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Identifying client emotional signatures: Development of a new scale

Michelle Webster [1], Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and Julie Fitness [2], Macquarie University   Abstract This article describes the development and refinement of the Annandale Emotional Signature Scale; a measure that was subsequently employed as part of a battery of tests to explore the validity of the constructs of abandonment and annihilation. The Annandale Emotional Signature Scale …

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Identifying Client Emotional Signatures: Development of a New Scale

Return to Journal Articles Michelle Webster, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and Julie Fitness, Macquarie University   Introduction Psychotherapy research has consistently shown that across treatment modalities, the therapeutic alliance is vitally important to the success of treatment. Indeed, the therapeutic relationship has been described as accounting for 30% of variance in therapeutic outcomes (Lambert 1986, 1992).  Emotion …

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Babushka: Inside the Emotionally Focused Process

 Return to Journal Articles Maria Gray, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sydney, Australia Introduction During my initial training with the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, which incorporated viewing demonstration tapes, I was struck by the therapeutic language and structure of the sessions and asked myself, “What is the therapist’s view of the client that underpins …

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Babushka: Inside the Emotionally Focused Process

This article analyses a demonstration tape used in training at the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, with the aim of identifying the processes that guide therapists’ responses and interventions. Using the metaphor of the Babushka doll, the article…

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