Summit Videos

Recordings are not available for the 2012 EFT Summit.

2010 EFT Summit Recordings

The 2010 EFT Summit was packed with great presentations. From Dr. Sue Johnson’s opening address on Thursday night to the Closing Panel on Saturday afternoon, 14 different aspects of Emotionally Focused Therapy were experienced, explored, and thoroughly examined.

This is your chance to experience all 14 conference tracks, again and again, for one low price though this exclusive offer. You buy it now, you watch it repeatedly. Stream all 14 presentations directly to any broadband enabled computer for a full year, as often as you’d like, for only $197.

If you missed this conference, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch up on the latest in Emotionally Focused Therapy. If you were there, this is a great way to review the tracks you attended and experience those you missed.

Here’s information about each available track.

New Directions and The Science Of Love
Sue Johnson
In this opening address, Sue Johnson will outline key developments in the new science of love and their implications for the field of couple therapy in terms of the goals and process of change in therapy. It will also give an overview of new directions in EFT and how these new developments reflect and advance new discoveries in the science of close relationships. Runtime: 1 hr.
EFT- A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis
by Doug Snyder:
Emotionally Focused Therapy has garnered strong empirical support for its effectiveness in treating a broad range of relationship problems. Doug Snyder examines the vital role that EFT has played in addressing four key questions confronting couple therapists: 1. How well do we promote lasting relationship change? 2. Whom can we help, or not help, with any specific approach? 3. How do we match our interventions to partners needs at any given moment in the therapeutic process? 4. How can we extend our effectiveness by adapting our treatments to specific problems or disorders, and by enhancing dissemination? Runtime: 1 hr.
Integrating Neuroscience Into EFT
Sondra Goldstein and Susan Thau
Couple dynamics which lead to resilience will be discussed utilizing attachment theory, neuroscience and affect regulation as key explanatory concepts. Contributions from neuroscience which enhance our understanding of attachment patterns and affect regulation in couples will be presented, such as: a) right to right hemisphere and limbic communication; b) stress and Type 2 allostatic load; and c) oxytocin in bonding. The application of neuroscience to EFT will be integrated into the presentation. Video clips of couple interviews will be used to illustrate attachment, neurobiology in nonverbal communication, and resilience in couples. Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
This is Harder Than is Sounds: Stuck Places in Learning and Using EFT
Jonathan Sandberg and Hanna Levenson
Sandberg and Levenson will lead an interactive session at the 2009 Summit focused on addressing common barriers and roadblocks to learning EFT. Based on both research findings and clinical/supervisory experience, they will lead structured role plays regarding the experience of trainees in supervision as well as the experience of trainees in session. The role plays will lead to a discussion around specific barriers identified in the research and highlighted in the role plays, that trouble and torment EFT trainees as they struggle to learn an emotionally intense and personally taxing model. Runtime: 25min.
Using Enactments To Shape Moments of Contact
Gail Palmer and Doug Tilley
EFT therapists bring partners into contact through enactments and this EFT intervention is used throughout the therapy process. Enactments often produce the most intensely personal, poignant and therapeutically powerful moments in therapy and are critical in shaping key EFT change events. This workshop will outline the theoretical foundations of enactments and how EFT enactments contrast from other therapies. An in-depth process description will describe how the therapist can learn to massage, shape and form enactments. A three-stage model will be outlined and demonstrated through videotaped segments. Experiential exercises will allow participants to practice this intervention. Runtime: 1 hr. 7 min.
The New Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection by Sue Johnson
Scott R. Woolley and Katherine Stavrianopoulos
The new Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection Program is a comprehensive educational package for running Hold Me Tight^TM educational workshops. It consists of the following: The Book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love The DVD Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection, The DVD Creating Relationships that Last: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Johnson, The Facilitator’s Guide for The Hold Me Tight^TM Program: Conversations for Connection. This presentation overviews the entire Hold Me Tight program, reports satisfaction data from recent HMT programs, and answers questions on set-up, advertising, client screening and follow up.
Sexual Issues for Securely Bonded Couples
Barry McCarthy
The challenge for all serious couples, married or unmarried, straight or gay, is to integrate intimacy and eroticism in their ongoing relationship. The romantic love/passionate sex/idealization phase typically lasts between 6 months and if you are lucky 2 years. In developing an intimate, interactive couple sexual style, each partner balances needs for intimacy/security with needs for playfulness/eroticism. The role of healthy couple sexuality is to energize their bond and enhance feelings of desire and desirability. Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
Why We Hold Hands: Social Regulation of Emotion
Jim Coan

Social proximity and soothing promotes non-anxious temperament, attenuates cardiovascular arousal, inhibits the release of stress hormones, and even extends the life-span. We find that simple hand holding has a pervasive impact on the threat circuits of the brain, especially when provided by a loving life-partner. By contrast, when social support is weak or absent, people must work harder to regulate themselves, risking exhaustion and making it difficult to manage destructive behaviors and feelings. These results constitute the foundation of what we are calling Social Baseline Theory, and hold implications for our understanding a range of neurodevelopmental and affective disorders. Runtime: 1 hr. 24 min.
The Neurobiology of Trust 1 & 2
Lisa Ruderman and Martin Landau-North

Part 1. Lisa Ruderman, LMFT will present a case study, reviewing key change events, wherein trust is a major issue.
Part 2. Dr. Landau-North will explore the neurobiology of trust and distrust referencing both the roles of oxytocin and dihydrotestosterone. The possible and probable implications for EFT will be discussed. Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
EFFT and Stepfamilies
Jim Furrow and Gail Palmer

When attachments are part of a step-family, there is a natural fissure in the family unit between the connection between lovers and the biological ties between parent and child. In a newly formed step-family, a built-in challenge is bridging this gap in a way that strengthens both the couple and the parenting dyad. EFFT is a model of therapy focused on building and strengthening secure attachment bonds with the goal of creating a safe haven for all family members. The application of EFFT to the unique aspects of stepfamilies will be discussed, highlighting the modifications of the model to this unique family structure. Case examples and videotape demonstrations will be presented. Runtime 1 hr. 30 min.
Attachment, Trauma and Professionals on the Frontline
George Faller and Kathryn Rheem

Professionals on the frontlines live and work in environments of threat and danger. In order to survive in these environments and complete their missions, the ability to shut down emotionally is paramount. Their work cultures require being able to shut out fears and maintain constricted emotional responses. These constricted emotional responses are adaptive for dangerous environments that demand a cognitive focus on tasks in order to survive the mission and perform in their professional cultures. For these professionals, coming home to partners and children can feel more threatening emotionally than any dangerous work mission. When the needs of their partners and families demand emotional accessibility and responsiveness, the professional is caught between two worlds. Do I risk letting my guard down to connect emotionally with my partner? What’s the point when I’ll just have to shut him/her out again when I go back? Runtime 1 hr. 16 min.
EFT With Asian Couples
Ting Liu

Divorce rates are increasing among both Asian Americans and Asian couples in their native countries. Many Asian couples are desperately searching for therapists who practice therapy approaches sensitive to their unique cultural characteristics. This workshop 1) challenges popular stereotypes of Asian couples with observation based research, 2) outlines the cultural compatibility and applicability of EFT with Asian couples, 3) introduces effective methods of applying EFT steps and interventions with Asian couples, and 4) discusses potential challenges and possible solutions for implementing EFT in working with Asian couples. Video demonstrating the application of EFT with Asian couples will be presented. Runtime 1 hr. 28 min.
EFT and the Cross Cultural Lens
Judith Kellner

A Case Presentation of the Cross Cultural Couple’s Dance Around Sexuality as it Relates to Culturally Assigned Gender Roles The presenter will introduce a cross-cultural couple that struggles with sexuality. The presentation will show how the embedded differences in the gender roles prescribed by their respective cultures, collective vs. individualistic, created different expectations for each one in his/her intimate relationships. The case will show how the process of exploring the influence of culturally-determined beliefs shifts personal problems into a broader context. This couple was confused and stuck in a negative cycle around the issue of sexuality. Through therapy we tried to understand what it meant to the woman to be sexually liberated and the feelings it evoked in her when she translated those feelings into a committed intimate relationship. He struggled with the opposite: being a good sensitive man who wanted to break away from his cultural heritage. His anxiety and her resultant withdrawal in their negative dance exhausted them both. Runtime 1 hr. 31 min.
Reflections, Questions and the Future
Sue Johnson, Doug Snyder, Jim Coan and Barry McCarthy
Moderated by Dr. Scott R. Woolley
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