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The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy : Creating Connection - Susan M. Johnson

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

Creating Connection

Paperback Published: 27th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415945684
Number Of Pages: 384

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Since its original publication in 1996, this volume has been a helpful guide to therapists in the practice of emotionally focused therapy. This second edition addresses the many changes in the field of couples therapy, including updated research results linked to clinical intervention and new information on using EFT to address depression and PTSD. A new section covers the growth of couples therapy as a field and its overall relevance to the mental health field, accompanied by coverage of how recent research into the nature of marital distress is consonant with EFT. Other new features are a section on EFT and feminism, as well as a section on cultural competence for the EFT therapist.

Written by a leading authority on emotionally focused couples and marital therapy, this second edition is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals.


Great book for people interested in exploring EFT in depth


Great for counsellors who want to learn how to better use EFT approaches in their work



Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

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"Sue Johnson's "The Practice of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy is a truly remarkable book. In it, Johnson pulls off the extremely rare combination of speaking in a voice that is accessible and clinically meaningful to couple therapists yet remaining solidly anchored in research evidence. This is the definitive text describing Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy, one of the few approaches to marital therapy that has been proven to be effective. Filled with clinical vignettes and hands-on examples of what to do when, this book should be of great value to all couple therapists. Poignant and well written, it is certain to be a classic in the field of marital therapy.
-Jay Lebow is a senior therapist at the Family Institute at Northwestern and Clinical Associate Professor at Northwestern University
"The leading couple therapist of our day has done it again! This brilliantly revised and expanded work will make learning and doing this highly effective, empirically validatedform of therapy much easier. This book will find a prominent place in the minds, hearts, and libraries of all serious couple therapists, and countless couples and families will benefit as a result. Bravo Sue Johnson!."
-Scott R. Woolley, Ph.D., Director, MFT Graduate Programs, CSPP, Alliant International University
"Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is a deceptively simple approach to work with couples in therapy because the tenets, practices, and integration are so clear because there clearly is a lot of art to doing this work. The book is nicely written with sufficient technical language to be useful and at the same time eminently accessible and enjoyable to read. This edition provides moredetail than the first about the processes involved both internally and interpersonally between partners. The steps in therapy also are described in more detail and the chapters on working with trauma and families are new. I believe that the book would be useful for both those new to the approach and as a reference for more experienced therapists. Recommended for graduate students and experienced therapists.."
-Thorana S. Nelson, Ph.D/Utah State University

The Field of Couple Therapy and EFT
an Attachment View of Love: The EFT Philosophy
The EFT Theory of Change: Within and Between
The Basics of EFT: Tasks and Interventions
Expanding Experience and Shaping Dances
Defining the Dance and Listening to Music
EFT: Steps 1 and 2
Changing the Music - Towards De-escalation
EFT: Steps 3 and 4
Deepening Engagement
EFT: Steps 5 and 6
Emotional Engagement, Enactments and Bonding
EFT: Step 7 and Change Events
The Consolidation of a Secure Base
EFT: Steps 8 and 9
Key Clinical Issues and Solutions
Becoming an EFT therapist
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
Restructuring Attachment
Relationship Traumas: Addressing attachment injuries
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
an EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event
A Second EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event
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ISBN: 9780415945684
ISBN-10: 0415945682
Series: Basic Principles Into Practice Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th August 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.1  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition