evolution, emotion-focused therapy, PTSD, psychoeducation
The aim of this article is to provide information and treatment suggestions to mental health services providers who work with couples with trauma-related problems. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment dropout rates, evolutionary perspective of PTSD, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), emotionally focused couples therapy, and psychoeducational strategies are discussed. A hypothetical case example is provided to illustrate how psychoeducation and information pertaining to trauma responses and evolution can be integrated with emotion-focused therapy to work with traumatized persons/couples in a private practice setting.
de Vries, Sabina, "Military-Related PTSD and Working With Couples in Private Practice: Emotion-Focused Therapy, Psychoeducation, and Evolutionary Perspective" (2017). Counseling and Guidance Faculty Publications. 3.