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Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change / Edition 1

Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change / Edition 1

by Lorrie L. BrubacherLorrie L. Brubacher


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This volume makes Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) widely accessible to therapists of different orientations and to therapists in training. It provides clinicians with practical tools, an experiential tour through case examples, and simple guidance to step into EFT. An overview of the change events includes both client processes and therapist interventions moment-to-moment. 'In Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change, each step and stage of EFT is laid out in a practical and theoretically simple manner that extends beyond what therapists need to do, to helping therapists grasp what experiential therapy is, providing moment-by-moment examples of how to engage clients emotionally, and how to foster emotional engagement between partners.'- From the Foreword by S. Johnson and A. Lee

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782203254
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 422,749
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lorrie L Brubacher

Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword by Sue Johnson And Alison Lee

Part I—Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Stepping Into Love as an Attachment Process
1) Introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
2) Key ingredients of change on the EFT roadmap
3) The revolutionary new science of love as an attachment bond

Part II—Attachment Emotions and Alarm Bells Ringing: De-Escalating Negative Cycles in Stage 1 of EFT
4) Assessment and alliance: the attachment experience of Steps 1 and 2
5) The tyranny of unheeded attachment fears: unpacking emotion in the de-escalation change event (Steps 3 and 4)

Part III—The Role of Emotion in Creating Lasting Change: Reshaping Attachment Bonds in Stage 2 of EFT
Introduction to Part III
6) Working with emotion to shape the withdrawer re-engagement change event (Steps 5–7)
7) Working with emotion to shape the blamer softening change event (Steps 5–7)

Part IV—Integration and Consolidation
8) Consolidating secure bonds in Stage 3 of EFT
(Steps 8 and 9)
9) Integrating and consolidating the map of EFT

Part V—Commonly Experienced Impasses in EFT Therapy
Introduction to Part V
10) Addictive processes as substitute sources of comfort
11) Repairing broken bonds: forgiveness and reconciliation with EFT’s attachment injury resolution model

Part VI—The Next Steps
Introduction to Part VI
12) Extending attachment-based EFT to individual therapy
13) Future steps: you and EFT


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