The authors of this volume investigate the role of emotion in the development and maintenance of psychological problems, and in effecting psychological change. They examine emotion as it is conceptualized and used in three of the most widely practiced approaches today--psychodynamic, cognitive behavior, and emotion-focused psychotherapy. In each chapter, the authors discuss the impact of emotion on child development and learning, the relationship between emotion and motivation, and the ways in which emotion can be harnessed in treatment to improve psychological functioning and strengthen interpersonal relationships. Clinical vignettes show readers how to arouse, identify, and channel emotions in therapy, while also utilizing emotion to develop and maintain an effective therapeutic alliance.
About the Authors:
Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto. He has authored key texts on emotion-focused psychotherapy, from its inception in the 1980s through today. He has received the Distinguished Research Career award of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research as well as the Carl Rogers and the Distinguished Professional Contribution to Applied Research of the American Psychology Association. He conducts a private practice for individuals and couples and trains people in emotion–focused approaches. Visit www.emotionfocusedclinic.org.
Norka T. Malberg, PsyD, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut where she is also in private practice. She is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst and a member of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society and the Contemporary Freudian Society. Dr. Malberg is co-editor of the Lines of Development Book Series by Karnac Books for which she co-edited the first book: The Anna Freudian Tradition in 2010. She is on the editorial board for the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Journal of Infant, Child And Adolescent Psychotherapy. Visit https://www.norkamalberg.com/ and follow @freudian1969.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP is co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, assistant clinical professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Tompkins is the author or co-author of articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as nine books. He provides evidence-based treatments for adults, adolescents, and children. Visit sfbacct.com.