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Module Dates & Times - All the times for Virtual EFT Core Skills are PST, and we are meeting 9am – 4pm

  • 1

    EFT Core Skills - Module 1 - 2022 focuses on assessment, creating a collaborative working alliance, and mapping the negative interactional pattern.

    • Module 1 Day 1 May 26, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

    • Module 1 Day 2 - May 27, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

  • 2

    EFT Core Skills - Module 2 - 2022 focuses on identifying and accessing the underlying attachment-based emotions and models of self that prime and drive the negative interactive order

    • Module 2 Day 1 - June 17, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

    • Module 2 Day 2 - August 19, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

  • 3

    EFT Core Skills - Module 3 -2022 begins work in Stage 2 with a focus on withdrawer re-engagement.

    • Module 3 Day 1 - September 23, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

    • Module 3 Day 2 - September 30, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

  • 4

    EFT Core Skills - Module 4 - 2022 completes Stage 2 with a focus on pursuer softening

    • Module 4 Day 1 - October 14, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

    • Module 4 Day 2 - October 21, 2022 9 am - 4 pm (pst)

  • 5


    • Module 2 Day 1 Slides

    • Care Model for cultural assessment

    • Agenda Module2 Day 1 Virtual Core Skills 2022

    • Denton, First EFT Session

    • EFTCase Presentation Form

    • IPV assessment (1) (3)

    • JMFT_Battering-and-Couples-Therapy_7-1999

    • A Comprehensive Assessment

    • New process note

    • Videotaping Consent

    • AL Stage One Role Play

    • Core Skills Module 3 Slides

Module 5

Module 5, when it is offered, is an opportunity for case presentation and deepening experiential practice.

Virtual EFT Core Skills

Note: You may cancel your registration at any point, but there will be a non refundable fee of $75 withheld from your refund for processing and management fees.

Virtual EFT Core Skills Training is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of EFT theory and translate it into more effective and deliberate interventions with your couples.

The four-part series will focus on specific steps of the therapy process model.

Here are the ticket options at check out (please read carefully before checkout)

Ticket 1:

Pay upfront for Core Skills Series and get a discount

$435 instead of $455 x 4 = $1740 (full fee is $1820)

Ticket 2:

Pay upfront for Core Skills Series and get a discount

$435 instead of $455 x 4 = $1740

Add 10 Group Consult Hours usually priced at $25 per hour. Get them for $20 = $200

$200 + $1740 = $1940

Ticket 3:

4 x $455

Ticket 4:

Pay monthly for Core Skills and 10 Group Consult Hours on Autopay

Core Skills 

$455 x 4 = $1820

Add 10 Group Consult Hours priced at $25 per hour. 

$200 + $1820 = $2020

Ticket 5:

2 x $870

Ticket 6:

4 x $300

Student Intern Associate Rate

About This Training

We use didactic instruction, demonstrations from training tapes, live demonstrations with couples, and provide opportunities for formal and informal case supervision.

Please use the dropdown menu to get information on Virtual EFT Core Skills Trainings coming up at a location near you.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Again, I want to say that it is exciting and can be anxiety provoking to learn a new model of therapy. Please know that this training is an opportunity to play and grow in the EFT model with whatever level of experience you may have. Our group consists of therapists with all levels of experience, as well as students. It is not a competitive environment – it is a safe place to come with the experience you have and to grow in the EFT model. 



We are very fortunate to have several skilled and safe role-play leaders who have been selected and are volunteering their time to support you and make it safe place for you to grow and practice your EFT skills.  They have been selected to be role-play leaders based on their mastery of EFT and their ability to create a safe learning environment for you. They will be here to meet you wherever you are in your learning process and help you grow.  



It is a requirement of this course to present a 10 minute video-clip of your best effort in working with a couple using the EFT model.  The purpose of this requirement is to give you practice in showing your work and to demonstrate some understanding of the EFT model.  It is NOT to show PERFECT EFT.  We will discuss this more at CS 1 and we will also discuss the process of providing confidentiality with your clients. 


Those of you who signed up to present a tape, please bring all of the equipment necessary to both see and hear your clip. You will present your case to your group and use this form in your discussion of the case. Again, this is not to demonstrate perfect EFT – just to show a bit of your work and get feedback.



48 hours of CEUs have been approved for all disciplines. Your CEU certificate will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the training series.



Your comfort is very important to us.  If you have any special needs, please let us know immediately so that we can best assist you.   


In between Core Skills Consultation Group - Group called Trainer Office Hours:

We will be hosting 10 1-hour sessions virtually, in between the Core Skills series, where you can show your work and get your questions about cases answered. This is not mandatory to complete Core Skills but is highly recommended. Having taught participants for many years, we have noticed that participants who attend supervision/consultation between Core Skills trainings go further in developing their EFT skills. The group is called Trainer Office Hours, and the schedule for these meetings is every second Monday, at 10am PST or 11am PST. There are 4 different trainers who facilitate this group, so you will get exposure to lots of different feedback and styles. 

You can come to any of the dates that suit you, and again, you can find the dates for the Trainer Office Hours Consult Group here: 



Dr James Hawkins

Dr. James Hawkins, ‘Doc Hawk’, is a Licensed Counsellor with 11 years of experience and an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist. He obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counselling and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling. He currently serves as a Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit counselling practice in Northwest Arkansas. James is the founder of Healing Conversations, a training program developed to equip organizations and communities to have productive conversations about race. He is the co-host of two podcasts, The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Leading Edge: Transforming Leadership Through Attachment Science. James is a part of the online training program, develop to help EFT therapists and supervisors gain more focus in their clinical work. Doc Hawk brings a passion for helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. James is married to his wife, Nicola and together they have five daughters.

Dr. Feion Villodas

Dr. Feion Villodas is a clinical psychologist and serves as a clinical supervisor for one of the top Clinical Psychology programs in the nation, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Villodas is also the Executive Director of Graduate Life and Diversity and a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University. As the Director of Graduate Student Diversity, she develops and facilitates training on diversity, equity, and inclusion for SDSU graduate students and faculty. She also supports faculty and staff engaged in hiring, diversity planning, and other diversity initiatives. Her research focuses on mental and behavioral health disparities among African-Americans and Latinx populations. She is particularly interested in acculturation, cultural competence, community-based participatory research approaches, and the adaptation and implementation of effective treatments for culturally diverse populations.

Lisa Palmer-Olsen

Dr. Lisa J. Palmer-Olsen, Psy.D. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in San Diego, California for over twenty years. She is also a Certified International Emotionally Focused Therapy Trainer and AAMFT approved Supervisor. Dr. Palmer-Olsen’s primary clinical and research interests are in the area of family systems and high conflict couple work, specifically with clients dealing with trauma and attachment related injuries. As a founder and Co-Director for Renova San Diego Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) based out of San Diego, she is committed to providing quality San Diego services accessible to all who seek it. Dr. Palmer-Olsen is passionate about providing affordable, high caliber training to mental health clinicians around the world. Dr. Palmer-Olsen completed her dissertation research on how to train and teach Emotionally Focused Therapy to professionals. Lisa was trained directly by the founder of the EFT model Dr. Susan Johnson.

BA (SW); MA (MFT), LMFT, AAMFT, CAMF. Certified EFT Supervisor

Kathryn de Bruin

I am the owner of Kathryn de Bruin Therapy and Training, and a licensed San Diego based Marriage and Family Therapist and Therapist Trainer.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer
AAMFT Supervisor
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor