Saint George, Utah: Sept. 25-28, 2019


Couples Therapy Does Work!

When You Know The New Science of Love

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.

Learn the Leading Model of Couple Therapy

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) has the most empirical support of effectiveness in the history of therapy with couples.  EFT meets  “the gold standard” criteria by the APA for couple therapy. Is it also highly effective with individuals and families. It is successful in treating relational issues as well as anxiety, depression and trauma.

Attending this Externship is the first step to being listed at the EFT website, where couples look 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 and,
■ overcome therapeutic impasses.

You will also see EFT in action during live consultation sessions with real couples so you can get a felt sense of how the model works with a couple who is in treatment. 

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.”

“First day back in my office and I am feeling great about the training and YES able to put skills into practice immediately.”

“The externship was a deep learning experience, and I have new angles on many of the things (and people) I have been working with over many years.” Chris in Norway

Learn through Interactive Teaching, Role Play, and Live Therapy Session Demonstrations.

Here’s what people say about learning with Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen:

I enthusiastically recommend training with Becca. Her depth of knowledge is truly impressive. She has a special skill of conveying complex information simply and succinctly along with a warm, compassionate presence.

“I especially appreciated Rebecca’s guidance with the learning process, both as a clinician and as a trainer. Her warmth, intelligence, openness and mastery with the model made it a pleasure to learn with her. Thank you!”

“Rebecca is an excellent, engaged facilitator. She is both gentle and effective. She kept the room engaged and related to us, great use of pauses and examples. The pace was just right, I didn’t get bored or feel left behind.”

“I really enjoyed Rebecca’s expertise and relaxed manner. She carries a beautiful, clear sense of engagement/judging where participants are at.  Clearly very skilled facilitator and had super helpful helpers.

Endorsed by 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.

You will want to  prepare for the externship by reading some of Dr. Johnson’s publications. Her best known professional books include, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004), Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002), Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook (2005) and her latest book, Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families (2019). 

If you prefer some lighter reading as part of your preparation you can chose from one of her three popular press books, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love,   Created for Connection: The Hold Me Tight Guide for Christian Couples and Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

Meet Your Trainer
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
Becca is Director of Operations and Development at the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI EFT) and founder and director of the Attachment Advancement Institute.

Becca is best known for providing EFT training and support, online and in-person, and for her best selling video Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment. She facilitates the Hold Me Tight Workshop For Therapists and Their Partners in San Francisco as well as other national and international locations. She holds the Licenses of Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor and is a Certified Supervisor. She maintains a clinical practice in conjunction with advancing online education and training on attachment and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

With Support From EFT Supervisor 

Dr. Debi Gilmore. Debi is a Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist and EFT Supervisor.

Dr. Debi Gilmore is the co-owner of The EFT Clinic and owner of Lasting Connections Counseling. Dr. Gilmore has a unique ability to help couples and family members develop joint goals and visions within their family system. Most importantly, she recognizes that the challenges of life are not uncommon and overcoming them requires courage and strength. Dr. Gilmore has advanced training in PTSD and working with family of origin trauma.

Dr. Gilmore is a nationally approved supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and popular speaker and master workshop facilitator. Debi developed a premarital education program based on the principles of attachment theory, and she is author of A premarital education program: Creating and preserving a secure foundation of attachment in newly developing relationships. One of the most unique elements of the relationship program are mats that structure and guide couple communication and solidify the learning process through experiential learning theory.

And Local EFT Therapist

David Jones.

Strengthening marriage and family has been the sole focus of David Jones’s life. He has several degrees and certifications in family studies, and has spent most of his career serving Military families in program management and as an Army Chaplain. In addition to therapy, he teaches university courses on family relationships and human development. He loves teaching and learning, and is constantly finding ways to improve himself personally and professionally.

David is instrumental in bringing EFT to Southern Utah. As a local couple therapist he knows how important it is other clinicians learn EFT to have more success in couple work. On the path to EFT certification, Dave has completed the core pathway and additional training. He joins the clinical team to support externship participants in learning the model and being welcomed to EFT in Southern Utah.

Recommended Reading In Advance of This Training (available for purchase through Amazon)

Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families (2019)

What a recent participant had to say:

Majestic views and a wonderful learning environment.


Dixie Technical College
610 S Tech Rd.
Saint George, Utah 84770

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September 25-28, 2019


Wednesday-Friday 9:00 to 5:15

Saturday 9:00 – 4:00


About Pricing

We provide a limited number of seats for discounts on students, interns, and groups.

If you are registered as a students or interns you will need to verify your status at the event to gain your discounted entrance. Students must be full time and bring an official course schedule to the externship registration table for verification. Interns you will need to bring your proof of intern status and your intern number.

Students will receive a certificate of completion of the course rather than a CEU certificate.

For questions please contact Iris and Cathy at


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.

Saint George Utah EFT Externship 2019

Complete registration for the 4-day Externship

    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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Full Price: $850

Intern – Verification Required ($650) Ends 1 week before Externship begins.

Student – Verification Required ($550) Ends 1 week before Externship begins.

Military – Verification Required ($650) Ends 1 week before Externship begins.

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

This event is co-sponsored with the support from Alliant International University.

*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.