Short Description of the training

EFT is an attachment science-based approach to therapy that, across modalities, whether we are working with individuals, couples, or families, offers an integration of humanistic, experiential, and systemic interventions focused on reshaping intrapsychic experience and patterns of engagement with significant others. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to the theory and practice of EFT, with a specific focus on understanding the impact of trauma and core models of health and dysfunction from an attachment perspective, the primacy of emotion and the key macro- (Tango) and micro-interventions.

Video session review with related commentary will be used to demonstrate these interventions and the change process as applied to individual and couple therapy, with the therapeutic aim of transforming trauma and moving clients toward a felt sense of security with self and others.

Participants will discover:

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  • The key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding personality, the impact of trauma and clinical intervention
  • The power of emotion in transforming trauma
  • The three stages of therapy that clients move through as barriers to growth are removed, trauma is transformed, and the seeds of secure attachment are sown



Learning Objectives

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  • Describe the key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding the impacts of trauma
  • Describe the CARE model and its application in tuning in and staying attuned in EFT
  • Describe the three stages of EFT and how the therapist works with trauma in each of these stages
  • Outline the key differences in working with trauma in individual as compared to couple therapy
  • Begin to implement the 5 moves of the EFT Tango to gradually move clients into transformative moments where vulnerabilities are encountered in the presence of another, fostering trauma resolution and a stronger sense of balance, coherence, and competence – the fundamentals of secure attachment and the foundation for ongoing growth




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  • Describe the key elements of the attachment perspective and its significance for understanding the impacts of trauma
    • The attachment perspective on personality – health and dysfunction
    • A frame for understanding the impacts of trauma
    • The key goal of EFT in transforming trauma and promoting ongoing growth and resilience
  • Describe the CARE model and the ‘how to’ of first sessions in EFT
    • Video Demonstration and Commentary
    • Practitioner-relevant Exercise
  • Working with Trauma in Stage 1 of EFT
    • Viewing and analysis of EFT session(s)
    • Practitioner-relevant exercise(s)
  • Restructuring Self and System (Stage 2 of EFT)
  • Consolidating and Integrating Gains and Promoting Continued Growth and Increased Resilience in Stage 3 of EFT



Presenter: Dr. T. Leanne Campbell, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Leanne Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group. Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, she has continued to work in the EFT model since that time, and has provided psychotherapy services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past about three decades. By request, Dr. Campbell also provides personalized results-driven ‘intensives’ (i.e., ‘boot camps’) for couples motivated to improve their relationship and/or address ‘attachment injuries’ related to infidelity, other significant life events and/or transitions (e.g., loss or trauma).

Known for her expertise in trauma, Dr. Campbell has provided hundreds of psychological assessment reports for forensic/legal and personal injury matters being considered before various levels of Court. She also is regularly called upon to provide expert opinion, as well as psychological evaluations for various insurance companies and bodies involved in adjudicating personal injury and other trauma-based claims. In addition to maintaining a full-time private practice, with a primary focus in the areas of relationship strain, trauma, grief and loss, Dr. Campbell currently co-manages a multi-site practice comprised of twenty-five clinicians and is a site co-ordinator for an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) outcome study.

An active ICEEFT Certified Trainer, Leanne trains professionals around the globe and is involved in the development of various materials including DVDs, on-line educational/training programs, books, workbooks, and articles. Most recently, she co-authored the first basic EFIT (Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy) text with Dr. Sue Johnson, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Fitness and Growth in Every Client (Routledge, 2021), as well as a workbook for therapists training in EFT (see Furrow et al., Routledge, 2022).



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  • September 14th, 2023
  • Working hours 9.30 – 17.00




Leuven, Belgium.



Irish College, Leuven



199 EUR for the day. Beverage and lunch included.



English Spoken


For Whom

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  • Psychotherapist, trauma therapist. EFT Externship or EFIT Level 1 training is an advantage.
  • Accreditation for doctors has been applied for.




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  • Registration for ‘Transforming Trauma’ is done via the Reserve a ticket tab for this event.
  • Your reservation is only final after payment of the full amount to our bank account BELFIUS BE70 0688 9742 4425 (BIC : GKCC BE BB) stating Participant Name – Transforming Trauma, or invoice number. After your online reservation you will receive an email with detailed payment information.
  • The month following your registration, you will automatically receive an invoice.
  • Your payment counts as registration.
  • Cancellation and refund of the registration amount comes with an administration fee of 10% of the registration amount. Cancellation is no longer possible 1 month before the start of the activity.



Recommended Readings

Furrow, J., Johnson, S., Bradley, B., Brubacher, L., Campbell, T. L., Kallos-Lilly, V., Palmer, G., Rheem, K. & Woolley, S. (2022). Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (2nd edition). England, UK: Routledge.

Johnson, S. (2020). The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection. New York, NY: Routledge.

Johnson, S. (2019). Attachment Theory in Practice – Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples and Families. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Johnson, S. & Campbell, L. (2022). A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Fitness and Growth in Every Client. England, UK: Routledge.

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