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Emotion-Focused Counselling in Action | SAGE Counselling in Action series
Robert Elliott and Leslie Greenberg
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2021-04-01 / 144625724X
Counseling / Person-Centered and Experiential Therapy & Counsel
price: $44.95
208 pages
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This is the definitive introduction to the theory and practice of emotion-focused counselling. Starting with an introduction to the main theory and concepts, it then guides you through the counselling phases from beginning to end. The final chapter extends your learning by examining different client populations, process research, and ways of monitoring your practice.

Chapters include features such as case studies and transcripts, further reading sections and reflective exercises that help you to enhance your understanding of the approach.


1. Emotion-Focused Counselling and the Person-Centred-Experiential Approach

2. Emotion Theory in Emotion-Focused Counselling

3. Deepening and Transforming Emotion

4. Beginning Emotion-Focused Counselling: Fostering the Relationship and Beginning the Work

5. Early Working Phase: Unfolding and Focusing

6. Early Working Phase: Two Chair Work

7. Late Working Phase: Empty Chair Work for Unresolved Relational Issues

8. Late Working Phase: Empathic Affirmation & Compassionate Self Soothing

9. Consolidation Phase: The Work of Ending Well

10. Next Steps in Emotion-Focused Counselling



Appendix II - Person–centred & experiential psychotherapy scale-eft-t supplement

Appendix III - Person–Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy Scale-EFT Observer-Rating Version

Appendix IIII - Helpful Aspects of Therapy Form (H.A.T.)

About the Authors:

Robert Elliott, University of Strathclyde, UK, University of Toledo, USA, Auburn University, Montgomery, USA

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto. Born in South Africa and originally an engineer where he came to believe in tacit knowledge, that we know more than we can say, he switched to psychology in 1970 and trained in both Person Centered and Gestalt therapy. He has been engaged in psychotherapy research for over 40 years. He has authored major texts on Emotion Focused Therapy starting with the first books on Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986) and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988) and, Facilitating Emotional Change, with Laura Rice and Robert Elliott. More recent books are Emotion-Focused Therapy (2015), Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy with Rhonda Goldman (2015), Emotion-Focused therapy of Forgiveness and Letting Go (2019) with Catalina Woldarsky and Emotion -Focused Therapy of Generalized Anxiety (2017) with Jeanne Watson . He has received both the Early Career and 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 awards of the American Psychology Association. He also has received the Canadian Psychological Association Professional Award for distinguished contributions to Psychology as a profession. He is a past President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He now spends most of his time training people nationally and internationally in Emotion–Focused Therapy. He has two adult children and two grandchildren and all live in Toronto

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