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Attachment and the Dance of Sex: Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy

Until relatively recently, the very notion that concepts like romantic love and the longing for emotionally closeness had any scientific basis raised eyebrows among the academic research establishment. Susan Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), has not only been a clinical pioneer in demonstrating how to bring an immediate experience of deep intimacy into troubled relationships, but has brought the rigor of empirical science to bear in establishing EFT’s effectiveness. As both a clinician and researcher she has established that it is not an oxymoron to speak of the “science of love.”

Johnson will show how attachment science offers a new understanding of sexuality and how the emotional sanctuary of committed relationships can help partners discover their distinctive sexual signature and lead to optimal lovemaking.



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Susan Johnson, Ed.D.
54 Minutes
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Mar 19, 2016
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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.

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  • Show how attachment science offers a new understanding of sexuality
  • Explain how the emotional sanctuary of committed relationships can help partners discover their distinctive sexual signature
  • Explore optimal lovemaking

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and other Behavioral Health Professionals



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 342


Liz B

"Very informative and some useful metaphors which I can integrate into my practice "

Dawn Z

"Sue Johnson is the BEST presenter - great material, keeps you interested; good use of humor!"

Barb J

"excellent program"

Gretchen W

"Fantastic presentation!"

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Ellen S

"Sue Johnson is fabulous!!"

Katherine B

"Sue Johnson is excellent."

Nicole H

"Very engaging, informative, thought provoking and inspiring."

David C

"A very professional presentation I learned several new things"

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