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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.

It’s All About The Neural Duet

We are glad to bring you this official Externship, co-sponsored by Hawaii Community for EFT and endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

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 relational distress from an attachment perspective
■ help partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational 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. The consultations sessions are always a big highlight

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

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.

“It has been a privilege to learn from the master. Your authenticity, realness and spunk is incredible.”

“Sue’s humor, emotion and performance skills are such powerful teaching instruments.”

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.

Reference Materials for Study

“Attachment Theory In Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals Couples and Families.” Susan M. Johnson, 2019

“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

Meet Your Trainers
Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
Becca is a Director at the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI EFT) and founder and director of Building A Lasting Connection®

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 Couple Workshops in Hawaii, on the mainland and international locations. 

Dr. Jorgensen holds the PhD in Clinical Psychology with specialized training in treating sexual difficulties, compulsive sexual behavior and trauma. She maintain a clinical practice providing intensive couple therapy, is a consultant and speaker and you will often find her doing webcasts, webinars and hanging out on various virtual platforms advancing online education and training on attachment and relationship improvement. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter where she inspires professional learning EFT and couple who want to build a Lasting Connection.

Dr. Jorgensen did her training in EFT directly with Dr. Sue Johnson, is honored to be on the Training Team and presents with Sue on a regular basis. With over 15 years of experience as an EFT trainer, Rebecca travels frequently and internationally to help therapists, couples and organizations discover the power of attachment and how to use principles of healing and change to best serve their clientele. She is devoted to strengthening families through helping couples develop safe and secure marital bonds and helping therapists learn effective couple’s therapy. Married to the love of her life, she and Max are proud grandparents of ten delightful humans.

Cindy Zane, PsyD

Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer-In-Training, Cindy is a Hawaii Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist and EFT Supervisor.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Cindy is of a multi-ethnic background with strong identification to her Hawaiian/Japanese cultural roots and Christian beliefs.

She enjoys working with couples to heal and strengthen their relationships. After all, the best experiences in life are made better, and the hardest life experiences are less burdensome, by sharing it with a partner to whom one feels deeply connected.

Cindy is also passionate about strengthening Hawaiian local communities by facilitating the development of more EFT couple therapists across the state.

Learn More About What to Expect

What a recent participant had to say:

We have a good time while we’re learning.


Online Virtual Classroom


Sept 21-24, 2020


8:30 to 4:30 Daily Hawaii Standard Time

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 help@trieft.org


Once registration is complete, you’ll be taken to the payment page.

Regular – $850

Military or Interns – $650 ends one week before Externship starts

Full time Students – $550 ends one week before Externship starts

28 CEU’s – $30

Students don’t normally need or receive CEU’s. However, a Certificate of Completion is given at the end of the Externship.

Please note: a minimum of 12 participants are required for the training to proceed. 

Registration and payment are two separate processes. 

Hawaii EFT Externship 2020

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.
  • 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.
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Early Bird ($750) 

Licensed Professional:  ($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 help@trieft.org

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 maintains responsibility for the program and its content.