Alliant International University held its annual Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Training Conference at its San Diego campus, catering to a “sold out” crowd of mental health professionals from across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Training at the conference included live demonstrations with couples who are in therapy which, in addition to being instructional, were deeply emotional.

EFT is a proven effective treatment for distressed couples and families. EFT for couples is one of the few therapies that helps them get back to their loving feelings, reconnect and feel secure and happy in their relationship by focusing on strengthening attachment bonds.

Research studies show that most couples (more than 70%) turn their relationship around (from distressed – no matter how distressed – to happy) in 12–20 sessions and over 90% of couples claim their relationships “significantly improved.”

Scott R. Woolley, PhD, director of the Couple and Family Therapy programs at Alliant International University and co-director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy at Alliant (TRI-EFT Alliant), both in San Diego, has been instrumental in expanding the field of EFT, training and supervising mental health professionals in couples’ therapy across the U.S. and internationally, including Canada, Chile, England, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and The Netherlands. Dr. Woolley frequently co-publishes, co-presents, and co-trains with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT.

Learn more about EFT from Dr. Woolley himself.