Becoming a Certified EFT Couples Therapist

The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) has developed  a training and certification process to ensure and verify the level of competence of therapists in the model. The criteria that must be met in order for a therapist to receive EFT certification are based on both observational processes of effective EFT therapy and written requirements. There is also a certification process for EFT supervisors and EFT trainers.

The requirements for certification as an EFT Couples Therapist include:

  1. An intensive 4-day basic EFT Externship. In Australia this 4 day course is called “Fundamentals of EFT”.

  2. Eight days of intensive training courses in EFT : Core Skills A and Core Skills B are four days each. 

  3. Consultation/supervision by a Certified EFT Supervisor (minimum of 8 hours).

  4. Submission of various written materials and references and 2 different video excerpts demonstrating the therapist’s grasp of the model in Stage 1 and 2. These are reviewed by a Certified EFT Trainer at ICEEFT in Ottawa, Canada.

  5. Please note:EFT Externships and Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees. Participants are required to have achieved a professional affiliation prior to registration in Fundamentals of EFT.

For more details, please visit http://www.iceeft.com/index.php/therapist-training/37-therapist-resources/therapist-training/93-certification

Training Events for 2019

Please email Mel at adminspringhill@aceft.com.au for more information on the following training events throughout 2019. Please also refer to our Events page for ongoing Professional Development in EFT.

Melbourne Training 2019

Swinburne Externship – Fundamentals of EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald 

30th July to 2nd August (Tues to Fri)  Swinburne University Hawthorn

For further information and registration forms please contact Mel by emailing adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
14th Oct to 17th of Oct 2019 16A Toorak Road, South Yarra.  (Prerequisite four day Externship – Fundamentals of EFT)
For information and registration forms please contact Mel by emailing adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
19th Oct to 22nd Oct 2019 16A Toorak Road South Yarra. (Prerequisite four day Externship and Core Skills A).

For further information and registration forms please contact Mel by emailing adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

Brisbane Training 2019

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

University of Queensland Externship- Fundamentals of EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
Dates to be advised
University of Queensland Students only
For information and to register contact Mel at adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
30th April to 3rd May 2019 (Pre-requisite four day Externship- Fundamentals of EFT)
Minimum of 6 participants required. 32 Rabaul Street Moorooka QLD.
For information and to register, contact Mel at adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

Externship- Fundamentals of EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
25th to 28th October 2019
Pacific Hotel, Brisbane QLD 4000
For information and to register contact Mel at adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald
10th to 13th September 2019 (Pre-requisite four day Externship- Fundamentals of EFT and Core Skills A)
Minimum of 6 participants required. 32 Rabaul Street Moorooka QLD.
For information and to register, contact Mel at adminspringhill@aceft.com.au

Other Australian Training 2019

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

12th to 15th February 2019
Boulevard Centre Floreat, PERTH.
Prerequisite: EFT Externship (Fundamentals)

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

17th to 20th February 2019
Crow’s Nest Centre, Crows Nest (North Sydney) SYDNEY

Prerequisite: EFT Externship (Fundamentals) and Core Skills A

Externship in EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

21st to 24th November 2019
Rydges Hotel Central Surrey Hills

Externship in EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

26th to 29th November 2019
Educational Development Centre, Adelaide

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

Location and Dates to be advised

Webinar: EFT & Pornography – Dr Clare Rosoman

Friday 17th May 2019
Online workshop via Zoom 9.15am-2.30pm (4.5hrs PD with 15min break for morning tea and 30min break for lunch)

A 4.5hr webinar (plus breaks) providing an unbiased view of pornography, its impact on the individual and the couple relationship, and assisting EFT couples therapists in helping couples affected by problematic pornography use. (Pre-requisite Externship in EFT).

$165 per person incl GST

For more information email Clare on clarerosoman@aceft.com.au