Thursday, April 21, 2022 – orientation – 7:00-9:30pm ET
May 13-14, 2022, 9:30am-4:00pm ET, Friday and Saturday
May 20-21, 2022, 9:30am-4:00pm ET, Friday and Saturday
Registration Now Closed.
30 NBCC Approved CE hours available
Trainer: Dr. Greg Cheney
Questions? Contact Registration Coordinator: Maria Wood
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.
Equity rates available.
Primary trainer is Dr. Greg Cheney, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) in the US Army and Director of the Watters Family Life Center for Counseling & Resiliency at Fort Bragg, NC. A certified trainer with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT), he works closely with Dr. Sue Johnson, Kenny Sanderfer, and Dr. T. Leanne Campbell. He holds master degrees in divinity and counseling. He also holds a doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University. He is licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist and Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and is an approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT). Greg is an experienced supervisor and trainer in EFT, offering workshops, externships and core skills trainings to mental health professionals in a variety of settings. He specializes in using EFT with individuals, couples, and families with the military and first responder communities. The views presented are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the views of the United States Army, the Department of Defense, or its components.
Also presenting is Lorrie Brubacher, Founding Director of the Carolina Center for EFT. A certified trainer with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT), she has been an individual, couple and family therapist since 1989. An adjunct at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Lorrie trains internationally and publishes on the topic of EFT, and EFIT specifically. She co-developed EFT’s first inter-active video training program on the EFT Attachment Injury Resolution Model and has many EFT couple and individual training videos available at at http://steppingintoeft.com. Her book Stepping into Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Key Ingredients of Change (2018), available in seven languages, has been called “an amazing book! … a must-read for anyone interested in learning EFT!” – Scott R. Woolley, Ph.D., Alliant International University.
- 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.
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.
The equity pricing is available based on your need, and an application is not required. You are invited to choose the rate/quantity that best meets your need.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Wampler.
Two weeks+ advance notice – Full refund less $40 administrative costs.
Between 7-13 days notice – One half of the total fee will be refunded.
Less than 1 week notice – We are unable to offer a refund when canceled within one week of the workshop date, due to fixed costs and contractual obligations.
When you enroll, it is with the understanding that you will attend. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your attendance.