1st Edition

The Emotionally Focused Casebook New Directions in Treating Couples

    416 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Furrow, Johnson, Bradley, Introduction. Part I: Foundations for Innovation. Furrow, Bradley, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Making the Case for Effective Couple Therapy. Johnson, The Attachment Perspective on the Bonds of Love: A Prototype for Relationship Change. Bradley, New Insights into Change in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Part II: Application of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Denton, Coffee, Depression: Enemy of the Attachment Bond. Stiell, Gailey, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Living with Aphasia. Naaman, Radwan, Johnson, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in Chronic Medical Illness: Working with the Aftermath of Breast Cancer. Johnson, Faller, Dancing with the Dragon of Trauma: Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Who Stand in Harm's Way. Landau-North, Johnson, Dagleish, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Addiction. Zuccarini, Johnson, Treating Sexual Issues in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Makinen, Ediger, Rebuilding Bonds After the Traumatic Impact of Infidelity. Part III: Specific Treatment Populations and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Furrow, Palmer, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Remarried Couples: Making New Connections and Facing Competing Attachments. Liu, Wittenborn, Emotionally Focused Therapy with Culturally Diverse Couples. Zuccarini, Karos, Emotionally Focused Therapy with Gay and Lesbian Couples: Strong Identities, Strong Bonds. Furrow, Johnson, Bradley, Amodeo, Spiritually and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Exploring Common Ground. Furrow, Bradley, Johnson, Conclusion: Lessons Learned: Expanding the Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.


    James L. Furrow, PhD, is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Department of Marriage and Family at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He routinely conducts workshops and training events for therapists exploring use of the EFT model in their practice.

    Susan M. Johnson, EdD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at The University of Ottawa, a Research Professor at Alliant University's Department of Marital and Family Therapy, and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is one of the originators and the main proponent of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

    Brent Bradley, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Family Therapy Program at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. Dr. Bradley is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer, and is an active researcher, writer, and presenter. His ongoing trainings, presentations, and research activities can be found at www.theeftzone.com.


    "Another masterpiece! Sue Johnson and her colleagues provide us a most-welcome and very compelling EFT casebook that convincingly demonstrates how widely relevant EFT is to working with distressed couples." - Alan S. Gurman, University of Wisconsin, USA

    "This new, exciting volume extends Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy beyond the treatment of general relationship distress to a broad spectrum of emotional and physical health concerns. This is a "must read" for every couple and family therapist and a treasure of clinical wisdom and practical advice." - Douglas K. Snyder, Texas A&M University, USA, and coauthor of Getting Past the Affair and Treating Difficult Couples

    "This brilliantly interweaves theory and clinical examples as well as research and practice. It is filled with fascinating clinical examples that can help the therapist or student get inside the head of expert EFT therapists to conduct treatment and intervene effectively." - Jay Lebow, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

    "A treasure trove of creative and practical information on treating couples with a wide range of problems. Each chapter is valuable on its own, and together they make a remarkable compendium of the best wisdom of EFT." - William J. Doherty, University of Minnesota, USA, and author of Take Back Your Marriage

    "This casebook is not simply a complement to current EFT literature; it is a thorough and comprehensive guide to the inner workings of emotionally focues therapy and its practical benefits." - Jacqueline Carleton, Ph.D., Somatic Psychotherapy Today