Sue Johnson
Author and Clinical Psychologist, Ottawa, ON, and Victoria, BC

Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the author of the 2008 bestseller Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Her latest book for professionals is Attachment Theory in Practice (2019).

She is the founding director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). She spends much of the year training therapists in EFT around the world, and also holds positions at the University of Ottawa, Alliant University (San Diego), and the University of British Columbia. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Love and friendship
Real love stories

Romantic expectations are often ridiculous and unhelpful, but attachment science can guide us to real and lasting love

Sue Johnson