Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson is a world-renowned expert in the field of couples therapy. She is a clinical psychologist,researcher, professor, best-selling author. Topics Dr. Johnson addresses include: attachment and bonding, the science of love, interventions to repair relationships, and forgiveness. Dr. Johnson is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a highly effective, research-backed intervention to help couples repair rifts and build strong loving bonds. She is the Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (which has numerous affiliated Centers around the world), the Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute, a Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Dr Johnson’s professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors. Her book, Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, was written for the general public to explain the new science of adult bonding. This book is the basis for a program for post-deployment military couples created for the U.S. military and a relationship education program entitled Hold Me Tight: Conversations for Connection. Dr. Johnson has received numerous honours for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. Her new book, Love Sense: The New Science of Relationships will be published December 31, 2013.
years of life: 9 December 1947 present



lifenahas quotedlast year
devised a very simple experiment to look at the four behaviors that Bowlby and she believed were basic to attachment: that we monitor and maintain emotional and physical closeness with our beloved; that we reach out for this person when we are unsure, upset, or feeling down; that we miss this person when we are apart; and that we count on this person to be there for us when we go out into the world and explore.
Sanja Stojanovićhas quoted5 months ago
I’ve divided the book into three parts. Part One
Sanja Stojanovićhas quoted5 months ago
Injured partners identify what they need right now to bring closure to the trauma.
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