Introduction to Emotion-Focused Family Therapy

Introduction to Emotion-Focused Family Therapy


Event Details

Date: March 19, 2019

Facilitator: Dr. Adele Lafrance, C.Psych

Location: The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Hollywood Theatre, 1st Floor, Room 1246 Black Wing, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8.

This training is suitable for: Medical professionals, psychiatrists, pediatricians, nurses, direct service workers, drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers and social workers.

Description: Part of the Emotion-Focused Therapy “family” and rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families, the essence of Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is to increase the positive role of caregivers in their child's emotional health and wellness. The clinician's role is to support parents and caregivers to increase their involvement in specific ways (four main domains), including with behavior coaching, emotion coaching and relationship repair.

The EFFT model also involves a module for clinicians to support caregivers to identify, understand, and transform "emotion blocks" that lead to therapy-interfering attitudes or behaviors. This final component is critical since throughout the course of treatment, some well-intentioned caregivers can struggle to support their loved one's treatment. They may even engage in behaviors that enable their loved one's symptoms, creating challenges for the most experienced clinicians. For this reason, the EFFT model includes a module for clinician and team challenges as well.  For more information on EFFT, click here.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply skills to teach caregivers advanced care giving skills
  • Identify markers of emotional processes underlying problematic patterns of care giving
  • Apply skills to work through potential clinician blocks to implementation

  • When

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Hospital for Sick Children
    555 University Avenue
    Hollywood Theatre, 1st Floor, Room 1246
    Black Wing
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8

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