Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship – *Lake Geneva, WI – Apr 23-26, 2018






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Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship – *Lake Geneva, WI

  • Registration: 8:00am | 9am – 5pm daily
  • Presented by ICEEFT Certified Trainer is Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC
  • $750 per person
  • 28 CE Hours (available for $39.99  through National Marriage Seminars of America)

We provide a limited number of seats for discounts on students, interns, and groups of five or more.  Send us an email with information about how to get group discounts. See pricing below for other discounts.

If you register as a student or intern, you will need to verify your status at the event to gain your discounted entrance. Students must be full-time and bring an official course schedule to the Externship registration table for verification. Interns will need to bring proof of intern status and their intern number.

Students will receive a certificate of completion of the course rather than a CEU certificate.


Couples Therapy Does Work!
When You Know The New Science of Love


The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy is a 4-day intensive training in the theory, interventions, and practice of EFT with couples. In addition to learning how attachment theory informs our understanding of couple distress, you will learn the steps and techniques to guide couples from conflict and disengagement to lasting connection based on strong, secure bonds. This training gives you the skills needed to immediately implement EFT in your couple’s work. Our goal is nothing less than to transform the way you work with couples.

EFT Externships and Core Skills training is designed for mental health professionals and those actively working towards degrees in mental health fields. All registrants are required to state their professional designation. CEU’s are available for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, and Marriage & Family Therapists.  Earn 28 CEU’s in four days.  CEU’s are available from AIU for an additional $35.

This is an official ICEEFT Endorsed EFT training.  The Externship is the first step toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist and being listed on the ICEEFT website, where clients go to find trained EFT therapists. In this Externship, you will learn how to:

  • Build strong therapeutic alliances

  • Understand distress and repair in relationships from an emotional and attachment perspective

  • Help couples access the vulnerable emotions that underlie their repetitive destructive cycles

  • Help couples shape new patterns of engagement

This training is recommended for all professionals who counsel couples, including marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, psychiatrists and students preparing for these professions. Participants are strongly encouraged to prepare by reading Creating Connection: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (2004) by Dr. Sue Johnson.

Day 1: What makes EFT work: theoretical underpinnings, Research, and the Map
Day 2: Demonstration Session, EFT Interventions and Stage 1
Day 3: Stage 1 continued, Demonstration Session and Beginning Stage 2  – the two key Change Events
Day 4: Stage 2 Continued, Becoming an EFT Therapist, Stage 3 

Our ICEEFT Certified Trainer is Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC

Debi Scimeca-Diaz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and 

AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Debi is a Certified EFT Trainer taught by Sue Johnson, Ph.D., Director and Founder of the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (www.ICEEFT.com). She has a full-time practice specializing in couples’

therapy and EFT supervision and training.   Debi is the Director of the EFT Center of NJ and is committed to providing quality training to professionals, while working to grow EFT in New Jersey and other parts of the country.  With her passion and devotion to EFT, Debi works diligently in helping her clients access their emotions on a deeper level and facilitates the kind of transformative experience that leads to a sustained long-term connection in her clients’ most significant relationships. 

Disclaimer, Refund, Policy Cancellation Policy Agreement*

Refund Policy: In the event, a seminar is canceled Center for Marriage and Family is only responsible for reimbursement of fees paid for the seminar with the exception of force majeure. All costs incurred for travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that made those arrangements. Center for Marriage and Family reserves right to move venue location and assigned presenters originally advertised for an event with a 30-day notice to attendees. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a Center for Marriage and Family hosted event agrees to hold harmless National Marriage Seminars, Inc., its directors, and employees from any and all liability associated with those travel and event arrangements. By registering for any event through National Marriage Seminars, Inc. website the individual or entity agrees to these terms.

Disclaimer & Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final. Those unable to attend the event they have registered for may transfer to a future Center for Marriage and Family hosted training minus a 20% administrative fee. In order to obtain this transfer voucher, Center for Marriage and Family must be notified at least 30 days prior to the date of the event at elizabeth@cmfcounseling.org  – No transfer vouchers will be issued less than 14 days from the event. Vouchers expire one year from the date of notification to holdmetightfortherapists.com. This is a non-hosted or sponsored National Marriage Seminars training. The individual or entity that made the arrangements to attend a holdmetightfortherapists.com 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 at 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 admin@nationalmarriageseminars.com or contact us via phone at 813-960-0001 to further discuss your concerns.

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