Publications

 

    Books

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    • Furrow, J., Johnson, S. & Bradley, B. (Eds) (2011) The Emotionally Focused Casebook. New Directions in Treating Couples. New York:Brunner/Routledge.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2008) Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. New York: Little Brown.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2004). The Practice of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy: Creating Connection. New York: Bruner / Routledge. – Second Edition of 1996 book.

     

     

     

    Articles

    • Burgess Moser, M. & Johnson, S.M. (in press) A Marriage of Convenience or Necessity? Reconciling Systemic and Experiential Approaches in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies: Special issue on Couple and Family Therapy.
    • Naaman, S., Johnson, S. & Radwan, K. (in press) Evaluation of the Clinical Efficacy of Emotionally Focused Therapy on Psychological Adjustment of Couples Facing Early Breast Cancer. Psychiatry, Biological and Interpersonal Processes.
    • Naaman, S., Radwan, K. & Johnson, S.M. (in press) Attachment Processes in Couples Facing Early Breast Cancer. Psychiatry, Biological and Interpersonal Processes.
    • Greenman, P.S., & Johnson, S. M. (2012) United We Stand: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Clincal Psychology: In Session, 68 (5), 561-569.
    • Hardtke, K. K., Armstrong, M. S. & Johnson, S. M. (2010) Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: A Full Treatment Model Well-Suited to the Specific Needs of Lesbian Couples. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 9, 312-326.
    • Halchuk, R., Makinen, J. & Johnson, S. M. (2010) Resolving Attachment Injuries in Couples using Emotionally Focused Therapy: A 3 year follow-up. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 9, 31-47.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Zuccarini, D. (2010) Integrating Sex and Attachment in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 36, 431-445.
    • Naaman, S., Radwan, K., Fergusson, D. & Johnson, S. (2009) Status of Psychological Trials in Breast Cancer Patients: A Report of Three Meta-Analyses. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 72 (1), 49-68.
    • Denton, W., Johnson, S. & Burleson, B. (2009) Emotion-Focused Therapy-Therapist Fidelity Scale (EFT-TFS): Conceptual Development and Content Validity. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 8, 226-246.
    • Macintosh, H. B. & Johnson, S.M. (2008) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34, 298-315.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2007) The Contribution of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Special Edition of Journal of Contemporary Psychology: Humanistic Psychology, 37, 47-52.
    • Nelson, T., Chenail, R.J., Alexander, J., Crane, R. D., Johnson, S.M. & Schwallie, L. (2007) The Development of Core Competencies for the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33, 417-438.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenman, P. (2006) The Path to a Secure Bond. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62, 597-609.
    • Makinen, J. & Johnson, S.M. (2006) Resolving Attachment Injuries in Couples using EFT: Steps Towards Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Journal of Consulting and ClinicalPsychology, 74, 1055-1064.
    • Woolley, S. & Johnson, S.M. (2006) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: An Empirically Validated Intervention. Addiction & the Family, 22, 329-346 (Japanese journal)
    • Johnson, S.M. (2005) The Evolution of Couples Therapy: A New Era. The Psychologist: British Psychological Association, 18, 538 – 539.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2006) Integration in Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Reply to Simon. The Family Journal: Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 14, 1-4.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2005) Attachment and Family Systems Therapy. The Family Psychologist. Journal of the APA, Division 43.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2005) Broken Bonds: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Infidelity. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy,4, 17-29.
    • Knowal, J., Johnson, S.M., & Lee, A. (2003) Chronic Illness in Couples: A Case for Emotionally Focused Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29, 299-310.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2003) The Revolution in Couples Therapy: A Practitioner-Scientist Perspective. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29,.365-385.
    • Clothier, P., Manion, I., Gordon Walker, J., & Johnson, S.M. (2002) Emotionally Focused Interventions for Couples with Chronically Ill Children: A two-year follow-up. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 391-399.
    • Dessaulles, A., Johnson, S.M. & Denton, W. (2003) The Treatment of Clinical Depression in the Context of Marital Distress. American Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 345-353.
    • Johnson, S.M. (2003) Let Us Keep Emotion at the Forefront: A Reply to Roberts and Koval. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 2, 15-20. Haworth Press.
    • Palmer, G. & Johnson, S.M. (2002) Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 1, No 3, 1-20. Haworth Press.
    • Johnson, S.M., Makinen, J. & Millikin, J. (2001) Attachment Injuries in Couple Relationships: A New Perspective on Impasses in Couples Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 27, 145-155.
    • Millikin, J. & Johnson, S.M. (2000) Telling tales: Disquisitions in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 11 75-80.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Lebow, J. (2000) The Coming of Age of Couple Therapy: A Decade Review. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26, 9-24.
    • Schwartz, R. &, S. M. Johnson. (2000) Does Family Therapy Have Emotional Intelligence? Family Process, 39, 29-34.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Whiffen, V. (1999) Made to Measure: Attachment Styles in Couples Therapy. Clinical Psychology : Science & Practice, Special Edition on Individual Differences and Couples Therapy, 6, 366- 381.
    • Johnson, S.M., Hunsley, J., Greenberg, L., & Schindler, D. (1999) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Status & Challenges. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 6, 67-79.
    • Saxe, B. & Johnson, S.M. (1999) An Empirical Investigation of Group Treatment for Incest Survivors. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 8, 67-88.
    • Johnson, S.M., Maddeaux, C. & Blouin, J. (1998) Emotionally Focused Family Therapy for Bulimia: Changing Attachment Patterns. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 35, 238-247.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1998) Journal of Systemic Therapies: Special Edition. Senior Editor. Prologue and Summary Paper, Emotion in Systemic Therapies.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1998) Listening to the Music: Emotion as a Natural Part of Systems Theory. The Journal of Systemic Therapies: Special Edition. The Use of Emotions in Couples and Family Therapy, 17, 1-17. Guilford Press.
    • Whiffen, V. & Johnson, S.M. (1998) An Attachment Theory Framework for the Treatment of Childbearing Depression. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 5, 478-492.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Williams-Keeler, L. (1998) Creating Healing Relationships for Couples Dealing with Trauma: The Use of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24, 25-40.
    • Baranowsky, A.B., Young, M., Johnson, S., Willians-Keeler, L. & McCarrey, M. (1998) PTSD Transmission : A Review of Secondary Traumatization in Holocaust Survivor Families. Canadian Psychology, 39, 248-256.
    • Johnson, S.M. (Oct. 1997) The Biology of Love. The Family Therapy Networker, 37-41.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Talitman, E. (1996) Predictors of Success in Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 23, 135-152.
    • Walker, J., Johnson, S.M. & Manion, I. (1996) Emotionally Focused Marital Intervention for Couples with Chronically Ill Children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64, 1029-1036.
    • McPhee, D. & Johnson, S.M. (1995) Marital Therapy for Women with Low Sexual Desire. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 21, 159-182.
    • Dandeneau, M. & Johnson, S.M. (1994) Facilitating Intimacy: Interventions and Effects. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20, 17-33.
    • Johnson, S.M. (March 1994). Love: The Immutable Longing for Contact. Psychology Today, 32-37,64-66.
    • Greenberg, L. S., Ford, C., Alden, L. & Johnson, S.M. (1993) In-session Change in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 78-84.
    • Walker, J., Johnson, S.M., Manion, I. & Cloutier, P. F. (1992) Measuring Marital Distress in Couples with Chronically Ill Children: The Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 17, 345-357.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1991) Marital Therapy: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 16, 176-181.
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    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1991) There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth Than Are Dreamed of in BMT: A Reply to Jacobson. American Journal of Family Psychology, 4, 407-415.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1989) Integrating Marital and Individual Therapy for Incest Survivors. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 26, 96-103.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1989) The Therapeutic Alliance in Marital Therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 3, 97-110.
    • Greenberg, L. S. & Johnson, S.M. (1988) Curative Principles in Marital Therapy. Journal of Family Psychology, 2, 28-31.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1988) Relating Process to Outcome in Marital Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 14, 175-183.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1987) Marital Therapy: Issues and Directions. International Journal of Psychiatry, 8, 63-78.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1987) Integration in Marital Therapy: Issues and Progress. The International Journal of Eclectic Psychotherapy, 6, 202-215.
    • Johnson, S.M., & Greenberg, L. S. (1987) Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy: An Overview. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 24, 552-560.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1987) Integrating Marital and Individual Therapy for Incest Survivors. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. , 26, 96-103.
    • Greenberg, L. S. & Johnson, S.M. (1986) Affect in Marital Therapy. The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 12, 1-10.
    • Greenberg, L. S. & Johnson, S.M. (1986) When to Evoke Emotion and Why: Process Diagnosis in Couples Therapy. The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 12, 259-267.
    • Johnson, S.M. (1986) Bonds or Bargains: Relationship Paradigms and their Significance for Marital Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 12, 259-267.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1985) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: An Outcome Study. The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 11, 313-317.
    • Johnson, S.M. & Greenberg, L. S. (1985) The Differential Effects of Experiential and Problem Solving Interventions in Resolving Marital Conflict. The Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 53, 175-184.

    Articles / Chapters on EFT by other authors

    • Tilley, D. & Palmer, G. (in press) Enactments in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Shaping Moments of Contact and Change. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
    • Furrow, J.L, & Bradley, B. (2011) Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Making the Case for Effective Couple Therapy. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 3-30. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Bradley, B. (2011) New Insights Into Change in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 59-86. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Denton, W. & Coffey, A.D. (2011) Depression: Enemy of the Attachment Bond. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 87-112. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Stiell, K. & Gailey, G. (2011) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Living with Aphasia. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 113-140. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Makinen, J.A. & Ediger, L. (2011) Rebulding Bonds After the Traumatic Impact of Infidelity. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 247-270. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Furrow, J.L. & Palmer, G. (2011) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Remarried Couples: Making New Connections and Facing Competing Attachments. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 271-294. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Liu, T. & Wittenborn, A. (2011) Emotionally Focused Therapy With Culturally Diverse Couples. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 295-316. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Zuccarini, D. & Karos, L. (2011) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Gay and Lesbian Couples: Strong Identities, Strong Bonds. In J. Furrow, B. Bradley & S. Johnson, (Eds.), The Emotionally Focused Casebook. pp 317-342. New York: Brunner Routledge.
    • Efron, D. & Palmer, G. (2008) Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. VandeCreek, L. & Allen, J.B. (Eds)., Innovations in Clinical Practice:Focus on Group, Couples, & Family Therapy, pp 47-59
    • Furrow, J. L. & Palmer, G. (2007) EFFT and Blended Families: Building Bonds From The Inside Out. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 44-58.
    • Palmer, G. & Efron, D. (2007) EFFT:Developing the Model. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 17-24.
    • Stiell, K., Naaman, S. & Lee, A. (2007) Couples and Chronic Illness: An Attachment Perspective and Emotionally Focused Therapy Interventions. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 26, 59-74.
    • Wood, Crane, Schaalje & Law. (2005) What Works for Whom: A Meta-Analytic Review of Marital and Couples Therapy in Reference to Marital Distress. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 33, 272-287. (refers to EFT)
    • Joanne Laucius (2003) An Ottawa Psychologist is Mapping the Way to Healing Marital ‘Injuries’ ©Copyright 2003 The Ottawa Citizen Click here to View Article
    • Bradley, B. & Furrow, J. L. (2004) Toward a Mini-Theory of the Blamer Softening Event:Tracking the Moment by Moment Process. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30, 233-246.
    • Efron, D. (2004) The use of EFFT in a Children’ts Mental Health Center. Journal of Systemic Therapiie, 23, 78-90.
    • Chapters in Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy (2003). S Johnson & V. Whiffen (Eds.), Guilford Press: Bradley & Palmer (pp 281-299) Attachment in Later Life- Implications for Intervention with Older Adults. Whiffen, V. (pp 321-341) Adult Attachment and Childbearing Depression. Josephson, G. (pp 300-320) Using an Attachment Based Intervention for Same Sex Couples.
    • Dankoski, Mary, D. (2001) Pulling on the Heart Strings: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Family Life Cycle Transitions. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 177-189.
    • Denton, W. et al (2000) A Randomized Trial of Emotion- Focused Therapy for Couples at a Training Clinic. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26, 65- 78.
    • Vatcher, C. & Bogo, M. (2001) The Feminist / Emotionally Focused Therapy Practice Model: An Integrated Approach for Couple Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 69-84.
    • Protinsky, H. et al. (2001) Using Eye Movement Desensitizaton and Reprocessing to Enhance Treatment of Couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 157-165. – (includes discussion of EFT).
    • Bradley, B. (2001) An Intimate Look into Emotionally Focused Therapy: An Interview with Susan M. Johnson. Marriage & Family – A Christian Journal, 4, 117-124.
    • Keiley, M. (2001) Affect Regulation and Attachment Focused Treatment of a Husband with OCD and his Wife. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 1, 25-44.Schwartz, R. & Johnson, S. M. (2000) Commentary: Does Couple and Family Therapy have Emotional Intelligence? Family Process, 39, 29-34.
    • Gordon-Walker, J., Manion, I. & Clothier, P. (1998) A Two-year Follow-up on an Emotionally Focused Intervention for Couples with Chronically Ill Children. Journal of Martial and Family Therapy, 28, 391-399
    • Baucom, D., Shoham, V., Mueser, K., Daiuto, A. & Stickle, T. (1998) Empirically Supported Couple and Family Interventions for Marital Distress and Adult Mental Health Problems. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 58, 53-88.
    • James, P. (1991) Effects of a Communication Training Component Added to an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 17, 263-276.
    • Desaulles, A. (1991) The Treatment of Clinical Depression in the Context of Marital Distress. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
    • Goldman, A. & Greenberg L. (1989) A Comparison of Systemic and Emotionally Focused Outcome Studies: Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 15, 21-28.

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