Ottawa-Carleton, ON
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Emotion Focused Therapy of Depression and Anxiety
For: Professionals
Provided by: Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma

Date and Time

Tue Aug 26, 2014 (This event is over)
9:00 - 10:00am


Ottawa, ON

Event Description

Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is an evidence based treatment that helps people activate their underlying maladaptive emotion schemes, often of attachment fear and identity shame, that underlie the affective disorders, to make them amenable to alternative emotional adaptive responses to situations. Access to emotions such as empowering anger at violation and sadness at loss, as well as more compassionate sentiments toward the self, help people modulate their affective reactions and this helps them combat depressogenic feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness, contempt and shame and insecure feelings of anxious attachment. This leads to a change in self and self-other narratives.

The workshop will begin with a discussion of the role of emotion and emotional awareness in function and dysfunction. The importance of working with amygdala based emotion will be emphasized. The use of process- diagnosis to identify opportunities for intervention and different types of emotion will be discussed. Differential intervention based on process diagnosis will be demonstrated. Six major principles of emotional change in psychotherapy Emotion Awareness, Expression, Regulation, Reflection Transformation, and Corrective emotional experience will be discussed.

Videotaped examples of evidence based, methods for evoking and dealing with emotions in Self-critical and Dependent depression and in Social and Generalised anxiety will be presented and discussed. The micro-skills of moment by moment empathic attunement to affect, and the use of psycho-dramatic methods of dialoguing with parts of self and imagined significant others in an empty chair will be demonstrated.

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