Title

Short‐Term and Long‐Term Effects of Training in EFT: A Multinational Study in Spanish‐speaking Countries

Keywords

emotionally focused couple therapy, EFT, Spanish language, Spanish-speaking countries

Abstract

This study seeks to validate the cross‐cultural effectiveness of emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) training in a sample of Spanish‐speaking clinicians. The 28‐hr formalized training for EFT was offered in six different Spanish‐speaking countries, covering Europe, North America, Central America, and South America. Two hundred and seven therapists of 14 different Spanish‐speaking nationalities completed pre‐training assessments, 153 of them completed post‐training assessments, and 92 therapists also completed the follow‐up assessment. Using multilevel growth modeling (MLM), results indicated that therapists experienced significant and positive changes in terms of EFT competence (knowledge and skill acquisition), mature empathy, self‐compassion, and attachment over time. Implications for transnational EFT training, specifically in Spanish‐speaking countries, are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Rodríguez‐González, M., Schweer‐Collins, M., Greenman, P. S., Lafontaine, M. F., Fatás, M. D., & Sandberg, J. G. (2020). Short‐Term and Long‐Term Effects of Training in EFT: A Multinational Study in Spanish‐speaking Countries. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(2), 304-320.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-12-05

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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