Emotion Focused Therapy Approach Therapy

2170 Words Nov 28th, 2016 9 Pages
Case Study
Khadija Bhura
University of Toronto

If this was your client, which therapy approach would you use to treat her and why?
Jane is a 27-year-old woman who is currently undergoing a divorce from an emotionally abusive husband. If Jane was my client, I would choose to use Emotion-Focused therapy to treat her. The most important reason being that it is essential that the client receives responsible care and obtains reliable results. Emotion-Focused therapy is an empirically supported treatment (Greenberg, 2010). More specifically, Emotion-Focused therapy has been shown to be effective at treating several of the problems Jane presents to therapy. Emotion-Focused therapy has been shown to be effective at alleviating depressive symptoms in several different studies (Greenberg, 2010). Additionally, Emotion-Focused therapy has been found to be a successful treatment for survivors of abuse (Greenberg, 2010). Furthermore, Emotion-Focused therapy has been shown to be effective at improving interpersonal problems and prompting forgiveness (Greenberg, 2010). Emotion-Focused therapy may prompt the client to choose to seek the support of her family and friends, with whom she is currently facing interpersonal problems. If mending her relationships proves to be unsuccessful, Emotion-Focused therapy could aid the client in forgiving her family and friends, as a valuable step towards moving forward on her own. The client may also find forgiveness to be conducive towards…
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