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Educating counsellors, social workers and therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy throughout Australia.

Art psychotherapy can help people explore themselves through museum exhibits

Alison Coles, University of South Wales The idea of receiving psychotherapy in a museum might seem unusual. However, art psychotherapists are increasingly looking towards the rich resources of museums and galleries to aid them in their clinical work. Art therapy, or art psychotherapy, sees people expressing their feelings and experiences through art, as well as…
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Why everyone should know their attachment style

  If you’ve suffered from anxiety, depression or relationship problems, a psychological theory called “attachment theory” can help you get to the root cause of your difficulties and give you a greater understanding of what’s going on. Attachment theory was developed by British psychiatrist John Bowlby in the 1960s. The theory explains how our brains…
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The Transformative Power of Emotion-Focused Therapy

August 2018 IEFT Senior Lecturer, Dr Judith Ayre discusses The Transformative Power of Emotion-Focused Therapy

The Emotionally Focused Therapy view of emotion processing and practice

The Emotionally Focused Therapy view of emotion processing

Dr Judith Ayre, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Emotional Focused Therapy discusses what the essential ingredients are of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Are you looking to evaluate the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy in your interactions with your clients? A great way of deciding if the therapy is the right fit for your practice is the review what…
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Emotionally focused therapy blog

What is Emotionally Focused Therapy?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) was developed initially by Leslie Greenberg, Robert Elliott and Laura Rice. Others, including Jeanne Watson, Rhonda Goldman, Sandra Paivio and Antonio Pascual-Leone have made important contributions subsequently. EFT is an evidence-based therapy; based on a systematic program of outcome research on both efficacy and change processes that spans more than 20…
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