Sue Johnson, EdD

Sue Johnson

Sue Johnson, EdD

Sue Johnson, EdD, is the lead developer of EFT.  She is director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University (San Diego) and Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology (Ottawa).  Her numerous honours include the Outstanding Contribution to the Field Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Her best-known professional books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors.  Her most recent book for therapists is Attachment in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families. She is also author of the bestsellers Hold Me Tight and Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science in Romantic Relationships.  In 2016, Sue was awarded the Order of Canada for her 35-year contribution to the field of psychotherapy. Over 65 centers affiliated with ICEEFT now teach the EFT model around the world.

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Susan Johnson, EDD and Michael Kerman, MSW have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Course References:

  • Johnson, S.M. (2019). Attachment Theory in Practice – Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Individuals, Couples and Families. New York, NY: Guilford Press
  • Furrow, J. Palmer, G., Johnson, S. Faller, G., Palmer-Olsen, L. (2019). Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience. New York, NY: Routledge
  • Johnson, S. M. (2019). The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple therapy: Creating Connection, revised, 3rd edition. New York. NY: Brunner/Mazel (now Brunner/Routledge).