EFT Externship Colorado May 30 through June 2, 2018

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 This training is full.  Come learn E.F.T. with Jim Thomas in Austin, Texas, June 13 – 17, 2018

Or in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 26 – 29, 2018


Your Trainer, Jim Thomas, LMFT, EFT Trainer

Endorsed by EFT Originator, Dr. Susan M. Johnson

The 4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy is authorized and approved by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.      

**This training has limited enrollment.  Based on the waiting list and interest, we expect it to fill up.  Thank you for your interest in Emotionally Focused Therapy**

The workshop is designed to introduce therapists to EFT and help you be more successful treating couples and relationships. It may even help you improve your own compassion for others and strengthen relationships in your own life.  Imagine improving your therapy skill, having more success in treating couples.  We know from recent research (Levenson and Sandberg, 2010) attending an EFT Externship can do just that.  This is the EFT Externship developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and other EFT Trainers over the past 16 years.  E.F.T. is recognized by the A.P.A. as empirically-validated model based on 17 outcome studies to date done with excellent adherence to research protocols.  E.F.T. is both evidence-based and research-based supported by numerous process research studies in E.F.T.

You’ll see live demonstration of E.F.T., video clips of the model in action, and a chance to apply new ideas at the workshop in role-plays with role-play support facilitators by your side.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver – Stapleton North  ; 4040 Quebec Street,Denver CO 80216

special room rate of only $115.00 per night.  The number of rooms offered at this rate is limited.  We recommend making your reservation as soon as possible.

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This hotel offers a shuttle directly the nearby Central Park Light Rail Station ($9 from airport to station) about a mile away at no charge.  Guests can also take Light Rail to Denver’s busy, highly rated Downtown area for exploring, dining and more.  Please see attached detail on how to use the Light Rail and Shuttle system.   Please see link for more information. connecting-denver-to-the-world

The Externship Program Includes:

  • Theoretical foundation of EFT
  • Clinical techniques and skills
  • Training exercises
  • Video recordings of EFT with couples
  • Observation of live session(s)

What it is Not:  Four days of dry power point presentation, this training weaves together didactic brief presentations, demonstration of the model through video and live session(s), small group activities, role-plays and vibrant community learning.

Participants Will Learn:

  • To see marital distress from an attachment perspective
  • Learn the basic stages, steps and key interventions of the model
  • To help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain marital distress
  • About shaping key new interaction and bonding events, and
  • Introduction in how E.F.T. is applied with trauma and affairs

Training Occurs in a unique co-created learning community.  Role-play work facilitated by trainers and experienced EFT clinicians including Certified EFT Therapists and Supervisors.  Q & A, Support Desk at breaks is available as well as an optional homeroom in the morning for small group discussion and questions.

Supplementary materials provided – Externship is based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, primary developer of the model, research on E.F.T. and the work of trainers who developed the original 4 Day Externship training.  We thank them all.

About your Trainer:  “Jim’s ability to engage and connect with his trainees at the workshop I attended, turned me into a total fan. He can teach the skills of EFT and he embodies them. Within the first five minutes of the training, he had succeeded to put the whole room at ease with his own willingness to be vulnerable, exposing his own fears and insecurities as a therapist, as a supervisor and as a trainer. . His absolute “realness” enabled us all to disable our very own guards and facades. What better gift to a therapist, who is trying to learn to do the very same thing with his/her clients – to facilitate this very same process between insecurely bonded couples? He walks the walk and when I left the training, I knew I’d be back again,”  Maria Lorditch, LCSW, certified EFT therapist, New Jersey

*May 30 through June 2: 9:00 to 5:30 p.m. daily – Prompt start at 9 a.m. each morning out of respect for attendees time.  For Certificate towards ICEEFT Certified EFT Requirements, attendees must participate, attend all four days.  
 * May 30th (Wednesday, Day One):  8:30 Registration, rolls and coffee, continental breakfast.   Coffee and tea will be offered on the other mornings.
*Light snack will be offered at the afternoon break.
*Lunches are on your own.

Registration:  This event is full

Regular Rate:  Available until May 25, 2018, $850.00

Late Registration or At the Door:   $875.00 The event is sold out, no at the door or late registration is available.

Recommended Text:
*”The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connections”, 2nd Edition, 2004
*” Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships” Dr. Sue Johnson, 2013, good overview of attachment science applied to adult romantic bonds.
*”Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with Trauma Survivors: Strengthening Attachment Bonds, Dr. Susan M. Johnson, 2004, has a good overview of the model in the early chapters, and is essential reading for anyone working with trauma.
This training is presented by the Colorado Center for EFT in cooperation with the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Applying for NBCC CE Credits…
The clock or credit hours for this program, attended in full, is 28 hours.

Certificates of Attendance will be given out at the end of day four of this training event, full attendance is required for certificate.

Full attendance is required for Externship completion requirement (the first step in earning certification from ICEEFT as a Certified EFT Therapist) and to meet NBCC CE requirements.  Also, due to the co-created learning community approach, and the sequencing of teaching activities, we ask attendees to arrange to be there for the whole 4 day experience.
Important Note:  Externship and Core Skills trainings are intended for mental health professionals, licensed, on a licensure track and graduate students only.  By ICEEFT policy, this training is not open to life or relationship coaches who do not meet the above requirements.  In Colorado, registration with the Department of Regulatory Agencies as a licensed therapist or registered psychotherapist suffices to meet this requirement. Pastoral counselors and chaplains may attend if your therapy practice is allowed under D.O.R.A. regulations in Colorado, and you have graduate coursework in mental health or relationship counseling, please contact us for details or with questions.
The Center is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, License Number PCE 5885, to provide CE’s for LMFT, LCSW, LEP and LPCC licensing requirements in California.  Contact Hours may be applied towards Colorado DORA requirements for ongoing professional development (see DORA requirements for details).   We will apply for NBCC CE Credits.  The Colorado Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.
Cancellation Policy:
Prior to 60 days out:  $120.00 administrative fee
60 to 30 days out:  $150.00 administrative fee
29 days to 15 days from event:  $180.00 fee
14 days or closer to event:  We are unable to give refunds at that late notice – without exception – due to contractual obligations, fixed costs and other factors.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Your ICEEFT EFT Trainer, Colorado’s Jim Thomas, LMFT, Approved Supervisor, Director Emeritus, Denver Family Institute, developer of the popular E.F.T. Master Class, “Gaining Traction, Get to Softenings.”  Jim has presented about E.F.T. and other topics across the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.  “Jim’s engaging style, and experiential teaching approach, make for a lively, engaging four days!”  Jonathan Zalesne, EFT Therapist

Refunds and disputes, our policy is to make an effort to meet reasonable requests that do not negatively impact the experience of the group as a whole throughout the four days.  If you are not satisfied with the training at any time, please let your trainer or support staff know.  We welcome the opportunity to make adjustments and respond to your needs during the training event.  We invite feedback and welcome questions (however, case specific questions will not be answered by the trainer during the event due to ethical considerations and to avoid the Q & A times to be dominated by case specific questions that may not be of interest to the general audience).  We will refund part or all of your fee if required in accordance with the nature of your concern or complaint at our discretion.  Concerns may be directed to the trainer, to any of the support helpers, and to Colorado staff members present, or in writing.