Evidence-Based Couples Therapy Effectiveness

Science and evidence-based couples therapy today is a continually evolving field.

Couples Therapy Inc. is dedicated to providing highly effective couples therapy which is research-driven, scientific, and evidence-based. For those of you who are math and science-oriented, here is a link to but a few of Dr. Gottman’s more recent research papers. https://www.johngottman.net/research/

All of our clinicians are trained in the Gottman Method. Dr. John Gottman’s forty years of breakthrough research on marriage and parenting have earned him numerous major awards, including:

  • Four National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Awards
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Distinguished Research Scientist Award
  • The American Family Therapy Academy Award for Most Distinguished Contributor to Family Systems Research
  • The American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Lifetime Research Contribution
  • The National Council of Family Relations, 1994 Burgess Award for Outstanding Career in Theory and Research




evidence-based couples therapy effectivenessDr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment.

Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

In 2013, Dr. K and I had the honor of attending the now famous “Summit.”

It was a two-day conference for couples therapists filed with interventions, theory, and practical application.

These thought-leaders sat on two couches around a coffee table and had a conversation as if we were all in one huge living room. They explored the differences and similarities in their theories. Most of the time they highly complimentary, and even reverent. But sometimes they were respectfully passionate about the nuances and differences in their approaches.

For those who want to learn more, here is a link to the scores of clinical papers attesting to the 75-90% effectiveness of Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy:

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Like Dr. Gottman, Dr. Johnson has received a multitude of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment.

Sue has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.

Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Sue Johnson are giants in the field of couples therapy. Because of their tireless research, couples therapy has never been more effective than it is today.






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