San Diego Externship: February 26-March 1, 2018


We are pleased to bring you the

4-Day Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship®

So You Can Learn the New Science Of Love

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 live consultation sessions with a couple, a profound learning experience.

Transform The Way You Work With Couples And Your Practice – Earn 28 CEUs* in 4 days

**Here’s what people are saying about it:

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

“First day back in my office and I am feeling great about the training and YES able to put skills into practice immediately.

“The externship was a deep learning experience, and I have new angles on many of the things (and people) I have been working with over many years.” Chris in Norway

With Trainer Scott R. Woolley, PhD

Dr. Scott Woolley

Scott R. Woolley, PhD
Certified EFT Trainer

Scott R. Woolley, PhD is a Professor in the MFT Masters and Doctoral Programs in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He is the Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and a founder and director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He also maintains a private practice focused on EFT couples therapy.

Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in EFT in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chili, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, London, and throughout the U.S. He has co-published, co-presented, and co-trained with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT.

Reference Materials for Study

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

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


Early Bird Special: $750

Regular Price: $850

Early Bird special and discount for students and interns: ends January 10.

See below for discounts for military, interns, and full-time students. Email us for group discount information.

9:00 – 5:15 Daily

  • Day 1: What makes EFT work: theoretical underpinnings, Research and the Map
  • Day 2: Demonstration Session, EFT Interventions and Stage 1
  • Day 3: Demonstration Session and Stage 2  – the two key Change Events
  • Day 4: Becoming an EFT Therapist, Stage 3 and Attachment Injuries

75-minute lunch (you provide the lunch; actual time will vary slightly)


The Dana on Mission Bay   1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego CA 92109

For discounted rates to stay overnight at The Dana, call the central reservation office at 800.345.9995. Let them know you are attending the EFT Externship. Sorry–discounted rooms can’t be reserved online.


SD EFT Externship 2018

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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Early Bird (until January 10) $750

Interns $650

Full-time Students $550

Military $650


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*Alliant International University 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).