Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds

by Susan M. Johnson
     
 

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This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and…  See more details below

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This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among survivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impact of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious illness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuable advice on therapist self-care.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462504350
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
352,743
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Susan M. Johnson, EdD, is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Widely published, she is the main proponent of emotionally focused couple and family therapy, which she teaches extensively in North America and internationally. In 2005, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. The website for Dr. Johnson's work is www.eft.ca.

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