Application of Emotion-Focused Therapy in Bereavement: a Case Study

Jian-xiu GAO


This paper presents a single case study of a woman who losing family members. Emotion-Focused Therapy provides an effective treatment methodology and technique for working through this situation. Emotion-Focused Therapy impact grief work proceeds through management of affect, assimilation and acceptance of the implication of the losses, resolving related issues, restructuring and development of coping capacities, establishment of new life goals and styles.
Key words: Emotion-focused therapy, Bereavement, Losing
Résumé: Cet essai présente une étude d’un cas d’une femme qui a perdu les membres de sa famille. La thérapie concentrée sur l’émotion offre une méthodologie et technique de traitement effective. L’impact de cette approche thérapeutique sur la douleur se produit par le biais de la gestion des émotions, l’assimilation et acceptation de l’implication des pertes, la résolution des problèmes concernés, la restructuration et le développement des capacités de se débrouiller, l’établissement des objectifs et styles de la vie.
Mots-Clés: thérapie concentrée sur l’émotion, deuil, perte

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