North Texas Core Skills 2023

In Person

About Core Skills

Each workshop in Core Skills provides 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). When you sign up for the course you are committing your intention to complete both stages.

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 Advanced Externship requirement of 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 individual supervision and demonstrating competence in the model. The application process is described on Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the EFT Centre in Ottawa.

Your Trainers

Dr. Ryan Rana and Dr. James Hawkins

Facilitating Stage 1

Dr. Ryan Rana

Dr. Ryan Rana

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

Ryan is President and Founder of the Arkansas EFT Center. He and his wife, Anne, founded The Joshua Center where he currently practices and acts as the Executive Director. His specializations include work with couples, sexuality, depression, and traumatic stress. He studies military training and processes and practice and performance psychology. Before he became a therapist, Ryan was a college athlete in baseball and was pitching coach at the collegiate level.

Ryan supervises and consults with clinicians and leaders in Arkansas and around the world in online platforms. He is co-host of  The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy podcast and on the team at Success In Vulnerability an internet-based training site for therapists.

Facilitating Stage 2

Dr. James Hawkins

Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer

James brings a passion for helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. He has been practicing therapy since 2010. He has 10 years of military experience and about 10 years of experience as an adjunct professor.  James serves on the board of the Excellerate Foundation with a focus on the Social Support and Hark committees. Currently he serves as a clinical coordinator and therapist at The Joshua Center.

James is the founder of Healing Conversations and co-host of  The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy podcast and on the team at Success In Vulnerability an internet-based training site for therapists.


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

Case Presentations

*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


  1. Each participant must have read Sue Johnson’s 2004 edition of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
  2. Each participant must have completed an OCFI 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 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.


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.

Limited Seats 

Each cohort is limited to a maximum of 16 attendees. Attendance based on first-come basis. Registration and payment must be complete to be enrolled.

Location – DFW

Specific address of location coming soon!


Stage 1: June 1, 2 & 3, 2023 (Thur, Fri, Sat)

Stage 2: Sept 21, 22 & 23, 2023 (Thur, Fri, Sat)

Location TBD


All Stages

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

30 minute lunch break


$1800 (Discount if full payment is made up front.) Payment plans available. 

$40 for one CEU certificate upon completing the course.

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

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


Email: Grace and Sam at

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.

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**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.

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