Washington Baltimore Center 
for EFT

Excellence in training mental health clinicians and in providing client care in Emotionally Focused Therapy

EFT Certification 

A Certified EFT Therapist is one whose expertise in this model of therapy is recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). The primary goals of certification are to promote excellence in the practice of EFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.


Pre-requisites for certification

  •  A post graduate degree in a relevant discipline / mental health field such as Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Professional Counseling, and Pastoral Counseling.
  • Membership in a recognized professional association, such as AAMFT.
  • Current clinical therapy practice (must include some couples and/or families).
  •  License to practice psychotherapy in the state / province in which the applicant resides.
  •  Proof of malpractice insurance.
  •  Completion of two graduate courses on the practice  of couples / family therapy at a registered institution  or equivalent.
  •  Membership in ICEEFT.


For complete information on becoming Certified in EFT, please visit the ICEEFT web page at ICEEFT.com.