Informational Resources on Couples Counseling and Individual Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?
Dr. Sue Johnson provides a brief summary of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the leading edge, empirically validated form of therapy which is taught all over the world. EFT is based on the last 50 yrs of scientific research on bonding: bonding between mother and child and romantic bonds between partners. EFT provides a map to what matters in intimate relationships: how they work, how they go wrong, and what is needed to put them right.

Attachment In Action
This article discusses attachment theory, which is foundational for EFT. The article also discusses research supporting the efficacy of EFT, and gives a short example of what Emotionally Focused Therapy looks like in the room. The article is two and a half pages long, and is a short read.
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EFT Research
This paper gives a short summary of EFT research, and also lists more detailed research papers on EFT. Unfortunately most of the referenced papers are on sites that require logins, but the summary at the top of the page does provide helpful information.
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What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?
This is Psychology Today's overview of EFT. It is concise and presents a high level explanation of EFT.
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Gottman Method Couples Therapy

The Gottman Method
This article on the Gottman website outlines key principles to Gottman method couples counseling, including goals of the Gottman Method approach, an explanation of the Sound Relationship House, and tools used to help strengthen romantic relationships.
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John Gottman's book discusses the seven researched principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. These principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy.
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