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Attachment Theory and Science: A Clear Map for Effective Couple Intervention with Dr. Sue Johnson

The lack of a clear understanding of adult bonding has hampered the effectiveness of couple therapy. Attachment theory offers the couple therapist a common sense but scientific guide to the essential nature of love, how love relationships go wrong and the most effective ways for a therapist to help a couple repair their bond. Emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) will be outlined as a clear example of how an attachment orientation empowers the couple therapist and offers a map for effective intervention.
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Faculty:
Susan Johnson
Duration:
1 Hour 26 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Feb 27, 2014

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The lack of a clear understanding of adult bonding has hampered the effectiveness of couple therapy. Attachment theory offers the couple therapist a common sense but scientific guide to the essential nature of love, how love relationships go wrong and the most effective ways for a therapist to help a couple repair their bond. Emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) will be outlined as a clear example of how an attachment orientation empowers the couple therapist and offers a map for effective intervention.

  • Outline the core principles of attachment theory
  • Clarify the revolutionary significance of attachment theory and research for relationship repair
  • Illustrate how EFT uses this perspective to change a move a couple from despair to satisfaction

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Outline

  • Core principles of attachment theory
  • Attachment theory and research for relationship repair
  • EFT uses to move a couple from despair to satisfaction

Faculty

Attachment Theory and Science: A Clear Map for Effective Couple Intervention with Dr. Sue Johnson

Susan Johnson, Ed.D. Related seminars and products: 38


Dr. Sue Johnson, is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, and Professor, Clinical Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, Canada, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles including Attachment Theory in Practice: EFT with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019) The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (3rd edition, 2019) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002).

Sue trains behavioral health providers in EFT worldwide and consults to the over 75 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT. She also consults to Veterans Affairs and the U.S. and Canadian militaries.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Susan Johnson receives compensation as a tenured professor for the University of Ottawa. She receives royalties as an author for Little Brown, ICEEFT, Brunner Routledge, and Guilford Press. Dr. Johnson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Susan Johnson has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.