If you are considering becoming an EFT- certified therapist, you may be wondering what sets EFT apart from other therapies.

In this video, Sue Johnson explains the basic elements of EFT, the process of EFT, why it works and how it works. Check it out!

How do I become EFT-certified?

For detailed information on the prerequisites and process for becoming certified as an EFT therapist...

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ICEEFT Community

There is a vibrant members-only Listserv hosted by the ICEEFT group that we encourage all EFT therapists to use.  This Listserv provides a forum to connect and share ideas and questions for therapists who have taken an EFT Externship as well as Core Skills and want to stay in touch within others within the broader EFT Community. To access this Listserv you must be a regular annual or lifetime member of ICEEFT.

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York Region EFT Community



EFT Certification


OCTOBER 11 AND 12,  2019


"Sex as a safe adventure: connecting sexual and emotionally through EFT."

Zoya Simakhondskaya, Ph.D and Michael Moran, LCSW, CST



Many couples presenting for couples therapy may complain of sex issues: discrepanciesin desire, lack of attraction, or sexual compatibility, arousal or orgasm problems, or challenges in the bedroom after having children, going through infidelity or in the wake of trauma. From the perspective of Emotionally Focused Therapy, such complaints are most often part of an underlying lack of security and bond in the relationship caused by the negative cycle between partners.  At times, as the partners de-escalate, and become more secure, sexual issues remain unresolved. Yet, many EFT therapists lack knowledge and skills in the area of sex assessment and intervention.

In this workshop, introduction to up to date research on sexuality relevant to EFT work with couples will be presented. You will learn how to do a thorough assessment of the negative relational and sexual cycle so you can skillfully use EFT interventions to help couples move towards de-escalation.

This workshop will also address how to integrate psycho-education and simple behavioural sex therapy interventions as couples begin to move into Stage 2, while at the same time  to continue building secure bond through increased vulnerability. This workshop will include lecture, video examples and experiential exercises.


Learning Objectives:

1.Participants will be able to name different models of sexual response.
2.Participants will be able to apply techniques of sexual assessment in EFT treatment.
3.Participants will be able to identify each partners' model of sexuality based on their background.
4.Participants will be able to identify negative cycle around sexual issues in stage 1 of EFT.

5. Participants will be able to reframe sexual concerns from attachment perspective.

6. Participants will learn how to effectively use stage 2 EFT interventions around sexual issues to

create more secure bond in couples that leads to greater sexual fulfillment.
7. Participants will be able to learn strategies of integrating sex therapy into EFT for couples.
8. Participants will be able to identify sexual concerns that require a referral to a specialist.



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Is there EFT Training in the GTA?

There are a number of amazing learning opportunities right here in the GTA that offer both the Externship and Core Skills training components necessary to become a certified EFT therapist . Find out more about upcoming local EFT training and events in Toronto...


Dates: Jan 20/21; Mar3/4; Apr 7/8; May 26/27

Please contact me for more details at elana.lerman@gmail.com

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