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About Sue johnson

Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, author, popular presenter and speaker and one of the leading innovators in the field of couple therapy. She presents and writes on attachment and bonding, the science of love, interventions to repair relationships, trauma couples and forgiveness. Sue holds professorships at the University of Ottawa in Canada and at Alliant University in San Diego, California. She is one of the originators and the main proponent of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ( EFT), a powerful, tested intervention to help couples repair rifts and build strong loving bonds. She is also the Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy ( ICEEFT) which has numerous affiliated Centres and Communitites in North America and Europe. Sue received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1984. Her professional books are considered to be among the leading texts on couples therapy and she serves on the board of many professional journals. Her 2008 book – Hold Me Tight , Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, written for the general public, outlines her last 25 years of research and the new science of adult bonding. This book is the basis for a program for post-deployment military couples created for the U.S. military and a relationship education program, Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is an invited Fellow of the American Psychological Association and her work has been noted and elaborated upon in publications such as The New York Times ( an article on her program for the US military), the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Globe and Mail, More and Psychology Today magazines. Sue has an active media presence. For example, her favorite radio interview to date was her conversation about love on CBC’s Ideas in November, 2009. Her favorite TV spot is on the CBC talk show Stephen and Chris. She blogs on http://www.holdmetight.com and http://www.psychologytoday.com/. Video clips of Sue presenting her work are also shown on the holdmetight.com website. Sue’s passions are her family, her work, and Argentinian Tango.

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About EFT

Following the short summary is a list of studies and commentaries on Emotionally Focused Therapy research.

Short Summary of EFT Research

Question: Does EFT conform to any “Gold” standard in terms of research validation and the standards set out for psychotherapy?

In terms of the gold standard set out by bodies such as APA for psychotherapy research, EFT epitomizes the very highest level set out by this standard. Over the last 25 years, the EFT research program has systematically covered all the factors set out in optimal models of psychotherapy research.

The meta-analysis (Johnson et al, 1999) of the four most rigorous outcome studies conducted before the year 2000, showed a larger effect size (1.3) than any other couple intervention has achieved to date. Studies consistently show excellent follow-up results, and some studies show that significant progress continues after therapy. EFT has a body of process research showing that change does indeed occur in the way that the theory suggests. This level of linkage between in-session process and rigorous outcome measurement is unusual in the field of psychotherapy.

EFT is the only model of couple intervention that uses a systematic empirically validated theory of adult bonding as the basis for understanding and alleviating relationship problems. The generalizability of EFT across different kinds of clients and couples facing co-morbidities such as depression and PTSD has been examined and results are consistently positive. Outcome and process research addressing key relationship factors, such as the forgiveness of injuries, has also been conducted with positive results. EFT studies are generally rigorous and published in the best peer reviewed journals.

In brief, EFT researchers can show that, as set out in the Johnson 2004 seminal text, Creating Connection: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, EFT works very well, results last, we know HOW it works so we can train therapists to intervene efficiently and we know it works across different populations and problems. It also links congruently to other bodies of research such as those examining the nature of relationship distress and adult attachment processes.

Recent research involves outcome studies of couples facing trauma (the Dalton and MacIntosh studies, and a study on EFT effects on attachment security with an FMRI component.) The FMRI component shows that EFT changes the way contact with a partner mediates the effect of threat on the brain. There is an outcome study in progress of the new educational program based on EFT (Hold Me Tight® Program: Conversations for Connection). A pilot study has also just been completed at the VA in Baltimore on EFT with veteran couples dealing with PTSD.

Completed and ongoing EFT research consistently supports the efficacy of the Emotionally Focused Therapy model.

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Externship EFT on April 23-26 2015th


Forth Edition EFT Externship in Florence April 23-26 2015th

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy - 4 Day Externship (32 hours) Florence, Italy

Thursday 23 April

8.30 - 9.00 R egistration and Check in

9.00 - 10.00 I ntroduction to Externship & The Field of Couples Therapy

10.00 - 12.00 I ntroduction to EFCT Perspective, Goals, Assumption, Status

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.15 - 14.45 Attachment - A Map for change

15.00 - 16.00 Stages and Steps of EFT

16.00 - 17.30 Tape viewing and/or exercises

Friday 24 April

9.00 - 9.30 Case history/discussion

9.30 - 11.00 Live Interview

11.15 - 12.00 Case Formulation and feedback from externship/group discussion

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.15 - 14.45 P resentation on Assessment

15.00 - 17.30 Tape Viewing and EFT Exercises

Sat urday 25 April

9.00 - 9.30 Case history/discussion

9.30 - 11.00 Live Interview

11.15 - 12.00 Case formulation and feedback from externship/group discussion

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.45 Overview of EFT interventions - Change Events.

15.00 - 17.30 Tape Viewing and EFT Exercises

Sunday 26 April

9.00 - 10.00 Training tape viewing

10.00 - 12.00 Exercises and discussion

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.30 Presentation: Traumatized Couples & Attachment Injuries

14.45 - 17.30 Discussion: EFT with different kinds of couples.

Scientific Director of ISC: Dr. Alessandro Carmelita


Florence on April 23-26 2015th


“Dear Colleagues We are honored to invite you to attend to the third edition in Italy of the externship in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) with Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of the EFT in Florence. Participants attending the training will learn to use a useful and effective therapy for dealing with complex couple problems; This Training will afford therapists a unique opportunity to learn an Evidence Based treatment for complex couple problems from a primary source.Dr. Sue Johnson is the Co-founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has lectured on EFT internationally for over 25 years, has trained thousands of mental health professionals, and she is widely acclaimed for her outstanding teaching skills and considered as one of the most important psychotherapists in the world. She has received numerous awards.The training will be in English and simultaniously translated into Italian.The Institute of The Cognitive Sciences and its Scientific Advisor Dr. Alessandro Carmelita are proud to welcome Dr. Sue Johnson and appreciate her wish to share her vast knowledge and experience with all of us. We thank Dr. Sue Johnson very much for accepting our invitation.To learn more on Dr. Sue Johnson and EFT go to www.iceeft.com”

Alessandro Carmelita

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