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Addiction & Attachment – 4 Day Externship

  • Ascend Recovery 6595 North 6000 West American Fork, UT, 84003 United States (map)


An EFT Externship exclusively for addiction treatment program

clinicians – limited to 15 clinicians

 Addiction & Attachment – 4 Day Externship

October 8th - 12th, 2019


Ascend Recovery

6595 N 6000 W, American Fork, UT 84003

 This workshop integrates the growing body of research on attachment-based therapies, specifically E.F.T., into work with addiction intervention, treatment and recovery. These issues show up at higher frequency in our most difficult cases: the couple on the brink of divorce, the young adult in a drug treatment facility, or the adult client with complex multiple issues. The attachment lens provides a common thread to understand these difficult issues in our work.  E.F.T. helps us make sense of why trauma and adverse childhood experiences are so prevalent in our couples and families we serve. We will explore ways we can show-up as therapists to best help clients, couples and families.  And how integrating the attachment lens and E.F.T. treatment model in our work and programming benefits our clients and families.  We will explore the commonality between addiction and relational trauma histories in treatment. In doing so, participants will learn:  

1.      Attachment Theory related particularly to addiction and trauma as relevant to our programs.

2.      The Process of Emotionally Focused Therapy and what it adds to our toolbox. 

3.      Assessment and Alliance Building from an attachment-focused E.F.T. perspective. 

4.      Learn the Major Interventions and Key Change Events using E.F.T. for Couples and Families. 

5.      Approaching emotion, distress and emotional regulation in ground breaking clinical ways. 

6.      Understanding and addressing trauma, relational injuries and plethora of adverse childhood experiences common to treatment program populations in affirmative, healing ways.   

 *Registration is open to; Masters-Level Counselors, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers Practicing in Addiction Treatment Setting   

Facilitated by: Jim Thomas is an internationally renowned trainer and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is a former Board Member, AAMFT, Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow.  Jim is Director Emeritus, Denver Family Institute, and President of the Colorado Center for E.F.T. and an I.C.E.E.F.T. Certified E.F.T. Trainer (and 31 plus years sober).   

Hosted By:

Amanda L. Thomas, MPhEd, LAMFT

Founder & Owner, Integrative Approach TX

Early Bird Registration until September 9th: $950

September 10th: $1000

Late Registration September 29th: $1250

Please contact James Rowland at Integrative Approach to discuss group rates (3 or more clinicians form a program)

NBCC Hours 28

Addiction & Attachment - 4 Day Externship has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Integrative Approach is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC No. SP-3158

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