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EFT Externship

May 16 - 19, 2022
Ward Pavilion

4830 W. Central Ave.

Toledo, OH 43615

Registration Closed

 What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a model of couples therapy developed by Dr. Sue Johnson which has incorporated the science of attachment and research on intimate bonding. Empirical studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements through the EFT model.

What is an Externship?

The Externship is an experiential seminar in which participants gain an in-depth overview of the basic concepts and theory of the EFT model through a combination of engaging presentations, videos, and observation of live sessions and exercises. Particiants will learn the stages and steps of treatment; identify problematic cycles of interaction; and gain strategies/interventions that can be immediately implemented in their couples counseling. Also, the Externship is the first step toward becoming a Certified EFT Therapist.

Who may attend?

This training is recommended for all professionals who counsel couples, including marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, and students preparing for these professions.

What is the cost?

Early Bird Rate $995 (ends April 18, 2022)

Regular Rate $1095 (after April 18, 2022)

Student Rate $700

Repeat Participants $800

28 CEs available for an additional fee of $40

Evaluations and Certificates are available online following course completion at

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after April 8, 2022. Cancellations will result in a partial refund minus processing fees. For questions or concerns, contact Carolyn Wenner at

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About the Trainer

Elana Katz, LCSW, is a senior faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family where she teaches advanced family therapy and directed the Family Mediation Program for more than 20 years. She has presented nationally and internationally, including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Psychotherapy Networker.

One of the first therapists in New York to become certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach that helps clients understand and change their patterns in key relationships, Ms. Katz is now one of the sixty Trainers in EFT worldwide.

She has published a number of articles and has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio.

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