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ChicagoEFT supports therapists by providing training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), building the local community of skilled EFT practitioners, and helping connect couples, families and individuals with skilled EFT therapists. ChicagoEFT is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). ChicagoEFT is learning to become more welcoming and safe for all therapists and clients. Read about our stance on diversity HERE.

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A Letter from the ChicagoEFT Past President

Dear EFT Community, We are living in extraordinary times and the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement are powerful demands for genuine, lasting and syste...

The Four Components of Emotion

By guest blogger, Josh Marder, LMFT Most couples have trouble expressing their softer primary emotions when they come in for couples therapy.  We know that’s wh...

Finding my “professional home”

by guest blogger, Ileana Ungureanu, MD, PhD, LMFT I first learned about the EFT model in my MFT Master program. As any graduate student, I was looking for a the...

Dr. Sue Johnson is one of the originators and the main proponent of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT).  She is also the director of the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT).  ChicagoEFT is a member of ICEEFT, and is immensely grateful to Dr Johnson for her relentless development of this evidence-based approach to therapy.

Dr Johnson is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and professor. She presents and writes on attachment and bonding, the science of love, interventions to repair relationships, and the application of EFT to working with couples and individuals.

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