chapter  50
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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

ByBrent Bradley

Knowing this couple came in for couple therapy to “get back their intimacy,” the therapist responds with empathy while keying in on the adult love relationship between Mary and Fred-which is the core focus for longstanding change in emotionally focused therapy (EFT). “You guys have really been going through it with your son. You care about him or you wouldn’t be seeking help and working this hard on it. I bet it leaves you mentally and physically exhausted.”