EFT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), 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.
Dr. Sue Johnson: Changes in Relationship-Specific Romantic Attachment in EFT
Much like the therapy model of EFT, our certification process is an easy to follow road that holds you safely in a learning process towards mastery and certification. You will need to complete:
Supervision hours with a certified EFT supervisor
Submit 2 session tapes for review by ICEEFT
We also have an extensive lending library should you want to begin exploring EFT on your own!