Sacramento: May 15-18, 2017


Couples Therapy Does Work!

When You Know The New Science of Love

Knowing the new Science of Love will help you be successful in couples and 400bigstock-Happy-smiling-middle-aged-coup-50596346relationship work. It will even help you improve your compassion for others and strengthen relationships in your own life. Imagine improving your therapy skill, having more success in treating couples, earning CEU’s AND getting happier in your own life all at the same time. We know from recent research (Levenson and Sandberg, 2010) attending an EFT Externship can do just that. 

This is an official Externship, endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and brought to you by TRI EFT Alliant and Alliant International University. 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 marital distress
  • shape key new interaction and bonding events and,
  • overcome therapeutic impasses.

You will also see EFT in action during live consultation sessions with real couples.  The consultations sessions are always a big highlight

Transform The Way You Work With Couples And Your Practice

– Earn 28 CEU’s in 4 days* 

Here’s what people are saying about it:

“Rebecca,  I really appreciated your thoughtful responses to my questions during the Externship. Please know that you have helped a lot of my clients to heal by doing so.  I especially liked the balance of content and process and my favorite part was your analysis of the videos we watched.  I have never had a more powerful and humbling workshop experience – thanks again.” Ed Edward J.Pallotta, Jr., Ph.D

This is by far the best educational training I have ever been to. I feel much more competent & confident in using the EFT approach.”

Meet Your Trainers

Nancy Aikin, PhD

Dr. Nancy Aikin

Dr. Nancy Aikin

Nancy is a co-founder of Aikin Associates Seminars, and as such has been a trainer / practitioner for the last 35 years.  Along with her husband Paul, she is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center.  Being an educator and community developer as well as a clinician has been her focus throughout her career.  She is practicing clinical psychologist in private practice seeing families, couples and individuals.  She provides EFT supervision to individuals and co-leads on=going EFT consultation groups with her husband Paul.  She has also been consultant to the Davis Unified Schools and is currently hired by Sutter Medical Foundation as an outside expert to facilitate the hospitals’ physician wellness program.

Nancy earned her PhD in clinical psychology for the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis in 1980 with a specialty in child treatment and worked with adolescents fro many years as the clinical director of the teen services for Planned Parenthood of Sacramento.  She is a certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist.  Her most recent project in collaboration with sue Johnson, Gail Palmer, Jim Furrow and Paul Aikin is to expand the HMT program for couples to families.

Paul Aikin, PhD

Paul Aikin

Paul Aikin

Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice seeing couples, families and individuals.  Along with this wife Nancy, he is Co-Director of the Greater Sacramento-Davis EFT Center.  He has held positions at the University of California, Davis as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Clinical Psychologist and Director of Training at the Counseling Center; and Lecturer, Department of Psychology.  He has also been a staff member and workshop leaser at Esalen Institute.  Through Aikin Associates Seminars, Paul has offered continuing education courses on psychotherapy treatment to the greater Sacramento Region for over 30 years.  He has been a consultant to hundreds of local therapists.  He continues to do ongoing EFT individual and group consultation and trainings.

Paul is a certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist.  With the support of Sue Johnson, he and his wife Nancy are currently involved in the creation and development of Hold Me Tight Workshops for Families with the collaboration of Trainers Jim Furrow and Gail Palmer.

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD


Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Specializing in EFT training and support Dr. Jorgensen completed her EFT training with Dr. Johnson, becoming certified as an EFT Therapist and Supervisor and then was honored to be added to Susan Johnson’s team of EFT Trainers.With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, Becca travels frequently and internationally to help therapists discover the power of using EFT. She is devoted to strengthening families through helping couples develop safe and secure marital bonds and helping other therapists learn more effective couple’s therapy. Becca is a co-Director of the Training and Research Institute for EFT and founder and  of Attachment Advancement Institute where she offers online attachment information and seminars. She holds the Licenses of Mental Health Counselor and is a Certified Supervisor. She maintains a clinical practice in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

What a recent participant had to say:

Reference Materials for Study

“The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection”
Susan M. Johnson, 2nd Edition, 2004

“Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook”
Susan M. Johnson, et al, 2005


Hampton Inn and Suites
2060 Freeway Drive
Woodland, CA
Near Sacramento Airport on I-5

Meeting Times – Daily 9-5


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About Pricing

Early Bird price through February 14: $750. (Regular price is $850).

We provide a limited number of seats for discounts on students, interns, and groups of five or more. The deadline for these discounts is April 21st. Send us an email for information about how to get group discounts. See pricing below for other discounts.

If you register as a student or intern, you will need to verify your status at the event to gain your discounted entrance. Students must be full-time and bring an official course schedule to the Externship registration table for verification. Interns will need to bring proof of intern status and their intern number.

Students will receive a certificate of completion of the course rather than a CEU certificate.

For questions please contact the Center with questions.

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Please note: registration and payment are two separate processes. Your place in the Externship won’t be secured and you won’t receive confirmation until you have both registered and paid. 

Sacramento Ext 2017

Complete registration for the 4-day Externship
  • I have the educational training, qualifications, and professional credentials to practice as a mental health professional in the area where I live OR I am in a formal training program or supervised internship to become a mental health professional.
  • I agree to keep confidential the personal identifying information of case material shared in the training. I agree to not record any part of this training in any format (audio, video, or visual). Personal written notes of non-confidential material are permitted.
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A limited number of discounted prices are available for military personnel, students and interns. Verification of qualifying status is required at check in.

Externship 2017  ($850)

Military discount  ($650; verification required on first day)

Intern discount through April 21 ($650; verification required on first day)

Full-time Student discount through April 21 ($550; verification required on first day)

Full-time AIU Student discount through April 21 ($450; verification required on first day)

This event is co-sponsored with the support from the Sacramento-Davis Center for EFT ICCEFT and Alliant International University and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235).