Susan M. Johnson is an international expert in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT. She is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Marital and Family Therapy Clinic at Ottawa Civic Hospital. She is the author of The Practice of Emotionaly Focused Marital Therapy - Creating Connection (Brunner/Mazel, 1996) and the co-author of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: The Heart of the Matter. EFT is now one of the most empirically validated couples therapies and is accepted as such by the American Psychological Association. On sabbatical in 1999, she went to New Zealand and then visited Australia in April, conducting workshopsin Sydney and Perth.