Emotion-Focused Therapy: Coaching Clients to Work Through Their Feelings / Edition 1

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Leslie Greenberg offers therapists an exciting new approach to helping clients live in harmony with head and heart. Greenberg proposes that, rather than controlling or avoiding emotions, clients can learn from their own bodily reactions and begin to act sensibly on them. This is a new approach to the current one of most books on coping which emphasize mind over mood and the use of biological psychiatry's psychotropic medications to regulate emotion. Expressing emotion in ways that are appropriate to context is a highly complex skill, and one that is rarely taught. Rich in clinical wisdom, practical guidance, and case illustration, this book provides an empirically supported model of training clients to attain emotional wisdom.
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Emotion moves us and reason guides us, declares Greenburg (psychology, York U., Toronto). He introduces students and readers new to counselling and psychotherapy to the basic attitudes and methods for emotional coaching. He includes self-awareness exercises to present to clients, but that can be used as homework assignments to help therapists understand their own emotions and the role of emotion in change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557988812
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,245,751
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

I Emotional Intelligence: What It Is and How to Promote Its Development
Ch. 1 Emotions and Emotional Intelligence 3
Ch. 2 Distinguishing Among Varieties of Emotional Expression 39
Ch. 3 The Therapist as an Emotion Coach 55
Ch. 4 The Steps of Emotion Coaching 85
II The Arriving Phase: Coaching for Emotional Awareness
Ch. 5 Arriving at a Primary Emotion 109
Ch. 6 Coaching to Evaluate Whether an Emotion Is Healthy 137
III The Leaving Phase: Moving on by Accessing Healthy Emotions
Ch. 7 Identifying Maladaptive Emotions 171
Ch. 8 The Transforming Power of Affect: Facilitating Access to Alternate Adaptive Emotions and Needs 193
IV Applying the Skills of Emotional Intelligence
Ch. 9 Lessons About Anger and Sadness From Psychotherapy 229
Ch. 10 Transforming Fear and Shame in Psychotherapy 241
Ch. 11 Coaching for Emotional Wisdom in Couples 255
Ch. 12 Emotions in Parenting 279
Epilogue 301
Additional Resources 305
References 307
Author Index 317
Subject Index 321
About the Author 337
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