San Diego Advanced Core Skills 2024 Section 2 (Virtual)

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San Diego Advanced Core Skills 2024 Section 2 (online) 

Core Skills Training (Zoom) 

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 International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. When you sign up for the course you are committing your intention to complete all 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 Advanced Externship requirement of certification.

Attendance meets the ICEEFT course requirement (CEs 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 International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Your Trainer


Scott R. Woolley, PhD

Scott R. Woolley, PhD is a Professor in the MFT Masters and Doctoral Programs in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He is the Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy and a founder and director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. He also maintains a private practice focused on EFT couples therapy.

Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in EFT in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chili, Finland, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, England, Taiwan, and throughout the U.S. He has co-published, co-presented, and co-trained with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT.


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



Module One: March 29 & April 5, 2024 Steps 1-2 Assessment

Module Two: June 14 & 21, 2024 Steps 3-4 De-Escalation

Module Three: August 30 & September 6, 2024 Steps 5-6 Withdrawer ReEngagement

Module Four: October 18 & 25 2024 Steps 7-8 Pursuer Softening


All Modules

Friday 9:00 am – 3:30
pm (Pacific Time)

30 minute lunch break

Detailed Prerequisites

  1. Each participant must have read Sue Johnson’s 2019 edition of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connection.
  2. Each participant must have completed an ICEEFT approved externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (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.

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

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.


$450 per 2-day workshop for Modules 1-4. (Discount if full payment is made up front.)

$40 for one CE certificate upon completing the course.

A minimum of ten participants is required for the training to proceed.

Payment can be made online or by mail. Payment for each Module is due 3 weeks before the Friday meeting. Custom payment plans are available by emailing 

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


48 hours of continuing education units are available by completing all modules of this course. If you need CEs, there is a separate $40 fee for one certificate.


Please email Grace and Sam at or call us at 619-832-2297.

About registration and payment: 

There are 2 payment options, the full course is $1,800. You can save $100 when you pay for the full series ($1700, a $100 discount), or you can pay $450 4 times on a subscription purchase.

If you want CE’s, you can get 48 for one optional payment of $40. Just add the CE’s to your cart before you check out.

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.

If you prefer to pay via check please contact Grace and Sam 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.

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