The iEFT is committed to a high quality research contributing to the development of Emotion-Focused Therapy. In this section, you will be able to find information on ongoing research projects run with the support of iEFT or directly hosted by iEFT.

Transdiagnostic Study

The Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy Ireland in collaboration with researchers from the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin are seeking participants for a psychotherapy study researching the application of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) as a treatment for depression, anxiety (including panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, generalised anxiety), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma related disorders.

Participants must be referred to the study by their GP, and will receive 16-20 sessions of Emotion-Focused Therapy free-of-charge from a certified EFT therapist.

If you are interested in participating in the study, and are referred to the study by your GP, you will be invited to meet with a member of the research team to talk about the study, firstly to see if you are eligible and secondly, to answer any questions you may have about participation. Potentially eligible individuals will then be asked to attend a pre-therapy assessment session.

All individuals who proceed to the study will receive between 16 and 20 sessions of Emotion-Focused Therapy. There will be no fee/cost for therapy. Participants will be randomly allocated to either beginning therapy the next week, or beginning therapy after a delay of 16 weeks. Therapy will be provided by certified EFT therapists. Therapy sessions will be video/audio-recorded for research purposes. Participants will be asked to meet with the research team at the end of therapy and after 6-months to complete questionnaires.

All data will be kept strictly confidential and stored in a secure manner. Participants will not be identifiable in any way in any publications resulting from the study.

If you think you may be interested in participating, you can get further information about the study as well as information for your GP and details about how to proceed by emailing the following email address: EFTResearchStudy@tcd.ie