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Irreconcilable Differences: A Solution-Focused Approach to Marital Therapy with Insoo Kim Berg
When couples come to therapy they are often combative, quick to point the finger, and about to give up on the relationship. In this video, Insoo Kim Berg demonstrates her approach with one such couple, and in two sessions shows…
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Sue Johnson
Part of the Series: Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Sue Johnson demonstrates Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in an actual couples therapy session. Watch this master therapist and learn how to emotionally engage couples within a structured, manualized therapy format. In this video, Johnson works with a couple on the…
Recovering from an Affair: 6 Sessions of Couples Therapy - with Richard Schwartz
Renee and Dennis, married for sixteen years, enter treatment a month after Renee discovered Dennis had been having an affair. This video documents their entire course of therapy, as Schwartz demonstrates how to help a couple work through this difficult…
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Strategic Couples Therapy with James Coyne
Part of the Series: Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
James Coyne demonstrates Strategic Couples Therapy in an actual session with a gay couple. Watch this master therapist and learn the basic principles of Strategic Therapy, which seeks to help the couple develop a problem-solving strategy tailored to their specific…
Two Live EFT Sessions in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Re-engaging Withdrawers
These videos show two complete live sessions (with Dr. Sue Johnson as the therapist) that were conducted at Externships in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in 2008/2009. These couples had never met with Dr. Johnson before these sessions and knew that…
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Imago Couples Therapy with Pat Love
Part of the Series: Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Pat Love demonstrates the Imago Dialogue Process in an actual couples therapy session. We're sure you'll be impressed with Love's passionate commitment as she takes charge and keeps her clients calm and focused. Before delving into hot button issues with…
Behavioral Couples Therapy with Richard Stuart
Part of the Series: Couples Therapy with the Experts Series
Stuart utilizes basic principles of Behavioral Therapy to empower clients to change their own behaviors and develop insight and understanding into how what they do influences the behavior of others. In this video, Stuart works with Adele and Wesley, a…
Shaping Secure Connection - Stage 1
Part of the Series: Shaping Secure Connection
"Stage 1 of EFT helps partners come together and contain the negative dance that constantly triggers their attachment vulnerabilities and leaves them in emotional starvation. They then have a secure base to stand and learn to engage at a deeper…
Changing the Music, Changing the Dance - Interventions in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
See interventions in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy identified as Dr. Johnson uses them in three live sessions taken from the first and beginning of the second stage of therapy. Clip #1: "Part One" - Clip #2: "Part Two" -
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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: Healing Broken Bonds
This video shows one couple progressing through the change process in EFT, from a destructive cycle of blame / withdraw to emotional engagement and the creation of a more secure bond. Excerpts from various sessions are re-enacted along with therapist…
Emotionally Focused Therapy with a Trauma Survivor and his Partner - Creating a Healing Relationship
Excerpts of a couple where the husband has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The trauma was severe childhood physical abuse. The wife has also been diagnosed with clinical depression. Excerpts include part of a…
An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Day One
Part of the Series: An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Day One of the September 2004 Externship on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) with Dr. Susan Johnson and her colleagues from the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute focuses on the following topics: Presentation: The Couple Therapy Field Attachment: A Map…
An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Day Two
Part of the Series: An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Day Two of the September 2004 Externship on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) with Dr. Susan Johnson and her colleagues from the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute focuses on the following topics: Live Session with Sue Johnson Presentation: First Steps…
The Angry Couple - Conflict Focused Treatment with Susan Heitler
The Angry Couple dramatically recreates key moments in the six-month course of counseling with Judith and Richard, a distressed couple whose marriage is threatened by a cycle of explosive anger and silent withdrawal. Dr. Heitler quickly reins in their anger,…
The Power of 2 Marriage Skills Workshop with Susan Heitler & Abigail Hirsch
Couples often enter therapy feeling stuck in perpetual conflict. Lacking the skills to discuss their underlying concerns around a given topic, partners can quickly become stalled in defensiveness, resistance, and resentment. In this video, Susan Heitler and Abigail Hirsch, founders…
An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Day Three
Part of the Series: An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Day Three of the September 2004 Externship on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) with Dr. Susan Johnson and her colleagues from the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute focuses on the following topics: Live Session with Gail Palmer and Sue Johnson…
Action Methods in Couples Therapy with Daniel Wiener
If you've ever worked with couples, you know how challenging it can be, particularly when talk therapy just isn't enough. Just as couples can get caught in negative patterns, therapists also get trapped in stale ways of engaging with their…
Shaping Secure Connection - Stage 2
Part of the Series: Shaping Secure Connection
"Stage 1 of EFT helps partners come together and contain the negative dance that constantly triggers their attachment vulnerabilities and leaves them in emotional starvation. They then have a secure base to stand and learn to engage at a deeper…
An Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Shaping Change Events
This video shows a live consultation with a couple stuck in a blamer/withdrawer pattern. Sue Johnson moves the partners into the beginning of withdrawer re-engagement and blamer softening, two regular EFT change events. The couple is then able to repeat…
Sex, Love & Intimate Relationships with Robert Firestone
Although sexuality is one of the greatest pleasures in life and an opportunity for gratification and fulfillment, it can be complex, difficult, and sometimes even traumatic. Men and women are often confused about themselves as sexual beings and are vulnerable…