Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds

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Guilford Press, Jan 1, 2002 - 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 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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Page 219 - Simpson, JA, & Rholes, WS (1994). Stress and secure base relationships in adulthood. In K. Bartholomew & D. Perlman (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships: Vol. 5.
Page 210 - Davila, J., Karney, BR, & Bradbury, TN (1999). Attachment change processes in the early years of marriage.
Page 219 - Simpson, JA, Rholes, WS, & Nelligan, JS (1992). Support seeking and support giving within couples in an anxiety-provoking situation: The role of attachment styles. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 434-446. Simpson, JA, Rholes, WS, & Phillips, D. (1996). Conflict in close relationships: An attachment perspective. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 71, 899-914.

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Susan M. Johnson, EdD, has a doctorate in counseling psychology and is a registered psychologist in the city of Ottawa, Canada. She is one of the originators and the main proponent of emotionally focused couple therapy. This approach, which is also used with families, integrates experiential and systemic perspectives and has been extensively empirically validated. Dr. Johnson is Professor of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute. She is also Research Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. In 2000, she received the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award. She is a well-known international presenter on couple therapy, adult attachment, emotion in psychotherapy, and working with traumatized couples.

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