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What is Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)?

In this course (the first of a two-part series), Dr. Sue Johnson explains how EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) can be used to treat individuals with trauma. She explains the importance of attachment theory and shows how to facilitate the basic moves of the EFIT Tango.

About this course

<p style="line-height: 1.3 !important;">This course is the first of a two-part series on the applications of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy for trauma. The second course, <a style="font-size: 1.1rem !important; font-family: 'freight-sans-pro', sans-serif !important;" href="/catalogue/courses/emotionally-focused-individual-therapy-efit-for-trauma-dancing-tango-and-reshaping-self">Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for Trauma: Dancing Tango and Reshaping Self</a>, explores how EFIT can be used to support a client with complex trauma.</p> <br/> <p style="line-height: 1.3 !important;">In this first instalment in the series, psychologist, professor, and founder of EFT therapy Dr. Sue Johnson (ICEEFT) explains how EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) is an experiential, humanistic, attachment-based model of therapy, focusing on the key factors of emotion and attachment. Noting that trauma victims describe themselves as feeling “alone”, being “invisible”, and “having no meaning”, Dr. Johnson describes the process of building a safe haven alliance which focuses on emotion and works with clients to help them experience their often overwhelming emotions differently. Dr. Johnson goes over the five steps of the EFIT Tango, using that dance as an apt metaphor for the process of realising the EFIT goal of vibrant growth and living. A 20-minute segment of Dr. Johnson working with a trauma victim is included.</p>
Duration 2 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Sue Johnson Leanne Campbell

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