Sue Johnson Brings EFT to SCCC


Clay Crosby, Margo Peck, Dr. Sue Johnson, Gail Wilburn

On Monday, November 14th, Dr. Sue Johnson gave a very well received lecture on working with couples to SCCC counselors, supervisors and alumni at the Renberg Theatre of the LA LGBT Center. Dr. Johnson is internationally renowned for her work as the leading developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (or EFT).  She is a Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Distinguished Research Professor in the Marital & Family Therapy Program at Alliant University in San Diego, Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute.  Dr. Johnson was thrilled to learn about SCCC’s service delivery model and the work that SCCC is doing in our community. Her presentation was inspiring, accessible and entertaining and she clearly enjoyed taking questions from the clinicians in the audience.  After the event she graciously donated two new training DVDs to the SCCC training library.

Dr. Sue Johnson’s numerous honors include the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Sue’s most recent book, Love Sense:  The Revolutionary New Science in Romantic Relationships, outlines the new understanding of why and how we love based on scientific evidence and cutting-edge research.  Sue is also the author of the bestseller, Hold Me Tight:  Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Sue’s other books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy:  Creating Connection (2nd Ed, Routledge, 2004) – the basic text on EFT for couple therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (Guilford, 2002) and edited books such as Attachment Processes in Couples Therapy (Guilford, 2003).

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