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EFCT Externship

An Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy® is an immersive four-day (24+ hour) training experience, foundational for therapists aiming to specialize in EFCT.

2025 EFCT Externship

with ICEEFT Trainer
Dr. James L. Hawkins II

March 12-15, 2025  |  9 AM-4 PM  |   In Person Training

EFCT Externship Training

What is an EFCT Externship?

The Four Day EFT Externship is the most comprehensive and basic level of training and education in EFT, taught by an ICEEFT registered trainer.  An externship includes observation of live interviews, presentations of theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases, clinical material and issues.

What will I Learn?

Participants will learn to see marital and relational distress from an attachment perspective, help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress, shape key new interaction and bonding events, and overcome therapeutic impasses.

Who Should Attend?

The Externship is recommended to all professionals who counsel couples and work with relationships, including psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counselors, pastors and clergy, and students training in these professions.


Requests to cancel registration must be submitted in writing to Cancellation requests received prior to 30 days before the event will be refunded minus a $50 administration fee. Cancellations received 30 days or less before an event will receive a full credit of the paid registration toward a future ACEFT sponsored event, valid for up to 2 years from date of cancellation. 

Grievance Policy

ACEFT seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to ACEFT at  Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

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