Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Hold-Me-Tight Couples Group Process

Workshop presented by Dayle Doreen Hosack, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Co-presenter: Philip J Flores, Ph.D, CGP, FAGPA, ABPP

May 9, 2015

3 CEU’s approved for GALPCA, GAMFT, GPA, and GSCSW.

Workshop Description:

This program is designed to provide both didactic and experiential processes to help attendees understand fundamental EFT concepts, stages, steps, and core therapeutic skills through the lens of a Hold Me Tight weekend intensive structure.

The Hold Me Tight weekend is both powerful and deeply intimate as a group experience and as a couples’ experience.

Presenter Information:

Dayle Doreen Hosack, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Decatur. She has provided individual, adolescent, couples, and family psychotherapy since 1990. She has completed the advanced training for Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and regularly holds Hold Me Tight Couples Intensives in Atlanta. As an AAMFT Approved Supervisor since 2003 she has supervised student interns at Positive Impact, which offers pro bono psychotherapy to individuals with HIV/AIDS. She also supervises LMFT residents who are seeking clinical licensure.  In 2004, she was a founding member of the Society for the Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration, education and research of psychotherapy and spirituality.   She then served on the SISP board for 8 years. She has presented several programs to the Atlanta psychotherapeutic community on topics such as “The Global Therapist: Answering the Call for Help Across Cultures,” “Practical, Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Money,” “Mindfulness and Psychotherapy,” “Eating Disorders – Definition, Treatment, Prevention” and “Clinical Applications to the Therapeutic Use of Self.” 

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of attachment theory in light of recent research into the science of adult love.
  2. Track negative cycles of interaction that deepen conflict and heighten reactivity in relationships.
  3. Differentiate between primary and secondary emotions and the role they play in couple interactions, and track how they are expressed in couple dynamics.
  4. Identify underlying attachment fears, needs, and longings that drive emotional interactions.

***Note new workshop location***


Oglethorpe University
Turner-Lynch Campus Center
Trustee Room
4484 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30319


Workshop Schedule

8:30-9:00 AM Registration, Coffee, Light Refreshments
9:00 - 9:45 AM Research on Attachment Theory: A Generalized Theory of Love - Philip Flores, Ph.D.
9:45 - 10:30 AM Hold Me Tight Video: track and map core negative cycle of emotional reactivity of the couple in the video – Dayle Hosack, LMFT
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:30 AM Hold Me Tight video: track and map primary feelings and unmet attachment needs/fears of couple from video – Dayle Hosack, LMFT
11:30 - 11:45 AM Presentation and video on the application of EFT core skills to the creation of new bonding experiences - Dayle Hosack, LMFT
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Discussion regarding Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Group Process - Philip Flores, Ph.D.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Questions and Discussion - Phillip Flores, Ph.D.

3 CEU’s approved for GALPCA, GAMFT, GPA, and GSCSW.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop start and end times are firm in order to provide CE credit. AGPS cannot provide CEs for participants who have arrived late or leave early from any part of the workshop.

Workshop Fees

NOTE: Pre-registration cutoff date is May 1, 2015.

No refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the event.

Early Rate $50 $60 $15
After Reg. Cutoff $60 $75 $15
On-Site $60 $75 $15