Since its original publication in 1996, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy has been the definitive guide for couple therapists, supervisors, and students wishing to practice emotionally focused therapy.

This cutting-edge third edition addresses recent changes in the field of couple therapy, including updated research results relating to clinical interventions, expanded understandings of emotion regulation, adult attachment and neuroscience, and dynamic EFT applications for a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, sexual disorders, and PTSD. Chapters introduce micro-interventions for use in EFT couple sessions, as well as a systematic presentation of a macro set of interventions called the EFT Tango. Clinical examples are included throughout, bringing the in-session process of change alive, and two case chapters offer in-depth commentaries of Stage 1 and Stage 2 EFT sessions.

Written by the leading authority on emotionally focused therapy, this third edition is an essential reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals in the field of couple and marital therapy.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 1|23 pages

The Field of Couple Therapy and EFT

chapter 9|15 pages

Reaching for Secure Connection

chapter 10|11 pages

The Consolidation of a Secure Base: Stage 3

chapter 12|21 pages

EFFT: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

chapter 15|19 pages

A Stage 2 EFT Session

chapter |4 pages