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 2008 book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love has taught countless couples how to enhance and repair their love relationships. It remains one of the best-selling relationship help books on the market today. It has since been adapted into a workshop format.
Sue’s 2014 book, Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science in Romantic Relationships, outlines the latest understanding of why and how we love, based on scientific evidence and cutting-edge research.
As the founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and provides guidance to 65 affiliated centers. Her newest book for clinicians, Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families (2019), delineates the promise of attachment science for understanding and repairing relationships.
She consults for the U.S. and Canadian military, and is a popular presenter and speaker for the general public. You can find out more about Sue and her work at drsuejohnson.com.