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Externships

Our externships are unique because we intentionally limit the number of attendees. We strive to create an intimate experience with personal videos of our in-session work, leader role-plays, and small group role-plays in which trained EFT therapists get involved with each group.

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Our externships follow this format:

Seeing
(video/leader role plays)
Hearing
(didactic)
Doing
(small group exercises)
We emphasize small group exercises throughout the week. Each small group will have an experienced helper in their group facilitating the learning process at all times.

4- Day Externship

Externships in EFCT: Four day externships in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy are held throughout the world. All externships are taught by certified EFT trainers.

General Objectives:

Participants will obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.
Participants will be able to conceptualize couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
Participants will develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress
Particpants will develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events
Participants will develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.
An externship inlcudes observation of live interviews, presentations of theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises and discussion of specific cases, clinical material and issues.
Who should attend?
The externship is recommended to all professionals who counsel couples, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family physicians, psychiatric nurses, counselors, pastors, clergy and students training in these professions.
Participants learn to:
See marital distress from an attachment perspective, help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress, shape new key interactions and bonding events and overcome therapeutic impasses. Participants are strongly encouraged to read the 2004 book on EFT- Creating Connections, before attending externships. Ideally participants will also have viewed the first training tape- Healing Broken Bonds

Upcoming Events

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Mar, 2024

Online 4-Day Externship 2024

Online
Duration: 4 days
An Externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live interviews and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.
Speakers
Elmien Lesch
ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, South Africa. Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor
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Aug, 2023

Online 4-Day Externship

Online
Duration: 4 days
An Externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live interviews and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues.
Speakers
Elmien Lesch
ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, South Africa. Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor
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