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Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach to Harnessing the Power of Emotion

Even as advances in attachment science have led to an increasing appreciation of the centrality of emotions in human relationships, we still find ourselves often intimidated by the raw power of our clients’ emotions.

Primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and best-selling author of, Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson, shows you how the EFT method illustrates the new science of love and bonding and helps you become more attuned with your client’s emotions that often flare up in session.

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) harnesses the new science of love and relationships. Watch now and be guided step-by-step through the process of helping clients tap into their deepest emotional reserves as a positive force for shaping growth and transformation.


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Susan Johnson
3 Hours 47 Minutes
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23 Mar, 2018
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Susan Johnson, EdD, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), is the director of the International Center for Excellence in EFT. She's the author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, and Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families.

Dr. Johnson is a distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couples therapy field.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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  1. Articulate techniques of EFT to put to practical use in-session to focus on the clients’ emotions versus the content in relation to clinical assessment.
  2. Identify the stages, steps and interventions of EFT and how they relate to case conceptualization.
  3. Describe how to set up new bonding interactions among clients that redefine connection and change working models of attachment.
  4. Instruct the process for facilitating new bonding interactions that promote corrective emotional experiences in clients.


Attachment and EFT
  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Focusing on Emotion versus Content
    • Dealing with Vulnerability
  • The Problem with Distressed Relationships
    • Conflict in All Relationships
    • Consequences of Suppressing Emotion
Emotionally Focused Therapy Overview
  • The Basics of EFT
    • The Essential Problem in EFT
    • Empathic Responsiveness
    • Empathic Reflection
  • The Dance of Emotion
    • Attachment
The Steps of EFT
  • Corrective Emotional Experiences in Therapy
  • Interpretations
  • Validation
  • Evocative Questions to Ask
  • Basic Emotions
    • Naming Emotions
  • Reframing
Video Demonstration - Couple Session
  • Review and Analysis

Target Audience

Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals



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