​​Wisconsin Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

April 23 - 26, 2018

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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Center for Marriage and Family

(a cooperative of independent practitioners)

7294 Argus Drive

Rockford, IL  61107


The Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy is a 4-day intensive training in the theory, interventions, and practice of EFT with couples. In addition to learning how attachment theory informs our understanding of couple distress, you will learn the steps and techniques to guide couples from conflict and disengagement to lasting connection based on strong, secure bonds. This training gives you the skills needed to immediately implement EFT in your couple's work. Our goal is nothing less than to transform the way you work with couples.

EFT Externships and Core Skills training are designed for mental health professionals and those actively working towards degrees in mental health fields. All registrants are required to state their professional designation. CEU's are available for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, and Marriage & Family Therapists.  Earn 28 CEU's in four days.  CEU’s are available from AIU for an additional $35.

This is an official ICEEFT Endorsed EFT training.  The Externship is the first step toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist and being listed on the ICEEFT website, where clients go to find trained EFT therapists. In this Externship, you will learn how to:

  • Build strong therapeutic alliances

  • Understand distress and repair in relationships from an emotional and attachment perspective

  • Help couples access the vulnerable emotions that underlie their repetitive destructive cycles

  • Help couples shape new patterns of engagement

This training is recommended for all professionals who counsel couples, including marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, psychiatrists and students preparing for these professions. Participants are strongly encouraged to prepare by reading Creating Connection: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (2004) by Dr. Sue Johnson.

Day 1: What makes EFT work: theoretical underpinnings, Research and the Map
Day 2: Demonstration Session, EFT Interventions and Stage 1
Day 3: Stage 1 continued, Demonstration Session and Beginning Stage 2  – the two key Change Events
Day 4: Stage 2 Continued, Becoming an EFT Therapist, Stage 3 

Our ICEEFT Certified Trainer is Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC​

Debi Scimeca-Diaz is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and

AAMFT approved Supervisor. Debi is a Certified EFT Trainer taught by Sue Johnson, PhD, Director and Founder of

the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (www.ICEEFT.com). She has a full-time practice specializing in

couples' therapy and EFT supervision and training.   Debi is the Director of the EFT Center of NJ and is committed

to providing quality training to professionals, while working to grow EFT in New Jersey and other parts of the

country.  With her passion and devotion to EFT, Debi works diligently in helping her clients access their emotions

on a deeper level and facilitates the kind of transformative experience that leads to sustained long-term

connection in her clients’ most significant relationships. 

For questions about this training, email Elizabeth Rhyne directly at elizabeth@cmfcounseling.org or contact the Center for Marriage & Family at 815-391-3055.

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