Dr. Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. The developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, she is a recognized leader in the new science of relationships. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous books and articles, and she has trained thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She lives in Ottawa, Canada. For more information on Dr. Sue Johnson and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, visit www.eft.ca and www.holdmetight.com.
Clinical psychologist Johnson here lays out her patented couples-therapy program, explaining the science behind the feelings that are frightening and overwhelming to couples seeking love, support, and companionship. This title is natural as an audiobook: the sterling narration by Sandra Burr--whose reading of Mary Roach's Bonk, also from Brilliance, received a starred review (LJ 8/08)--takes the text a step further. All libraries having self-help or therapy collections must add this recording. [Audio clip available through library.brillianceaudio. com.--Ed.]--Susan G. Baird, formerly with Oak Lawn P.L., IL Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"A much needed message to all couples and therapists and I
recommend it to all."--Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of
Getting the Love You Want and Receiving Love
A truly revolutionary, breakthrough book... the most important, valuable book for couples published in the 21st century.--Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Getting It Right the First Time
"At last, a road map through Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with its creator. Dr. Johnson's superb science, humor, and clinical wisdom are finally accessible to all of us. I couldn't pick a smarter, warmer, and more real guide for this journey."--John Gottman, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and coauthor of And Baby Makes Three
"There's something appealing about this book's honest, no-holds-barred approach. By creating complete emotional safety and by willing to be fearless about it, it seems to me, not only can real love be kept alive, it can flourish"--Boston Globe
Sue Johnson [is] the most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years. This book will touch your heart, stimulate your mind, and give you practical strategies for improving your marriage. It will be an instant classic.--William J. Doherty, Ph.D., author of Take Back Your Marriage
Wonderful!...Hold Me Tight blends the best in research findings with practical suggestions from a caring and compassionate clinician. This fabulous book will be of great benefit...to couples trying to find their way to better communication and deeper, more fulfilling ways of being with each other. Bravo!--Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Parenting from the Inside Out