Robert Elliott, Jeanne C. Watson, Rhonda N. Goldman, and Leslie S. Greenberg, the key founders of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Using extensive case studies as well as sharing their own experiences, the writers show how this approach works, and how the use of these techniques can bring about change.

This book consists of three sections. Section one introduces the process-experiential therapy and states the “must haves” to successfully deploy EFT. For example, observing client responses (Chapter 4) and facilitating them (Chapter 9) in therapy sessions. Section two covers the different EFT tasks such as two-chair dialogue (Chapter 11) and empty-chair dialogue (Chapter 12). The various obstacles to applying such an approach, paying particular detail to different clinical problems and on how to deal with them, are covered in the third section.

Learners of EFT who have attended workshops would find it useful to start from the second section, because this is where the action is. For those who are less familiar with EFT, it would be helpful to start from section one.

Commonly known as the textbook for EFT, Learning Emotion-Focused Therapy: The Process-Experiential Approach To Change is detailed and invaluable to all levels of EFT practitioners, from the novice to the more skilled.