Research shows that intimate partner violence is rather frequent, even more so in couples seeking couple therapy. However, the subject of violence often remains hidden for the therapist. Or due to contraindication couples seeking therapy are refused unless a primary treatment of the violence.
The vision of this workshop is that, in many couples, the underlying strong, heavy negative interaction patterns are paramount in the violence. These patterns form a challenge for many therapists in working with these couples. However, sometimes the violence between the partners is subject of the therapeutic process. In that case it is remarkable that these couples mostly want us, therapists, to work towards a safer relationship where they can stay together and where the violence stops.
How can this be approached when violence is often seen as a contraindication for couple’s therapy and EFT? Based on new scientific knowledge about intimated partner violence and their experience, Lieven and Jef worked together to come to a better understanding of this difficult relational drama.
In this workshop we introduce a roadmap how we can understand intimated partner violence from an attachment point of view. And how we can use EFT in helping these couples to fight for a better connection.
Please note that you will benefit more from this training if you have completed the EFT Externship.
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