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A Certified EFT Therapist is one whose expertise in this model of therapy is recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). The primary goals of certification are to promote excellence in the practice of EFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.

Click here to watch a short introductory video on the certification process.

NOTE:  On this website, the words “supervisor” and “supervision” are used expressly for the purpose of training in the EFT model, and do not imply / constitute any ethical / legal responsibility for cases discussed. For all intents and purposes, a Certified EFT Supervisor is an EFT consultant.  All therapists receiving such supervision / consultation are wholly responsible for the therapy they provide and they are also responsible for receiving appropriate supervision, as required, by their respective governing and/or licensing authorities. ICEEFT requires that every effort be made to protect the confidentiality of the client.  Any web-based sharing of information or encryption of sessions must be done in accordance with the standards of the professional college of the supervisor.  ICEEFT is not responsible for supervisor’s actions in this regard.

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The Path to Certification

E- An ICEEFT-endorsed EFT Externship led by a Certified EFT Trainer: 28-30 hours over 4 days.

Prerequisites 

  • Must be a mental health professional in a registered form of clinical practice
  • Masters students are welcome to take our externship, but will not be listed as an EFT therapist until the completion of their degree and proof of recognition by a college or a governing organization in their country

To see upcoming externships near you click here

A- Additional training and EFT supervision completed. Core skills training led by a Certified EFT Trainer, 48 hours over four 2-day workshops, focusing on EFCT and EFIT with examples from EFFT. If five are offered, the fifth is an optional 2-day workshop. At one point during this training, participants are required to present an example of their own EFT couple work and receive feedback from the trainer and the group. 8 hours of individual supervision by an EFT supervisor is required. 

Prerequisites 

  • An ICEEFT-endorsed EFT Externship led by a Certified EFT Trainer: 28-30 hours over 4 days.

To see upcoming core skills training near you click here

C- Certified EFT Therapist 

Prerequisites 

S- EFT Supervisor

Prerequisites