Research demonstrates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are vital for mental and physical health.
Dr. John Gottman, North America’s best-known marriage researcher, with whom Irene Oudyk-Suk, the founder of Couples In Step has also trained, writes that, “EFT is a proven road map to the process of change in couple therapy.”
Division 12 of the American Psychological Association (APA), is responsible for evaluating the empirical support for mental health treatments. It recently rerated EFT and awarded EFT its highest rating based on their 1998 standard. In 2015 Division 12 of the APA developed new, more stringent, criteria by which it evaluates empirical support. ICEEFT, the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, has submitted materials to the APA for review under the new more stringent 2015 criteria and that review is currently scheduled.