In Honour of Our Founder – Dr. Sue Johnson

The Ceremony

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Dr. Sue Johnson took place today in Victoria British Columbia Canada..

The recording is available now!

In Remembrance of

Dr. Sue Johnson

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Sue Johnson on April 23, 2024. Dr. Johnson was a beloved teacher, therapist, author, and the pioneering innovator of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Her remarkable contributions have left an indelible mark on the field of therapy and the lives of countless individuals, couples, and families worldwide. She was also a cherished friend whose warmth and wisdom profoundly touched all who knew her. See the full obituary here.

The Life of Dr. Sue Johnson

I Was Here!

We are proud to present a video tribute to Dr. Sue Johnson, a visionary whose life and work have transformed the landscape of therapy. This tribute explores her profound contributions to Emotionally Focused Therapy and her lasting impact on the lives of therapists and clients alike. Join us in honouring her legacy as we reflect on her enduring teachings, her heartfelt wisdom, and the deep connections she fostered throughout her extraordinary life.

Share Your Memories

Tribute Board

In honour of Dr. Sue Johnson’s remarkable legacy, we invite you to contribute to Sue’s Tribute Board. Celebrate the memory of a visionary whose life’s work in mental health has profoundly touched the lives of so many. Share your personal reflections, stories of transformation, or any other remembrance about Sue. Your tributes will form a mosaic of gratitude for a life truly well-lived. You can post your thoughts here.

Our friends at Psychotherapy Networker have also posted a tribute to Sue here: Celebrating Sue Johnson

Welcome to ICEEFT

ICEEFT is a worldwide network of mental health professionals, united to promote the use and understanding of EFT. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions.

EFT is for everyone

Emotionally Focused Therapy is grounded in attachment science, which highlights our very human need for safety and connection. EFT provides an unrivaled roadmap to healing and resilience for individuals, couples, and families.

Get trained in EFT

ICEEFT offers a wide variety of training for mental health professionals around the world, including core trainings which lead to certification in EFT. Find out more about how EFT can revolutionize your therapy practice and deliver lasting healing to your clients.

A very different kind of book about connection

Edgar & Elouise takes us on an heroic journey where oddball characters find out who they are, face their fears, and together fight to save their world. Along the way, we discover how a small band of brave ones can, working together, make a magical difference.

Welcome to ICEEFT

ICEEFT is a worldwide network of mental health professionals, united to promote the use and understanding of EFT. The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions..

EFT is for everyone

Emotionally Focused Therapy is grounded in attachment science, which highlights our very human need for safety and connection. EFT provides an unrivaled roadmap to healing and resilience for individuals, couples, and families.

Get trained in EFT

ICEEFT offers a wide variety of training for mental health professionals around the world, including core trainings which lead to certification in EFT. Find out more about how EFT can revolutionize your therapy practice and deliver lasting healing to your clients.

A different kind of book about connection

Edgar & Elouise takes us on an heroic journey where oddball characters find out who they are, face their fears, and together fight to save their world. Along the way, we discover how a small band of brave ones can, working together, make a magical difference.

What We Do

Healthy relationships are central to human health and happiness. Research consistently shows that secure attachment and emotionally satisfying bonds are essential elements of mental and physical well-being. Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is uniquely capable of establishing and restoring supportive bonds among individuals, couples and families. The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) is dedicated to educating health professionals and increasing public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationships.

We invite you to learn more about ICEEFT and EFT. If you’re a mental health professional, we encourage you to explore our many training events and to join our ever-growing global family of over 8000 members, spanning 80 regional communities and centers throughout 40 countries. Whatever your age, race, faith, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background, you are welcome here. See the ICEEFT Mission statement.

EFT World Summit

Announcing the EFT World Summit 2024!

Learn, Share and Connect with Global Experts

Discover the future of Emotionally Focused Therapy at the EFT World Summit 2024 in the Netherlands. Elevate your practice with cutting-edge insights in EFIT, EFFT, and HMT. Learn from global leaders and join a community committed to transformative healing. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire and empower your practice! Click here to learn more!

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist

The Science of Why and How we Love

Attachement Theory in Practice

Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment, Susan M. Johnson provides an innovative roadmap for clinical practice. Learn why psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.

Certification News

New EFT Training Options

Beginning in 2024, ICEEFT will offer EFT Certification in individual, couple, and family therapy. To further support therapists training in EFT, we’re also introducing several new courses. For more details, visit the “EFT For Therapists” menu above. This is an exciting time to grow with us in EFT!

Courses Worldwide – In Person and Online

ICEEFT Official Events

ICEEFT offers a variety of training opportunities worldwide to help you gain a deeper understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy. From basic introductions to certification path courses, there is something for every level. Led by world-class trainers, our events will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate EFT into your practice and life.

EFT World Summit

Announcing the EFT World Summit 2024!

Learn, Share and Connect with Global Experts

Discover the future of Emotionally Focused Therapy at the EFT World Summit 2024 in the Netherlands. Elevate your practice with cutting-edge insights in EFIT, EFFT, and HMT. Learn from global leaders and join a community committed to transformative healing. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire and empower your practice! Click here to learn more!

Certification News

New EFT Training Options

Beginning in 2024, ICEEFT will offer EFT Certification in individual, couple, and family therapy. To further support therapists training in EFT, we’re also introducing several new courses. For more details, visit the “EFT For Therapists” menu above. This is an exciting time to grow with us in EFT!

Courses Worldwide – In Person and Online

ICEEFT Official Events

ICEEFT offers a variety of training opportunities worldwide to help you gain a deeper understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy. From basic introductions to certification path courses, there is something for every level. Led by world-class trainers, our events will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate EFT into your practice and life.

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist

The Science of Why and How we Love

Attachment Theory in Practice

Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment, Susan M. Johnson provides an innovative roadmap for clinical practice. Learn why psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.

EFT World Summit

Announcing the EFT World Summit 2024!

Learn, Share and Connect with Global Experts

Discover the future of Emotionally Focused Therapy at the EFT World Summit 2024 in the Netherlands. Elevate your practice with cutting-edge insights in EFIT, EFFT, and HMT. Learn from global leaders and join a community committed to transformative healing. Don’t miss this opportunity to inspire and empower your practice! Click here to learn more!

Certification News

New EFT Training Options

Beginning in 2024, ICEEFT will offer EFT Certification in individual, couple, and family therapy. To further support therapists training in EFT, we’re also introducing several new courses. For more details, visit the “EFT For Therapists” menu above. This is an exciting time to grow with us in EFT!

Courses Worldwide – In Person and Online

ICEEFT Official Events

ICEEFT offers a variety of training opportunities worldwide to help you gain a deeper understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy. From basic introductions to certification path courses, there is something for every level. Led by world-class trainers, our events will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate EFT into your practice and life.

Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist

The Science of Why and How we Love

Attachment Theory in Practice

Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment, Susan M. Johnson provides an innovative roadmap for clinical practice. Learn why psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection.

Find a Therapist

Looking for an EFT therapist? The free Find an EFT Therapist directory provides a list of trained EFT therapists around the world.

Find a Therapist

Looking for an EFT therapist? The free Find an EFT Therapist directory provides a list of trained EFT therapists around the world. Whether you’re looking for individual, couple, or family therapy, our directory provides a range of options to help you find just the right therapist for you.

An ICEEFT Statement

ICEEFT Statement on the Israel Gaza Crisis

ICEEFT is deeply distressed by the terrible events unfolding in Israel and Gaza, and emphatically condemns all forms of violence. As an organization founded to foster attachment, love, compassion, and strong human relational bonds, the brutal violence and trauma inflicted upon innocent civilians, particularly children, horrifies us.   Click to read full statement

An ICEEFT Statement

We Stand with Ukraine

The ICEEFT organization has always stood for humanistic values that support connections and seek to understand and bridge differences between people in romantic relationships, in families, and in communities. ICEEFT denounces the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the devastation and harm that is being caused to innocent people.

ICEEFT Statement

Stance on Diversity

At the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) we are dedicated to developing secure, resilient individuals and successful trusting relationships between partners and within families across the globe. As such, we stand against all forms of racism and discrimination.

Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson is the founder and leading authority on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a type of therapy that helps individuals, couples and families improve their relationships by understanding and managing their emotions. She has written dozens of books on the topic, including the bestsellers “Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love”, “Attachment Theory in Practice” and “A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy”. Dr. Johnson is also the founder of ICEEFT and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her contributions to the field of psychology, including the Order of Canada, The Psychotherapy Networker Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.

See Dr. Sue Johnson’s public website at www.drsuejohnson.com

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is Global

It is the ICEEFT mission to help spread EFT around the globe!

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90+ Communities
8,000+
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What Our Members Have to Say

​“Joining ICEEFT has helped me personally and professionally. I have benefitted from growing my practice, learning more about stuck spots, and even improved my marriage. What a gift.”

Dr. Dianna Troutt

LMFT, LPCC

“Membership in ICEEFT offers a supportive platform to learn, improve my skills using EFT, connect with different EFT communities around the world, and allows potential clients to find me.”

Aaron Ong

MCounsPrac., MFT

“My ICEEFT membership has helped me to feel a part of the EFT community. It’s a special group of clinicians dedicated to the highest standard of clinical care in the area of Emotionally Focused Therapy.”

Katy Oberle

MS, IMFT-S

“I get many clients through the find a therapist directory and love staying connected through the newsletter. Membership in ICEEFT is a needed resource for anyone practicing EFT.”

Stephanie Macadaan

M.A., LMFT

​ICEEFT membership opens the door to a vibrant international community of over 8000 mental health professionals in over 40 countries. As an ICEEFT member, you can connect with other mental health professionals, expand your knowledge and, together with your colleagues, continually deepen your skills to become the best, most inspired, and most competent therapist you can be.

Your membership in our professional family links you to cutting-edge research, world class training, members-only mailing lists, and the support of diverse local and international communities.

​Full ICEEFT membership is open to mental health professionals who have completed an Externship in EFT. If you haven’t yet taken an Externship, you can find one near you by visiting our events page here. Effective in January, 2024, membership is open to therapists who have completed either the EFIT or EFFT Essentials Course (or the previous corresponding Levels 1 and 2 courses). In the meantime, you can still join as an Associate or Student at a reduced rate.

  • Discounts on videos and other training materials.
  • Access to our quarterly EFT newsletter filled with tips, research and event news. A sample newsletter can be viewed here.
  • A listing on ICEEFT’s popular Find-a-Therapist Directory which allows clients looking for EFT therapists to find you more easily.
  • Access to our members only website that provides resources, forums, your own profile and timeline page, the ability to follow and message other therapists, a searchable members directory and much more!