ACEFT Statement of Inclusion

The Austin Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy commits to supporting a climate of safety and inclusion for all members.  We strive to be a community in which all people are valued, respected, and encouraged to freely express themselves in a respectful and inclusive environment that encourages free, meaningful, universal human connection and discourse among members.  We encourage the free, equal and open expression of all members, as we value meaningful human connection dependent upon such expression. These values are inherent in the attachment science and humanistic approach to intervention from which our work derives.  We recognize EFT as a humanistic modality reliant on collaboration, free expression and respect.  We insist on respecting the human dignity of all.  We aim to cultivate a community in which all members freely and respectfully express themselves without fear, intimidation, persecution or marginalization.  

We strive to support and uphold these values equally with respect to all members, including but not limited to members’ opinions, identity and/or characteristics of religion, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, class, physical disability or mental health.  We honor and cultivate the sacred nature of human connection.  Our scientific and theoretical model respects attachment and other key universal human needs, while respecting individual differences.