PRESENTED BY: Nissa Chadwick, LMFT
WHEN: February 7, 2020 EST
WHO: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors
COST: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members
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Emotionally Focused Therapy in a Catholic Context
Seminar Code: CPA-007
Presenter(s): Nissa Chadwick, LMFT
Metro: Live Webinar
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I will begin this presentation with a discussion of what Emotionally Focused Therapy is. I will include a discussion of basic attachment, a sampling of the research that supports the efficacy of EFT, the objectives of EFT, and the basic methods or techniques of EFT.
The second portion of my discussion will address the Catholic view of marriage. My discussion will include the origins of marriage in Genesis, including how this demonstrates the primacy of attachment, marriage as a sacrament, and a brief discussion of Theology of the Body.
Third, I will discuss how and why EFT and a Catholic view of marriage coincide so nicely. I will address how and why the emotional intimacy that EFT promotes is also to be a reflection of the intimacy (and ultimately union) that God desires with us. As we learn to be vulnerable and naked with each other, our vulnerability and nakedness in front of God, in prayer, can also increase – and this is bidirectional too. This is how and why for the Catholic couple discussing their sacramental life, their prayer life, and even Discernment of Spirits can be helpful because as they get in right relationship with God this will help them get into right relationship with one another, and vice versa.
Lastly, I will present a brief case study.
Bullet points summarizing main points of workshop.
- 1. Basic attachment theory
- 2. Overview of EFT
- 3. Origin of marriage in Genesis
- 4. Marriage as a sacrament
- 5. Theology of the Body
- 6. EFT and a Catholic view of marriage
- 7. Case Study
9:30-9:45 Sampling of Research
9:45-10:00 Objectives of EFT
10:00-10:30 Basic methods and Techniques of EFT
10:45-11:00 Catholic View of Marriage
11:00-11:30 EFT and a Catholic View of Marriage
11:30-11:45 Case Study
- 1. Participants will be able to explain the primacy of attachment in the context of the mental health of their clients
- 2. Participants will be able to describe the basics of Emotionally Focused Therapy
- 3. Participants will be able to describe the Catholic view of marriage
- 4. Participants will be able to describe the relationship between growth in marriage and growth in the spiritual life
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Master of Arts in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #661, CO - 9/30/2021
Job Description: Adjunct Instructor, Grand Canyon University, Professional Counseling Department. Additionally, I am Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.
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Windsor, CO 80550
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