San Diego 2017-2 (begins April)

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 four modules.

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 Advanced Externship requirement of 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 and demonstrating competence in the model. The application process is described on Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the EFT Centre in Ottawa.

Your Trainers

Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD., Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Dr. Jorgensen did her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson, presents and works with her on a regular basis. With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, and years of university teaching, Becca travels internationally training and consulting with therapists and organizations to help them discover the power of using EFT. Becca is a Founder and Director of the Training and Research Institute the for Emotionally Focused Therapy and the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She maintains a clinical practice in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Having specialized training in online eduction she is the team’s technology expert. You will often find her doing webcasts, webinars and hanging out on various virtual platforms. You can follow her on FB and Twitter where she inspires professionals learning EFT and couples who want to be Mindfully Married©.

Dr. Scott Woolley

Scott R. Woolley, PhD Certified EFT Trainer

Scott R. Woolley, PhD holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Masters and Doctoral Programs within CSPP at Alliant International University. He a Founder and Director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant (TRI-EFT Alliant). He is also executive director of the Alliant Couple and Family Clinic.

Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chili, Finland, Great Britain, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and throughout the U.S. and works closely with EFT founder Dr. Sue Johnson. He maintains a private practice doing couple therapy.


Module One:  April 28-29, 2017   Steps 1-2 Assessment (Scott)
Module Two: June 23-24, 2017  Steps 3-4 De-Escalation (Becca)
Module Three: August 25-26, 2017  Steps 5-7 Withdrawer ReEngagement (Scott)
Module Four:  October 6-7, 2017  ( Friday-Saturday) Steps 5-7 Blamer Softening (Becca)


Alliant International University |10455 Pomerado Rd. | San Diego, CA 92131

April 28-29 in Room HSOE 300
June 23-24 in Room HSOE 300
August 25-26 in Room HSOE 300
Oct. 6-7 in Green Hall Friday – note time change below, HSOE 300 Saturday.


Modules 1-3:
Friday’s 10:00 to 4:30 pm with 1/2 hour lunch break
Saturday’s 9:00 – 3:30 with 1/2 hour lunch break
(Bring your lunch)

Module 4
BOTH DAYS: 9:00-3:30 with 1/2 hour lunch break


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


48 hours of continuing education units are available by completing all modules of this course. If you need CEUs, there is a separate $30 fee for one certificate.


$450 per weekend workshop for Modules 1-4.

$30 for one CEU certificate of 48 hours 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. Payment for each weekend is due 3 weeks before the Friday meeting.

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

Limited Seats 

This course is limited to a maximum of 16 attendees. Attendance based on first-come basis. Registration and payment must both be completed to be enrolled.


Email: Cathy and Iris


San Diego Core Skills with Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen and Dr. Scott Woolley begins April 2017.
  • 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.
  • The first weekend, we ask all participants to bring 10 minutes of video to share with one or two others as a primer to learn how to see and share tape. We want to give everyone many opportunities to learn how to see and share video, since that provides such powerful learning. Most of the tape showing and sharing we do will be in small, safe and supportive groups.
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Payment via PayPal

We have three types of PayPal payment links below: a full fee (discounted) and two options for monthly payments. However, if you prefer to pay by some other schedule, please let us know. We want to make this training as accessible to you as possible. The email address is below.

To pay for the full series ($1700, a $100 discount), click here

To make four automatic monthly payments of $450 each,  subscribe here

To pay for the full series in 8 automatic monthly payments of $225 (total $1800) Subscribe Here

To pay for a CEU certificate ($30), 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.