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
- Mindy’s webpage: https://www.milehighmentalhealth.com/
- Clinicians, make sure to grab your copy of the EFFT manual by our previous guest, Dr. Adele LaFrance.
- Read Adele’s book, What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work
- Check out free EFFT caregiving resources here, Mental Health Foundations
- Learn about Dr. Janet Treasure’s metaphor for emotion response style
- Grab your copy of ACT Daily Journal at bookshop.org/shop/offtheclockpsych
- Check out Debbie, Yael, and Jill’s websites to access their offerings, sign up for their newsletters, buy their books, and more!
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.
- Episode 240. Talking to Kids and Teens with Big Feelings with Adele LaFrance (EFFT Part 1 of 2)
- Episode 9. Children’s Emotions: Understanding and Responding to your Child’s Feelings
- Episode 120. Use DBT Skills To Regulate Emotions And Be More Effective In Relationships With Matthew McKay
- Episode 50. Compassion Focused Therapy with Russell Kolts
- Episode 85. Emotion Efficacy with Aprilia West