virtual CE event, DEEP ROOTS: Attachment & Culture, Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples

  • 07 Nov 2022 7:51 AM
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    Dear Colleagues:

    We hope you will join us for an informative virtual CE event, DEEP ROOTS: Attachment & Culture, Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples, Presented by Dr. Paul Guillory from UC Berkeley. The event is on December 2nd from 9:00 am-1:30 pm Pacific Time. Please see below for further details about the event and pay/register today to reserve your spot. Registrants will receive a Zoom link 24-hours prior to the CE training.

    Course Description

    Cultural identification is typically treated as a demographic category. By extension, the internal working model of racial identity is a clinical blind spot.

    In his book, Emotionally Focused Therapy With African American Couples, Dr. Guillory suggests that therapists work most effectively with Black couples when they have a conceptual model for race-matters.

    This workshop addresses useful clinical concepts (e.g., Black negative priming, racial distress cues, racial identity as a dynamic process) and how they can be integrated into emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Case studies and video clips of EFT intervention illustrate the work.

     Learning Objectives 

    • Describe the major concepts of EFT Couple therapy
    • Describe the major concepts of a model of race-matters
    • Explain how concepts of Culture can create depth to emotional experiences in couples therapy
    • Practice introducing race-matters into the clinical conversation

    Instructor Information 

    Dr. Guillory is an Associate Professor at the UC Berkeley in the

    Clinical Science Program, Psychology Department. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley.

    He is a certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. He is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” (Routledge, August 2021). He has created several clinical online training videotapes that amplify integrating attachment culture.

    Please visit his website at the following link:

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