Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: How It Works & Who It Can Help
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “Core Concepts of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy” and “3 Emotion Focused Couples Therapy Techniques”. Added “Benefits of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy”. New material written by Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
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Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS