Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship - Palm Springs, CA

  • Registration: 8:00am | Training: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Presented by Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs, CA
  • $850 per person (Limited to 30 Attendees) - $500 Student Pricing - Please call NMS directly to obtain Student Discount Code
  • 28 CE Hours (available for $39.99 after the event through National Marriage Seminars of America)



This is an official Externship, endorsed and approved presenters of ICEEFT.  Attending this externship is the first step to being listed on the ICEEFT website, where couples can go to find trained couple therapists. It is also a step towards becoming a certified EFT therapist. In this Externship, you will learn:

  • See marital distress from an attachment perspective
  • Help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress
  • Shape key new interaction and bonding events
  • Overcome therapeutic impasses

CEUs: 28 hours through National Marriage Seminars of America for $39.99  "National Marriage Seminars of America is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. National Marriage Seminars of America maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”


About EFT

Marital distress is the single most common reason for seeking therapy. It undermines family functioning and is strongly associated with depression, anxiety disorders, and alcoholism.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) offers a comprehensive theory of adult love and attachment, as well as a process for healing distressed relationships. It recognizes that relationship distress results from a perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships.

This experiential/systemic therapy focuses on helping partners restructure the emotional responses that maintain their negative interaction patterns. Through a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding interactions.

Over the past 15 years, Sue Johnson and her colleagues have developed and rigorously researched this short-term approach (8-20 sessions) in couple therapy. It is now one of the best- delineated and empirically-validated approaches in the field of couple therapy.

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Checking this box will sign you up for our Payment Plan. An initial down payment of $175.00 will be charged at registration. The remaining balance, plus a ONE-TIME $20.00 admin fee, will be divided into 3 equal payments and charged the first of each month. All payment plans MUST be paid in full prior to the date of the training.

Refund Policy: All registrations are final. Those unable to attend the event they have registered for may transfer to a future NMS training minus a $50 administrative fee. In order to obtain this transfer voucher NMS must be notified at least 30 days prior to the date of the event. No transfer vouchers will be issued less than 30 days from the event. Vouchers expire one year from the date of notification to NMS.

Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: Please note: This is not a National Marriage Seminars hosted or sponsored training. This training is hosted by Lisa Ruderman, LMFT, and Roy Hodgson, LMFT, LMHC. National Marriage Seminars is advertising this event and is not responsible and held harmless for this training. NMS transfer/credit vouchers are not applicable.

CE's: CE's are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however they will be available for purchase at the event.

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