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Digital Seminar

Transforming Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Leanne Campbell, PhD
6 Hours 03 Minutes
Aug 24, 2021
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Don’t miss this new training from Dr. Leanne Campbell, long term collaborator with Dr. Sue Johnson on applying EFIT, a new evidence-based approach, to the treatment of trauma.

Informed by more than 30 years of attachment science research and clinical experience, EFIT quickly gets to the heart of clients’ problems to guide them through their overwhelming vulnerability to healing and growth. And is now being used for trauma clients with excellent treatment outcomes.

There is no other individual trauma therapy available that is fully compatible and based in the attachment theory of human emotion... and you can be one of the first clinicians trained in this model.

Join master EFIT clinician Dr. Leanne Campbell as she demonstrates step by step the proven interventions of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy – and watch extensive and heartwarming clinical videos, to show you the stages and steps of EFIT intervention to demonstrate the following:

  • Learn the therapeutic course of an individual client from the first stages of forming a secure attachment to the final resolution of an emotionally transformed individual.
  • Learn how to assess client readiness for each EFIT stage and the therapeutic steps to move them toward transformational emotional healing.



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Dr. Leanne Campbell, is a Registered Psychologist, a co-founder and managing partner of Campbell & Fairweather Psychology group, and an ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy) Certified Trainer. In addition to providing psychological services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past three decades, Dr. Campbell provides trainings in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) to professionals around the globe with a primary focus in the areas of grief and trauma. Most recently, she co-authored with Dr. Sue Johnson the first individually focused EFT book, A Primer for Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Cultivating Growth and Fitness in Every Client (Routledge, 2022).

Speaker Disclosures
Financial: T. Leanne Campbell maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: T. Leanne Campbell is a board member International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

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  1. Investigate the history and development of attachment theory.
  2. Structure a supportive and secure therapy framework.
  3. Model safe attachment as surrogate attachment figure.
  4. Apply interventions as appropriate for progressive stages of EFIT therapy.
  5. Articulate the five steps of the EFIT Tango.
  6. Evaluate client readiness to move through the stages and steps of EFIT intervention.
  7. Construct corrective emotional experiences to resolve traumatic blocks to growth.
  8. Assess for contraindications and safety concerns when implementing EFIT.


  • Origins of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy 
    • Attachment theory in practice 
  • Attachment theory 
    • Bonding as essential survival strategy 
    • Focus on emotion and regulation of emotion 
    • Developmental nature of attachment theory 
  • Patterns of attachment 
    • Childhood styles 
    • Adult dimensions 
    • Secure attachment:  definition and benefits 
  • Trauma and the attachment perspective on the impact of trauma 
    • Case presentation:  Brad - facing issues of isolation and anger 
    • EFIT focus on the impact of trauma 
  • Attachment security:  risk or resilience  
  • Key goals and stages of EFIT 
    • Reprocessing emotion 
    • Creating new interactions 
  • Dancing the EFIT Tango – the five basic moves 
  • The three stages of EFIT 
    • Stabilization – tuning in with C.A.R.E. 
    • Case presentation:  Melissa dealing with abuse, both in history and currently 
  • Case conceptualization and treatment planning 
    • Contraindications and safety planning 
    • Pacing, building on momentum, and growth 
    • Integrating couple and individual therapy 
    • Case presentation:  Implementation of the first three Tango moves with Melissa 
  • Choreographing the encounter  
    • Case presentation:  Melissa progressing from Stage 1 to Stage 2 
    • Connecting with unprocessed events 
  • Shifting world view as treatment progresses 
    • Making model of self explicit 
    • Transition into Move 5 
  • Applying the CARE model to varied presentations of trauma 
  • Restructuring the self 
    • Generalizing gains beyond the therapeutic encounter 
    • Bringing attachment science into every session 
  • Stage 3:  Consolidation and integration 
    • Reinforcing gains with specificity 

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Case Managers 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Mental Health Professionals 

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