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Embracing Emotion in Couples Therapy

Susan Johnson on Creating a Road Map Through Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 11/9/2018

By Susan Johnson - Neuroscientists have recently established emotion is the prime force shaping how we cope with life’s challenges. Psychotherapists are beginning to learn how to work with emotion, rather than trying to control it or creating change through purely cognitive or behavioral means.

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The Core of Couples Therapy

Susan Johnson Explains the Root of Most Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 9/14/2018

By Susan Johnson - In couples therapy, the heart of the matter rarely concerns the content of a couple's arguments, but almost always concerns the strength and responsiveness of the attachment relationship they have. The bottom-line test of that relationship is in the answer to a fundamental question each is asking the other: Are you really there for me?

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Mastering the Tango of Love

Sue Johnson on Discovering Hidden Moments of Connection

Susan Johnson • 7/19/2018

By Sue Johnson - If you’re going to help a couple get closer and learn to really dance together, whether in bed or anywhere else, the key is helping partners experience bonding moments that open them to becoming emotionally accessible to each other. If you can do that, their bodies will follow, and sex will almost always improve.

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VIDEO: My First Client, My Greatest Teacher

Sue Johnson Shares a Story of Personal and Professional Transformation

Susan Johnson • 6/6/2018

In the following video from her 2018 Networker Symposium storytelling piece, couples and family therapist Sue Johnson shares a therapeutic moment that stands out from all others, one that left her with a deepened sense of what it means at the core to be a therapist.

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Copyright:
6/4/2018
Authors:
RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.
 
JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D.
Product:
NRS001257
Type:
$559.93 USD     $249.99 USD

My First Client, My Best Teacher

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

Susan Johnson • 5/9/2018

A challenging client, who won't speak or swallow, teaches a therapist just starting out how to find her own voice.

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A Step-by-Step Approach to Harnessing the Power of Emotion
Copyright:
3/23/2018
Author:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
Product:
RNV095924

VIDEO: Susan Johnson on Breaking Negative Cycles

How "Secure Base" Restores the Emotional and Physical Spark

Susan Johnson • 3/14/2018

In the following video clip, renowned couples therapist Susan Johnson shares the story of her clients Frank and Sylvie—two partners stuck in a cycle of shame, hurt, and anger—and how, through establishing what she refers to as "secure base," they restored both emotional and physical passion to their relationship.

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How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships
Copyright:
1/17/2018
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
Product:
RNV053885
Attachment-based interventions for couples in crisis
Copyright:
1/15/2018
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
Product:
CRS001234
Type:
$519.96 USD     $199.99 USD
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Copyright:
6/4/2018
Authors:
RICHARD SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.
 
JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D.
Product:
NRS001257
Type:
$559.93 USD     $249.99 USD
A Step-by-Step Approach to Harnessing the Power of Emotion
Copyright:
3/23/2018
Author:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
Product:
RNV095924
How Infant Attachment Security Affects Adult Relationships
Copyright:
1/17/2018
Authors:
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
DIANE POOLE HELLER, PHD
 
LOUIS COZOLINO, PH.D.
 
LANCE DODES, M.D.
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
Product:
RNV053885
Attachment-based interventions for couples in crisis
Copyright:
1/15/2018
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
Product:
CRS001234
Type:
$519.96 USD     $199.99 USD
Using Attachment Science to Create Bonding, Satisfying Relationships with Sue Johnson, Ed.D.
Copyright:
1/1/2018
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
LINDA CURRAN, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD
Product:
RNV053825
Proven approaches for attachment issues, addiction, abuse & more
Copyright:
6/20/2017
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
KATHRYN RHEEM, ED.D.
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
Product:
NRS001192
Type:
$649.94 USD     $159.99 USD
Enhancing the Impact of Couples Therapy
Copyright:
3/24/2017
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
Product:
NOS052765
Type:
$169.99 USD
Copyright:
11/14/2016
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
JAMES COAN, PHD
 
MARLENE BEST, PH.D.
Product:
NRS001147
Type:
$389.94 USD     $159.99 USD
Copyright:
9/6/2016
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
MARLENE BEST, PH.D.
Product:
NRS001097
Type:
$384.99 USD     $99.99 USD
On Target Couple Interventions in the Age of Attachment
Copyright:
8/15/2016
Authors:
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
KATHLEEN MATES-YOUNGMAN, M.A., LMFT
Product:
CRS001074
Type:
$407.00 USD     $199.99 USD
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Embracing Emotion in Couples Therapy

Susan Johnson on Creating a Road Map Through Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 11/9/2018

By Susan Johnson - Neuroscientists have recently established emotion is the prime force shaping how we cope with life’s challenges. Psychotherapists are beginning to learn how to work with emotion, rather than trying to control it or creating change through purely cognitive or behavioral means.

Daily Blog

The Core of Couples Therapy

Susan Johnson Explains the Root of Most Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 9/14/2018

By Susan Johnson - In couples therapy, the heart of the matter rarely concerns the content of a couple's arguments, but almost always concerns the strength and responsiveness of the attachment relationship they have. The bottom-line test of that relationship is in the answer to a fundamental question each is asking the other: Are you really there for me?

Daily Blog

Mastering the Tango of Love

Sue Johnson on Discovering Hidden Moments of Connection

Susan Johnson • 7/19/2018

By Sue Johnson - If you’re going to help a couple get closer and learn to really dance together, whether in bed or anywhere else, the key is helping partners experience bonding moments that open them to becoming emotionally accessible to each other. If you can do that, their bodies will follow, and sex will almost always improve.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: My First Client, My Greatest Teacher

Sue Johnson Shares a Story of Personal and Professional Transformation

Susan Johnson • 6/6/2018

In the following video from her 2018 Networker Symposium storytelling piece, couples and family therapist Sue Johnson shares a therapeutic moment that stands out from all others, one that left her with a deepened sense of what it means at the core to be a therapist.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Susan Johnson on Breaking Negative Cycles

How "Secure Base" Restores the Emotional and Physical Spark

Susan Johnson • 3/14/2018

In the following video clip, renowned couples therapist Susan Johnson shares the story of her clients Frank and Sylvie—two partners stuck in a cycle of shame, hurt, and anger—and how, through establishing what she refers to as "secure base," they restored both emotional and physical passion to their relationship.

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VIDEO: Susan Johnson on Accessing Primary Emotion in Couples Work

The Negative Patterns That Shut Down Romance, and How to Beat Them

Susan Johnson • 11/15/2017

Susan Johnson, the developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and a presenter at the 2018 Networker Symposium, has devoted her career to demonstrating that it’s not an oxymoron to speak of the“science of love.” Listen as she explains how attachment science can help couples discover a pathway to optimal lovemaking.

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Why Emotional Safety is the Defining Feature of Good Sex

Susan Johnson on Infusing Sex with Emotion and Attachment

Susan Johnson • 7/27/2017

By Susan Johnson - Passion is about so much more than responding to novel stimuli or ramped-up lust. In the dance of sex, passion can be constantly renewed, not simply by finding more exotic sexual positions, but by changing the level of our engagement in the moment and with our lover. If we really understand love, we can also understand how to shape lasting passion.

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VIDEO: Susan Johnson on the Link Between Sex and Safety

How a "Secure Base" Promotes Sexual Exploration

Susan Johnson • 5/17/2017

What does it take to restore physical intimacy to a failing relationship? In this video clip, Susan Johnson, the originator of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, uses bonding science to explain the one condition every relationship needs in order to repair emotional hurt and restore satisfying sex. Take a moment to watch this clip. You'll be glad you did.

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VIDEO: Susan Johnson on the Power of Emotion

The Secret Ingredient in Good Therapy

Susan Johnson • 9/12/2016

Emotion is the most important motivating force bringing clients to our offices in the first place. Nevertheless, therapists are often strangely queasy in the presence of strong emotion. In this clip from her 2013 Symposium keynote address, Susan Johnson offers a vivid picture of how we can take full therapeutic advantage of the emotional force field to propel the process of change.

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VIDEO: Susan Johnson on Attachment Issues in the Bedroom

How to Help Couples Have "Hold Me Tight" Conversations

Susan Johnson • 2/15/2016

Susan Johnson, couples therapist and author of Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, will be a keynote speaker at this year's Networker Symposium. Here, she talks about how creating emotionally valuable experiences in therapy helps keep struggling couples engaged and better able to see their partner's point of view, and communicate better outside of therapy and in the bedroom.

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My First Client, My Best Teacher

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

Susan Johnson • 5/9/2018

A challenging client, who won't speak or swallow, teaches a therapist just starting out how to find her own voice.

Magazine Article

The Dance of Sex

Susan Johnson • 1/11/2016

If you’re going to help a couple get closer and really learn to work harmoniously with one another, whether in bed or anywhere else, the key is helping partners experience bonding moments that open them to becoming emotionally accessible to each other. If you can do that, their bodies will follow, and sex will almost always improve.

Magazine Article

The Power of Emotion in Therapy

How to Harness this Great Motivator

Susan Johnson • 5/1/2012

Neuroscientists recently established emotion is the prime force shaping how we cope with life’s challenges. Psychotherapists are beginning to learn how to work with emotion, rather than trying to control it and create change through purely cognitive or behavioral means.

Magazine Article

Are You There for Me?

Understanding the Foundations of Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 9/1/2006

All couples fight, but the fights that really define the relationship are always the same thing: whether partners feel they have a safe, secure connection with each other.

Magazine Article

Are You There for Me?

Understanding the Foundations of Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson • 9/1/2006

All couples fight, but the fights that really define the relationship are always about the same thing: whether partners feel they have a safe, secure connection with each other.

Magazine Article
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Susan Johnson, Ed.D., is the best selling author, clinical psychologist, distinguished research professor, dynamic speaker, and recognized innovator who has changed the field of couple therapy.

She is director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and distinguished research professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as professor of clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and is recognized as one of the most prominent researchers and presenters in the couple therapy field.