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Sue Johnson Ed.D., C.Psych.
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Sue is the founding Director of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  For over ten years, she was also the Director of the Marital and Family Clinic at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa.  Sue is a clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, author, popular presenter and speaker and one of the leading innovators in the field of couple therapy.  She presents all over the world and writes on attachment and bonding, the science of love, interventions to repair relationships, trauma couples and forgiveness.

Sue is primary developer of the Emotionally Focused model of couple therapy (EFT) which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of clinical research.  She is the author of several seminal books and numerous articles on couple and family therapy as well as the popular book Hold Me Tight (2008).  Sue holds professorships at the University of Ottawa and at Alliant University in San Diego, California.

Sue has received numerous honors for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy.