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dc.contributor.authorMillikin, John W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:12:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:12:07Z
dc.date.issued2000-04-28en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162000-21110027en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27740
dc.description.abstractThe current study identified attachment injuries in couples and developed a preliminary model for the resolution of attachment injuries using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). An attachment injury occurred when one partner betrayed or broke the trust of the other in a specific incident and that incident became a clinically recurring theme or stuck-point of task resolution. Couples with attachment injuries were identified by an expert clinician and the researcher. Subjects were couples with moderate to mild distress. The attachment injuries were resolved using EFT, an empirically validated approach to couples therapy. The model (N = 3) was developed using task analysis. Audiotaped segments of "best sessions" of marker events were reviewed by raters to determine change events throughout the therapy process. A rational, conceptual map of expected change was compared to an empirically developed map. The marker events emerged at the assessment, de-escalation, and resolution phases of treatment. Pre- and post-tests measured overall resolution of the attachment injury and process measures identified in-session changes. The results of this study yield a proposed theoretical model of change for couples who sustain an attachment injury.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMillikinETDfinal.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAttachment Injuryen_US
dc.subjectEmotionally Focused Therapyen_US
dc.subjectAttachment Theoryen_US
dc.subjectProcess Researchen_US
dc.titleResolving Attachment Injuries in Couples Using Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Process Studyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJohnson, Scott W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWinek, Jon L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberProuty, Anne M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberProtinsky, Howard O. Jr.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162000-21110027/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-12-13
dc.date.adate2000-12-13en_US


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