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Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Creating Connection

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ISBN-10: 0415945682

ISBN-13: 9780415945684

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Susan M. Johnson

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Since its original publication in 1996, this volume has been a helpful guide to therapists in the practice of emotionally focused therapy. This second edition will address the many changes in the field of couples therapy, including updated research results linked to clinical intervention and new information on using EFT to address depression and PTSD. A new section covers the growth of couples therapy as a field and its overall relevance to the mental health field, accompanied by coverage of how recent research into the nature of marital distress is consonant with EFT. Other new features are a section on EFT and feminism, as well as a section on cultural competence for the EFT therapist. …    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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

The Field of Couple Therapy and EFT
an Attachment View of Love: The EFT Philosophy
The EFT Theory of Change: Within and Between
The Basics of EFT: Tasks and Interventions
Expanding Experience and Shaping Dances
Defining the Dance and Listening to Music
EFT: Steps 1 and 2
Changing the Music - Towards De-escalation
EFT: Steps 3 and 4
Deepening Engagement
EFT: Steps 5 and 6
Emotional Engagement, Enactments and Bonding
EFT: Step 7 and Change Events
The Consolidation of a Secure Base
EFT: Steps 8 and 9
Key Clinical Issues and Solutions
Becoming an EFT therapist
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
Restructuring Attachment
Relationship Traumas: Addressing attachment injuries
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
an EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event
A Second EFT Session - Micro-analysis of a Change Event