San Diego 2021-22 Full – Waitlist Only

San Diego 2021-22

Core Skills Training (Online) Full

This training is full. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email

About Core Skills

Core Skills Training consists of four two-day workshops. Due to the pandemic, they will be conducted online. 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 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 Trainer

Dr. Scott R. Woolley

Scott Woolley

Scott R. Woolley, PhD holds the rank of Distinguished Professor at Alliant International University. He is a founder and Director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Training and Research Institute for EFT (TRI-EFT).  He is also the Director of the Alliant CFT Masters and Doctoral programs in San Diego.

Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in EFT in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chili, Finland, Great Britain, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and throughout the U.S., and works closely with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT.

Dr. Woolley earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Woolley is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, and a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer.


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 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 $30 fee for one certificate.

Limited Seats (Waitlist Only)

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.


Module One: September 10-11, 2021   Steps 1-2 Assessment 

Module Two: November 5-6, 2021    Steps 3-4  De-Escalation 

Module Three: January 14-15, 2022  Steps 5-6 Withdrawer Re-Engagement 

Module Four: March 4-5, 2022  Steps 7-8  Blamer Softening 


Fridays 12:30-6 pm PST/PDT

Saturdays 9 am-3:30 pm PST/PDT




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

$400 per weekend workshop for full-time students. 

$30 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.

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

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

Scholarships available for Students/Interns/Associate – Click Here to Learn More


Email: Cathy and Allie at

After you submit your registration you will see these payment options to choose from. Payment is made via PayPal unless requested otherwise. 

Full series ($1700, a $100 discount)

Payment via PayPal

We have several PayPal payment options: 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.

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.