Dr. Leanne Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group and is an Honorary Research Associate of Vancouver Island University. Although best known as a couple therapy until recently, individual and family therapy have always been a part of the EFT model and were integral to Dr. Campbell's training with Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s. Dr. Campbell has continued to work in the EFT model since that time, and has provided psychotherapy services to hundreds of individuals, couples, and families over the past three decades.
Known for her expertise in the area of trauma, Dr. Campbell also has provided hundreds of psychological assessment reports for forensic/legal and personal injury matters being considered before various levels of Courts. She is regularly called upon to provide expert opinion surrounding Canadian Forces Base, Veterans Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police/ RCMP (and other first responder) cases, as well as psychological evaluations for various insurance companies and bodies involved in adjudicating personal injury and other trauma-based claims.
In addition to maintaining an active and full-time private practice, with a primary focus in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, Dr. Campbell currently co-manages a two-site practice comprised of over 20 clinicians and is a site co-ordinator for an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) outcome study.
An active ICEEFT certified trainer, Leanne has been providing trainings in EFT over the past 20 years and has similarly been involved in the development of various training materials including training DVDs, on-line educational/training programs, books, workbooks and articles.
Dr. Feion Villolas is a professor, clinical psychologist, and the Executive Director of Graduate Life and Diversity at San Diego State University. She also has a Masters Degree in Public Health, with an emphasis in Health Promotion and experience conducting community-based participatory research. Her academic, research, and clinical experience provide a solid foundation for the development of evidence-based strategies to address disparities in the well-being of racial/ethnic populations.
In particular, Dr. Villodas' program of research focuses on educational, mental, and behavioral health disparities among Black and Latinx communities. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing culturally tailored interventions for culturally diverse populations. She also has a successful record of providing academic and research supports to underrepresented students. Dr. Villodas is passionate about advising, mentoring, and supporting underrepresented students.
Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and a Founder and Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Couple (TRIEFT) at Alliant International University. In addition, her primary clinical and research interest in family systems therapy using EFT; specifically with those couples and families dealing with traumatic loss, abuse, and high conflict divorce.
Lisa is an AAMFT clinical member and approved a AAMFT supervisor. For more information on Dr. Palmer-Olsen visit her website.
Dr. Katherine McKay believes that secure, loving relationships have the power to shape how humans see themselves, others and their world. This belief guides her therapeutic approach. Katherine specializes in treating couples and survivors of trauma. Katherine is a certified EFT therapist and supervisor. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has advanced training in Prolonged Exposure (PE), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Dialectical Behaviioral Therapy (DBT).
Katherine has over 20 years of clinical experience, with extensive experience in treating couples and survivors of trauma. In addition to providing therapy, supervision, and facilitating Hold Me Tight retreats, she is the team psychologist for a national sports team, provides executive coaching, and conducts trainings on various topics. She taught diversity courses on the graduate level as well as providing training on cross cultural awareness and cultural humility to clinicians. Katherine's clinical research has focused on romantic and co-parenting relationships in the Black community, attachment theory and trauma. Her research has centered on the thesis that relationships have the power to heal and she incorporates this premise throughout her work. In both clinical and noncritical spaces, Katherine is learning how to lean in to uncomfortable moments with curiosity and compassion.
You can learn more about Katherine at her website: www.drkatherinemckay.com
James L. Furrow, Ph.D is a recognize leader in the development and practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples and families. Together with EFT originator, Dr. Susan Johnson, Jim co-authored Becoming and EFT Therapist: The Workbook and The EFT Casebook, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience. Jim maintains an active research program studying the process of EFT and its outcome with couples and families. His research appears in Applied Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Psychology and Spirituality. Formerly, Jim served as the Freed Professor of Marital and Family Therapy at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology where he trained psychologists and marital and family therapists in couple therapy for over two decades. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, and a Certified Family Life Education. Jim is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer.
With a passion for EFT and a desire to have it reach mental health practitioners in remote areas where EFT certified trainers seldom held workshops, Robin hosted his first Zoom in on EFT, 12 -hour Workshop in April of 2019, almost one year before the pandemic. Now 2 years and 6 workshops later, and having reached over 400 clinicians worldwide, Robin is happy to be hosting this first ever EFT training: Traumatic Loss: EFT Resources for Recovery and Healing.
Robin is a registered psychotherapist and a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy trainer and supervisor. Presently he is a faculty member in the graduate program for Sir Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches EFT Externships and Core Skills as well as serves as a guest speaker in their continued education program. In the past few years Robin has taught EFT at York University in their graduate social work program as well as been invited by Mount Sinai Hospital to present in their level two trauma clinic. Robin is a former adjunct faculty member of the Living Institute of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy with he taught an introduction to EFT for 4 years. Robin trains EFT in Fredericton, Cambridge, York region, and Toronto and is pleased to add Edmonton to his list of Canadian cities this fall. He is the co-founder of the Toronto Centre for EFT and has been a director since 2005. Robin has been in private practice in Toronto for 20 years where he sees individuals, couples and families with adult children using the EFT model as well providing EFT consultation to psychotherapists working towards EFT certification.