San Francisco Bay Area: Nov 8-11, 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 relationship work. It will even help 004398836_A couple holds hands on a country roadyou 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 go 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: “This is by far the best educational training I have ever been to. I feel much more competent & confident in using the EFT approach.”

Endorsed by Model Originator, Susan M. Johnson

Dr. Sue Johnson

“The most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years..” William Doherty, Ph.D.

“It has been a privilege to learn from the master. Your authenticity, realness and spunk is incredible.”

“Sue’s humor, emotion and performance skills are such powerful teaching instruments.”

Sue Johnson is Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Johnson’s best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004), Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002), and Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook (2005). She also has a popular press book, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. She trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to Veterans Affairs, the U.S. and Canadian military and New York City Fire Department.

Meet Your Trainer
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD


Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
Dr. Jorgensen did her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson. Becca is Co-Founder and Director at the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI EFT), the San Diego Center for EFT and founder and director of the Attachment Advancement Institute.

Becca is best known for providing EFT training and support, online and in-person, and for her best selling video Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment. She facilitates the Hold Me Tight Workshop For Therapists and Their Partners in San Francisco as well as other national and international locations. She holds the Licenses of Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor and is a Certified Supervisor. She maintains a clinical practice, EFT supervision and you will often find her doing webcasts, webinars and hanging out on various virtual platforms advancing online education and training on attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy.  You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter where she inspires professionals learning EFT and couples who want to be Mindfully Married©.

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


James Irvine Conference Center, Plaza A Room
353 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA


November 8-11, 2017 (Wednesday-Saturday)


9 to 5:15 Daily

About Pricing

We provided a limited number of discounts for students, interns, and groups. See prices and links below.

If you register and pay as a student or an 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 intern number.

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

For questions please contact Iris and Cathy at

Terms for Participation

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.  

Registration and payment

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. 

SF EFT Externship 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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Early Bird price through August 11, 2017 ($750)
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Full price 2017 ($850)
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Military discount 2017 ($650)
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Intern discount 2017 ($650)
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Student discount 2017 ($550)
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AIU student discount 2017 ($450)
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Questions? Please contact Iris and Cathy at

This event is co-sponsored with support from  ICCEFT and Alliant International University.

*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).