This book introduces Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) as an evidence-based intervention for children through the integration of parent trauma treatment and emotion-focused techniques. A team of expert authors, including the founders of EFT and EFFT, contribute to the chapters, in which recent findings from longitudinal clinical trials are woven into a rich and deeply presented overview of using EFFT practically with clients. This immensely practical book also provides illustrative case studies, intervention strategies or do’s and don’ts at the end of each chapter, and clinical worksheets.
Table of Contents
Foreword 1. Overview of Emotion-Focused Therapy Genevieve Vrana and Leslie Greenberg 2. Emotion-Focused Therapies for Children and Adolescents Mirisse Foroughe 3. Development and Core Components of EFFT Mirisse Foroughe, Joanne Dolhanty, Priyanjali Mithal, and Adele Lafrance 4. Emotion Focused Family Therapy in Practice Mirisse Foroughe and Laura Goldstein 5. Processing Parent Blocks Mirisse Foroughe and Laura Goldstein 6. EFFT and Trauma: Engaging the Parent with a Dismissing Attachment Style Kristina Cordeiro, Sara Lynn Rependa, Robert Muller, Mirisse Foroughe 7. Practical Resources Mirisse Foroughe, Joanne Dolhanty, and Adele Lafrance
About the Editor:
Mirisse Foroughe, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of psychological services at Kindercare Psychology, heading the Primary Care Psychology Research Lab. She holds an adjunct faculty position with York University in Toronto, and is the primary developer of the EFFT Research Program. Dr. Foroughe has received the Ontario Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Award and the Canadian Psychological Association’s 2017 PFC Innovative Service Award.