The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Dr. Sue Johnson
EFT is best known as a cutting edge, tested and proven couple intervention, but it is also effective in treating individuals and families as well (EFIT – Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) (EFFT – Emotionally Focused Family Therapy). and
EFT is also used to address trauma, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress PTSD, personality disorders, and to repair family bonds. EFT has earned the APA gold standard of evidence based counseling models.
This model uses the principles of attachment science using non-pathologizing, experiential, humanistic and relational systems techniques to focus on lasting change in both the self and key relationships.
Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker, and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 35 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
EFT's introductory basic training, the 4-day Externship in EFT, taught in over 40 countries by ICEEFT certified trainers, is centered on working with individuals and dyads in distressed relationships and addressing dysfunctional patterns of emotion regulation and ways of engaging with one another that undermine secure bonding interactions, but it also outlines change techniques as used in EFIT sessions. Participants learn to use the macro-intervention sequence, the EFT Tango, across the three modalities of therapy.