Refugees diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have trouble with emotional regulation, occupational and social relationships, and other areas of daily functioning such as housekeeping and personal hygiene. This article introduces emotion-focused individual therapy (EFIT) as a therapeutic modality that can efficiently address refugees’ PTSD symptoms. EFIT is an evidence-based theory for addressing attachment needs and improving emotional regulation. A hypothetical case example focused on an Afghan refugee demonstrates the clinical application of EFIT. Recommendations are offered for ethical practice, culturally responsive counseling with attention to social justice advocacy strategies, and research needs. This article guides counselors aiming to apply EFIT with refugees diagnosed with PTSD.

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