all around the globe. This “therapists’ therapist” is known for her presence, clarity and empathy. Dr. Jorgensen lives in Mexico where she maintains a small private practice.
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