CULTURAL HUMILITY & EFT Tango Moves
Paul Guillory, PhD EFT Trainer, Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor
When: October 21, 2023
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA
With this presentation I would like to demonstrate the use of EFT Tango moves with a diversity
of couples, and engage our community in a discussion of cultural humility. Each clinical example
will highlight how cultural competency (largely my challenges) might enhance the Tango moves.
Culture identity is typically treated as a demographic category. By extension, the internal
working model of cultural identity is a clinical blind spot. In my book Emotionally Focused
Therapy with African American Couples, I have suggested that therapists work most effectively
with Black couples (and BIPOC) when they have a conceptual model for cultural matters,
including internalize wounds, dynamic cultural identity, and racial stress. Case studies and
video clips of clinical interventions will illustrate the work.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate two ways cultural identity might be integrated in the emotional experience in
Move Two of the EFT Tango.
2. Discuss three ways the EFT Tango process might include culture.
3. Describe two ways cultural stress might be revealed in EFT couples therapy.
4. Discuss three ways that including culture in our formulations & interventions matter when
working with couples and EFT.
Dr. Paul Guillory is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Clinical Science Program, Psychology Department. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley. He is certified Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” Routledge, August 2021. He is the former chairperson of the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory was the psychological consultant to the Oakland Raiders professional football team and the National Football League for 14 years. He has also been a consultant to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, and is a selected provider for the National Basketball Players Association. He served as Director of the Center for Family Counseling in Oakland California for ten years. He is a life-time member of the Association of Black Psychologist. And he is a life-time member of the USA Masters Track & Field Association. He has been in private practice in Oakland, California for over 30 years.
10:00 - 10:30: Snacks and Socializing
10:30 - 10:50: Announcements
10:50 - 11:50: Program
11:50 - 12:00: Break (not including in CE's)
12:00-1:00: Program resumes
1:00: Program adjourns
This training is appropriate for mental health practitioners who work with couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy. Level is introductory to intermediate.
This training is free to members, who will receive 2 Continuing Education (CE) credit at no charge. This training is available to non-members for $10, and CE credit is available for an additional $25. Prepayment is made online through the website at the time of registration.
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