Process Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy

1762 WordsNov 2, 20158 Pages
Process Experiential Emotion-Focused Therapy (PEEFT) is an approach used to improve the regulation, expression, acceptance, integration and transformation of emotional experiences. Emotions govern the way we interact with the world around us and serve as the primary driver of decision making, allowing us to identify potential risk and understanding personal needs and desires. The process of Emotion Focused therapy (EFT) is essentially to improve overall emotional intelligence by working with the clients current emotional experiences, understanding maladaptive emotional scheme that may be preventing the clients personal growth and impeding on their everyday life and experiencing. The EFT therapist guides the client through a process of awareness and expression of emotions that can then be understood, reflected upon, integrated and transformed to add meaning to their personal experiences. This review focuses on two 10 segments extracted from a counselling session based primarily on the use of the intentional Emotion Focused Therapy, counselling interventions. The first transcript models a more constructive use of the EFT approach, whereas the second segment highlights a less effective use of the EFT interventions, which can be seen in the client’s storytelling and the stagnation in the session during the second segment. The client in this session presented with a desire to become more of an authority figure in various aspects of his life. His previous experiences working
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