Washington Baltimore Center 
for EFT
Excellence in training mental health clinicians and in providing client care in Emotionally Focused Therapy

 
What people are saying
 
"She (Kathryn) is
one of the best instructors I have had in my 9 year professional career." -Ami Norman

"Kathryn is a gift to the EFT community and to therapists learning the model. I feel honored that I got the opportunity to learn from her. Words cannot express how grateful I am that my first training with the model was with Kathryn"
-Eve Hornstein

 
"I don't usually say this often, but you (Kathryn) are an extraordinarily gifted clinician and person - so real and genuine and brilliant. Attending this externship was life changing for me and I look forward to reading more about attachment theory and EFT for couples, and using it in my practice." -Benta Sims

 

"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do."
-EM
 

"You (Kathryn) and EFT have inspired me and I have finally found my passion."
-EM


"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do." EM
"I want to thank you for such a wonderful training. You are amazing to watch in session and so good at what you do." EM
 
EXTERNSHIP IN EFT

The Externship in EFT is the basic four-day training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and a pre-requisite for all other trainings.  It includes an overview of all aspects of the model including steps and stages, interventions, adult attachment theory, and application of EFT with couples and families. The Externship material is taught with a variety of teaching methods including lecture, interactive discussions, role plays, video demonstrations and live session consultations. The Externship is the pre-requisite for all other trainings in EFT.

Who Should Attend?
The Externship is recommended for all types of mental health clinicians who counsel couples. This training is specifically focused on the use of EFT with couples. 

Brief Objectives:
Externship participants learn how to view relationship distress from an attachment perspective, help partners reprocess the emotional experiences that led to their relationship distress, help couples create new bonding events, and work with clinical impasses.  Participants will learn the steps and stages of the model, interventions most commonly used, and how to work with each couple's underlying interactional pattern.  

Participants are strongly encouraged to read Sue Johnson’s (2004) Creating Connections, the basic text of EFT, before the start of the Externship.


Upcoming Externships:

DC-area Externship: Sept, 13-16, 2017
Location:  

Location of Wednesday, Sept. 13: Due to activities at the BWA Building, the first day of our training will take place at:
Virginia Tech's Research Center (entrance on 9th Street)
Second Floor: West/East Falls Church Meeting Room
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Location of Thursday, Sept. 14 - Saturday, Sept 16:
WBCEFT, Second Floor Conference Room
405 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

Times:      Wed 13th - Fri 15th: 10am-6pm
                Sat 16th: 9am-5pm
Tuition:     $925
Deposit:    $400 (non-refundable)
CEs:         $35 for 28 hours of CEs for Psychologists, LMFTs,                      LPCs, &
LCSWs

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Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 28 hours of continuing education credit upon completing the program.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB approval period: 10/15/15 through 10/15/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers completing this course will receive 28 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs completing this course will receive 28 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Marriage and Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Marriage and Family Therapists completing this course will receive 28 clinical continuing education clock hours.