Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

ISBN-10: 1606239279

ISBN-13: 9781606239278

Edition: 1988

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
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 www.eft.ca.

Theory and Research
Emotion in Interaction
Emotion in Human Functioning
Model of Emotion
The Self-Organizing Function of Emotion
Intimacy and Emotional Bonds
The "I-Thou" Dialogue
Cognition and the Emotion Process in Interaction
Relational Beliefs and Testing
An Affective Systemic Approach
Experiential Theory
The Interactional Systemic Perspective
Integrating Experiential and Systemic Perspectives
The Process of Change
The Evaluation of Emotionally Focused Therapy
General Considerations
Conditions for the Use of Emotionally Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy versus Other Approaches
Overview of the Therapy Process
The Initial Interview
Assessing Cycles
Establishing a Therapeutic Contract
The Process of Therapy
Nine Steps of Therapy
Case Example: The Porcupine and the Armadillo
Case Example: The Wall That Separates: An Intrusion-Rejection Pattern
Therapist Interventions
Accessing Emotional Experience
Changing Interactional Positions
Clinical Issues
Issues Arising in the Process of Accessing Emotion
Issues Arising in the Structuring of New Interactions
Alliance Mending
Training Issues
Examples of Change Events Used in Training
Using Emotionally Focused Therapy to Address Individual Symptomatology
Contraindications for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Integration in Couples Therapy
Effecting Change
The Process of Change
What Are the Change Processes?
Observers' Model of the Process of Conflict Resolution
Do Interactions Change?
What Processes Relate to Outcome?
Epilogue: Integration
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