Core Skills

Core Skills training involves four or five 12 hour sessions. Each session is designed for a small group of participants (12-16) to explore and refine the skills used in the EFT model. Each session will include practical instruction, experiential exercises, video examples, and case consultation. Those who complete Core Skills Training meet the requirements for an advanced externship and group supervision necessary to apply for certification as an EFT therapist.

(See ICEEFT for certification requirements).

Dates and Topics
January 2014 Session 1: Assessment / Working with Emotion

June 2014 Session 2: Processing Patterns, Attachment Themes, & Cycle De-escalation

July 2014 Session 3: Restructuring Positions: Withdrawer Engagement

To be determined: Session 4: Restructuring Positions: Pursuer / Blamer Softening / Consolidation

To be determined: Session 5: Enhancement or Make Up Session


Sessions will be held at Stellenbosch University: Psychology Department, Wilcox building


9 - 12; 1:00 - 5:00 (1 Hour Lunch)
9:30 - 3:30 - (Working Lunch)

Participant Requirements
This program is designed for therapists who have completed a four-day EFT externship and desire enhanced training in the EFT approach. The typical participant includes participation with clinical training in couple therapy and a beginning to moderate level of experience using EFT with couples. Participants agree to meet all of the following requirements:

Read Dr. Susan Johnson's The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connection. (2004) Routledge Press.
Completed an ICEEFT approved 4-day externship in EFT.
Maintain an active therapy practice that includes couple therapy using EFT
Seek EFT individual supervision during the course of the core skills training.
Acquire a video camera with external microphone for recording therapy sessions. (It is the participant's responsibility to provide a recording that has sufficient clarity to be heard and seen in a group setting.)
Complete assigned reading or workbook assignments between each core skills meeting.
Acquire a signed release form from couples to record (video/audio) and permission to use this material as a part of the consultation prior to presenting material in the training sessions.
Complete an EFT session note form and provide copies for each member prior to presenting.

The cost for each session is R2000. Payment for each session must be made in advance of the training.

Cancellations are subject to a R500 administrative fee and must be submitted in writing 14 days prior to the first session. If the training event is cancelled paid participants will receive a refund in full. The Core Skills event will be cancelled if less than 8 participants enroll.

CPD units are available at your request.

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