Basic Reading for Level A
This book provides a thorough introduction to this feeling-centered, humanistic approach to therapy. Emotion-focused therapy emphasizes the awareness, acceptance, and understanding of emotion, and proposes that emotions themselves have an adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients to change.
This book describes in detail the various tasks and techniques of this theoretically grounded, empirically supported, and integrative humanistic therapy, while emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship. The authors address each major aspect of theory, case formulation, treatment, and research, as well as the nuances of learning and teaching this complex form of therapy. This exceptionally informative book has the potential to be of great practical value to therapists and students learning experiential, humanistic, and integrative therapies, as well as to those who teach this mode of psychotherapy.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of EFT a treatment that helps clients identify, experience, accept, explore, interpret, transform, and flexibly manage their emotions. Essentially, the approach helps clients increase their emotional intelligence and achieve greater well-being.
Reading for Level B
This book presents a groundbreaking, empirically based model that integrates working with narrative and emotion processes in emotion-focused therapy (EFT). Individual chapters describe how the interaction between emotion and narrative creates a constantly evolving sense of self; how clinicians can address both narrative and emotion processes to help clients create more adaptive, empowering meanings and sense of self; and the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance. Engaging, in-depth case studies illustrate how the model can be applied to treatment of depression and emotional trauma.
This book presents a step-by-step process for constructing an emotion-focused case formulation, ready for use with clients. EFT case formulation focuses on the client s narrative content (the stories they tell) as well as emotional processing (how the client feels). By attending to the interaction between these two things and paying particular attention to the painful emotion underlying the presenting problem, therapists can make moment-to-moment decisions about how to proceed in therapy. Case examples apply the case formulation method to a cross-section of clinical disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.
Emotion-Focused Therapy for Special Clinical Issues
This book provides a manual for the emotion-focused treatment (EFT) of depression. Their approach is supported by studies in which EFT for depression was compared with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and then both. The book covers theory, case formulation, treatment, and research in a way that makes this complex form of therapy accessible to all readers. and skillful use of techniques to leverage emotional awareness and thus bring about change.
In this book, the authors plumb fifteen years of research involving clinical trials, observation and analysis of therapy sessions, as well as their own extensive clinical experience to describe precisely how emotion-focused therapy for trauma works to heal complex trauma.
Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)--characterized by near-constant worry that often coincides with intense feelings of shame and despair--is a highly treatment-resistant disorder, with clients often relapsing after making some progress. Master therapists Jeanne C. Watson and Leslie S. Greenberg argue, however, that emotion-focused therapy (EFT) is uniquely capable of targeting the maladaptive emotional schemes that underlie GAD and helping clients maintain lasting, positive change.
A fundamental assumption underlying most trauma therapies, including EFTT, is that recovery requires the client to engage emotionally with trauma memories to achieve better affect regulation and self-understanding. EFTT draws upon storytelling as a fundamental aspect of the human experience that permits this kind of engagement with trauma memories, promoting a sense of continuity and self-coherence, and bringing meaning to the client’s emotional responses. Richly illustrated with clinical examples and excerpts from therapy sessions, this book fully integrates theory, research, practice, and training.
This book expands its framework to focus more intently on the development of the self and the relationship system through the promotion of self-soothing and other-soothing; to deal with unmet needs both from the client's adulthood and childhood; and to work more explicitly with emotions, specifically fear, anxiety, shame, power, joy, and love. The authors discuss the affect regulation involved in three major motivational systems central to couples therapy - attachment, identity, and attraction and clarify emotions and motivations in the dominance dimension of couples' interactions.
Emotion Focused Therapy Supervision
The authors introduce a model of supervision that is founded on the fundamental principles of emotion-focused therapy (EFT): a safe supervisory alliance and relationship, an agreed-upon focus for each supervision session, and the identification of appropriate task markers (moments of uncertainty that present opportunities for supervisory intervention). Together, EFT supervisors and supervisees carefully deconstruct recorded therapy sessions, with moment-by-moment processing of the supervisee's responses and emotional understanding. Through close observation, supervisors enable trainees to develop seeing, listening, and empathic skills, as they become more attuned to both verbal and non-verbal cues that indicate clients' emotional responses.