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Chicago June: 21-24, 2017

TRI EFT in collaboration with
The Chicago Center for EFT
is pleased to bring you the
4-Day EFT Externship


Loyola Water Tower Campus: 25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago


June 21-23, Wed-Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 24, Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

CEUs-28 Available*

Learn The New Science Of Love

Knowing the new Science of Love will help you be successful in couples and relationships. It will even help you improve your own 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.

It’s All About The Neural Duet

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 are going 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
• overcome therapeutic impasses

You will also see live consultation sessions with a couple—a profound learning experience.

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.”

This Training is Endorsed by Award Winning Model Originator,

Susan M. Johnson


“The most original contributor to couples therapy to come along in the last 30 years..”

William Doherty, Ph.D.

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 Trainers:

Specializing in EFT Training and Support

Lisa Palmer-Olsen is a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Diego, California. She is a Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and is a Founder and Director of the EFT Training and Research Institute at Alliant International University.

Lisa is a frequent presenter at conferences and training events, helping licensed professionals and students learn the skills of effective therapy.

She is an AAMFT clinical member and approved AAMFT supervisor.

Jeff Hickey has been working with couples for 30 years and currently maintains a private practice in Chicago with a focus on couple and sex therapy. He is a graduate of Loyola School of Social Work and the Northwestern University post-graduate family therapy programs. In addition to 15 years of experience in practicing EFT, he is an EFT Trainer and serves as Director of the Chicago Center for EFT. Jess is also a Certified Sex Therapist and integrates sex therapy with EFT in his work with couples.

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

Register Here
Chicago Ext 2017

Complete registration for the 4-day Externship

Requirements for Participation

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.


Confidentiality Agreement

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.


Finalizing Your Registration

After you “Submit” this registration, you will need to click on a payment link below. Then you will be taken to a Paypal gateway where you can provide credit card or PayPal credentials. If you prefer to pay via check or credit card separate from PayPal, please indicate below. We are delighted and honored that you will be joining us! Insert any comment or question here.

Early bird discount through April 15 $750. (Regular fee $850.) Click here to pay.

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.

We provide a limited number of seats for discounts on students, interns, and groups. Student and intern discounted registration closes on Dec. 1. Students and Interns need to verify status at the event to gain discounted entrance. Students must be full time and bring an official course schedule to the externship registration table for verification. Students will receive a certificate of completion of the course rather than a CEU certificate.

Intern $650. Click here to pay.

(verification required)

Military $650. Click here to pay.

(verification required)

Full Time Student $550. Click here to pay.

(verification required)

CEU certificate for 28 units $30. Click here to pay.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Wondering about our cancellation policy? Click here.

If you prefer to pay via check or credit card outside of PayPal, please send an email to Cathy and Iris at SDC using the link below.

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*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 Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs(provider #PCE234). Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235).

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