241. Emotion Coaching Skills for Families with Mindy Solomon (EFFT Part 2 of 2)

Last week, Debbie and Dr. Adele LaFrance discussed Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) – what it is, and why and how it might be helpful for your family. Dr. Mindy Solomon, founder of Mile High Mental Health, is a certified Advanced Therapist in EFFT, and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with advanced training in and experience with Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders.

In this second episode of a two-part series, Mindy and Debbie walk through several examples of EFFT strategies and provide practical, evidence-based advice that parents and caregivers can start using right now. Join us in this episode to discover your emotional blocks, identify methods for overcoming them, and learn the power of the therapeutic apology today!

Listen and Learn:

  • How EFFT strategies have materialized in Debbie and Yael’s personal lives
  • Dr. Solomon’s first encounter and subsequent journey with EFT
  • The importance of engaging families and caregivers in treatment
  • Practical advice for fostering a sense of empowerment in parents and caregivers
  • Common struggles Mindy sees with the families she works with
  • Evidence-based methods for engaging with the person in the family who is struggling
  • Debbie and Dr. Solomon walk through an example of emotion coaching 
  • Mindy describes emotional dysregulation and blocks that might be impacting you as a parent
  • Expert approved advice for caregivers who are feeling intimidated by the EFFT approach
  • The power of the therapeutic apology
  • Clinician blocks and how to overcome them using evidence-based methods


About Mindy Solomon:

Dr. Mindy Solomon is a psychologist in Denver, Colorado, with over 20 years of professional clinical experience with children, adolescents, and families. She is the founder of Mile High Mental Health, where she specializes in treatment of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and related concerns with self-esteem, identity and body image. She also has an extensive background working with the specialized needs of gifted and twice-exceptional individuals. Mindy served as the Clinical Director for Children’s Hospital Colorado’s internationally recognized eating disorder program for 12 years. She has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented at multiple national and international conferences. She specializes in the scientific study and treatment of pediatric eating disorders and related conditions (such as anxiety, depression, OCD). A dedicated teacher and mentor, she has supervised the work of dozens of psychologists, master’s level clinicians, medical students, and psychiatry residents and fellows. She is a clinical Associate Professor with a clinical faculty appointment through the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Mindy is a certified Advanced Therapist in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy and is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with advanced training in and experience with Family-Based Treatment for eating disorders. She offers trainings and workshops in EFFT for families and caregivers.

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Episode 241