The Avid Reader is pleased to be working with the the Sacramento-Davis EFT Center and Yolo County psychotherapists in bringing noted international psychologist Sue Johnson, ED.D., who will speak on the science of love at the Veterans Memorial Center on Monday April 15th from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Dr. Johnson will discuss cutting-edge research about the science of love and bonding and answer audience questions from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at Veterans Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street, Davis. The event is free and open to the public.
Johnson has developed a highly effective method of couples counseling called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), based on the science of couples relationships. Couples therapy has dramatically changed in the last decade, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), which reports that clinical trials of Johnson’s model show 86 percent of couples experienced significant improvement compared to 30 percent in other research models.
“Even the most distressed couples can repair and renew their relationship, moving from breakup to bonding,” Johnson said. Her research shows that couples therapy helps build a secure, loving bond that changes the way the brain perceives and responds to threat by soothing and calming individuals.
“Those attending are invited to ask any questions at this event,” said Nancy Aikin, Ph.D. She and Paul Aikin, Ph.D. are directors of the Sacramento-Davis EFT Center. “Hearing Dr. Johnson has helped many people feel understood and inspired.”
Johnson is the bestselling author of Hold Me Tight ®, Love Sense and the new book Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples and Families. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement. In 2016 she was named Psychologist of the Year by the APA, and has been honored by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for her outstanding contribution to the field of couples and family therapy. Johnson is a Fellow of the APA, and professor emerita, clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.