Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds (Google eBook)

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Guilford Press, Nov 3, 2011 - Psychology - 228 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Kim Winters - Goodreads

This book has inspired me to consider a future therapeutic focus of applying EFT to couples with trauma. Great (basic) overview of counseling theory behind trauma therapy, attachment and Emotionally ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carly - Goodreads

A lot of the concepts in this book wrre super valuable they style was repetitive and sluggish. I'm glad I finished it but it definitely took a concious choice to do so. Also, this is not a lay person book. Read full review

Contents

Trauma and Its Aftermath
14
CHAPTERS Attachment and Trauma
36
Assessment
62
Interventions
82
Defeating an Anxiety Disorder
133
The Trauma of Physical Illness
149
Couple Therapy with Combat Veterans
164
Attachment Injuries
181
Therapists Who Deal with Dragons
195
References
207
Index
223
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About the author (2011)

Susan M. Johnson, EdD, is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, Ottawa, Canada. Widely published, she is the main proponent of emotionally focused couple and family therapy, which she teaches extensively in North America and internationally. In 2005, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. The website for Dr. Johnson's work is www.eft.ca.