About the institute

The Swiss Institute for Emotion-Focused Therapy (IEFT Switzerland) was founded in 2014 by Prof. emeritus Leslie S. Greenberg, Dr. Theres Hofer, MD, and Dr. phil. Marielle Sutter. This process was encouraged, supported and facilitated by Dr. Lars Auszra and Dr. Imke Herrmann of the German Institute for EFT. We owe them a great debt of gratitude, for without them IEFT Switzerland would not exist.

IEFT Switzerland is accredited by the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy (isEFT) and is the only institute in Switzerland offering isEFT-certified training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT-C).

IEFT Switzerland aims to promote Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT-C), Emotion Focused Skills Training for Parents (EFST-P), and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Children and Adolescents (EFT-Y) and to support their application. It offers training and supervision, supports research projects, and congresses, and promotes the further development of these approaches in German and French-speaking areas.