A task analysis of the withdrawer re-engagement event in emotionally focused couples therapy

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dc.contributor.advisor Spengler, Paul M.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Nicholas A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-21T15:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-21T15:08:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-17
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199828
dc.description.abstract A discovery-oriented task analysis was conducted to delineate what therapist interventions, behaviors, and responses and client emotional processes are involved in successful withdrawer re-engagement in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT is an empirically validated approach to treating couples. Withdrawer re-engagement is seen as a key element of the change process in EFT; yet limited research is available as to how the process is facilitated in session. Seven videotaped samples of successful withdrawer re-engagement were critically examined using task analytic methods. Therapist interventions and client emotional experiencing were assessed using the Emotion Focused Therapy Coding Scheme (EFT-CS) and the Experiencing Scale (EXP). Implications for future research, clinical practice, and training are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Man-woman relationships -- Psychological aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Therapist and patient.
dc.subject.lcsh Emotion-focused therapy.
dc.subject.lcsh Couples therapy.
dc.title A task analysis of the withdrawer re-engagement event in emotionally focused couples therapy en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1799589


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