for couples is available for individual therapy clients
At the heart of all mental health problems are the client's frightening emotions — the ones they find unacceptable and undesirable… the reactions they try to keep buried inside…
And helping clients to make contact with distressing emotions in the right way is the key to creating profound, lasting healing.
But it's not easy to know how to best help clients evoke, connect with, and digest their emotions.
Based on decades of groundbreaking research with couples, Dr. Sue Johnson's emotionally-focused model now offers a roadmap for your individual therapy clients...
...leading them down the path of decreased symptoms toward ongoing growth and authenticity.In this intensive certificate training program, you'll learn exactly how to help clients process their strong emotions as you train directly with Dr. Sue Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), along with senior trainer Dr. Leanne Campbell. Through clear on-demand teaching videos, clinical demonstrations, and self-directed exercises, they'll show you how to:
- Quickly get to the heart of the matter with attachment-based assessment
- Harness the powerful connection between you and your clients to create a safe haven necessary for change
- Create powerful corrective emotional experiences to transform painful emotions associated with trauma, anxiety, and depression
- Dissolve clients' shame and self-loathing, and replace them with self-acceptance, compassion, and vitality
PLUS, once you complete this training, you'll receive your Level 1 Certificate in EFIT from the prestigious International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) — demonstrating your commitment to helping clients gain life-changing access to skills for transforming painful emotions on their journey toward wholeness.
REGISTER TODAY to transform your clients' lives and your practice, and step into the life awaiting you with a Level 1 Certificate in EFIT.
this is the only thing that worked for me." — Jane, client
Learn the complete fundaments of EFIT so that you can create predictable, repeatable, and lasting change with every client, in every session.
After watching Dr. Sue Johnson's and Dr. Leanne Campbell's direct work with their clients... you'll know just what to say to help your clients shift out of emotional reactivity and numbing to achieve emotional balance.Become an EFIT-informed therapist and expand your practice. When you register today, you'll receive unlimited, on-demand access to all course materials:
- On-Demand Teaching Modules: Join treatment developer Dr. Sue Johnson and senior trainer Dr. Leanne Campbell as they guide you through this comprehensive training where you'll learn the skills you need to structure a supportive and secure therapy framework, tune in to and expand your clients' emotions, create new interactions to reframe attachment meanings, and address blocks to growth to expand models of self and other.
- Manual of slides, handouts, case examples, transcripts, and exercises to use as quick reference resources during the learning program and beyond.
- Private access to a community of elite EFIT professionals through interactive message boards in the online course portal. Engage with your peers, post your questions, and be encouraged as you grow with fellow clinicians from around the world. You'll become part of a community of practitioners, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences and to build your professional network.
Participants in EFIT trainings consistently report that once they begin to understand the "intuition of emotion" and how to use it to create potent and sustainable change, their clients get unstuck. Sessions become more focused and effective, and transformative "corrective emotional experiences" occur.
Learn directly from EFIT's developer Dr. Sue Johnson and senior trainer Dr. Leanne Campbell how to quickly get to the heart of the matter with this non-pathologizing, evidence-supported approach.
Don't just reduce your clients' symptoms — help them revise how they see themselves in the world!
Drs. Johnson and Campbell have made this easy. They'll walk you through EFIT, step-by-step, so you'll know just what to do and say to help your clients have transformative emotional experiences.Part 1: Theoretical and Scientific Foundation of EFIT
- Core tenets of attachment science and why they matter
- The three stages of EFIT and what it means to be a humanistic, experiential therapist
- How to expand the self - the goal of EFIT
- Key interventions to help you dance the EFIT Tango step-by-step
- How to evaluate client readiness for treatment and risk factors
Part 2: Shaping Safety, Tuning In, and Finding Focus
- Understand the relationship between trauma and attachment
- Conduct an attachment-based assessment
- Discover clients' developmental narrative and relationship history
- Use the C.A.R.E. model as a framework
- Develop an EFIT case conceptualization and treatment plan
Part 3: Working with Emotion
- Focus on the present moment, primary affect, and pivotal moments
- Find the rationality, not the pathology
- Access core emotions and their respective action tendencies
- Help clients assemble their emotions around key elements
- Utilize emotions to shape change in every session
Part 4: Dancing the EFIT Tango
- How to increase awareness and openness to emotion
- Interventions to help clients contact frightening feelings
- How to help clients achieve increased self-acceptance and compassion
- Strategies to decrease emotional reactivity and lessen numbing
- How to choreograph corrective emotional experiences
Part 5: A Step-By-Step Guide for Reprocessing Emotions
- How to bring emotion alive in the therapeutic space
- Evocative questions to help clients make contact with emotions
- Tools to deepen clients' emotional engagement
- How to do reflections, reframes, and interpretations right
- Strategies to manage "catch the bullet" interactions
- How to track and monitor whether change is occurring
Part 6: Restructuring Attachment
- Use the Experiencing Scale to measure clients' engagement
- Help clients with increased access to core emotional vulnerability
- Widen clients' window of tolerance and increase trust
- Choose key defining experiences to explore
- Revise how clients see themselves and attachment figures
- Dissolve clients' shame, self-blame, and self-loathing
Part 7: Integrating Theory, Interventions, and In-Session Process
- The role of therapist as a process consultant
- Best practices for imaginal encounters with key attachment figures
- How to formulate effective responses in the moment
- Techniques to spot clients' blocks and what to do about them
- How to set an expectation of ongoing client growth
Part 8: Consolidation of a Secure Attachment Base
- Key markers of client change and how to monitor them
- How to help clients find new solutions to old emotional problems
- Skills to increase clients' ability to accept and provide attuned caring
- Techniques to improve clients' interpersonal skills
- A plan to predict and prepare for triggers and anniversaries
Sue Johnson, EdD, a leading innovator in the field, is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, and popular presenter, trainer, and speaker. She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
Dr. Johnson is the 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. She consults to over 75 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT, in addition to the U.S. and Canadian militaries and veterans affairs.
Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles including A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Growth and Fitness in Every Client (2021), 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).Click here for information about Susan Johnson.
Leanne Campbell, PhD, is a Registered Psychologist, author, researcher, co-founder, and managing partner of Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group, and an ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) Certified Trainer.
In addition to providing psychological services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past three decades, Dr. Campbell provides trainings in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) to professionals around the globe with a primary focus in the areas of grief and trauma. Most recently, she co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson the first individually focused EFT book, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Growth and Fitness in Every Client (2021), and was also an author on Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (2nd Edition, 2022).Click here for information about Leanne Campbell.
(a $179.99 value!)
Shaping a New Sense of Self
Includes up to 4 CE hours.Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is an attachment-based roadmap for helping clients shape a robust and resilient sense of self, able to explore and resolve life-defining traumas, especially those inflicted by attachment figures. You'll discover:
- Key elements of attachment to use in recovery from trauma
- A roadmap for the creation of transformative moments where trauma-related vulnerabilities can be faced with balance and competence
- How to apply the CARE model to clients suffering from a range of symptoms and post-traumatic issues
We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.