Training in EFT


Restoring Broken Bonds: EFT and Healing Relationship Betrayals

September 7-8, 2018 | Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Center for EFT is excited to bring ICEEFT Certified Trainers Dr. Jim Furrow and Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen to lead our fall Master Class on “Restoring Broken Bonds: EFT and Healing Relationship Betrayals." We'll be meeting at the Link Counseling Center in Sandy Springs, GA for this 2-day training on September 7-8, 2018. Many couples come to us for help on the heels of learning about a relational betrayal. This advanced Master Class includes didactic education as well as focused discussion of case reviews addressing the repair of relationship betrayals in everyday clinical practice. Please join us for this essential training opportunity!

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externship in EFT with sue Johnson & Michael Barnett

October 24-27, 2018 | Orlando, FL

Come learn Emotionally Focused Therapy with the model’s developer Sue Johnson, and ICEEFT certified Trainer Michael Barnett! Together they’ll be teaching the Externship,  a comprehensive 4-day introductory training to the fundamental skills and theory behind this powerful way of working with couples and families.



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

2018 Atlanta Core Skills Training #2 (2 days)



18 May 2018 12:00 PM


Tampa core skills training

Tampa Core Skills Training

2017/18 Tampa Core Skills Training #5 (2 days)



29 & 30 June 2018


Master Classes with Michael Barnett


Addressing Addiction, Fostering Attachment with EFT

July 27 & 28, 2018

Seattle, WA


Addressing Addiction, Fostering Attachment with EFT

August 24 & 25, 2018

New Orleans, LA


Rebuilding Shattered Attachments: Healing Trauma in Couples Therapy

October 19 & 20, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ