The Experience of Learning EFT in Spanish‐speaking Countries: A Multi‐National Replication Study
emotionally focused couples therapy, EFT, Spanish-speaking country, Spanish language, therapy
This study is a multi‐national follow‐up to the original (Sandberg and Knestel (2011) Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37, 393–410) article on the process of learning Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). A total of 102 clinicians from nine Spanish‐speaking countries (Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and El Salvador) participated in the study. A comparison of results across the two studies revealed more similarities than differences. However, a few notable differences emerged from responses to qualitative questions, namely a heightened sense of appreciation for and resonance with the focus on core emotion in EFT and less frequent reports of difficulty learning and adapting to the model among Spanish‐speaking therapists. These differences were consistent with common cultural values and forms of expression in Latin America and Spain. Results are discussed in terms of training, supervision, and future research as well.
Original Publication Citation
Sandberg, J. G., Rodríguez‐González, M., Pereyra, S., Lybbert, R., Perez, L., & Willis, K. (2020). The experience of learning eft in spanish‐speaking countries: A multi‐national replication study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(2), 256-271.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sandberg, Jonathan G.; Rodríguez-González, Martiño; Pereyra, Sergio; Lybbert, Ragan; Perez, Leo; and Willis, Kwin, "The Experience of Learning EFT in Spanish‐speaking Countries: A Multi‐National Replication Study" (2019). Faculty Publications. 4193.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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