Table of Contents
Acknowledgments - page 4
Chapter 1 Introduction - page 6 Part 1 - Theoretical Underpinnings Chapter 2 Generalised Anxiety Disorder - page 17 Chapter 3 Emotion-Focused Therapy - page 48 Chapter 4 Emotion-Focused Conceptualisation of GAD - Transformation Model - page 72 Part 2 - Building Blocks of Delivering EFT for GAD Chapter 5 Therapeutic Relationship Promoting Emotional Transformation - page 104 Chapter 6 Conceptualising GAD through the Feared Core Pain - page 119 Chapter 7 Overcoming Avoidance - Working with Worry - page 141 Part 3 - Transformative Work Chapter 8 Accessing and Transforming Core Emotional Pain - page 178 Part 4 - Practicalities of Delivering EFT for GAD Chapter 9 Adapting Therapeutic Strategy - page 251 Chapter 10 Incorporating EFT in Therapist's Repertoire - page 277 References - page 286
Ladislav Timulak is Course Director of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. He has authored a number of publications, and is currently involved in the training of psychologists and psychotherapists. James McElvaney is Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Trinity College Dublin as well as a counselling psychologist at the Central Remedial Clinic Dublin.
`Take this journey into the dense jungle of clients' experience of GAD. This wonderful book on how to work therapeutically with the painful emotions of these clients provides a virtual feast of theory, practice, bottom up research and case examples. If you want to deepen your practice with GAD clients you must not miss reading this book. Good for beginners and experienced clinicians alike.' Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada `Building on Timulak's previous book, Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy, this book illuminates the extension of Emotion-Focused Therapy to Generalized Anxiety with a high level of clarity and precision, while also staying true to humanistic therapy values and the clinical complexities of a challenging client population. Timulak and McElvaney manage to encompass the different main threads that have emerged in EFT over the past 25 years, while also providing an up-to-date presentation of the latest developments. It is a very impressive achievement.' Robert Elliott, Ph.D., Professor of Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Scotland `This volume is the innovative development of emotion-focused therapy and may ignite a paradigm shift in the understanding and treatment of GAD that has long been dominated by cognitive-behavioral therapy. What is unique about this book and Timulak and McElvaney's approach is that every aspect of their treatment model is supported by research findings, which validate its effectiveness and delineate a conceptual framework for tracking client progress to determine when and how to intervene in order to best facilitate emotional transformation...' Shigeru Iwakabe, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Science Division, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan