Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

by Leslie S. Greenberg, Susan M. Johnson

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898627305
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About 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.

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


Therapists and counselors who treat couples, including clinical psychologists, social workers, family therapists, psychiatrists, and pastoral counselors; clinical graduate students. Will serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Marriage and Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Social Work Practice with Families, Conjoint Therapy, Relationship Distress, and Treating Couples.

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