Couples & Family Interventions: Gottman Method, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT)

What are the Gottman Method, IBCT ane EFCT?

Gottman Method

“Successful couples use the Gottman Method, and so do those who want to be. The real magic happens when you don’t just understand our concepts, but actively apply them to everyday life—turning insights into action. At the end of the day, every couple is just two humans in a relationship, shaped by the past, wounds, dreams, beliefs and aspirations. When the relationship struggles, it impacts everything. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.” – From Gottman.com

Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy

“Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy is “integrative” in at least two senses: First, it integrates the twin goals of acceptance and change as positive outcomes for couples in therapy. Couples who succeed in therapy usually make some concrete changes to accommodate the needs of the other but they also show greater emotional acceptance of the other. Second, IBCT integrates a variety of treatment strategies under a consistent behavioral theoretical framework.” – From ibct.psych.ucla.edu

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

“Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a humanistic, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy, drawing primarily from attachment theory to facilitate the creation of secure, vibrant connection with self and others. Rooted in the science of emotions and attachment, EFT helps clients identify and transform the negative processing and interaction patterns that create distress. It’s effective in treating individuals (EFIT), couples (EFCT), and families (EFFT), addressing a wide range of issues from marital distress to individual anxiety and trauma.” – From iceeft.com

You might be helped by these interventions if you have experienced any of the following:

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Our Therapists Who Specialize in these Interventions:

Joanne Morrissey (she/her)

Kelsee Tucker (she/her)

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