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International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
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Most chapters contain transcripts of therapy sessions.

  1. Johnson, S.M. (in press) Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. In H Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Sage Press
  2. Greenman, P.S., Faller, G. & Johnson, S.M. (2011)  Finding the words:  Working with Men in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples.  In D. Shepard & M. Haraway (Eds).  Engaging Men in Couples Therapy. pp. 91-116.  New York: Routledge.
  3. Greenman, P., Young, M. & Johnson, S.M. (2009) Emotionally Focused Therapy With Intercultural Couples. In M. Rastogi, & V. Thomas (Eds.) Multicultural Couple Therapy, pp. 143-166. Los Angeles. Sage
  4. Johnson. S.M. (2009) Extravagant Emotion: Understanding and Transforming Love Relationships in Emotionally Focused Therapy. In  D. Fosha, D. Siegel, D.,  & M. Solomon (Eds.), The Healing Power of Emotion: Neurobiological Understandings & Therapeutic Perspectives, pp. 257-279. New York: Norton.
  5. Johnson, S.M. & Bradley, B. (2009) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. In J. Bray & M. Stanton (Eds.), Handbook of Family Psychology. pp. 402-416.  New York: Blackwell Publishing
  6. Johnson, S.M. & Courtois, C. (2009) Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in the Aftermath of Complex Developmental Trauma. In C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Eds.) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence based guide. pp. 371-390.  New York: Guilford
  7. Johnson, S.M. & Woolley, S. (2009)  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: An Attachment Intervention. In G. Griffith (Ed.) The American Psychiatric Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments in Psychiatry. pp. 553-580.  Washington, DC.: APA Press.
  8. Johnson, S.M. (2009) Attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy: Perfect Partners. In J. Obegi & E. Berant (Eds.), Attachment Theory and Research in Clinical Work with Adults.  pp. 410-433.  New York. Guilford.
  9. Johnson, S.M. (2008)  Couple and Family Therapy: An Attachment Perspective. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.) Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research and Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition.pp. 811-832.  New York: Guilford Press.
  10. Macintosh, H.B. & Johnson, S.M. (2007) Forgive and Forget: A comparison of EFT and CBT Models of Forgiveness and Intervention in the Context of Couple Infidelity. In P. Peluso (Ed.), Infidelity: A Practitioners Guide to Working With Couples in Crisis, pp. 127-148. New York: Routledge.
  11. Lafontaine, M.F., Johnson-Douglas, S.M., Gingras, N. & Denton, W. (2007) Thérapie de couple axée sur l'émotion. In J. Wright, S. Sabourin, & Y. Lussier (Eds), La psychothérapie de couple: un guide clinique. pp. 277-312. Sainte-Foy, Canada : Presse de L'Université du Québec.
  12. Woolley, S. & Johnson, S.M. (2006) Emotionally Focused Interventions. In J. Lebow (Ed.) Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy, pp. 384-405. New York: Wiley
  13. Bradley, B. & Johnson, S.M. (2005) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: An Integrative Contemporary Approach. In M. Haraway (Ed.), Couples Therapy, pp. 179-193. New York: Wiley & Son.
  14. Macintosh, H. & Johnson,S.M. (2005) Hanging on to a Heartbeat: Emotionally Focused Therapy as a Resource for Couples Dealing with the Trauma of Coronary Heart Disease. In E. Molinari (Ed.),Italian handbook of clinical psychology and heart disease ( Mente & Cuore: clinica psicologica della malattia cardiaca) pp. 317-342.  And reprinted in English by Springer, pp 391-412.
  15. Johnson, S.M. (2005) An Emotionally Focused Approach to Infidelity. In F. Piercy (Ed.), Handbook on Treating Infidelity , pp. 17- 29. New York: Haworth Press.
  16. Johnson, S.M. (2005)   Emotion and the Repair of Close Relationships.  In W. Pinsof & J. Lebow (Eds.), Family Psychology: The Art of the Science, pp. 91-113. New York. Oxford University Press.
  17. Johnson, S.M. (2004) Attachment Theory:  A Guide for Healing Couple Relationships. In W. S. Rholes & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), Adult Attachment, pp. 367-387.  New York. Guilford Press.
  18. Bradley, B. & Johnson, S.M. (2004) Task Analysis of Couple and Family Change Events. In D. Sprenkle & F. Piercy (Eds.), Research Methods in Family Therapy, 2nd Edition, pp. 254-271. New York, Guilford Press.
  19. Johnson, S.M. (2004) Facing the Dragon Together: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Trauma Survivors. In D. Catherall (Ed.), Handbook of Stress, Trauma and the Family, pp. 493-512. Washington, DC.: APA Press.
  20. Johnson, S.M.  (2004).  An Antidote to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Creation of Secure Attachment. In L. Atkinson & S. Goldberg (Eds.) , Attachment Issues in Psychopathology and Intervention,pp. 207-298. Mahwah, NJ.: Erlbaum
  21. Johnson, S.M. (2003) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Empiricism and Art. In   T. Sexton, G. Weeks, M. Robbins (Eds.), The Handbook of Family Therapy, pp. 263-280. New York. Brunner/Routledge.
  22. Johnson, S.M. (2003) Introduction to Attachment: A Therapists Guide to Primary Relationships and their Renewal. In S. M. Johnson & V. Whiffen (Eds.), Attachment Processes in Couples and Families,pp. 3-17. New York: Guilford Press.
  23. Johnson, S.M. (2003) Attachment Theory: A Guide for Couples Therapy. In S. M. Johnson & V. Whiffen (Eds.), Attachment Processes in Couples and Families,pp.103-123. New York: Guilford Press.
  24. Johnson, S.M. & Makinen, J. (2003) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Treating Traumatized Couples. In D. Snyder & A. Whisman (Eds.), Treating Difficult Couples, pp. 308-329. New York: Guilford Press.
  25. Johnson, S.M. & Makinen, J. (2003) Creating a Safe Haven and a Secure Base: Couples Therapy as a Vital Element in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In D. Snyder & M. Whisman (Eds.), Treating Difficult Couples, pp. 308-329. New York. Guilford Press.
  26. Johnson, S.M. (2003) Couples Therapy Research: Status and Directions. In G.P. Sholevar (Ed.), Textbook of Family and Marital Therapy, pp. 797-820. Washington, DC.: APPI Press.
  27. Johnson, S.M. (2002) Marital Problems. In D. Sprenkle (Ed.), Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy, pp. 163-190. Alexandria, VA.: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
  28. Johnson, S.M. & Denton, W. (2002) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connection. In A. S. Gurman (Ed.), The Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Third Edition, pp. 221-250.  New York: Guilford Press.
  29. Johnson, S.M. & Best, M. (2002) A Systematic Approach to Restructuring Adult Attachment: The EFT Model of Couples Therapy. In P. Erdman & T. Caffery (Eds.), Attachment and Family Systems: Conceptual, Empirical and Therapeutic Relatedness, pp 165-192. New York: Springer.
  30. Johnson, S.M. & Boisvert, C. (2002). Treating Couples and Families from the Humanistic Perspective: More Than Symptoms, More Than Solutions.  In D. Kane (Ed.), Humanistic Psychotherapies, pp. 309-338. Washington, DC.: APA Press.
  31. Johnson, S.M. (2000) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy : Creating a Secure Bond. In F. M. Dattilio (Ed.), Comparative Treatments in Relationship Dysfunction, pp. 163-185. New York : Springer.
  32. Johnson, S.M. & Sims, A. (2000).  Creating Secure Bonds in Couples Therapy.  In T. Levy (Ed.), Handbook of Attachment Interventions, pp. 167-191.San Diego: Academic Press.
  33. Johnson, S.M. & Lee, A. (2000).  Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restructuring Attachment. In C.E. Bailey (Ed.), Children in Therapy: Using the Family as a Resource, pp. 112-136  New York: Guilford Press.
  34. Johnson, S.M. (1999) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Straight to the Heart. In J Donovan (Ed.), Short Term Couple Therapy,.pp.11-42. New York.: Guilford Press.
  35. Johnson, S.M. (1998).  Emotionally Focused Interventions:  Using the Power of Emotion.  In F. D’Attilio (Ed.). Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy: Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives. pp. 450-472. New York:  Guilford Press.
  36. Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1995).  The Emotionally Focused Approach to Problems in Adult Attachment.  In N. S. Jacobson & A. S. Gurman (Eds.), The Clinical Handbook of Marital Therapy (2nd ed.), pp. 3-26.  New York : Guilford Press.