San Francisco 2018

San Francisco 2018

Core Skills Training

About Core Skills
Core Skills Training consists of four, two-day workshops. These workshops provide an in depth study of each of the EFT steps. Each day will contain instruction and group supervision of EFT work according to the guidelines set out by the Centre for Excellence in EFT (in Ottawa). Each weekend provides twelve hours of training. When you sign up for the course you are committing your intention to complete all four modules.

There will be opportunity for participants to get feedback on videos of their own work with clients. Bringing your own video to view is necessary to meet the course requirement, and is also a requirement towards EFT certification.

Attendance meets the ICEEFT course requirement (CEUs provided by Alliant International University)* when applying for Certified EFT Therapist designation.

The only outstanding requirement for Certification after attending Core Skills Training is eight hours of supervision, four of which can be group. The application process is described on Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the EFT Centre in Ottawa.

Your Trainer

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD., Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer

Dr. Jorgensen did her training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson. With years of experience as an EFT Trainer, and years of university teaching prior to that, Becca is one of a small group of endorsed trainers that travels internationally to help therapists discover the power of using EFT. Becca is Co-Founder and Director at the Training and Research Institute the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has been providing Core Skills in San Francisco since 2007. She maintains a clinical practice specializing in Intensive Couple Therapy in conjunction with her passion for advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

You will often find her doing webcasts, webinars and hanging out on various virtual platforms. You can follow her on FB and Twitter where she inspires professionals learning EFT and couples who want to be ©Mindfully Married.

Becca is passionate about advancing education and training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She offers Hold Me Tight© for Therapists in San Francisco and around the globe and has two best selling training videos, Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment and Emotionally Focused Therapy: Step by Step.

With Support From:

Sarah Ackerman:
Certified EFT Supervisor

Barbara Adamich:
Certified EFT Supervisor


Annie Asch:
EFT Supervisor-In-Training


Jamie Bachman:
Certified EFT Supervisor

Jennifer Sterling:
EFT Supervisor-In-Training



Alliant International University
1 Beach Street
San Francisco, California 94133

February 23 & 24, 2018   Rooms 202 & 203
May 4 & 5, 2018   Rooms 103 & 100W
July 13 & 14, 2018   Rooms 202 & 203


Participants are required to have completed an EFT Externship and be willing to present their own work through videotape presentation.*


  1. Each participant must have read Sue Johnson’s 2004 edition of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
  2. Each participant must have completed an ICCEFT approved externship in EFT.
  3. Each participant must be using EFT with at least two couples regularly.
  4. Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to video tape  record sessions.
  5. Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to be a part of this buy fioricet overnight delivery consultation group prior to presenting any materials.
  6. Each participant will complete the Case Presentation Form and supply  copies (emailed prior to session or hard copies) to each group member prior to presenting.


$1800 total, with a discount of $100 for full payment up front.

$30 for one CEU certificate of 48 hours upon completing the course.

Lodging and food not included. A minimum of ten participants is required for the training to proceed.

Payment can be made online or by mail. Payment for each weekend is due 3 weeks before the Friday meeting.


Module One: February 23 & 24, 2018   Steps 1-2: Assessment in Rooms 202 & 203

Module Two: May 4 & 5, 2018   Steps 3 – 4: De-escalation in Rooms 103 & 100W

Module Three:  July 13 & 14, 2018   Steps 5 – 7: Withdrawer Reengagement in Rooms 202 & 203

Module Four:  Sept. 21 & 22, 2018   Steps 5 – 7: Pursuer Softening and Steps 8 – 9 in Rooms 100 E & 104 B Friday, Rooms 206 and 103 Saturday.


Friday’s: 12:30 – 6:00 on Friday

Saturday’s 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (working lunch).

Case Presentations

We begin working with video tapes of each participant during Stage 1 and throughout the training for support and during learning exercises. One of the times you show video will be for a required “case presentation.” It is expected you will use at least two videos of your work during the course.

*More information about the Case Presentation Video Requirement

You will do one case presentation displaying your work with a couple for consultation and feedback about working in the EFT model. The date of your presentation will be assigned. The overall presentation is approximately 30 minutes, 10 minutes of case overview and up to 20 minutes of video review.

  • Approximately 20 continuous minutes
  • Case presentation form completed (see Forms drop down menu)
  • 20 copies of case presentation to handout to course participants if not emailed to participants 5 days before presenting
  • Bring digital media on DVD or USB storage device


48 hours of continuing education units are available by completing all modules of this course. If you need CEUs, there is a separate $30 fee for one certificate.

Limited Seats 

This course is limited to a maximum of 16 attendees. Attendance based on first-come basis. Registration and payment must both be completed to be enrolled.


Email: Cathy and Iris at


Completing the registration and first payment commits the applicant to attend all four modules of the training and reserves space for the whole course.


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    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. I have read and agree to follow the terms for participation.
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Payment via PayPal

We have three types of PayPal payment links below: a full fee (discounted) and two options for monthly payments. However, if you prefer to pay by some other schedule, please let us know. We want to make this training as accessible to you as possible. The email address is below.

To pay for the full course ($1700, a $100 discount), CLICK HERE

To make eight automatic monthly payments of $225 each, (option ends Dec 23, 2017)  CLICK HERE

To make two payments of $900 each five months apart CLICK HERE

To pay for a CEU certificate ($30), CLICK HERE

If you prefer to pay via check or credit card outside of PayPal, please contact Cathy and Iris at


**Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant International University is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider #CEP11235). Alliant International University maintains responsibility for the program and its content.