The Carolina Center for EFT provides training to mental health professionals in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. Located in central NC, our center serves the training needs of therapists in North and South Carolina. The training we offer is recognized by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), directed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and can be applied toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.
The International spread of EFT:
- There are 90 EFT communities, centers, and other ICEEFT-affiliated EFT organizations around the world–closing in on the big 100!
- Translations of EFT materials exist in a whopping 34 languages and counting
- ICEEFT has grown to around 7000 members from nearly 80 countries
Thanks to Sue Johnson for bringing EFT into the world, and to all of you for your hard work!
Saving the Day and Slowing Down: Client Stories
Sometimes I try too hard and react too hastily.
Three possibilities can save the day and prevent further injury or escalation.
- By good fortune, my misperception may be interrupted as in my first example below.
- I may check in to clarify before reacting, as in my second example.
- I may reach out to a colleague for perspective and support as in the final example.
The examples I am about to share, while not named, are representative of a broad range of diverse social locations, differing races, genders, religions, faiths, left- and right-leaning, even though not specified below.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The Carolina Center for EFT is committed to helping our clients and our colleagues stand together for healing, safety, strength and solidarity during the increase in hate crimes and protests of white supremacy across our country. As a Center we are committed to creating safe, secure bonds in couples and families. As part of that commitment, we decry the messages of hatred and white supremacy being advanced.
We have all experienced the public outrage that has exploded due to long-term systemic racism and police brutality against Black Americans, including Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade. The impact that these and scores of other murders have on our public consciousness has amplified the oppression that has occurred for the entirety of American history.
You can read more about our commitment to diversity here.
What is this new science of love?
Dr. Sue Johnson’s upcoming book shows how EFT is the new approach to psychotherapy – with individuals, couples and families. Listen to her introduce the book.
Do you wonder how to help your clients to build trust? Particularly after a betrayal or an attachment injury. How to deal with overt lies? How to validate the pattern of fearing to tell the truth?
There are times a therapist needs to differentiate between a negative cycle which has slowly eroded the bond of trust between partners and a specific injurious event which shattered the bond of trust in one momentous blow. All of EFT therapy is a process of building trust – and we take our time throughout the model, step by step, first of all tracking how an automatic self-protective pattern is blocking partners from trusting, and when it is safe enough to share the underlying fears and needs, to reshape a bond of trust. Annabelle Bugatti from Las Vegas interviews Lorrie Brubacher on Building Trust in EFT.
Referrals to EFT Therapists
Our Center provides a referral base of therapists in North and South Carolina who are trained in EFT.