2022 dates to be announced soon!
30 NBCC Approved CE hours available
Trainer: Lorrie Brubacher, M.Ed, assisted by EFT Trainer-in-Training, Dr. Paul Guillory
The 4-Day Externship is the first step towards EFT certification.
Emotionally Focused Therapy is a short-term, structured and tested approach to reduce stress in adult love relationships, and create more secure attachment bonds. As one of the best-validated and most effective approaches to couples therapy, research shows 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
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.
Lorrie Brubacher is the Founding Director of the Carolina Center for EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). A certified trainer with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT), she has been an individual, couple and family therapist since 1989. She is an adjunct faculty at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She trains internationally and publishes on the topic of EFT, and EFIT specifically. She co-developed EFT’s first interactive video training program on the EFT Attachment Injury Resolution Model, has many EFT couple and individual training videos, and published various articles and chapters on EFT. Her book Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change (2018), has been called “an amazing book! … a must-read for anyone interested in learning EFT!” by Scott R. Woolley, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Alliant International University. Her book and training videos at http://steppingintoeft.com, have been translated into over 10 languages.
Assisting will be Dr. Paul Guillory, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley. He is an ICEEFT Trainer-in-Training, certified supervisor and therapist. His book Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples, is to be released by Routledge in April 2021. He is the former chairperson of the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory was the psychological consultant to the Oakland Raiders professional football team and the National Football League for 14 years. He has also been a consultant to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team. He has been in private practice in Oakland California for over 30 years
- To see emotional disorders & relationship distress from an attachment perspective
- To help clients reprocess the emotional responses that maintain dysfunction & relationship distress
- To shape key new interactions and events that build secure connection with others
- To overcome therapeutic impasses and address existential dilemmas.
Join the thousands of therapists across the world who every year experience the four day EFT Externship and transform their practice. 85% of participants give this standardized training the highest rating possible (that is 5/5) on all major aspects. Participants have said:
“In 20 years of workshops and presentations this was absolutely and easily the tops!”
“Thanks so much. It is really a joy to be in conversation and see in practice the humanistic tradition.”
“The Externship was the best training I have ever had! It was fun. It was poignant. It was worthwhile. It made a difference.”
“Really a terrific learning experience – exceeded my expectations!”
To take this training you must have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a professional mental health practitioner or be in formal training to be a professional mental health practitioner.