RESEARCH AND EFT
Previously, Carol employed some of the most effective and extensively researched therapeutic approaches over her years as a therapist. However, having witnessed and experienced the remarkable outcomes of EFT, she now exclusively specializes in this method. EFT for couples, also referred to as EFCT, is a sophisticated and thoroughly researched model with three stages and nine steps, boasting an empirically validated success rate of 70-90%. Carol utilizes EFT, coupled with a secure and nurturing therapeutic approach, to facilitate partners in expressing their deeper emotions more safely.
In a meta-analysis, an effect size of 1.3 was identified, suggesting that around 90% of treated couples rated themselves better than the control group. The meta-analysis conducted by Johnson et al. in 1999 revealed that 70-73% of couples recovered from distress in follow-up, indicating a consistent improvement post-therapy.
During a two-year follow-up on highly stressed couples experiencing relationship distress, the results for depression and parental distress remained stable.
EFT exhibits positive effects on depression, intimacy, and trust. In a comparative study by Johnson & Greenberg in 1985, EFT outperformed controls and a behavioral skill training intervention. Interestingly, EFT couples demonstrated improved problem-solving skills despite it not being the primary focus of therapy.
In a recent study, EFT effectively assisted couples in resolving attachment injuries and fostering forgiveness.
The studies on EFT have maintained rigorous methodologies, including implementation checks, with very few dropouts reported.