EF Reading Group


EF Reading Group


This is a reading group for practitioners who are working in the Emotion-Focused approach. This is an opportunity to read the current texts and consider them in the light of the Annandale approach. We want to have a reading group that meets every 2 months, 9.30-12.30pm. The group itself will organise to run the reading group, taking turns to present or discuss or facilitate the reading of the chapters. Michelle will coordinate this process.

Dates: 1 March, 10 May, 5 July, 23 August, 25 October, 13 December

If you are interested in participating, please contact Michelle for further details prior to making payment via the link below.

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Reading Material

There are 2 new books out that we may discuss at our first meeting:

·      Clinical Handbook of Emotion-Focused Therapy (2019) by Leslie Greenberg and Rhonda Goldman

·      Attachment Theory in Practice (2019) by Susan Johnson.

Clinical Handbook of Emotion-Focused Therapy (2019)

Edited by Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, and Rhonda N. Goldman, PhD

Through emotion-focused Therapy (EFT), clients learn to rule their emotions, instead of letting their emotions rule them. With guidance from a skilled EFT therapist to help them identify, experience, accept, and tolerate difficult emotions, people can learn to regulate, explore, make sense of, transform, and flexibly manage their emotions. As a result, they are able to respond adaptively to situations as they arise. EFT therapists help individuals and couples engage in productive emotional processing. They also offer methods to help clients become aware of their emotional needs.

In this book, Leslie S. Greenberg and Rhonda N. Goldman have gathered experts to offer a comprehensive tour of EFT research and applications for all common mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, interpersonal trauma, personality disorders, and eating disorders.

Readers will learn to:

·       conceptualise clients' core emotions in order to form a focus of therapy

·       guide clients through the process of emotional change

·       structure therapy in an ongoing fashion

·       recognise key emotional markers

·       facilitate the tasks needed to move to the next phase

Attachment Theory in Practice (2019)

by Susan Johnson

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 as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example. Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.