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Creating Connection

“We must recognize that we are more than ‘homo sapiens’. We are ‘homo vinculum’ -the one who bonds with others. And these bonds are what will save us. They always have.”

Welcome to ICEEFT

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Sue Johnson and her colleagues in Ottawa, Canada, the Centre offers educational courses and training to mental health professionals (externships, workshops, core training etc.), provides certification for EFT therapists around the world and undertakes clinical research studies. ICEEFT works closely with its various affiliated EFT Centres and Communities.

Couples, Families & Individuals

ICEEFT serves as a centre of excellence for the promotion of secure, resilient individuals and successful relationships between partners and within families.


Our mission includes the further expansion and refinement of the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model through process and outcome research.


A central aspect of our mission is to educate health professionals and increase public awareness about the efficacy of EFT and its role in strengthening relationship bonds.

Latest Posts

ICEEFT Statement on the War in 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. Our hearts grieve with Ukrainian people. This…

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A Primer for Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist

This second edition of Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook has been fully revised by expert therapists with advances in attachment science and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) practice, the integration of the “EFT Tango”—a guide to the EFT process—and new chapters on working with both individuals and families.  Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook,…

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EFT: Attachment Science in Practice

About the course Attachment Theory has emerged as the most profound, research-based understanding of how we develop as human beings – our emotions, our ways of thinking and acting and our habitual ways of engaging with others. Specifically, attachment science has cracked the code of love and loving, showing us how our sense of self…

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