EFT Core Skills 2017

We are excited to announce the next round of EFT Core Skills coming to Denver !
Jim Thomas will be your trainer for EFT Core Skills.   Allison Lee, EFT Trainer, is joining us for two weekends of EFT Core Skills to co-lead with Jim.  Alison is one of the original trainers and will be an invaluable asset for all of you.  
You’ll have a supportive, engaged support team to guide you in this journey.
We are unable accommodate therapists needing to make up weekends at this time.  This sign up is for those taking the entire series.  Signing up for weekend one, holds your slot for all four weekends and indicates your intention to attend all four weekends of EFT Core Skills Training.  Thank you.  
Dates of the EFT Core Skills EFT Training weekends:
Friday and Saturday
Feb 24-25, April 14-15, June 2-3, Aug 25-26- 2017
8:30 to 9 each morning, gather and social time.  Please note, this schedule provides additional contact hours beyond those required by I.C.E.E.F.T.Light snacks offered in the a.m. along with coffee and tea (lunch is not provided).
8:30 to 9:00 gather
9:00 to 5:15 Fridays
9:00 to 4:15 Saturdays (we may have working lunch or shorter lunch breaks on Saturday)
We expect this training to fill up quickly; so please do not hesitate to register. 
To sign up: e-mail us, register@coloradoeft.com, and we’ll send you a personalized PayPal invoice.  Payment of the invoice constitutes final registration to secure a place in this series. 
**Registration for this event is a full commitment for all 4 weekends.**

Please indicate your preferred payment plan in your email:
__ Invoice me for Weekend One, Feb 24 – 25, 2016 at $425__
Invoice me for the entire series of Four Weekends at $1600.00   (a $100 savings)

Purpose of  EFT Core Skills:  To build on the knowledge gained in the EFT Externship, gain confidence in the model, increase our own emotional presence in the room, apply EFT interventions within the stages and steps of EFT, and move in to deeper community with other therapists learning EFT.

Overall Goals:

1)  Develop the skills and habit of using E.F.T. Emotional Interventions routinely with couples and families.

2) Develop the skills and habit of using E.F.T. Emotional Interventions with couples and families.

3) Develop and apply an attachment lens as a therapist within E.F.T. model.

4) Access and deepen emotional experience in session, including our own emotional experience and presence, to foster appropriate, applicable emotional work in Stages One and Two of E.F.T.

5) Experience in role-play practice, discussion, video examples both Stage One work, and Stage Two intrapsychic work leading to bonding events, the key change event in E.F.T.
**Please note:  Recording or taping either audio or audio/visual of training is strictly prohibited.** 

The only exception is the taping of small group role-plays if agreeable to all participants in the role-play for the use of participant review only (not shared outside of the group participants) **


*Completion of an ICEEFT Approved EFT Externship is a prerequisite for attending CSP.

*Plus, participants will have read one of these two texts:   “The Practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy,” “Creating Connections” or “Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Trauma Survivors”, both by Sue Johnson.

Videos:  Everyone shows a 10 to 12 minute clip of their work with a couple or dyadic work with two family members as part of core skills.  We begin this process on weekend three.  We ask that you begin taping your couples work now to get comfortable with the process AND help you apply externship material and the core skills practice as we go along.  We create a supportive, collaborative environment for viewing clips and feedback about this has been very positive.

*Also, participants must present own work through videotape presentation.  Each participant will share one 10 to 12 minute video clip.  The first videos shared with the group will occur on Weekend #2.  Please Note:  Transcription of this clip is required if the sound on the video is not clear and distinctly audible, thank you.  

*Taping couples and/or family therapy sessions is also a requirement for participation.  It is important for participants to begin taping their work however on or before the start of EFT Core Skills.  There are innumerable benefits and gains from taping and reviewing one’s own work.  EFT Supervision during EFT Core Skills between meeting is highly recommend (see Colorado EFT Supervisors).

*Active participation in co-creating a learning community in support of each participant with a respect for diversity and inclusion of all attendees is also a key part of this process including role-plays.

Note:  EFT Externship refers to any ICEEFT Approved 4-Day Externship in Colorado or from other approved IEEFT Externships.  EFT Core Skills meets one of the requirements for Certification as an EFT Therapist from ICEEFT.  

“EFT externships and EFT Core Skills training are designed for mental health professionals and registrants will be required to declare their professional designation.”  Participants must be graduate students in the mental health field, licensed professionals, professionals post-graduate school who are eligible to earn licensure in their jurisdiction (working clinical hours – supervision), in Colorado, Registered Psychotherapists are eligible for the training.  Life coaches, for example, without mental health degree, would not be able to attend this training.  Pastoral counselors practicing in Colorado under the pastoral counseling exception across denominations and faiths are eligible to participate.

Intention – Space in Course:  Completing the registration and first payment demonstrates the applicant’s intention to attend all five sessions of the training .  It reserves your space for the whole course.

Professional Training Hours:  48 hours of professional ongoing competency hours or professional development hours are provided by completing all five modules of this course.  This training meets a key requirement for certification as an EFT Therapist through the International Centre for Excellence in E.F.T.  These professional development hours are recognized by D.O.R.A. in Colorado.  Our schedule exceeds these requirements.

Cost:  $425 per weekend workshop for ICEEFT Members, $450 for non-members.  Light snacks are offered in the a.m. along with coffee and tea.  Lunch is not provided.

Sign up for all 4 weekends at once, cost is 1575.00 (see registration options below).

Location:   Doubletree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec St.  Denver, CO 80207

This hotel does not shuttle directly to the airport, but does shuttle from the Central Park Light Rail Station ($9 from airport to station)  about a mile away at no charge.  Please see attached detail on how to use the Light Rail and Shuttle system.  Please click on link for more details: connecting-denver-to-the-world

Weekend 1: 02/24 – 25/ 2017:(Book by January 25th to reserve your room)  http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-CCF-20170223/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Weekend 2: 04/14 – 14/2017:(Book by March 15th to reserve your room) http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-CCT-20170413/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Weekend 3: 06/02 – 03/2017 (Book by May 3rd to reserve your room)http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-CCS-20170601/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Weekend 4: 08/25 – 26/2017(Book by July 26th to reserve your room)http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RLDV-DT-CCR-20170824/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Registration For Weekends 2 through 4:  All Participants must complete during the 1st weekend or before, a form with credit card information for billing.  This allows our financial manager to charge your credit card 4 weeks prior to the event, to make it more convenient and keep costs lower. Please send via email (register@coloradoeft.com)  or USPS to: Institute for Change c/o Jim Thomas 3500 S. Wadsworth Blvd #403 Lakewood, CO  80235

Contact us at register@coloradoeft.com to pay by check.  Checks are due two weeks before the event.

Cancellation Policy:

60 to 31 days out 45.00

30 to 15 days out 90.00
14 days out no refunds – We are unable to offer refunds for late cancellations due to fixed costs and contractual obligations.  When you enroll it is with the understanding you will attend; we apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  

Please feel free to e-mail Jim at jim@coloradoeft.com with your questions about the content and process of this training program.   


Dr Sue Johnson
Dr Sue Johnson

This EFT Core Skills training is endorsed by Dr. Sue Johnson and the International Centre for Excellence in E.F.T.  and we adhere to the values of ICEEFT: 

“We adhere to the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. Research indicates that emotionally fulfilling relationships are integral components of mental and physical health, and that emotionally focused interventions have the power to establish and re-create supportive bonds among individuals. We are therefore dedicated to the understanding and enhancement of couple and family relationships through an emphasis on emotions and their interpersonal impact. We believe that all people can maximize their potential given a nurturing social environment, which we endeavor to  foster in our work with clients.”  

All Colorado Center for EFT Trainings are people affirmative and relationship affirmative.  We honor people from all walks of life, faiths, gender, creed, ethnicity, culture, age, ability and experiences.  We honor Gay and Lesbian relationships.  

The Center is Gay Affirmative.  

We believe that attachment theory and the science of love applies to GLBT people and relationships as well as heterosexual persons and relationships.  

Trainers, supervisor and helpers at these events seek to be open, inclusive and respectful in our interactions.  If we fall short of that mark, please let us know.  


Please note, being a Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado does not meet ICEEFT’s requirement for “License to Practice” for Certified E.F.T. Therapist prerequisites.  A mental health license is required to apply for Certification in addition to other requirements as outlined at the ICEEFT website.