Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: A Treatment for Depression and Anxiety
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
This systematic review aimed to examine emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and its effectiveness as a treatment for couples suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were created and databases were searched for relevant literature. Five articles were used as data for this study. Based on the findings, five areas of focus were uncovered that support the claim that EFT may be an effective treatment for couples suffering from symptoms of depression and anxiety. More research must be done in order to assert this claim of effectiveness. Practitioners, clients, and researchers would benefit from further research in this area of EFT and its effectiveness in treating depression and anxiety symptoms among couples.
mental health disorders, attachment theory, emotionally focused therapy, EFT, couples, couples therapy
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Reinitz, Courtney, "Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: A Treatment for Depression and Anxiety" (2018). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 835.