This revolutionary treatment manual for Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) enables mental health professionals to extend the proven effectiveness of EFT to the multiple relationships and complexities of family life. It offers a theoretical framework that enhances a therapist’s conceptualization of family dynamics through clinical transcripts. The authors look at a broad range of presenting problems and family groups, and show readers how to integrate the material in a manner that will improve their competence in sessions. This book is a must-have for any professional looking to promote the development and renewal of attachment bonds in family relationships.
Table of Contents
I: Emotionally Focused Therapy: Theory and Practice 1. Making Family Connections: Exploring EFT and Family Therapy 2. The Family as a Safe Haven/Secure Base: Understanding Attachment and Emotional Processes in Family Relationships 3. EFFT: An Overview of the Process of Change II: The EFFT Model by Stages and Steps 4. Assessment and Building an Alliance with Families: EFFT Steps 1 and 2 5. Deescalating Family Patterns: EFFT Steps 3 and 4 6. Accessing and Deepening a Child’s Vulnerability: EFFT Steps 5 and 6 7. Restructuring Family Patterns: EFFT Step 7 8. Strengthening Family Progress: EFFT Steps 8 and 9 III: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Clinical Realities 9. Clinical Example: EFFT and Internalizing Disorders 10: Clinical Example 2: EFFT and Externalizing Disorders 11. Working with Adult Children and their Families 12. Working with Blended Families 13. Working with Families Facing Trauma 14. EFFT Family Exercises and Resources for Reconnection
About the Authors
James Furrow, PhD, is Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Gail Palmer, MSW, is one of the founding members of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and Co-Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Susan M. Johnson, PhD, is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, and the primary developer of Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
George Faller, LMFT, is the Founder and President of the New York Center for EFT.
Lisa Palmer Olsen, LMFT, is a Founder and Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (TRIEFT) at Alliant International University.