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Emotion-focused family therapy is an attachment-oriented approach to family counseling that is designed to promote the development of secure emotional bonds, also called attachments, among family members. According to emotion-focused family therapists, connection to others through safe and nurturing relationships is considered to be a fundamental human need. The main objective of this approach is to create or restore emotional connections among family members so that each family member, and the family as a unit, can experience well-being and emotional growth in the context of securely attached relationships. Emotion-focused family therapy can be used with a variety of types of families, including nuclear families, blended families, and single-parent families. It has been shown to be effective in working with clients who present with communication problems, ...

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