San Diego Core Skills 2023 Group 3 (online)
Core Skills Training (Zoom)
About Core Skills
Core Skills Training consists of four two-day workshops. 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 (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 www.eft.ca. Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the EFT Centre in Ottawa.
Scott R. Woolley, PhD
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: May 18-19, 2023 Steps 1-2 Assessment
Module Two: August 17-18, 2023 Steps 3-4 De-Escalation
Module Three: October 5-6, 2023 Steps 5-6 Withdrawer ReEngagement
Module Four: November 30-December 1, 2023 Steps 7-8 Pursuer Softening
Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30
pm (Pacific Time)
Friday 9:00 am – 3:30
pm (Pacific Time)
30 minute lunch break
- Each participant must have read Sue Johnson’s 2019 edition of The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connection.
- Each participant must have completed an ICEEFT approved externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
- Each participant must be using EFT with at least two couples regularly.
- Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to video tape record sessions.
- Each participant must acquire a signed release from couple(s) to be a part of this consultation group prior to presenting any materials.
- 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.
*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
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.
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 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 CEUs, there is a separate $40 fee for one certificate.
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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 CEU’s, you can get 48 for one optional payment of $40. Just add the CEU’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.
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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.
If you have completed Core Skills are would like to be on the clinical team, please complete this volunteer form and let us know of your availability.