Phoenix 2017

Core Skills Training

About Core Skills

Core Skills Training consists of five two-day workshops. These workshops provide an in depth study of each of the EFT steps. Each day will contain instruction and group supervision of EFT work according to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Excellence in EFT (in Ottawa). Each weekend provides twelve hours of training. When you sign up for the course you are committing your intention to complete all five weekends.

There will be opportunity for participants to get feedback on videos of their own work with clients. Bringing your own video to view is necessary to meet the course requirements and especially important if you want to apply for EFT certification.

Attendance meets the ICEEFT course requirement (CEUs** provided by Alliant International University) when applying for Certified EFT Therapist designation.

The only outstanding requirement for Certification after attending Core Skills Training is eight hours of individual supervision. The application process is described on Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the EFT Centre in Ottawa.



Lisa Palmer-Olsen, PsyD & MFT

Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Pam Solem-Weser,  LPC

EFT Trainer-in-Training

Dates (all are Friday/Saturday)

Module One:  August 25-26, 2017   Steps 1-3 Assessment

Module Two:  November 17-18, 2017   Steps 3-4  De-Escalation

Module Three:  January 12-13, 2018   Steps 5-7 Withdrawer ReEngagement

Module Four:  February 23-24, 2018   Steps 5-7  Pursuer Softening

Module Five: May 4-5, 2018   Final tape reviews


Desert View Bible Church

105 W. Carefree Highway

Phoenix AZ 85086

Nearby hotels include Hampton Inn and Suites and Residence Inn.


Day 1:  9:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Day 2:  9:00 am – 3:o0 pm with a working lunch


Participants are required to have completed an EFT Externship and be willing to present their own work through videotape presentation.*


  1. Each participant must have read Sue Johnson’s 2004 edition of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
  2. Each participant must have completed an OCFI approved externship in EFT.
  3. Each participant must be using EFT with at least two couples regularly.
  4. Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to video tape  record sessions.
  5. Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to be a part of this consultation group prior to presenting any materials.
  6. Each participant will complete the Case Presentation Form and supply  copies (emailed prior to session or hard copies) to each group member prior to presenting.

*More information about the Case Presentation Video Requirement

You will do one case presentation displaying your work with a couple for consultation and feedback about working in the EFT model. The date of your presentation will be assigned. The overall presentation is approximately 30 minutes, 10 minutes of case overview and up to 20 minutes of video review.

  • Approximately 20 continuous minutes
  • Case presentation form completed (see Forms drop down menu)
  • 20 copies of case presentation to handout to course participants if not emailed to participants 5 days before presenting
  • Bring digital media on DVD or USB storage device


60 hours of continuing education units are available by completing all modules of this course. If you need CEUs, there is a separate $35 fee for one certificate.


$455 per weekend workshop for Modules 1-5. Discount for full payment before Module 1.

$35 for one CEU certificate upon completing the course.

Lodging and food not included. A minimum of ten participants is required for the training to proceed.

Payment can be made online or by mail.

Completing the registration and first payment commits the applicant to attend all five sessions of the training and reserves space for the whole course.

Limited Seats 

This course is limited to a maximum of 15 attendees. Attendance based on first-come basis. Registration and payment must be complete to be enrolled.


Contact: Pam Solem-Weser, Certified EFT Therapist and Superviser



Arizona 2017 Core Skills

  • Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training. Certification in EFT is offered by ICEEFT based on completion of all requirements and demonstrated competence in the model. Completion of training does not guarantee competence or certification. Enrollment in this training constitutes an agreement to hold harmless The San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI-EFT), and all presenters and trainers from any and all claims, actions, and judgements, including all costs of defense and attorney’s fees incurred in defending against the same.
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Payment via PayPal

To pay for five modules at once and receive a$125 discount ($2150 total), click here

To make ten automatic monthly payments of $227.50 each (total $2275), click here

To pay for a CEU certificate ($35), click here

If you prefer to pay via check or credit card outside of PayPal, please contact Cathy and Iris at

**Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content.