103 – Never Again! Treating Extramarital Affairs from an Attachment Framework


Media Format: Audio USB (MP3)

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Few things in marriage are more painful or destructive than the betrayal that comes from an
extramarital affair.??Attachment theory instructs us in both understanding what has been
injured in the marital bond and what must be restored following infidelity.??The betrayed spouse
must have a series of corrective experiences, which are only made possible by a dramatic shift
in the posture of the offending spouse.??Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is an evidenced-
based treatment model that describes the nature of the attachment injury that was sustained
during betrayal, while also substantiating through research the steps and postures which
spouses must take to heal it.??Learn the map for this important work and take a glimpse at the
ways this marital crisis can also be used as an opportunity for spouses to draw closer to Christ.

Presented by: W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  1. Study the principles of attachment theory in order to describe the bond that was formed during a couple’s initial attachment and the elements which are shattered in moments of >betrayal
  2. Identify specific attachment needs which are violated by the betrayal of marital infidelity
  3. Name two dimensions of the corrective emotional experience that must be created to restore a betrayed marriage, along with ways to activate the power of attachment to catalyze this healing