University of Ottawa, Canada
|• The EFT model fits very well with recent research on the nature of marital distress and satisfaction, which focuses on the quality of emotional engagement, the power of negative interaction patterns, and the need for soothing responsiveness in close relationships. There is an empirical basis to the belief that EFT interventions are “on target.” At the moment, EFT appears to achieve the most positive outcomes of any marital interventions, in terms of both helping clients reach recovery from marital distress and maintaining these results over time (Johnson, Hunsley, Greenberg, & Schindler, 1999). Research into the process of change also aids the therapist in the construction of key change events (Johnson & Greenberg, 1988).|
|• EFT has a clear and empirically validated theory of adult relatedness in the form of attachment theory, which has, in the last decade, generated a plethora of creative research on adult love relationships (Cassidy & Shaver, 1999; Johnson & Whiffen, 2003).|
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Publication information: Book title: Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples. Contributors: Thomas L. Sexton - Editor, Gerald R. Weeks - Editor, Michael S. Robbins - Editor. Publisher: Brunner-Routledge. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2003. Page number: 263.
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