Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Co-Creating Clinical Maps for Change
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISBN 10: 1433818205
ISBN 13: 978-1433818202
•An approach for understanding client problems and planning interventions.
•Case studies representing a cross-section of clinical disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.
It is no small feat to provide readers with a clear and detailed outline of the core components of emotion-focused case formulation, complete with theory, stages, and application all within one text. Overall, the final result is a text that surely will make a significant contribution to the extant literature for EFT. --PsycCRITIQUES
From the Inside Flap
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT) views clinical disorders as, at base, emotional disorders. Case formulation in EFT represents an organizing framework and a map to help therapists specifically address these emotional problems.
This book presents a detailed, concrete, step-by-step process for constructing an emotion-focused case formulation, ready for use with clients. EFT case formulation focuses on the client's narrative content (the stories they tell) as well as emotional processing (how the client feels).
By attending to the interaction between these two things and paying particular attention to the painful emotion underlying the presenting problem, therapists can make moment-to-moment decisions about how to proceed in therapy. As a result, clients change maladaptive emotions and create more adaptive meaning of events and feelings.
The chapters present each stage of case formulation in depth, followed by case examples that apply the case formulation method to a cross-section of clinical disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders.