Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Healthier, Stronger Relationships

Who are we?

Melbourne community for Emotionally Focused therapy (MCEFT) is a group of mental health professionals who practise and study Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. We seek to provide relevant information to the wider community, particularly couples in distress, about how EFT can effectively help them develop stronger, healthier relationships.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a supportive, actively involved group working towards our common goal of achieving excellence in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. We aim to reach out to the broader community of health professionals and the general public regarding this effective, evidence-based approach to strengthening and deepening relationships.

Our Mission

  • Promote EFT to clients, therapists, and the wider community in Melbourne and surrounds.
  • Build healthy collegial relationships to enhance learning
  • Encourage certification in EFT
  • Offer ongoing education

We link you to trained clinicians to get help now. We also provide professional support for clinicians through high quality training, supervision and peer support.

Major Events 2018

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Jim Thomas
Jim Thomas
Webinar | EFT and Addictions
Saturday, Feb 10th, 9.00am – 12.00pm

Attachment and emotionally-focused work offer a new paradigm and additional tools for anyone working with couples, families and individuals impacted by substance, alcohol or process addictions.

In this 2-Day workshop, internationally known trainer, Jim Thomas, LMFT, Approved Supervisor, ICEEFT EFT Trainer, will invite us in to an attachment-based view of use, misuse, abuse and dependence.

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Rebecca Jorgenson Dr Rebecca Jorgenson
Workshop | Working with Shame: An EFT Masterclass

An experiential, 2-day workshop designed for working with clients and couples dealing with significant amounts of shame.
This workshop provides an advanced-EFT training that will review what you need to know to treat couples with significant amounts of shame and how to work with self-of-therapist issues that come up when working with shame, and increase your own shame resilience.
Shame, the hidden emotion, increases with couple distress and is often present in treatment. It tends to block couple therapists from organizing the elements of emotion that matter most to successful completion of the three change events of Emotionally Focused Therapy.


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Dr Kathryn Rheem
Workshop | Stage 2 Change Events in EFT: The Art of Coming Alongside
Tuesday, August 28, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Following her presentation in Brisbane as part of ACEFT’s Assembly on Affect and Attachment, Kathryn comes to Melbourne to present her indepth knowledge and experience of the Withdrawer Reengagement and Blamer Softening processes. Kathryn has a special passion for Stage 2 work, having completed her PHD on withdrawer reengagement.

This is an ACEFT event. Please check the website for further information.