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2024-2025 Core Skills for Emotionally Focused Therapy with Couples

July 12, 2024 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

$900.00 – $1,950.00


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Reserve Spot Ticket
By choosing this ticket, you will reserve your spot for Core Skills (max number of participants is 20). Pay up front for modules 1 and 4, $900 due now.  On or before September 1, pay ($450) for module 2, and on or before December 1, pay ($450) for module 3 OR on or before September 1 pay the remaining $900 for both modules 2 & 3.
$ 900.00
17 available
Early Bird, Associate, Military, Student
$ 1,800.00
17 available

Core Skills is advanced training in EFT focused exclusively on working with couples. 

This Core Skills we are welcoming Robin Williams Blake from Canada for modules 1 and 2, and Cindy Goodness Zane, PsyD, from Hawaii for modules 3 and 4. We are planning for all training days to be in person in Spokane, Washington, with the option to pivot to virtual training days in the case of inclement weather in the Pacific Northwest.

Our trainers will utilize didactic instruction, demonstrations from training tapes,  live demonstrations with couples, and provide opportunities for formal and informal case supervision.  Our trainers will be assisted by our community of volunteer EFT trained therapists, certified EFT therapists and certified EFT supervisors to walk alongside our participants in their EFT learning journey.  We aim to model learning EFT together – and not alone – supported by our trainers and helper team.

This is an official Core Skills endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).  An ICEEFT-endorsed externship is a required prerequisite for Core Skills. 


July 12-13, 2024

With EFT Trainer Robin Williams Blake

Module 1:  Alliance and Assessment

Venue:    TBD

Time:  9am-4pm pacific time, all days

Lunch 1 hour

Lunch 1 hour, and a short 10-15 minute break both mid-morning and mid-afternoon


October 4-5, 2024

with EFT Trainer Robin Williams Blake

Module 2:  Stabilization/De-Escalation

Venue:    TBD

Time:  9am-4pm pacific time, all days

Lunch 1 hour, and a short 10-15 minute break both mid-morning and mid-afternoon



January 10-11, 2025

With EFT Trainer Cindy Goodness Zane, PsyD.

Module 3:  Withdrawer Re-engagement

Venue:    TBD

Time:  9am-4pm pacific time, all days

Lunch 1 hour, and a short 10-15 minute break both mid-morning and mid-afternoon


March 7-8, 2025

With EFT Trainer Cindy Goodness Zane, PsyD.

Module 4:  Pursuer Softening

Venue:    TBD

Time:  9am-4pm pacific time, all days

Lunch 1 hour, and a short 10-15 minute break both mid-morning and mid-afternoon


Registration and Fees

Early Bird, Associate, Military, Student —  $1800

Regular — $1950

If you would like an alternative payment option, please contact us at [email protected]

For group registrations, please contact us at [email protected].

To attend/participate in Core Skills, you are not required to be a member of ICEEFT or EWNIEFT.



EFCT Externship must be completed prior to taking EFCT Core Skills.

Required reading: The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection, 3rd  edition, by Susan M. Johnson, 2020. Routledge.

Recommended reading: Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook, 2nd  edition, by James L. Furrow, Susan M. Johnson, Brent Bradley, Lorrie L. Brubacher, T. Leanne Campbell, Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Gail Palmer, Kathryn Rheem, Scott R. Woolley, 2022. Routledge.



48 hours of continuing education units are available by completing all modules of this course. If you need CEUs, there is a separate $40 fee for one certificate.  TRI EFT is our CEU provider, and you will receive your certificate via email from them ([email protected]). Link is coming in the future.


Core Skills training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is designed for mental health professionals who seek a deeper mastery of EFT for couples therapy. This includes psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, registered marriage and family therapists, counsellors, and specialists in abuse and addiction. Participants are required to be a member of a mental health professional organization and currently working, or in the process of training to work, with couples in their clinical practice. The program equips participants with advanced skills in applying EFT’s therapeutic techniques and interventions, essential for those on the path to becoming certified EFT therapists.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact [email protected]

It is typical for EWNIEFT to provide some snacks when Core Skills is held in person.

If you have any food allergies, please email us at [email protected] to inform us.  Thank you.



Please understand the following.  When you sign up and pay for this or any EWNIEFT event we count on those funds ahead to negotiate payment to our trainers and facility use fees. We are a non-profit organization and each event must pay entirely for itself. If we cannot meet our financial obligation to our trainers, they may not be willing to return. THEREFORE: Cancellations are allowed up to 30 days of the date of the start of the training, less a $50 non-refundable administration fee. If you must cancel with less than 30 days notice you may apply the missed registration or registration fees to future EWNIEFT Community sponsored events up to 2 years later. If you have paid and fail to attend a Core Skills training weekend for any reason without prior notification, no refund nor future compensation will be offered. No exceptions! Contact [email protected] for questions.



Please contact us at [email protected]


July 12 @ 9:00 am
March 8, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
$900.00 – $1,950.00
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EWNIEFT Community