Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor and one of the leading innovators in the field of couples therapy.
She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
She trains therapists in EFT worldwide and consults to Veterans Affairs, the U.S. and Canadian military and New York City Fire Department.
Sue is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
She is a the author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Other books include Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships and The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors.
Sue’s theory is that romantic love is based on an attachment bond. Through he work, she shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.
Dr. Sue Johnson has won many awards in her line of work:
* Training Award, American Association of Marital & Family Therapy (2013)
* Lifetime Achievement Award, Belgium Association for Couple and Family Therapy (2009)
* Award for Research in Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) (2005)
* Excellence in Education Award, University of Ottawa (2003)
* Fellow, American Psychological Association (Family Psychology) (2003)
* Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Marital and Family Therapy Award, American Association for Marital and Family Therapy (2000)
* YMCA Woman of Distinction Award – National Capital Region (Ottawa, Canada) (2000)
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