Research Emotionally Focused Therapy EFT

Q1 Research Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and identify two traditional family therapy models from which it was developed. Discuss ways to integrate this modality, typically a couple’s treatment, into a family system. How might the implementation and/or efficacy of this model impact those in same-sex relationships, and why?

Q2 sed on your research and textbook readings, what three trends do you believe are evolving the practice of family therapy and why? How does culture impact these trends?

Q3

PCN-521 Model Matrix

Directions:Below is a matrix you will use throughout this course to gather and organize information. It is suggested you save this document for future use as it will be a helpful study guide in preparation for your licensure exam.

CBT

Psychoanalytic

Bowen

Structural

Strategic

Experiential

Solution-focused

Narrative

Feminist

Key Figures

Ivan Pavlov, Watson, Thorndike, B.F.Skinner, and Bandura

Key Techniques

Downward Arrow, ABCs, match thoughts to feelings, replace unhelpful thoughts with useful thoughts, replace negative self-talk, and explore alternate schemas

How do problems arise and persist?

Recurring faulty cognitions result in problematic response patterns

Therapy Objectives

To modify specificpatterns of thinking / behaviors and to alleviate the presenting symptoms

How does change occur?

Changed beliefs lead to changed behaviors

Change occurs when contingencies of reinforcement are altered

Therapist Role

Ask questions to challenge assumptions rather than directly challenging

Teach family that emotional problems are caused by unrealistic beliefs

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