Emotion-focused therapy

Elliott, Robert; Sanders, Pete, ed. (2012) Emotion-focused therapy. In: The tribes of the person-centred nation. PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye, pp. 103-130. ISBN 9781906254551

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Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), also known as process-experiential therapy, integrates active therapeutic methods from gestalt and other humanistic therapies within the frame of a person-centred relationship (Elliott, Watson, Goldman & Greenberg, 2004). EFT updates person-centred and gestalt therapies by incorporating contemporary emotion theory and affective neuroscience, dialectical constructivism, and contemporary attachment theory. In this chapter, I review the current status of EFT, summarising its history, theory, practice, and outcome evidence.