Knowing the new Science of Love will help you be successful in couples and relationship work. It will even help you improve your compassion for others and strengthen relationships in your own life. Imagine improving your therapy skill, having more success in treating couples, earning CEU’s AND getting happier in your own life all at the same time. We know from recent research (Levenson and Sandberg, 2010) attending an EFT Externship can do just that.
This is an official Externship, endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and brought to you by TRI EFT Alliant and Sacramento-Davis Center for EFT. Attending this externship is the first step to being listed on the EFT website, where couples are going to find trained couple therapists. Attending this externship is also a step towards becoming a certified EFT therapist. For further details about the certification process please refer to Susan Johnson’s International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT).
In this Externship, you will learn to:
- see marital distress from an attachment perspective
- help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress
- shape key new interaction and bonding events and,
- overcome therapeutic impasses.
You will also see EFT in action during live consultation sessions with real couples. The consultations sessions are always a big highlight
Transform The Way You Work With Couples And Your Practice – Earn 28 CEU’s in 4 days*
Here’s what people are saying about it:
“Rebecca, I really appreciated your thoughtful responses to my questions during the Externship. Please know that you have helped a lot of my clients to heal by doing so. I especially liked the balance of content and process and my favorite part was your analysis of the videos we watched. I have never had a more powerful and humbling workshop experience – thanks again.” Ed Edward J.Pallotta, Jr., Ph.D
“This is by far the best educational training I have ever been to. I feel much more competent & confident in using the EFT approach.”
Meet Your Trainers
Nancy is a co-founder of Aikin Associates Seminars, and as such has been a trainer/practitioner for the last 35 years. Along with her husband Paul, she is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center. Being an educator and community developer as well as a clinician has been her focus throughout her career. She is practicing clinical psychologist in private practice seeing families, couples, and individuals. She provides EFT supervision to individuals and co-leads on=going EFT consultation groups with her husband Paul. She has also been a consultant to the Davis Unified Schools and is currently hired by Sutter Medical Foundation as an outside expert to facilitate the hospitals’ physician wellness program.
Nancy earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology for the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis in 1980 with a specialty in child treatment and worked with adolescents for many years as the clinical director of the teen services for Planned Parenthood of Sacramento. She is a certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist. Her most recent project in collaboration with Sue Johnson, Gail Palmer, Jim Furrow and Paul Aikin is to expand the HMT program for couples to families.
Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice seeing couples, families, and individuals. Along with this wife Nancy, he is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center. He has held positions at the University of California, Davis as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Clinical Psychologist and Director of Training at the Counseling Center; and Lecturer, Department of Psychology. He has also been a staff member and workshop leaser at Esalen Institute. Through Aikin Associates Seminars, Paul has offered continuing education courses on psychotherapy treatment to the greater Sacramento Region for over 30 years. He has been a consultant to hundreds of local therapists. He continues to do ongoing EFT individual and group consultation and pieces of training.
Paul is a certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist. With the support of Sue Johnson, he and his wife Nancy are currently involved in the creation and development of Hold Me Tight Workshops for Families with the collaboration of Trainers Jim Furrow and Gail Palmer.
Specializing in EFT training and support Dr. Jorgensen completed her EFT training with Dr. Johnson, becoming certified as an EFT Therapist and Supervisor and then was honored to be added to Susan Johnson’s team of EFT Trainers.With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, Becca travels frequently and internationally to help therapists discover the power of using EFT. She is devoted to strengthening families through helping couples develop safe and secure marital bonds and helping other therapists learn more effective couple’s therapy. Becca is a co-Director of the Training and Research Institute for EFT and founder and of Attachment Advancement Institute where she offers online attachment information and seminars. She holds the Licenses of Mental Health Counselor and is a Certified Supervisor. She maintains a clinical practice in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
What a recent participant had to say:
Reference Materials for Study
“The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection”
Susan M. Johnson, 2nd Edition, 2004
“Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook”
Susan M. Johnson, et al, 2005
Hampton Inn and Suites
2060 Freeway Drive
Near Sacramento Airport on I-5
Meeting Times – Daily 9-5
Details & Registration
A Four Day Externship
Learn the concepts and theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy to help restore and deepen the emotional bond between couples.
Registration Fee: $800 per person Early Bird, $850 registration fee | Cost Includes: 4-day training, EFT Manual
- Earn 28 CE hours through R. Cassidy (Available for purchase for $40 at the event)
Begin the Path to Mastery in EFT
Through a combination of lecture, videotape, observation of live interviews and exercises, participants will learn the basic concepts and theory of Emotionally Focused Therapy; identify the stages and steps of treatment; begin to formulate problematic cycles of interaction; and help couples end cycles of blame and disengagement so that they can restore and deepen the emotional bond between them. Sue Johnson’s second edition of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connections is recommended reading for all participants. Experienced, local EFT supervisors will be available to assist small group learning and practice.
One of the premier EFT trainers will combine lecture, filmed demonstration, and experimental exercises to teach the concepts behind Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and give participants a sense of what it looks and feels like to work with couples using the framework of attachment theory.
EFT for couples is a model developed by Dr. Sue Johnson that draws from over 25 years of outcome research and translates attachment processes into precise clinical interventions.
- Name 2 advances in the new current era of couples therapy
- Describe the attachment map of couple’s therapy process
- Describe the “within” and “between” processes of EFT
- Name the 4 “Ps” of the EFT process
- Name the 3 predominant theories that EFT is based upon
- Name the 4 attachment styles
- Describe the process of attachment distress
- Describe how EFT defines emotion
- Describe the process model of emotion as defined by Magda Arnold
- Name the 6 core emotions
- Describe how EFT clinically uses emotion to create connection
- Name the 9 steps of EFT
- Name the 3 stages of EFT
- Name the key change events in EFT
- Describe at least 3 elements of the EFT assessment process
- Recognize process assessment
- Discuss attachment assessment
- Describe how the systemic pattern (cycle) becomes THE relational problem
- Name the different structural elements/parts of the cycle
- Name the different types of cycles
- Describe 3 underlying emotions that withdrawers feel
- Describe 3 underlying emotions that pursuers feel
- Define the EFT clinical skills associated with De-escalation
- Define the EFT experiential interventions
- Describe RISSSC
- Describe the withdrawer engagement key change event
- Describe the pursuer softening key change event
- List the 6 themes of blamer softening
- Define what an Enactment is
- Describe what an Attachment injury is
Participants working in the following fields will benefit from this training:
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Professional Counselors
- Addiction Counselors
- Other Mental Health Professionals