From Loss to Resilience with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

From Loss to Resilience with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)


Short Description of the training

Attachment theory and science offer a guide to understanding love and loss. Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), an attachment-based humanistic experiential therapy, provides clinicians with a roadmap and set of interventions to support and guide individuals as they begin their unique journeys from loss to resilience. In this workshop, join Dr. Leanne Campbell, Registered Psychologist and ICEEFT Certified Trainer as she explores, through the lens of attachment, some of the mystery and meaning of common terms and expectations surrounding loss, acceptance, letting go and moving on to name a few. Witness also the power of harnessing and employing the deep emotion that so often accompanies loss as Leanne guides various individuals through loss and grief to growth and resilience.

Participants will discover:
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  • The key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding personality, healthy functioning, love, and loss
  • The process of tuning in and finding focus in EFIT when working with loss
  • A guide for working with loss across the three stages of EFIT
  • How to apply key attachment-based experiential Humanistic interventions based on the EFT model and over thirty years of process and outcome research when working with loss, including traumatic loss



Learning Objectives

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  • Describe the key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding personality, health, and loss
  • Describe the CARE model and its application in EFIT when working with loss
  • Outline the process of ‘first sessions’ in EFIT and use these early sessions to discern the needs and goals of the client in what is often a natural grief process
  • Create a ‘safe haven’ alliance for clients to explore and order their loss experience in context
  • Outline the EFIT frame for understanding loss, including traumatic loss, as well as key considerations in charting the course
  • Describe the three stages of EFIT and the way the therapist uses the three-stage roadmap to chart the course and support and/or guide clients through loss and grief to growth and resilience
  • Apply key EFT interventions in working with loss, including traumatic loss




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  • Describe the key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding the impact of loss.
    • The attachment perspective on personality – health and dysfunction
    • A frame for understanding loss in context
    • The key goals of EFIT as they pertain to helping clients move through loss to growth and resilience
  • Describe the CARE model and the ‘how to’ of first sessions in EFIT, with a focus on understanding, ordering and contextualizing loss
    • Video Demonstration and Commentary
    • Practitioner-relevant Exercise
  • Working with Loss in Stage 1 of EFIT
    • Viewing and analysis of EFIT session(s)
    • Practitioner-relevant exercise(s)
  • Restructuring Self and System in the Aftermath of Loss (Stage 2 of EFIT)
  • Consolidating and Integrating Gains, Supporting a New Narrative, and Preparing Clients Beyond Stage 3 of EFIT



Presenter: Dr. T. Leanne Campbell, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Leanne Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group. Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, she has continued to work in the EFT model since that time, and has provided psychotherapy services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past about three decades. By request, Dr. Campbell also provides personalized results-driven ‘intensives’ (i.e., ‘boot camps’) for couples motivated to improve their relationship and/or address ‘attachment injuries’ related to infidelity, other significant life events and/or transitions (e.g., loss or trauma).

Known for her expertise in trauma, Dr. Campbell has provided hundreds of psychological assessment reports for forensic/legal and personal injury matters being considered before various levels of Court. She also is regularly called upon to provide expert opinion, as well as psychological evaluations for various insurance companies and bodies involved in adjudicating personal injury and other trauma-based claims. In addition to maintaining a full-time private practice, with a primary focus in the areas of relationship strain, trauma, grief and loss, Dr. Campbell currently co-manages a multi-site practice comprised of twenty-five clinicians and is a site co-ordinator for an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) outcome study.

An active ICEEFT Certified Trainer, Leanne trains professionals around the globe and is involved in the development of various materials including DVDs, on-line educational/training programs, books, workbooks, and articles. Most recently, she co-authored the first basic EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) text with Dr. Sue Johnson, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Fitness and Growth in Every Client (Routledge, 2021), as well as a workbook for therapists training in EFT (see Furrow et al., Routledge, 2022).


For Whom

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  • EFT trained therapists, Mental health professionals, Psychotherapists, Grief therapist.
  • Accreditation for doctors has been applied for.




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  • September 15th, 2023
  • Working hours 9.30 – 17.00




Leuven, Belgium



Jeugdherberg, Blauwput, Leuven



199 EUR for the day. Beverage and lunch included.



limited to 36 participants



English Spoken



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  • Registration for ‘From Loss to Resilience‘ is done via the Reserve a ticket tab for this event.
  • Your reservation is only final after payment of the full amount to our bank account BELFIUS BE70 0688 9742 4425 (BIC : GKCC BE BB) stating Participant Name – From Loss to Resilience, or invoice number. After your online reservation you will receive an email with detailed payment information.
  • The month following your registration, you will automatically receive an invoice.
  • Your payment counts as registration.
  • Cancellation and refund of the registration amount comes with an administration fee of 10% of the registration amount. Cancellation is no longer possible 1 month before the start of the activity.



Recommended Readings

Furrow, J., Johnson, S., Bradley, B., Brubacher, L., Campbell, T. L., Kallos-Lilly, V., Palmer, G., Rheem, K. & Woolley, S. (2022). Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (2nd edition). England, UK: Routledge.

Johnson, S. (2019). Attachment Theory in Practice – Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples and Families. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Johnson, S. & Campbell, L. (2022). A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Fitness and Growth in Every Client. England, UK: Routledge.

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