South Carolina Division

2018 Summer Conference

"Emotionally Focused Therapy & The Forgiveness Model:
Healing Infidelity & Other Betrayals"

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Program Description:

For many therapists, couple therapy is like standing in the middle of a highway, hoping not to be run down by two semi-trailers approaching from opposite directions – particularly in the face of the pain and volatility following infidelity. This introduction to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and its empirically validated model for forgiveness and rebuilding trust is a great opportunity to experience first-hand the power of the EFT model.

One of the best-validated and most effective approaches to changing distressed couple relationships into loving secure bonds, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the only couple therapy based on an empirically validated theory of adult love. Love is no longer a mystery! The science of adult love as defined by attachment theory, gives the couple therapist a reliable foundation from which to help couples shape love and loving connection. Thirty years of scientific research validates the success rate of this model and shows its relapse rate is low compared to other couple therapies. 70-75% of couples treated with EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.

This workshop will examine the implications of the science of love and bonding particularly as applied to instances of infidelity. EFT, at the cutting edge of the new era of couple therapy, offers clinicians a systematic map to heal broken trust and to shape safe emotional connection. The workshop will demonstrate how attachment theory guides couple therapists in working with emotion and in choosing specific moment-to-moment interventions that transform relational distress and shattered trust into secure bonds of intimacy and love.

Video clips of real therapy sessions and possibly a live demonstration will give you a taste of EFT in action. Experiential exercises, role-plays, and discussions will engage you in its application.




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    Due to our members speaking to their Representatives, the House unanimously passed an amendment to HB 4601 which allows MFTs to maintain the same level of representation they currently have on the Licensing Board.

    The bill has also passed in Senate.

    Good work to all of you who advocated for our field on this matter!

  • Scholarships

    SCAMFT is happy to offer a few conference scholarships to students & interns. If you are interested, please fax letter requesting scholarship and include copy of student identification. Fax is 803-254-3773.

  • Presenter Application

    Interested in presenting at the Annual Conference or a Regional Workshop? Let us know by filling out our Presenter Application!

  • Research Poster

    Have some really great MFT research you're excited to share? Fill out our Research Poster Application to be considered for a spot at the SCAMFT Annual Conference.

  • SCAMFT Held Informational Meetings in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston. View Frequently Asked Questions at these meetings and responses to them. 

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