Becoming a Certified EFT Couples Therapist

The International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) has developed  a training and certification process to ensure and verify the level of competence of therapists in the model. The criteria that must be met in order for a therapist to receive EFT certification are based on both observational processes of effective EFT therapy and written requirements. There is also a certification process for EFT supervisors and EFT trainers.

The requirements for certification as an EFT Couples Therapist include:

  1. An intensive 4-day basic EFT Externship. In Australia this 4 day course is called “Fundamentals of EFT”.

  2. Eight days of intensive training courses in EFT : Core Skills A and Core Skills B are four days each. 

  3. Consultation/supervision by a Certified EFT Supervisor (minimum of 8 hours).

  4. Submission of various written materials and references and 2 different video excerpts demonstrating the therapist’s grasp of the model in Stage 1 and 2. These are reviewed by a Certified EFT Trainer at ICEEFT in Ottawa, Canada.

  5. Please note: EFT Externships and Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees. Participants are required to have achieved a professional affiliation prior to registration in Fundamentals of EFT.

For more details, please visit ICEEFT’s Road to Certification

DR JENNIFER FITZGERALD

BA (Hons) PhD MAPS CCLIN

Clinical Psychologist & Founding Co-Director of ACEFT

Certified EFT Trainer, Couples Therapist and Supervisor with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)- Ottawa Canada

Jenny is currently the only Certified EFT trainer in Australia. To qualify as a trainer she first certified as a therapist, then as a supervisor and finally qualified to train others in the EFT methodology. She regularly runs Fundamentals of EFT, Core Skills A and Core Skills B around Australia.

Jenny is a Clinical Psychologist and Member of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. She completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland in 2005, supervised by adult attachment theorist Judith Feeney.  Jenny works in private practice in Brisbane where she treats couples with relationship distress or sexual dysfunction and individuals with mental health disorders and grief and loss. She also teaches at the University of Queensland, coordinating programs in clinical communication skills for medical students and sex and couple therapy for clinical psychology graduate students. She greatly admires the EFT model and says that finding EFT in the academic literature years ago was a memorable event, like discovering gold. She has coedited two textbooks for medical students and doctors, Communication skills in medicine and Psychosocial dimensions in medicine (published IP Communications, Melbourne) and is the co-author (with Veronica Kallos- Lilly) of An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two Of Us, published by Routledge in August 2014. Jenny has also edited a text book for couples’ therapists that draws in the expertise of researchers and clinicians from North America, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.  Its title is, Foundations for couples’ therapy: Research for the real world, and it was published by Routledge in February 201

Training Events for 2020

Please email Meagan at [email protected] for more information on the following training events throughout 2020. Or you can register online at http://www.aceft.com.au

Please also refer to our Events page for ongoing Professional Development in EFT.

Melbourne Training 2020

Externship – Fundamentals of EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald 

November – Saturday 21st to Tuesday 24th at Mantra on Russell

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald at Mantra on Russell

Prerequisite is the Externship – Fundamentals of EFT

February – Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th

September – Saturday 5th to Tuesday 8th

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald at Mantra on Russell

Prerequisite is the Externship and Core Skills A

September – Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th

For further information and registration forms please contact Meagan by emailing [email protected]November

Other Australian Training 2020

Externship in EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

Hobart – February 14-17

EFT Core Skills A – with Yve Gould 

Sydney – April 2-5

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald

Sydney – August 6-9

Going to the Heart of the Matter – EFT with Infidelity Couples

Sydney – August 10

For further details contact Meagan or visit the ACEFT website http://www.aceft.com.au

 

Brisbane Training 2020

Externship – Fundamentals of EFT – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald 

October – 23rd to 26th at the Pacific Hotel

EFT Core Skills A – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald at Jenny’s Home

Prerequisite is the Externship – Fundamentals of EFT

April – 27th to 30th

EFT Core Skills B – Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald at Jenny’s Home

Prerequisite is the Externship and Core Skills A

November 3rd to 6th