In this seminal volume, master clinician and founder of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) Leslie Greenberg 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.
EFT's influence has grown in the decade since the first edition of this book was published. There have been significant theoretical and empirical advances, and the approach has been applied successfully to new clinical populations.
This second edition incorporates the latest theory and research on EFT. It also includes a new chapter on specific marker-guided interventions and case formulation, as well as chapters on forgiveness and working with emotion in organizational leadership.
This essential guide to EFT is required reading for all therapists who believe that accessing emotions can be a source of healing and wisdom.
About the Author:
Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He has authored the major texts on emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples. These include the original texts Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986), Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988), and Facilitating Emotional Change (1993), and more recently Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008), Emotion-Focused Therapy: Theory and Practice (2010), Working With Narrative in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Changing Stories, Healing Lives (2011), and Therapeutic Presence (2012). He has published extensively on research on the process of change.
Dr. Greenberg has received the Distinguished Research Career Award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, as well as the Carl Rogers Award and the APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. He also has received the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession.
He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains people internationally in emotion-focused approaches.