Individual Emotion Focused Therapy (EFIT)

EAD modality
  • Target Audience:

    Psychologists and psychiatrists

  • Total workload

    16 hours

  • Period

    August 14-15, 2020


  • Investimento:

    Até 10/03: R$800,00 Após 10/03: R$850,00
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In this two-day theoretical-practical training, the necessary bases will be obtained for the application of the Emotional Focused Therapy model with individual patients who arrive at the clinic with symptoms of depression and anxiety and / or who are dealing with grief or conflict interpersonal.
Through didactic exposition, videos of real sessions, dramatizations and experimental exercises, participants will learn to:
- Use the fixation lens to look and understand the patient.
- Reformulate the reasons for consultation in terms of protests that manifest themselves through problems related to interaction that lead to dysfunctional relationship patterns and failures in the emotional regulation process.
- Offer corrective emotional experiences to patients that positively impact their way of seeing yourself and others, facilitating stable and lasting changes.
- Model transformative moments in which vulnerability previously feared finds acceptance and response both in the therapeutic relationship and in some of their most significant relationships in life.
- Guide patients to accessibility, responsiveness and emotional involvement, so they can be co-creators of new patterns of interaction healthier and an example of safe attachment.
Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of what the Sue Johnson model of Emotional Focused Therapy is, John Bowlby's attachment theory, and what they are reactive emotions and vulnerable emotions. If the person has had no previous training in Emotional Focused Therapy, they will receive reading material to read when registering. In addition, the person can consult the About TFE tab found on this page or access the page of Dr. Sue Johnson, where you will find some videos with captions about the model and the theory of the attachments.


Ali Barbosa is a clinical psychologist in Mérida, Mexico and holds a master's degree in Systemic Family Therapy. He is a companion and therapist certified by the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. He is the director and founder of the Mexican Center for Emotional Focused Therapy and is the first resident therapist in Latin America certified as a supervisor and instructor by the International Center of Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a therapist, supervisor and instructor in Emotionally Focused Therapy of couples (TFE). His contributions to the development of EFT in Latin America and especially in Mexico were essential to the advancement of this valuable therapeutic model. He currently works with individuals and couples in a private practice and teaches online training and supervision to therapists who wish to learn how to use Emotional Focused Therapy in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.