Online Core Skills 2023-2024
Core Skills 1: November 17 and 18, 2023
Core Skills 2: January 26 and 27, 2024
Core Skills 3: March 8 and 9, 2024
Core Skills 4: May 17 and 18, 2024
9:00am-4:00pm ET (lunch from 12:00-1:00pm)
More information below.
Questions? Contact Linda Hobbs.
Cancellations subject to a $75 administration fee and must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the first session to qualify for a refund of the balance paid. If you cancel with less than 14 days notice, but before the course begins you will be refunded 50%. If you cancel after a course has begun, there will be no refund. In the event a course is cancelled due to low registration, a refund will be issued in the full amount paid.
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Core Skills – Online
Join the Carolina Center for EFT and Lorrie Brubacher, EFT Trainer and author of Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (2018) for Core Skills 2023-24.
- Have completed an Externship in EFT
- 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.
- Have/will have an active caseload of couples from which to present a recording and to practice skills between modules (caseload does not have to be large.)
- Be willing to present your own work through video case presentation one time during the four sessions.
- Have a commitment to practice culturally sensitive therapy with inclusion and equity across diverse populations.
We will address:
- How do we do assessment and alliance building in a culturally sensitive, empathically curious way?
- How do utilize the EFT macro-intervention, the EFT Tango, to follow emotion, focus on attachment dynamics and reshape strategies for engagement?
- How do we shape the three change events in EFT: Stabilization, Engagement and Softening with cultural humility?
In the overall context of the EFT Tango, each two-day session is dedicated to specific steps of client change in the EFT model and the therapeutic tasks and interventions needed to facilitate those steps of change. The first two modules focus on Stage 1, helping clients access and own their emotional experience in a pattern with the other. The second two modules focus on Stage 2 encounters that have a deeper level of exploration, creating corrective emotional experiences that create lasting change.
Didactic material, video excerpts, and participant exercises will include EFT as it is applied to couple and individual therapy and will teach participants how to move through the EFT Tango in Stage 1 and 2. Two out of the four two-day sessions will include EFIT videos and exercises. A diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant will attend at least two of the two-day sessions.
Focuses on micro-interventions of the EFT Tango in Stage 1 assessment, alliance building, empathic attunement and basic EFT Skills, as well as identifying the negative interactive cycle.
Continues with micro-interventions of the EFT Tango in Stage 1 with a focus on assembling emotion to access and deepen core emotion and formulate the repetitive pattern/cycle, to foster de-escalation/stabilization.
Emphasizes utilizing micro-interventions of the EFT Tango in Stage 2, to shape the engagement change event.
Emphasizes utilizing micro-interventions of the EFT Tango in Stage 2 to shape the softening change event. Stage 3 Consolidation is also addressed.
Completion of Core Skills Training in EFT can contribute significantly to obtaining a certified EFT therapist designation. Check the EFT website for further details.
This program is 48 CE Credits.
Hand-outs from Past Core Skills Training
Diversity/Inclusion scholarships are being offered as a statement that BLACK LIVES MATTER! We want to address the unconscious, systemic racism that has resulted in a lack of diversity in EFT training. The equity rate is designed to encourage participation from people from underrepresented groups, whose presence will enrich the training experience for everyone. If you can benefit from the equity rate pricing and identify with one of the following categories, please come and participate in the upcoming EFT training course. The categories are: 1) Those who identify with an underrepresented group such as, but not excluded to, Black Therapists and 2) those who work with historically marginalized communities. Limited diversity-rate spaces available.
Four Equity Rate spots are available to North Carolina and South Carolina residents with financial need who identify with an underrepresented group or who work with historically marginalized communities. The equity pricing options available are based on your need and an application is not required. You are invited to choose the rate/quantity that best meets your need, between $1,000 and $1,700 (in $100 increments). If you have any questions, please contact Steve Wampler.