Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds
This book provides a theoretical framework and an innovative model of intervention for distressed couples whose relationships are affected b y the echoes of trauma. Combining attachment theory, trauma research, and emotionally focused therapeutic techniques, Susan M. Johnson guide s the clinician in modifying the interactional patterns that maintain traumatic stress and fostering positive, healing relationships among s urvivors and their partners. In-depth case material brings to life the process of assessment and treatment with couples coping with the impa ct of different kinds of trauma, including childhood abuse, serious il lness, and combat experiences. The concluding chapter features valuabl e advice on therapist self-care.
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