Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

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This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the ...
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Overview

This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the approach, illuminate the power of emotional experience in relationships and in the process of therapeutic change. The book is richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts.
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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Psychology

"Greenberg and Johnson's description of the implementation of emotionally focused therapy is lively and abounds with clinical insights. Clinical material and transcripts are used liberally to illustrate points, and the balance achieved between exposition and illustration results in a highly readable text. The course of emotionally focused therapy is brought to life in a detailed case example that provides an almost palpable sense of the therapy."--Contemporary Psychology
Journal of Family Psychotherapy

"One of the strengths of this work is the clinical examples. The interactions of the couples, heard both in short and long excerpts throughout the text, underscore therapist interventions as well as bring the nine-step process to life. The authors clearly demonstrate how negative interactions and conflict are decreased and trust and intimacy are increased when EFT is integrated into couple therapy....Highly recommended for beginning professionals as well as experienced professionals who wish to review the process or add a new dimension to their practice."--Journal of Family Psychotherapy
Booknews
Presents the theoretical bases of EFT, summarizes outcome data, traces the process of the initial interview, and covers elements of practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898627305
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/1988
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,024,107
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
Susan M. Johnson, EdD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Table of Contents

I. Theory and Research
1. Emotion in Interaction
2. An Affective Systemic Approach
II. Practice
3. General Considerations
4. The Initial Interview
5. The Process of Therapy
6. Therapist Interventions
7. Clinical Issues
III. Effecting Change
8. The Process of Change
9. Epilogue: Integration

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