Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples is a well-researched method for helping couples move from distance and distress to comfort and secure connection. Based on principles of adult attachment theory and emotion research, EFT is was created by psychologist Susan Johnson, Ed.D. (University of Ottawa) and is one of the most well-respected and effective models in couples therapy being used today.
It works by helping couples identify their own particular negative patterns of communication and interaction, understand the emotions that drive these patterns, and then create new experiences that build loving, supportive, and secure bonds. Studies on on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy have shown that 70-73% of couples report recovery from distress, and 90% report significant improvement with 12-20 sessions.
In order to achieve certification in EFT, therapists must hold a master’s degree or higher and must complete 78 hours of education and training, 8 hours of supervised experience, and present a detailed case review demonstrating skill and mastery.
For more information, go to iceeft.com, or you can watch the neat video below of Dr. Sue Johnson explaining Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
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