Training in EFT


4-Day Externship in EFT for Couples

February 7 - 10, 2019 | Atlanta, GA

Presented by ICEEFT Certified Trainer,Michael Barnett and Dr. Silvina Irwin, this course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of attachment theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases of clinical material.

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EFT integrates the cutting edge science of adult attachment and bonding with a humanistic and systemic approach to therapy. A growing body of research documents its effectiveness - 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. You can learn more about the effectiveness of and research supporting EFT on the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) website. 

The first step to becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist is to attend a 4-day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  This initial training event is a pre-requisite for most other EFT trainings and the first step toward certification in EFT.  The Externship provides an overview of Emotionally Focused Therapy including the stages and steps of the model, adult attachment theory, and EFT interventions.  Sue Johnson, the founder of EFT, offers more info below.


Advanced Core Skills Training

Core Skills Training is a small group experience designed to broaden the clinical skill sets associated with each of the nine steps in the EFT therapy process. Core Skills allows participants to deepen their understanding and engagement with the skill set of each segment of the series through hands-on, individualized guidance from EFT Trainers.

Michael Barnett, Ed.S., LPC, and the Atlanta Center for EFT offer ICEEFT approved training programs, including the introductory level Externship and advanced Core Skills trainings, in several cities. Click one of the links below to learn more or register for an event.



Atlanta core skills training

Core Skills Training in Atlanta

2019 Atlanta Core Skills Training #1 (April 26-27, 2019) & 5

(December 13-14, 2019)

-Deposit for Full Series

26 & 27 April 2019 12:00 PM

EFT Core Skills Training

2019 Atlanta Core Skills Training #2 (2 days)

7 & 8 June 2019 12:00 PM


2019 Atlanta Core Skills Training #4 (2 days)

25 & 26 Oct 2019 12:00 PM


2019 Atlanta Core Skills Training #5 (2 days)

13 & 14 December 2019 12:00 PM




2019 Orlando Advanced Core Skills Training #1

11 & 12 Jan 2019 12:00 PM


Master Classes with Michael Barnett


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