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EFT 4-Day Externship – Nashville, TN – Dec 11-14, 2019

Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship – *Nashville, TN

  • Training: Wed thru Sat from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. 
  • Presented by  – Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer 
  • This training is hosted by Marriage and Family Institute, Nashville
  • Location:  Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
  •  Early-Bird rate: On or Before September 11th =  $750 On or Before October 11th = $800  Regular Rate $850 Student Rate $500 (must call NMS directly to register for student pricing 813.960.0001)

    28 CE Hours are available for purchase through National Marriage Seminars of America for $39.99

  • A group room block has been reserved for this event at Club Hotel Nashville. The nightly rate for single or double occupancy is $94.95 when you mention the EFT Externship. You can call to make your reservations at 615-883-0500 or visit their website at and enter group code: EFT19.

    These rates are good through November 28, 2019. A limited number of rooms are being held for our group so we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the basic four-day training in EFT and a pre-requisite for all other trainings. It includes an overview of all aspects of the model including steps and stages, interventions, adult attachment theory, and application of EFT with couples. The Externship material is taught with a variety of teaching methods including lecture, interactive discussions, role plays, video demonstrations.  The course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of attachment theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific clinical material.

What Is EFT?

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is based on 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. Though a series of nine steps, the therapist leads the couple away from conflict deadlock into new bonding interactions.  A substantial body of research now exists on the effectiveness of EFT, showing large treatment effect sizes and stable results over time with many different kinds of couples.

Who Should Attend?

The Externship is intended for mental health professionals who counsel couples including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, clergy, and students training in these professions.

By attending, participants will:

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.

  • Develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.

  • Develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.

  • Develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.

  • Delineate the steps and stages of the model, interventions most commonly used, and methods to use with couples’ underlying interactional patterns.
Kenny Sanderfer
Kenneth Sanderfer, LMFT Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer  |  AAMFT Approved Supervisor As a Certified EFT Trainer, Kenny educates and trains EFT Therapists across several states. He is the founder and director of EFT Tennessee, Nashville's center for training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. He provides EFT supervision for therapists pursuing EFT certification. As a Certified EFT Therapist, he provides intensive two-day couples therapy in Murfreesboro, TN. He recently co-authored a book with Dr. Sue Johnson, Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight Guide for Christian Couples. Kenny completed his undergraduate degree in Agriculture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He completed his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, where he is now an Adjunct Professor. He is licensed by the state of Tennessee in Marital and Family Therapy (license #564) and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. When he is away from work you will find him fly fishing, training horses, ranching and spending time with his wife, Suzette and their five grand children.
Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Those unable to attend this event will need to contact the Marriage and Family Institute who is hosting training.  The cancellation policy is as follows:  Refunds will be issued upon request within 60 days of your original registration date, but no more than 2 weeks before the event, minus a $100 cancellation fee.  Please allow 7 – 10 business days for your refund to be issued.  Contact EFT Tennessee at 615-295-3729 or via email to process your cancellation/refund request.

This a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a Marriage and Family Institute hosted event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with this training.

CE’s: CE’s are NOT included in the price of these workshops, however, they will be available for purchase before and after the event.

Grievance Policy: It is the mission of National Marriage Seminars of America to find presenters who serve as a gateway to enhance clinical skills and to produce and distribute their work with integrity. We also believe in creating a learning environment that respects the diversity our attendees bring to these events. If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please email us at or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.

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