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Partnering with TRIEFT we are pleased to bring you

Online Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) Externship®

All four Fridays in October 2024

Facilitated by a Certified EFT Trainer:

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen Becca is a Founder and Director of San Diego Center for EFT and the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI EFT) and founder and director of Building A Lasting Connection® and the EFT Clinic and Education Center.

Becca is best known for providing EFT training, training tools and support, online and in-person, and for her best selling videos EFT Step by Step and Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment. She facilitates training and provides consultation across the world.

Dr. Jorgensen holds the PhD in Clinical Psychology with specialized training in treating trauma, sexual difficulties and leadership. She maintains a clinical practice providing intensive couple therapy.

Dr. Jorgensen did her training in EFT directly with Dr. Sue Johnson, is honored to be on the Training Team from the inception of ICEEFT Trainers and presents with Sue on a regular basis. She is devoted to strengthening families through helping couples develop safe and secure attachment bonds and helping therapists learn effective couple’s therapy. Married to the love of her life, she and Max are proud grandparents of thirteen delightful humans.

This is an official online Externship over four consecutive Fridays, endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and brought to you by TRI EFT Alliant and CoupleWorks.

Attending this Externship is the first step to being listed at the EFT website, where couples are going to find trained couple therapists. Attending this externship is also a step towards becoming a certified EFT therapist. For further details about the certification process please refer to Susan Johnson’s International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT). In this Externship, you will learn to:

• See marital distress from an attachment perspective.

• Help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain couple distress.

• Shape key new interactional and bonding events.

• Overcome therapeutic impasses.

You will see a live demonstration session, a profound learning experience.

Endorsed by Therapy Originator: Dr. Sue Johnson

Photo of Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.

Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy.

Transform the way you work with Couples

Earn 24 CPD’s

General Objectives of the EFT Externship

  • To gain a clear understanding of the systemic concepts and basic experiential moves of an “Emotionally Focused Therapy” approach.

  • To hold an attachment view clients coping with their interpersonal dilemmas so you can conceptualize relationship distress and repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.

  • The focus of this training is on the general model of EFT as presented in the 2019 book, Attachment Theory In Practice, and how you can implement the model in couple and individual therapy sessions.

  • To provide the opportunity to develop skills in sharing, maintaining and engaging in an open and collaborative alliance with your clients.

  • To develop skillful use of the 5 moves of the basic macro-intervention “the EFT tango” in order to improve clients’ affect regulation, models of self and other, strategies for engaging with others and changing interactional patterns.

  • To develop ability to utilize systemic and experiential models of interventions applied as EFT micro interventions.

  • To participate in skills development to overcome common blocks and impasses across EFT therapy modalities so you can shape core corrective emotional experience that leads to constructive dependency and what we conceptualize as ‘secure attachment’.

  • This training includes an overview of the entire model of Emotionally Focused Therapy including steps and stages, interventions, adult attachment theory, and application of EFT with couples and individuals. The externship is recommended for all types of mental health clinicians to learn to work experientially using attachment science with an emphasis on successful couple therapy.

  • This training is the prerequisite for all other EFCT trainings.


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Australian Eastern Summer Time (including time for breaks)

Fridays in October 2024: 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th


• Day 1: What makes EFT work: The theoretical underpinnings, the research and the map from insecure attachment to secure attachment.

• Day 2: Demonstration Session, EFT Interventions and Stage 1.

• Day 3: Demonstration Session and Stage 2

• Day 4: Becoming an EFT Therapist, Stage 3 and Attachment Injuries.


Participants must be a mental health professional, or student in a mental health course.

Pricing Information

• Early Bird: $1300 (until July 31st 2024)

• Full Time Student: $1100 (please email proof of full time eligibiity for your discount code)

• Regular Price: $1,450

All pricing in $AUD

A minimum of 20 registrants is required for the training to be held.


Please select the register button to register and pay for training now:

Full time students: please email proof of full time student eligibility before registering to receive a discount code