EFT Core Skills Training

EFT Core Skills Training presents a set of four, two-day workshops that offer an in-depth opportunity to develop the core skills essential to the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Course Description:

Each EFT Core Skills workshop includes instruction, role play, observation of a live interview, and consultation. To complete the course, participants will present their own work, including an audio or video tape segment of a session.

Participants must commit to attending all four workshops upon registration, and may apply this training toward EFT certification. The completion of an EFT externship is a prerequisite for this program.

Faculty: George Faller, LMFT, Certified EFT Trainer, and Elana Katz, LCSW, Certified EFT Trainer

Session 1:   Steps 1–2, Assessment with Elana Katz

Session 2:   Steps 3–4, Cycle De-escalation with George Faller

Session 3:  Steps 5–7, Withdrawer Re-engagement with Elana Katz and George Faller

Session 4:  Steps 5–7,  Pursuer Softening with Elana Katz and George Faller

Date / Time / Tuition:

October 18–19; November 15–16; December 13–14, 2018; January 10–11, 2019
9:30 am–5:30 pm (Thursdays)
9:30 am–3:00 pm (Fridays)

Tuition: $1,725 through August 4, 2018. Tuition after August 4: $1,775
Prerequisite: The completion of an EFT externship
CE Contact Hours: TBA

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The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

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