About the Workshop
“Created for Connection: The Art and Science of Loving Well” will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Calvary Church Los Gatos. Check-in will commence at 8:30 a.m.
This course explores the transforming role of emotion and attachment processes in restoring vitality to couple and family relationships. Building on empirical findings and clinical research this workshop reviews how recent advances in attachment and emotion theory shape the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and its promise as a resource for lasting change. Poignant clinical examples demonstrate pivotal moments in the EFT process of change and therapeutic strategies that promote healing and resilience. Throughout Dr. Furrow examines the role of faith as a secure base for promoting and restoring relationships of redeeming purpose.
This workshop is designed to help you:
1. Identify emotion as an integral factor in positive relationship science and related implications for clinical practice.
2. Conceptualize attachment processes as a source of distress and a resource for resilience in couple and family relationships.
3. Identify a process for systemic change informed by transforming emotional experience.
4. Explore how faith offers clients and clinicians a resource for strengthening attachment bonds in couple and family relationships.
The course is approved for 6 units of continuing education through the California Board of Behavioral Science (PCE 5880).
About the Presenter
James L. Furrow, PhD is an author, researcher, and clinical educator. Formerly, Dr. Furrow served as the Evelyn Frank Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy and Department Chair at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology.
His published work includes: The Emotionally Focused Therapy Casebook: New Directions in Couple Treatment, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook, Preparing for Marriage, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies. His research and clinical interests explore the use of Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples and families, and the role of faith and resilience in the positive development of disadvantaged youth. His work has appeared in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality.
Dr. Furrow is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Certified Family Life Educator. He is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor and founder of the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Fees & Payment
The course fee can be paid by check only. Make the check out to Christian Counseling Centers, and mail it to:
1510 Fashion Island Blvd., #110
San Mateo, CA 94404.
Please send payment the day you register.