• Dr. phil.  Marielle Sutter
    Marielle Sutter is a federally recognized psychotherapist FSP and has co-directed IEFT Switzerland with Leslie Greenberg since 2014. She studied psychology and sociology at the University of Bern and received her PhD in 2006 under Prof. Klaus Grawe and Prof. Franz Caspar. Since 2008 she has been trained and supervised in EFT and EFT-C. With Leslie Greenberg she co-authored the book "Praxis der Emotionsfokussierten Therapie" in 2021 and has then translated it into French ("Pratiquer la thérapie centrée sur les émotions", 2004).
    Marielle Sutter is a trainer and supervisor in EFT and EFT-C at IEFT Switzerland as well as at various institutes and universities in the German and French speaking regions. In her group practice in Bern, she appreciates working in individuals and with couples. She is a founding member and president of the Swiss Society for EFT. Marielle Sutter is an isEFT-approved supervisor for EFT and EFT-C as well as an international trainer.

  • Dr. Leslie Samuel Greenberg
    Leslie Samuel Greenberg, (born 1945 in South Africa) is a distinguished research professor emeritus of psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada and director emeritus of the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic in Toronto. He is the founder and principal developer of Emotion-Focused Therapy for individuals and for couples. His research addresses issues of empathy, psychotherapeutic processes, the therapeutic alliance, and emotions in human life.
    Leslie Greenberg has published over 100 articles and is co-author of major books on emotion-focused approaches to psychotherapy, such as Emotion in Psychotherapy (1986) and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (1988). His more recent books include "Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy: The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power" (2008), "Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy" (2012), "Emotion-Focused Therapy: Theory and Practice" (2015), "Case Formulation in Emotion-Focused Therapy" (2015), "Emotion-Focused Therapy of Generalized Anxiety" (2017), "Emotion-Focused Therapy of Forgiveness" (2019), and "Changing Emotion With Emotion" (2021).
    He is a founding member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and past president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), from which he received the Distinguished Research Career Award in 2004. The Canadian Psychological Association honored him with the Professional Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession, and the American Psychological Association presented him with the "APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research" and the "Carl Rogers Award". He has served on the editorial boards of numerous psychotherapy journals, including the "Journal of Clinical Psychology," the "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology," the "Journal of Family Psychology," the "Journal of Marital & Family Therapy," the "Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, and Psychotherapy Research."
    Currently, Les trains people in emotion-focused approaches in countries around the world.