Emotionally Focused couple Therapy (EFT) is a short-term (8-20 sessions) therapeutic approach that was formulated in the 1980s; it has its roots in the science of adult attachment, and its purpose is to expand understanding of what is going on inside each and every member of a couple, which will thus guide the therapist in the process of re-establishing a secure bond in the couple.
Advantages of the emotion-centered therapeutic approach (EFT):
- EFT is based on clear and explicit conceptualizations of marital stress and adult love. These conceptualizations are strongly supported by empirical research on marital stress and adult attachment;
- EFT is a collaborative, humanistic, non-judgmental approach;
- The interventions and strategies for change are specific and clear. There is a clear map with 9 steps as stages of intervention and 3 major change events;
- EFT has application on different kinds of problems and different populations.
Objectives of emotion-centered therapy (EFT):
- To expand and reorganize important emotional responses – music for attachment dance;
- To create a change in the interaction positions of the partners and to initiate new interaction circulars;
- To support the creation of a secure link between the two partners.
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