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The Use of Homework in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression
  • Serine Warwar
Serine Warwar
Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health

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EFT is an empirically supported treatment of depression for individuals, and is also considered to be an integrative, transdiagnostic therapy approach focusing on emotions that are the cause of a client's emotional pain and suffering. The target of treatment is to facilitate emotional processing to change unhealthy emotion schemes that underlie current symptoms of depression. The therapist is highly attuned to the client's moment-by-moment process to promote in-session work on emotion, alongside experiential teaching. In-session work is consolidated and expanded by between-session homework, which is viewed as a natural extension of the in-session work. EFT views the therapist as an emotion coach who offers interventions within a client's developmental and experiential learning capabilities to move them to their end goals. A case example is discussed to illustrate how homework is used effectively in treating a depressed client in relation to treatment principles over the course of treatment.
14 Apr 2023Submitted to Journal of Clinical Psychology
14 Apr 2023Submission Checks Completed
14 Apr 2023Assigned to Editor
18 Apr 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Apr 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
20 Sep 20231st Revision Received
21 Sep 2023Submission Checks Completed
21 Sep 2023Assigned to Editor
21 Sep 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Sep 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
24 Oct 2023Editorial Decision: Accept