Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

Key Ingredients of Change
Author: Lorrie L. Brubacher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429919476
Category: Psychology
Page: 340
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This volume makes Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) widely accessible to therapists of different orientations and to therapists in training. It provides clinicians with practical tools, an experiential tour through case examples, and simple guidance to step into EFT. An overview of the change events includes both client processes and therapist interventions moment-to-moment.'In Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change, each step and stage of EFT is laid out in a practical and theoretically simple manner that extends beyond what therapists need to do, to helping therapists grasp what experiential therapy is, providing moment-by-moment examples of how to engage clients emotionally, and how to foster emotional engagement between partners.'- From the Foreword by S. Johnson and A. Lee

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Author: Leslie S. Greenberg,Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898627305
Category: Psychology
Page: 242
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This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the approach, illuminate the power of emotional experience in relationships and in the process of therapeutic change. The book is richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts.

Myrtle the Turtle Discovers Hug Power

Author: Jan Disanto
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532036094
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 42
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Myrtle the Turtle is jealous of her older brother, Yertle. He can swim faster and go places she cant go, and he understands the funny things their parents say. It just doesnt seem fair. So one day Myrtle decides to go exploring on her own, swimming across the reef toward the back side, where the water is deep. She ignores a warning from inside herselfan uh-oh feelingthat she shouldnt go out there. When her family realizes shes gone, they are alarmed; they find her, scold her, and bring her home. Myrtle feels ashamed, and then she feels she must be bad, so she hides. But Mama Turtle helps her understand what shes feeling so that she knows what to do the next time she has that uh-oh feeling and then gives her a big hug to transform the shame monster. Can Myrtle use her new knowledge with her cousins the next time they want to play in the deep water? Exploring the transformation of shame through the parent-child connection, this childrens story shares the tale of a young turtle who learns the power of hugs to counteract shame. Jan DiSanto has written a lively and clever book for children, playfully illustrated It relays the message that we all experience shame and that healing can take place through connection in loving relationships It is an important addition to a childs library that will enhance learning with every rereading. Liza J. Ravitz, PhD, child and adult psychologist

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist

The Workbook
Author: Susan M. Johnson,Brent Bradley,James L. Furrow,Alison Lee,Gail Palmer,Doug Tilley,Scott Woolley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136659684
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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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.

The Emotionally Focused Casebook

New Directions in Treating Couples
Author: James L. Furrow,Susan M. Johnson,Brent A. Bradley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136733396
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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There is currently no single resource that compiles the various applications to the many clinical populations being served by Emotionally Focused Therapy today. The Emotionally Focused Casebook fills that void as a substantive reference for clinicians, students, professors, and supervisors using and teaching EFT. Each chapter utilizes a hands-on case study approach with concrete guidelines and illustrations for the adaptation and application of EFT with specific treatment populations. This Casebook is the perfect practical resource for professionals and students looking for examples of specific theoretical, conceptual, and treatment applications of EFT.

One Nation Under Stress

The Trouble with Stress as an Idea
Author: Dana Becker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199971773
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Stress. Everyone is talking about it, suffering from it, trying desperately to manage it-now more than ever. From 1970 to 1980, 2,326 academic articles appeared with the word "stress" in the title. In the decade between 2000 and 2010 that number jumped to 21,750. Has life become ten times more stressful, or is it the stress concept itself that has grown exponentially over the past 40 years? In One Nation Under Stress, Dana Becker argues that our national infatuation with the therapeutic culture has created a middle-class moral imperative to manage the tensions of daily life by turning inward, ignoring the social and political realities that underlie those tensions. Becker shows that although stress is often associated with conditions over which people have little control-workplace policies unfavorable to family life, increasing economic inequality, war in the age of terrorism-the stress concept focuses most of our attention on how individuals react to stress. A proliferation of self-help books and dire medical warnings about the negative effects of stress on our physical and emotional health all place the responsibility for alleviating stress-though yoga, deep breathing, better diet, etc.-squarely on the individual. The stress concept has come of age in a period of tectonic social and political shifts. Nevertheless, we persist in the all-American belief that we can meet these changes by re-engineering ourselves rather than tackling the root causes of stress. Examining both research and popular representations of stress in cultural terms, Becker traces the evolution of the social uses of the stress concept as it has been transformed into an all-purpose vehicle for defining, expressing, and containing middle-class anxieties about upheavals in American society.

True Connection

Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships
Author: George Faller,Heather P. Wright
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506434215
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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How growing in self-awareness deepens relationships From their years of counseling individuals, couples, and families, George Faller and Heather Wright show how to repair conflict, move from disconnection to reconnection, and discover God's movement in our life and relationships. They call their model NAME IT (Notice, Acknowledge, Merge, Embrace, Integrate, and Thank). To heal a relationship, first we connect with our own hearts and stories, then understand the other person's position, and finally merge those two truths (or versions of what is happening), giving birth to a new connection. By telling their own stories and those of clients they have cared for, Faller and Wright encourage those who feel disconnected not to despair in the midst of their trials but to find faith and a community to help them survive and grow. They show readers that rather than letting painful relationships leave them feeling alone and despairing, they can find hope in a deepened self-awareness that leads to richer relationships and spiritual vitality. Whether readers hope to experience the magical glow of romance, the joy of parenting, the satisfaction of community life, or a loving view of God, the NAME IT model will help them transform all their relationships.

Psychoanalytic Listening

Methods, Limits, and Innovations
Author: Salman Akhtar
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 178049145X
Category: Psychology
Page: 181
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Joseph Breuer's celebrated patient, Anna O, designated psychoanalysis to be a 'talking cure'. She was correct in so far as psychoanalysis does place verbal exchange at the center stage. Psychoanalysis is a listening and talking cure. This book focuses upon analytic listening.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors

Strengthening Attachment Bonds
Author: Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462504353
Category: Psychology
Page: 228
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This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected by the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guides the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among survivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impact of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious illness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuable advice on therapist self-care.

History of Psychotherapy

Continuity and Change
Author: John C. Norcross,Gary R. VandenBos,Donald K. Freedheim
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433807626
Category: Psychology
Page: 802
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Without a doubt, this is the definitive and indispensable resource about psychotherapy. This superb second edition is outstanding in its inclusive updates, its comprehensiveness, and the quality of all the chapters. Evidence-based practice, multicultural approaches, integrative treatments, and relationalùcultural influences are but a few of the important additions. Every student, practitioner, educator, and researcher will want to have this edition as the primary text about psychotherapy.ùMelba J.T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, independent practice, Austin, TX, American Psychological Association President-Elect, 2010 To say that this tome contains a wealth of information is like declaring that Fort Knox houses a fortune in gold bullion. Every responsible psychotherapist needs to know how our field originated, how it developed, where it is today, and how it will probably grow henceforth. This scholarly and well-thought-out book provides all this and more.ùArnold A. Lazarus, PhD, ABPP, The Lazarus Institute, Skillman, NJ This book provides the most comprehensive description of the history of psychotherapy that exists under one cover. The editors have collected an impressive group of authors to present the major developments that have occurred in the field of psychotherapy over the past 100 years. It should become a classic in the literature and can conveniently complement courses in psychotherapy theory and practice as well as in the history of psychology.ùContemporary Psychology This volume is an extraordinary, comprehensive compendium of the history of psychotherapy by outstanding experts in the field of psychotherapeutic theory, research, practice, education, and training. It will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in any aspect of psychotherapy.ùJudd Marmor, MD, Franz Alexander Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, University of Southern California School of Medicine As this book makes clear, the field has undergone a remarkable transformation and flowering during the past century. The whole story is here, told by many of the most eminent American psychologistùpsychotherapists. A notable achievement of which clinical psychology can be proud.ùRobert R. Holt, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, New York University A comprehensive and stimulating volume on the origins and current status of this exciting field. This book will not only be a useful text for courses in psychotherapy but should be in the hands of any serious practitioner of this field to provide an up-to-date overview with sufficient detail to appeal to the professional as well as the student.ùJerome L. Singer, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University Published 20 years ago, the first edition of History of Psychotherapy: A Century of Change is still considered the most comprehensive and authoritative resource on the subject. Building on the success of its predecessor, this new edition provides timely updates to reflect both the continuity and change in psychotherapy and features additional coverage of theory, research, practice, and training. Focusing on critical turning points, 82 eminent authors examine the impact of social, cultural, and economic factors on the development of psychotherapy. Each chapter highlights the historical roots, current manifestations, and future directions of the field. New to this edition are discussions of the impact on psychotherapy of multiculturalism, neuroscience, couples therapy, pharmacotherapy, spirituality and religion, and specialized research centers. Scholarly but engaging, comprehensive but accessible, this updated classic will prove ideal for students, practitioners, and libraries alike. John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychology and distinguished university fellow at the University of Scranton, editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, and a clinical psychologist in part-time practice. His recent coauthored books include Leaving It at the Office: Psychotherapist Self-Care; Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health and Addictions; Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology; and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis. Among Dr. Nor-cross's awards are the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training, Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice. Gary R. VandenBos, PhD, is the executive director of the Office of Publications and Databases of the American Psychological Association (APA). Among his books are Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice, Psychology and National Health Insurance, Clinical Geropsychology, Professional Liability and Risk Management, and Violence on the Job. He maintains a part-time practice and consults on treatment and research with violent patients. He received the Early Career Contribution to Psychotherapy and the Lifetime Contributions to Psychotherapy from APA Division 29 (Psychotherapy). Donald K. Freedheim, PhD, is professor emeritus of psychology at Case Western Reserve University and a past president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 29 (Psychotherapy). He edited the first edition of History of Psychotherapy(1992), in honor of the APA's centennial. In 2003, he edited History of Psychology, the first volume of the Handbook of Psychology. He also coedited The Clinical Child Documentation Sourcebook. For 10 years he edited the journal Psychotherapy. He also founded The Clinical Psychologist and Professional Psychology. He is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice and serves on the Trauma Response Team of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Sacred Stress

A Radically Different Approach to Using Life's Challenges for Positive Change
Author: George R. Faller, MS, LMFT,The Rev. Dr. Heather Wright
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736146
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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Learn how to understand and use your stress for positive change. With up-to-date analysis, real-life examples and spiritual practices, this book explores the effects of stress and ways to honor its symptoms. Rather than be limited by a perspective of distress, you can use stress as a catalyst for growth in all areas of life.

Kohut, Loewald and the Postmoderns

A Comparative Study of Self and Relationship
Author: Judith G. Teicholz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317771133
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
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In Kohut, Loewald, and the Postmoderns, Judith Teicholz, using the contemporary critique of Kohut and Loewald as a touchstone of inquiry into the current status of psychoanalysis, focuses on a select group of postmodern theorists whose recent writings comprise a questioning subtext to Kohut's and Loewald's ideas. Acutely aware of the important differences among these theorists, Teicholz nonetheless believes that their respective contributions, which present psychoanalysis as an interactive process in which the analyst's own subjectivity plays a constitutive role in the joint construction of meanings, achieve shared significance as a postmodern critique of Kohut and Loewald. She is especially concerned with the relationship - both theoretically and technically -between Kohut's emphasis on the analyst's empathic resonance with the analysand's viewpoint and affect, and the postmodern theorists' shared insistence on the expression of the analyst's own subjectivity in the treatment situation. Her analysis incorporates fine insight into the tensions and ambiguities in Kohut and Loewald, whose work ultimately emerges as a way station between modern and postmodern viewpoints, and her appreciation of Kohut and Loewald as transitional theorists makes for an admirably even-handed exposition. She emphasizes throughout the various ways in which Kohut and Loewald gave nascent expression to postmodern attitudes, but she is no less appreciative of the originality of postmodern theorists, who address genuine lacunae in the thought and writings of these exemplars of an earlier generation. Teicholz's examination of what she terms two overlapping "partial revolutions" in psychoanalysis - that of Kohut and Loewald on one hand and of the postmoderns on the other - throws an illuminating searchlight on the path psychoanalysis has traveled over the last quarter of the 20th century.

Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment

Author: Craig W. LeCroy,Elizabeth K. Anthony
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118128354
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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"Examines how to apply clinical theories to social work practice. Contains a wide range of cases described in rich detail by practitioners, scholars, and researchers. Chapters represent contexts and approaches across the social work spectrum, so students will get to glimpse into the clinical experience of a full range of professionals. Covers the most important areas in social work practice, including: child welfare and adoption, individual and group treatment, school and community settings, family treatment and parent training"--

Emotional Connection

The Story and Science of Preventing Conflict and Creating Lifetime Love
Author: Michael Regier,Paula Regier
Publisher: Mpr Press
ISBN: 9780998739700
Page: N.A
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Great relationship is about understanding the foundations of trust and secure emotional connection. Commitment alone is not enough to prevent infidelity or divorce. Story, Science & Therapy Sessions show reader how to create a safe and lifetime relationship. Includes 52 discussion questions. Written by Ph.D., relationship expert and EFT therapist.

Attachment Theory in Practice

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families
Author: Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462538249
Category: Psychology
Page: 276
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Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment--and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice--Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example. Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.

Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce

Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships
Author: William Joseph Doherty,Steven Michael Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781433827518
Category: Couples therapy
Page: 229
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This book presents a five-session protocol for distressed couples to learn about what has happened to their relationship and each person's contributions to the problems, with the goal of clarifying a direction for their marriage

People Before Things

Change Isn't an End-User Problem
Author: Chris Laping
Publisher: PBT Press
ISBN: 9780997368000
Category: Organizational change
Page: 184
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Why do some organizations succeed at delivering technology change and others don't? Quite simply, their leaders put people before things. Explore the head-slapping, intuitive conditions needed to enable and activate change. The motivation behind this book? Something is not working! Gallup reports the US economy loses $50-150 billion a year due to failed IT projects and 70% of all change initiatives fail. Intended for executives, project managers, and grassroots influencers alike, People Before Things helps leaders become CHANGE leaders.

Intimacy from the Inside Out

Courage and Compassion in Couple Therapy
Author: Toni Herbine-Blank,Donna M. Kerpelman,Martha Sweezy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134613644
Category: Psychology
Page: 206
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Couples in distress enter therapy holding two goals that they now experience as mutually exclusive: to feel loved and to feel understood. Toni Herbine-Blank’s powerful new brand of couple therapy, Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO), offers a comprehensive conceptual map for achieving both goals. In a tour de force of elegant case illustrations wrapped around clear instruction, this book shows the IFIO therapist working with the natural subdivisions – or parts – of the human mind in a dyad, guiding and supporting couples to understand how they project childhood injury into current relationships and then, feeling threatened, frustrated and angry, lose track of their underlying needs to feel safe, connected and loved. With a focus on generating internal attachment stability to sustain each partner through the moments when the other is unavailable, couples in IFIO therapy reconnect with their essential needs, change their conversations and learn to make requests that invite rather than threaten in order to get those needs met.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.