Welcome to isEFT

Founded in 2011, isEFT is an international society for Emotion Focused Therapy (commonly abbreviated as "EFT") training centers. Emotion Focused Therapy is an empirically-supported psychotherapy approach that views emotions as centrally important in human functioning and therapeutic change. An emotion-focused approach promotes emotional awareness, expression, regulation, understanding and transformation of emotion and the development of empathy as a path to health and well-being in individuals and couples. It is an evidence-based approach to the treatment of problems in living and interpersonal problems and is dedicated to the scientific study of the process of human change in therapy.

Changing Emotions with Emotions

Trainers' Meeting isEFT, Porto 2023

IsEFT Conference 2023 

'Changing Emotions in a

Changing World' was amazing!

Many thanks to SPTFE - Sociedade Portuguesa Terapia Focada nas Emoções for the great organization

Impression isEFT Conference 2023 Porto


Interview Rhonda Goldman EFT Couples, febr. 2023

Webinar 'Deliberate Practice in Emotion Focused Therapy', maart 2023

Emotion Focused Podcast, hosted by dr. Lou Cooper

How to subscribe the isEFT Listserv.

On the EFT listserv. you can email all members of this listserv. a question, proposal, idea, etc. related to EFT all at once. If you would like to subscribe to the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy's Listserv, please send the following information to listserv.iseft@gmail.com : E-mail address, First Name, Last Name (without punctuation). For example: peter.miller@gmail.com Peter Miller.

Important: Please note that by subscribing to the Listserv, you are not joining isEFT. Therefor you have the option of joining isEFT

Any e-mails to listserv.iseft@gmail.com will be received by our technical support staff. If you would like to email a certain individual, contact them separately or through the listserv. 


  • PCEP Journal: 

We are very excited to announce that isEFT has become an organizational WAPCEPC (World Association for Person Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy & Counseling) MEMBER. As such, we can now offer the Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies PCEP journal to our isEFT members at a reduced price (4 issues per year). If you want more information on the isEFT membership and the PCEP journal, please send an email to contact.iseft@gmail.com

      The Portuguese EFT institute (SPTFE - Sociedade Portuguesa de Terapia Focada nas Emoções) is proud to host the upcoming isEFT conference in Porto, Portugal.

      We hope you can join us in Porto for a lively gathering on Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). More information on the program and registration will follow soon on this website.

      • Emotion Awareness Day: June 2, 2023

        On the world's third Emotion Awareness Day in 2023 we pay international extra attention to Emotions as our main driver and compass. An international day to 'celebrate emotions'!.      To stay informed about the program on June 2nd follow: https://www.emotionawarenessday.com/

        • Vale Melissa Harte (1959-2021) 

        The members of the Board of isEFT wish to express their deep sadness on the death of Melissa Harte, an International Trainer with the Australian Institute for EFT in Melbourne, Australia.  Melissa was an esteemed and cherished colleague.  She will be remembered for her energy, dedication, and enthusiasm as she worked to build an EFT Institute in Australia, sharing the approach widely with colleagues and clients. EFT as an approach and the International Organisation grew stronger with her contributions. Her presence among us will be missed in the years to come but her legacy and memory will live on.  Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.  www.aieft.org

          • Debate "Transforming emotional memories: from science to clinical practice". Emotional Memory by David Sander and Changing emotion with emotion by Leslie Greenberg. video

          • How do you change emotions? Les Greenberg: video

          • Why are emotions important? Les Greenberg: video

          • What is the role of emotion in distressvideo 

          • New Therapist talks to Les Greenberg: video

          • Interview with Les Greenberg about EFT by Juliette Beckingvideo  

          • Talking about evolution and essence of EFT - Jeanne Watson, video

          • Emotion Focused Therapy for DepressionJeanne Watson:  video

          More videos here

          Alfred & Shadow -
          A short story about Self-Criticism

          Alfred & Shadow -
          A short story about emotions


          Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) has evolved in recent years to have a significant impact on the field of psychotherapy.  Its increasing popularity and the growing support for its efficacy with a wide variety of problems have made EFT an important approach to psychotherapy treatment. Please click here to view a list of books written by primary developers of EFT. 

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