Emotionally Focused Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, is a therapy modality based on the attachment, systemic and humanistic theories of John Bowlby, Salvador Minuchin and Carl Rodgers respectively. EFT offers individuals, couples and families a roadmap to adult love and the means to make adult relationships flourish.
EFT is the most rigorously researched modality of couples therapy. Published research studies empirically prove EFT to be the most effective of all the couples therapies and the modality with the longest lasting results. Ninety percent of distressed couples undergoing EFT therapy report dramatic improvement in the overall satisfaction in their relationship. More than 7 out of 10 couples report complete recovery from distress.
EFT shows couples how to create the kind of love they always wanted and dreamed of having.
EFT can be successfully applied to individuals, couples and families.
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Strengths of EFT
EFT is based on clear, explicit conceptualizations of marital distress and adult love. These conceptualizations are supported by empirical research on the nature of marital distress and adult attachment.
EFT is collaborative and respectful of clients combining attachment, humanistic, and systemic theory interventions.
Change strategies and interventions are specified.
Key moves in change change process have been mapped into and three Stages and nine events.
EFT has been validated by over 30 years of empirical research and has more positive outcome studies than any other modality.
Research prove that 70-75% of couples report complete recovery. 90% report significant improvement in their relationship.
Goals of EFT
To expand and re-organize key emotional responses – the music of the attachment dance.
To create a shift in partners’ interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interaction.
To foster the creation of a secure bond between partners.