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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Traumatized Individuals: Shaping a New Sense of Self

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Susan Johnson, Ed.D.
4 Hours
Mar 11, 2022
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Emotionally Focused Therapy is a well-known approach to couples treatment that foregrounds attachment in the relationship. What if we could take EFT’s successful framework and translate it to work with individuals? This session introduces EFIT, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, which centres on helping individual clients shape a robust and resilient sense of self, able to explore and resolve life-defining traumas, especially those inflicted by attachment figures. As in EFT for couples, attachment science offers the EFIT model a map that simplifies how we frame clients’ problems and shape their journey toward wholeness. You’ll discover:

  • The key elements of the attachment perspective on the development of a resilient self, and its significance for clinical intervention
  • An on-target map for the creation of transformative moments where vulnerabilities can be faced with balance and competence
  • A path to shape corrective emotional experiences to restructure negative ways of defining the self, regulating and organizing inner experience, and engaging with others
  • How to apply EFIT to clients suffering from a range of symptoms and post-traumatic issues



This online program is worth 4 hours CPD.



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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: Dr. Sue Johnson receives compensation as a professor for the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa. She has an employment relationship with the Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group and Alliant International University. She is the director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Sue Johnson serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Family Therapy (AJFT) and the journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research & Practice.

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  1. Investigate the history and development of attachment theory.
  2. Apply interventions as appropriate for progressive stages of EFIT therapy.
  3. Articulate the five steps of EFIT.
  4. Evaluate client readiness to move through the stages and steps of EFIT intervention.
  5. Construct corrective emotional experiences to resolve traumatic blocks to growth.
  6. Assess for contraindications and safety concerns when implementing EFIT.


  • Origins of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy
  • Patterns of attachment
  • Trauma and the attachment perspective on the impact of trauma
  • Key goals and stages of EFIT
  • Dancing the EFIT Tango – the five basic moves
  • The three stages of EFIT
  • Case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • Shifting world view as treatment progresses
  • Applying the CARE model to varied presentations of trauma
  • Restructuring the self
  • Consolidation and integration

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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