San Francisco Nov 2016

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. 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. With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, and years of university teaching prior to that, Becca is one of a small group of endorsed trainers that travels internationally to help therapists discover the power of using EFT. Becca is Co-Founder and Director at the Training and Research Institute 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. Sam Jinich

Dr. Sam Jinich

Sam Jinich, PhD., Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Dr. Sam Jinich is Founder and Director of the San Francisfceftsco Center for EFT. He is also past president of the San Francisco Psychological Association and a former chapter representative to the Board of Directors of the California Psychological Association. Sam is one of the founders of the Northern California Community for EFT (NCCEFT), which is affiliated with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). Sam has been certified by ICEEFT as an EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Sam co-facilitates the Hold Me Tight Workshop in San Francisco, a couples workshop based on the EFT model. He is bicultural and fluent in Spanish and offers therapy to individuals and couples as well as consultation to therapists in English and Spanish.

Our Supervisory Team_2017_2


Module One:  November 4 and 11, 2016  (Fridays) Steps 1-2 Assessment (Dr. Jinich)
Module Two: January 27-28, 2016 (Friday-Saturday) Steps 3-4 De-Escalation (Dr. Jorgensen) Rooms 105-106
Module Three: March 24-25, 2017  (Friday-Saturday) Steps 5-7 Withdrawer ReEngagement (Dr. Jinich) Rooms 105 & 106
Module Four: May 19-20, 2017  ( Friday-Saturday) Steps 5-7 Blamer Softening (Dr. Jorgensen) Rooms 104‎A and Room ‎104‎


Alliant International University | 1 Beach Street | San Francisco, CA


9:30 am to 4:30 pm with 1-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 Francisco Core Skills Nov 2016

San Francisco Core Skills with Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen and Dr. Sam Jinich, beginning in November 2016.
  • 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 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.