The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Creating Connection, 2nd Ed
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.
About the Author
Susan M. Johnson, Ed.D., is the leading developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT). She is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Research Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at Alliant University in San Diego, and Director of the International Centre for Excellence in EFT.
Table of contects
1. The Field of Couple Therapy and EFT
2. An Attachment View of Love: The EFT Philosophy
3. The EFT Theory of Change: Within and Between.
4. The Basics of EFT: Tasks and Interventions. Expanding Experience and Shaping Dances
5. Defining the Dance and Listening to Music. EFT: Steps 1 and 2
6. Changing the Music - Towards De-escalation. EFT: Steps 3 and 4
7. Deepening Engagement. EFT: Steps 5 and 6
8. Emotional Engagement, Enactments and Bonding . EFT: Step 7 and Change Events
9. The Consolidation of a Secure Base. EFT: Steps 8 and 9
10. Key Clinical Issues and Solutions. Becoming an EFT Therapist
11. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. Restructuring Attachment
12. Relationship Traumas: Addressing attachment injuries. Forgiveness and Reconciliation
13. An EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event
14. A Second EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event