Four-Day Externships in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy are held in our region and in other centers throughout the USA. Most are taught by Dr. Sue Johnson and the ICEEFT certified trainers.
The Externship is the first level of training for learning EFT and for becoming a Certified EFT Therapist. The course teaches mental health professionals the basic clinical skills necessary to become competent as an EFT couples therapist. It includes readings, lecturers, discussions, videotape examples, and experiential skills practice. Two live couples sessions are scheduled for each Externship so participants have the opportunity to see the work in real time.
EFT Core Skills training sessions are facilitated by Certified EFT Trainers. Core Skills consists of small groups (6-10 people) learning the skills essential to the practice of EFT. The training takes place over four weekends, 12 hours each weekend. Participants must have completed an EFT Externship and be willing to present their own work through audio/videotape presentation.
Individual and group supervision in EFT/EFFT is offered by Certified EFT Supervisors and approved supervisor candidates. Aminimum of 8 individual supervision hours are required to apply towards certification. Group supervision can also be accessed through teleconference, Advanced Externship, or Core Skills training. The key principles of EFT clinical supervision are:
These principles were formulated with the help of Lisa Palmer-Olsen and the work of Eugene Mead.
Many clinicians find presenting in a group format adds to their training experience, and your hours can also take the place of Core Skills if you choose to go that route.
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) certifies EFT therapists, EFT supervisors and EFT trainers. A certified EFT therapist is one whose expertise in this model of therapy is recognized by ICEEFT. The primary goals of certification are to promote excellence in the practice of EFT and EFFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both supervision and training of this approach.
In association with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy