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Emotion-Focused Counselling in Action

Emotion-Focused Counselling in Action

  • Robert Elliott - University of Strathclyde, UK, University of Toledo, USA, Auburn University, Montgomery, USA
  • Leslie Greenberg - York University, Toronto, Canada

March 2021 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the definitive introduction to the theory and practice of emotion-focused counselling. Starting with an introduction to the main theory and concepts, it then guides you through the counselling phases from beginning to end. The final chapter extends your learning by examining different client populations, process research, and ways of monitoring your practice.

Chapters include features such as case studies and transcripts, further reading sections and reflective exercises that help you to enhance your understanding of the approach.

1. Emotion-Focused Counselling and the Person-Centred-Experiential Approach
2. Emotion Theory in Emotion-Focused Counselling
3. Deepening and Transforming Emotion
4. Beginning Emotion-Focused Counselling: Fostering the Relationship and Beginning the Work
5. Early Working Phase: Unfolding and Focusing
6. Early Working Phase: Two Chair Work
7. Late Working Phase: Empty Chair Work for Unresolved Relational Issues
8. Late Working Phase: Empathic Affirmation & Compassionate Self Soothing
9. Consolidation Phase: The Work of Ending Well
10. Next Steps in Emotion-Focused Counselling
Appendix II - Person–centred & experiential psychotherapy scale-eft-t supplement
Appendix III - Person–Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy Scale-EFT Observer-Rating Version
Appendix IIII - Helpful Aspects of Therapy Form (H.A.T.)

Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott, Ph.D., is Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde.  He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Toledo (Ohio). In collaboration with Leslie Greenberg and Laura Rice, he developed Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).  He delivers EFT training internationally and within the UK.  He serves on the board of the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy.  He is co-author of Facilitating emotional change (1993), Learning emotion-focused psychotherapy (2004), Research methods in... More About Author

Leslie Greenberg

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto. Born in South Africa and originally an engineer where he came to believe in tacit knowledge, that we know more than we can say, he switched to psychology in 1970 and trained in both Person Centered and Gestalt therapy. He has been engaged in psychotherapy research for over 40 years. He has authored major texts on Emotion Focused Therapy starting with the first books on Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986) and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988) and, Facilitating Emotional Change, with Laura Rice and Robert Elliott. More... More About Author