Douglas Tilley, LCSW-C, Private Practice; Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT, Co-Founder, Ottawa Couple and Family Institute
Enactments in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Shaping Moments of Contact and Change
Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
© 2012 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 299–313, July 2013
How to Cite
Tilley, D. and Palmer, G. (2013), Enactments in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Shaping Moments of Contact and Change. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39: 299–313. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00305.x
The authors would like to acknowledge the work of Dr. Sue Johnson in making this article possible and to thank her for her mentorship and inspiration.
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2012
Emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) uses enactments to shape responsive attachment-significant contact and to change couple interaction. In this article, we show how EFT enactments differ from enactments in other therapy approaches, present a theory of EFT enactments, a model for creating EFT enactments, and an extended case example of an EFT enactment.