EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED THERAPY
What is EFT?
EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980’s and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand our understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists.
In the last fifteen years, Dr. Johnson and her colleagues have further developed and refined the model and completed numerous studies. EFT is also used with families and individuals. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists.
Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. For more information on EFT research, please visit Dr. Sue Johnson's website www.iceeft.com.
The major contraindication for EFT is on-going abuse in the relationship. EFT is being used with many different kinds of couples in private practice, university training centres and hospital clinics and many different cultural groups throughout the world. These distressed couples include partners suffering from disorders such as depression, post traumatic stress disorders and chronic illness.
Over the course of the past year, I have immersed myself in learning and attending training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I have currently completed; a weeklong externship, a yearlong training course, and I am currently in individual supervision with videotape review and feedback to insure that I am delivering EFT in a way that is consistent with the model that has been thoroughly researched and found effective.