Case Studies in Emotion-Focused Treatment of Depression: A by Jeanne C. Watson

By Jeanne C. Watson

In Case reviews in Emotion-Focused therapy of melancholy: A comparability of fine and negative consequence, authors Jeanne C. Watson, Rhonda N. Goldman, and Leslie S. Greenberg provide a behind-closed-doors examine short emotion-focused treatment (EFT) within the therapy of melancholy, taking pictures the cutting-edge of this crucial and favourite treatment. Six in-depth case reports 3 of which lead to an excellent consequence and 3 in a terrible end result exemplify the rules of EFT and express how remedy progresses. The six consumers depicted fluctuate greatly of their heritage, personalities, and ideology in regards to the roots in their melancholy, vividly demonstrating the software of EFT throughout more than a few conditions. Meticulous session-by-session descriptions of the treatment strategy comprise broad discussion and postsession reviews utilizing a number of goal technique measures. those measures light up consumers' moment-to-moment cognitive-affective processing and their views on self and others. the focal point on therapists' strategic offerings deepens readers' knowing of the interplay among consumer and therapist as remedy unfolds. customer features that effect final result are in comparison and mentioned to aid therapists establish who could or won't take advantage of short EFT. eventually, the authors support readers extra fast determine whilst consumers might be having hassle briefly EFT and current a suite of healing innovations for operating with those consumers.

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In terms of his emotional processing, David showed characteristics of being both overaroused and underaroused. At times he was quite intellectual and very analytical when presenting his experience; at other times, particularly when recounting painful events, he was reactive and unreflective about his feelings. David cried easily in therapy sessions. Although he was aware of and able to label his feelings, it was hard for him to modulate and reflect on them. Consistent with his emotional processing, his nonverbal behavior, specifically his descriptions, was poignant, congruent, and coherent, and his vocal quality was 28 CASES WITH GOOD OUTCOME predominantly externalizing and emotional, indicating that he moved in and out of analyzing his experience and expressing his feelings.

Never reacted. You never did anything about that, you know. You must have known we were fearful—you were embarrassed about it. Therapist: David: Uh-huh. But you never did anything. You did nothing. Therapist: So is it possible that she didn't actually understand that you were fearful? David: Maybe so, maybe she was fearful too. Maybe she was just transmitting her fears .. Therapist: Uh-huh. David: ... to us. Therapist: David: Therapist: David: Therapist: David: Therapist: Do you think it was hard for her as well?

Therapist: David: Therapist: David: Therapist: David: So this side feels very scared. What do you need? I need protection. Stop scaring me; stand up for me. Why are you doing this? So this is very hurtful. It is undermining you. Yes, we live together but you don't help me, don't protect me. How does this side respond? I can see it is hard. I just don't know what to do. Therapist: Come over here. Can you tell this side what he needs to do? Can he stop scaring you? David: Yes! Stop scaring me. We need to work together.

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