Efficacy of Emotion Focused Therapy for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: A Preliminary Study

  title={Efficacy of Emotion Focused Therapy for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: A Preliminary Study},
  author={Sandra C. Paivio and James Alfred Nieuwenhuis},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
This study examined the effectiveness of Emotion Focused Therapy with 32 adult survivors (EFT-AS) of childhood abuse (emotional, physical, and sexual). EFT-AS is a 20-week individual psychotherapy based on current emotion theory and experiential therapy theory and research. The study employed a quasi-experimental design in which participants, who met screening criteria, were assigned to therapy or a variably delayed therapy condition. Clients receiving EFT-AS achieved significant improvements… 
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