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Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson is a leading innovator in the fields of couple therapy and adult attachment. She 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’s received numerous awards acknowledging her development of EFT, including the APA’s “Family Psychologist of the Year” in 2016 and the Order of Canada in 2017.  Her best-selling book Hold Me Tight (2008) has taught countless couples how to enhance and repair their love relationships. The book has since been developed into an interactive relationship enhancement program, Hold Me Tight Online. Her newest book for clinicians, Attachment Theory in Practice(2019), delineates the promise of attachment science for understanding and repairing relationships. As the founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and provides guidance to 65 affiliated centers. She consults for the U.S. and Canadian military and the New York City Fire Department, and is a popular presenter and speaker for the general public. You can find out more about Sue and her work at