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Introduction to Emotion-Focused Therapy

THY-EFT-100

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Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is a Mind-Body Therapy. The most recent neuroscience studies and trauma-informed treatment emphasize the significance of using nonverbal, body-oriented, bottom-up systems to address most emotional issues successfully. Stressful and traumatic situations cause or exacerbate the large bulk of emotional and psychological issues. As a result, holistic techniques are becoming increasingly popular with patients.

Everyone wants an evidence-based, mind-body therapy that can quickly address stressful or traumatic experiences and memories with long-lasting outcomes. Because mind-body techniques enable you to work on numerous levels at once, it is critical to use an evidence-based method that has been proven to be beneficial in addressing anxiety, trauma, depression, and other conditions. In addition, it is essential to have a professional-level grasp of energy psychology that can integrate with our existing framework and abilities. This short course is an excellent opportunity for you because it will provide you with a thorough understanding of EFT.

This course:

  • offers a rudimentary review of EFT, a therapeutic approach centred on the idea that emotions are central to one’s identity. This short-term therapy is meant to help adults strengthen their attachment and bonding.
  • explains the origins and evolution of EFT. EFT theory was established mainly by Leslie Greenberg and is centred on scientific research into the individual emotional experience. It’s a humanistic treatment method that aims to help individuals accept, manage, comprehend, and express their feelings more effectively.
  • describes the strategies that are employed in EFT. The formation of two fundamental abilities is usually the focus of EFT sessions. These are increasing recognition and acceptance of one’s emotions, learning to convert emotions, and better using the details they provide to prevent harmful or detrimental behaviours and other consequences of some emotions.
  • discusses how therapists who use this method listen and question with empathy, non-judgment, and reflection to assist the individuals in therapy gain a more profound knowledge of their feelings. In addition, couples experiencing conflict, distress, or poor communication may benefit from EFT.
  • explains the perks and efficacy of EFT. It is helpful in a wide variety of situations. It can unwind instinctive, counterproductive impulses that put relationships in jeopardy. As a therapeutic model, it has a lot of advantages.
  • covers the limitations of EFT. It clarifies that EFT is unable to address all issues. EFT will only go so far if you have particular psychological difficulties like anxiety or impulse control. Anxiety and impulse control affect your ideas, feelings, sensations, and emotions.

Learning Goal

Learners will explore how EFT can help to boost self-esteem, control emotions, and create new meaning. They will also recognize that EFT is a neo-humanistic, experience-based treatment approach that has been reconstructed according to modern emotion theory and affective neuroscience.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the main concepts and application fields of EFT,
  • Understand the importance of emotions inside a therapeutic process,
  • Understand how to deal with feelings in psychotherapy,
  • Understand the fundamentals of two therapeutic activities:
    • knowing the key therapeutic duties and mastering the main concepts of EFT
    • being ready to recognize the critical indicators of emotional processing issues in EFT and being willing to explore personal concerns empathically.

Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinical Supervision

Connect with one of our seasoned, well-trained clinical supervisors to enhance your time with clients and receive guidance that benefits your practice. Clinical Supervision is a valuable part of counsellor development because it provides the perfect bridge between theory and practice. You get the personalized attention you need when designing the best way to help your client!

References

Module 1

Benson LA, Sevier M, Christensen A. The impact of behavioral couple therapy on attachment in distressed couples. J Marital Fam Ther. 2013;39(4):407-20. doi:10.1111/jmft.12020 - Link

Papp LM, Kouros CD, Cummings EM. Demand-withdraw patterns in marital conflict in the home. Pers Relatsh. 2009;16(2):285-300. - Link

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

Johnson SM, Burgess Moser M, Beckes L, et al. Soothing the threatened brain: Leveraging contact comfort with emotionally focused therapy. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(11):e79314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079314 - Link

Gabatz RIB, Schwartz E, Milbrath VM, Carvalho HCW, Lange C, Soares MC. Formation and disruption of bonds between caregivers and institutionalized children. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018;71(suppl 6):2650-2658. doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0844 - Link

Beasley CC, Ager R. Emotionally focused couple’s therapy: A systematic review of its effectiveness over the past 19 years. J Evid Based Soc Work. 2019; 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1563013 - Link

Greenberg, L. S. (2004, January 29). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/cpp.388 - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

International Society for Emotion Focused Physical Therapy: “Changing Emotions with Emotions.” - Link

Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry: “Emotion-Focused Therapy: A Clinical Synthesis.” - Link

Module 2

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

Goldman, R. N., Watson, J. C., and Greenberg, L. S. (2011, June 5). Contrasting two clients in emotion-focused therapy for depression 2: The case of 'Eloise,’ ‘It’s like opening the windows and letting the fresh air come in.' Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 7, 305-338. doi: 10.14713/pcsp. v7i2.1093 - Link

What is emotion focused therapy? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iseft.org/What-is-EFT

Johnson SM, Burgess Moser M, Beckes L, et al. Soothing the threatened brain: Leveraging contact comfort with emotionally focused therapy. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(11):e79314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079314 - Link

Gabatz RIB, Schwartz E, Milbrath VM, Carvalho HCW, Lange C, Soares MC. Formation and disruption of bonds between caregivers and institutionalized children. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018;71(suppl 6):2650-2658. doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0844 - Link

Beasley CC, Ager R. Emotionally focused couple’s therapy: A systematic review of its effectiveness over the past 19 years. J Evid ased BSoc Work. 2019; 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1563013 - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

Greenberg, L. S. (2004, January 29). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/cpp.388 - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

Module 3

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

Greenberg, L. S. (2004, January 29). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/cpp.388 - Link

Van Nuys, D. (n.d.). An interview with Leslie Greenberg, PhD, on emotion-focused therapy. Retrieved from http://gulfbend.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=docid=36618cn=91

What is emotion focused therapy? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iseft.org/What-is-EFT

What is emotion-focused therapy (EFT)? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.emotionfocusedclinic.org/whatis.htm

Wiebe SA, Johnson SM. A review of the research in emotionally focused therapy for couples. Fam Process. 2016 Sep;55(3):390-407. doi:10.1111/famp.12229 - Link

Beasley CC, Ager R. Emotionally focused couple’s therapy: A systematic review of its effectiveness over the past 19 years. J Evid ased BSoc Work. 2019; 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1563013 - Link

Papp LM, Kouros CD, Cummings EM. Demand-withdraw patterns in marital conflict in the home. Pers Relatsh. 2009;16(2):285-300. - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

Module 4

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

Johnson SM, Burgess Moser M, Beckes L, et al. Soothing the threatened brain: Leveraging contact comfort with emotionally focused therapy. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(11):e79314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079314 - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

Greenberg, L. S. (2004, January 29). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/cpp.388 - Link

Gabatz RIB, Schwartz E, Milbrath VM, Carvalho HCW, Lange C, Soares MC. Formation and disruption of bonds between caregivers and institutionalized children. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018;71(suppl 6):2650-2658. doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0844 - Link

Wiebe SA, Johnson SM. A review of the research in emotionally focused therapy for couples. Fam Process. 2016 Sep;55(3):390-407. doi:10.1111/famp.12229 - Link

Beasley CC, Ager R. Emotionally focused couple’s therapy: A systematic review of its effectiveness over the past 19 years. J Evid ased BSoc Work. 2019; 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1563013 - Link

Jones, L. K. Emotionally focused therapy with couples — the social work connection. Social Work Today. 2019;9(3):18. - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry: “Emotion-Focused Therapy: A Clinical Synthesis.” - Link

Module 5

Goldman, R. N., Watson, J. C., and Greenberg, L. S. (2011, June 5). Contrasting two clients in emotion-focused therapy for depression 2: The case of 'Eloise,' 'It's like opening the windows and letting the fresh air come in.' Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 7, 305-338. tdoi: 10.14713/pcsp.v7i2.1093 - Link

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

Greenberg, L. S. (2004, January 29). Emotion-focused therapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 11, 3-16. doi: 10.1002/cpp.388 - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry: “Emotion-Focused Therapy: A Clinical Synthesis.” - Link

Papp LM, Kouros CD, Cummings EM. Demand-withdraw patterns in marital conflict in the home. Pers Relatsh. 2009;16(2):285-300. - Link

Johnson SM, Burgess Moser M, Beckes L, et al. Soothing the threatened brain: Leveraging contact comfort with emotionally focused therapy. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(11):e79314. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079314 - Link

Gabatz RIB, Schwartz E, Milbrath VM, Carvalho HCW, Lange C, Soares MC. Formation and disruption of bonds between caregivers and institutionalized children. Rev Bras Enferm. 2018;71(suppl 6):2650-2658. doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0844 - Link

Module 6

Jones, L. K. Emotionally focused therapy with couples — the social work connection. Social Work Today. 2019;9(3):18. - Link

Wiebe SA, Johnson SM. A review of the research in emotionally focused therapy for couples. Fam Process. 2016 Sep;55(3):390-407. doi:10.1111/famp.12229 - Link

What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)? - Link

Beasley CC, Ager R. Emotionally focused couple’s therapy: A systematic review of its effectiveness over the past 19 years. J Evid ased BSoc Work. 2019; 3:1-16. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2018.1563013 - Link

Van Nuys, D. (n.d.). An interview with Leslie Greenberg, PhD, on emotion-focused therapy. Retrieved from http://gulfbend.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=docid=36618cn=91

What is emotion focused therapy? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iseft.org/What-is-EFT

What is emotion-focused therapy (EFT)? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.emotionfocusedclinic.org/whatis.htm

Good Therapy: “Emotion-Focused Therapy.” - Link

WebMD: "What is Emotion-Focused Therapy" - Link

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