Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples
Love Heals is an essential guide that integrates emotionally focused therapy (EFT) with cultural humility. It provides a pathbreaking, evidence-based model of a couple’s work that reinforces the bond between partners in the face of race-based distress.
Using real-life case studies, Guillory explores and brings a deep understanding of the legacy of racial trauma and the cultural strengths of African American couples.
The book’s chapters focus on several key clinical issues in the field, such as communication problems, anxiety, infidelity, depression, and porn.
Each case study is enhanced by consultation with EFT master therapist Sue Johnson.
The book is essential text for students and mental health professionals looking to provide culturally competent, therapeutic interventions.
It will also appeal to psychologists, mental health workers, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and religious leaders.
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, shares her groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships.
The message of Hold Me Tight is simple:
Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, grand romantic gestures, or experimenting with new sexual positions.
Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are emotionally attached to and dependent on your partner for nurturing, soothing, and protection.
Dr. Johnson teaches that to enhance or save a relationship is to be open, attuned, and responsive to each other and to reestablish an emotional connection.
She focuses on key moments in a relationship and uses them as touchpoints for healing conversations.
You will learn how to nurture, protect, and grow your relationship through stories from her practice, illuminating advice, and practical exercises.
Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous.
Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life.
Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our “love sense” — our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.
Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival.
Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more.
Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.
Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families
Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment – and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice – Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.
The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families.
The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory, providing proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example.
Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.
The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (Basic Principles into Practice)
Since its original publication in 1996, this volume has been a helpful guide to therapists in emotionally focused therapy.
This second edition addresses the many changes in the field of couple therapy, including updated research results linked to clinical intervention and new information on using EFT to address depression and PTSD.
In addition, a new section covers the growth of couples therapy as a field and its overall relevance to the mental health field, accompanied by coverage of how recent research into the nature of marital distress is consonant with EFT.
Other additions include sections on EFT and feminism and cultural competence for the EFT therapist. Written by a leading authority on emotionally focused couples and marital therapy, this second edition is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals.