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Book Review: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection

Author: Date: August 27, 2012

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Winston Smith evaluates a book on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is one of the new third-generation behavioral therapies. The first generation was about behavior and reinforcement and the second, arising in the 1960s, added cognition and stoic philosophy. This newest generation adds emotions to the picture, and considers people in relationship rather than in stoic isolation. Smith assesses both the provocative strengths and the underlying shortcomings of EFT.

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