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Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook, Second Edition
James Furrow, Susan Johnson, Brent Bradley, L. Brubacher, T. L. Campbell, V. Kallos-Lilly, G. Palmer, K. Rheem & S. Woolley
Routledge / Softcover / Mar 2022
9780367483425 (ISBN-10: 0367483424)
Psychotherapy / Couple & Family Studies
price: $63.50
424 pages
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This second edition of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook has been fully revised by expert therapists with advances in attachment science and EFT practice, the integration of the "EFT Tango"—a guide to the EFT process—and new chapters on working with both individuals and families.

Suitable as a companion volume to The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy or as a standalone learning tool, it provides an easy road-map toward mastering the in's and out's of EFT with practice exercises, review questions, and compelling clinical examples.

Invaluable for clinicians and students, this workbook takes the reader on an adventure: the quest to become a competent, confident, and passionate emotionally focused therapist.


"The second edition of Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook extends and updates an exceptionally useful book. Not only is this the definitive workbook for learning emotionally focused couple therapy, it also covers the recent developments of Johnson’s attachment theory in practice treatment model in individual and family therapy. It provides the kind of hands-on how to do it information that therapists need and look for. A wonderful resource either in conjunction with a training program or as part of a therapist's individual development, this workbook has great value not only for those who wish to become practitioners of EFT but also for all therapists."

-Jay Lebow, Ph.D., ABPP.; Senior Scholar and Clinical Professor; Editor, Family Process; The Family Institute at Northwestern and Northwestern University, Evanston IL

"If you want to internalize the feel and the craft of EFT, this is your book. It takes you inside sessions, making you think about how you would respond and how you can go deeper. And this updated workbook shows the power of EFT to heal individuals and families as well as couples. Any therapist on the planet will benefit from reading it."

-William J. Doherty, Ph.D.; professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota and co-author of Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce: Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships

"Whenever I teach or supervise EFCT, I always use the Workbook. I have not found a better book to help EFT therapists learn how-to-do-it. This second edition only intensifies that recommendation. In some ways the new edition is essentially a whole new book. There are new chapters on EFT with individuals (EFIT); the family chapter (EFFT) has been expanded; the approach of the EFT Tango is explicated; and the application of EFT to trauma is more in-depth. However, this second edition has maintained the central strength of its predecessor—its ongoing involvement with the reader as an active learner—asking the reader to state what they are learning while they are learning it, to apply various procedures to imagined cases, and to reflect on the personal ramifications of the material. The Workbook makes the learning come alive and shortens the bridge between theory and practice. For any therapist who is floundering with, "but what do I say now?" this is a must-read."

-Hanna Levenson, Ph.D.; Professor, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

Table of Contents

Section I: Theoretical Overview and Intervention Summary 1. Introduction: The Nature of EFT 2. Theoretical Background to EFT 3. EFT Interventions Section II: EFT and the Couple Treatment Process (EFCT) 4. Stage 1: Alliance, Assessment, and Cycles 5. Stage 1: De-escalation and Stabilization 6. Stage 2: Withdrawer Re-engagement 7. Stage 2: Pursuer Softening 8. Stage 3: Consolidation Section III: EFT Applications 9. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFIT) 10. Healing the Echoes of Trauma through EFIT 11. Facing Trauma Together through EFT 12. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Families (EFFT)

About the Authors:

James L. Furrow, Ph.D., is contributing author and editor of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, The Emotionally Focused Casebook, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple therapist, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies.

Susan M. Johnson, Ed.D., is the leading developer of emotionally focused therapy (or EFT). She is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Research Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at Alliant University in San Diego, and Director of the International Centre for Excellence in EFT.

Brent Bradley, Ph.D., is president of the Couple Zone, with counseling offices throughout Texas. He is contributing author of Emotional Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies, The Emotionally Focused Casebook, and Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist.

Lorrie L. Brubacher, M.Ed., is founding Director of the Carolina Centre for EFT and author of Stepping into Emotionally Focused Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change. She is a certified EFT supervisor and trainer.

T. Leanne Campbell, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist and Co-Director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology and an Honorary Research Associate of Vancouver Island University. She is a certified EFT supervisor and trainer.

Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D., is a Registered Psychologist and Co-Director of the Vancouver Couple & Family Institute and Centre for EFT Training. She is a certified EFT supervisor, trainer and co-author of An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples.

Gail Palmer, M.S.W., is co-director of ICEEFT, co-author of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, and leads trainings in EFT internationally.

Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., is director of the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT and co-founder of The EFT Café. She is a certified EFT supervisor and trainer and leads trainings in EFT internationally.

Scott R. Woolley, PhD, is Distinguished Professor at Alliant International University. He has trained therapists in EFT in Asia, Europe, and the Americas for over 20 years.

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