Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy : Creating Connection, Paperback

Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy : Creating Connection Paperback

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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 addresses 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.

Written by a leading authority on emotionally focused couples and marital therapy, this second edition is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Counselling & advice services
  • ISBN: 9780415945684



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Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is a deceptively simple approach to work with couples in therapy because the tenets, practices, and integration are so clear because there clearly is a lot of art to doing this work. The book is nicely written with sufficient technical language to be useful and at the same time eminently accessible and enjoyable to read. This edition provides more detail than the first about the processes involved both internally and interpersonally between partners. The steps in therapy also are described in more detail and the chapters on working with trauma and families are new. I believe that the book would be useful for both those new to the approach and as a reference for more experienced therapists. Recommended for graduate students and experienced therapists..–Thorana S. Nelson, Ph.D/Utah State University