Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist
By Susan M. Johnson, Brent Bradley, James L. Furrow, Alison Lee, Gail Palmer, Doug Tilley, Scott Woolley
Routledge – 2006 – 416 pages
An invaluable tool for clinicians and students, Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook takes the reader on an adventure – the quest to become a competent, confident, and passionate couple and family therapist. In an accessible resource for training and supervision, seven expert therapists lead the reader through the nine essential steps of EFT with explicit intervention strategies. Suitable as a companion volume to The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, 2nd Ed. or as a stand-alone learning tool, the workbook provides an easy road-map to mastering the art of EFT with exercises, review sheets and practice models. Unprecedented in its novel and interactive approach, this is a must-have for all therapists searching for lasting and efficient results in couple therapy.
"As a certified EFT therapist/supervisor, I found this workbook very informative and useful, with numerous examples of client scenarios and clinical interventions. The exercise questions are both pertinent and stimulating. This workbook can serve as supplementary material for small group discussions, role-play practice, and homework assignments when training EFT therapists." - Ting Lui in Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Vol. 5, No.4.
Section 1: Theoretical Overview and Summary of Interventions. Introduction: The Nature of EFT. Theoretical Background to EFT. Intervention in EFT. Section 2: The Treatment Process. Steps 1 and 2: Assessment and Cycles. Steps 3 and 4: De-Escalation. Steps 5 and 6: Expanding and Heightening Emotion. Step 7 and Key Change Events: Re-engagement and Softening. Steps 8 and 9: Consolidation. Section 3: Special Issues and Family Interventions. Common Problems and Impasses. Wounds and Traumas: Forgiveness and Healing. Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFT). Confessions of an EFT Therapist. Appendices.