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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.

 

Levels of Certification: E, A, C & S

 

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 

  • An ICEEFT-endorsed EFT Externship led by a Certified EFT Trainer: 28-30 hours over 4 days.
  • 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 is offered, the fifth is an optional 2-day workshop
  • Individual supervision by a Certified EFT Supervisor, Trainer or approved Supervisor Candidate, 8 hours. (Individual supervision may be with two people.) Also, four of these eight hours may be in a group supervision setting as long as the supervisee is presenting their own work with the undivided attention of the supervisor. Supervision can be face-to-face or long distance. ICEEFT requires that every effort be made to protect the confidentiality of the client. ICEEFT is not responsible for supervisors’ actions in this regard.
  • Current clinical therapy practice (must include some couples and/or families).
  • License to practise psychotherapy in the state/province/region in which the applicant resides.
  • Proof of malpractice insurance.
  • Membership in ICEEFT
  • Therapy Excerpts: Applicants are asked to provide two therapy excerpts, one from Stage I and a second one from Stage 2. Excerpts are to be video sessions. Zoom sessions are acceptable. Audio sessions will ONLY be accepted in exceptional circumstances with written permission from the ICEEFT certification team. For more info, please see the Members site: https://members.iceeft.com/therapist-certification-2/ 

For more information and how to apply visit Certified EFT Therapist page here (link to new page we create)

 

S- EFT Supervisor

Prerequisites 

  • All of the previous requirements for the E, A, and C levels have been met
  • Certification by ICEEFT as an EFT Therapist for one year (exceptions may be made for new geographical areas outside of North America or underserved populations).
  • 10 hours of mentorship between two Certified EFT Supervisors / Trainers.
  • Completion of a course on supervision for counselling / psychotherapy.  If not available in your area, options can be discussed with an ICEEFT representative.
  • Four years of clinical experience with individuals, couples / families.
  • Supervision of a minimum of three trainee EFT Therapists.
  • Submission of a written description of your experience in supervision:
    a) how many people you have supervised;
    b) number of cases you have supervised;
    c) a written description (approximately 1000 words) of how you believe your supervision fits with EFT principles of supervision (give specific examples to support this perspective).
  • Submission of two half-hour videos demonstrating supervision of two different therapists uploaded to Hightail: (https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/iceeftcertification) These recordings need to be of individual supervision (which could involve two therapists) and not group supervision or voice-over supervision recordings. One of the tapes submitted needs to include a supervisor and therapist review of taped session material.
  • Submission of two reference letters from mentors of supervision.
  • An annual Supervisor fee of $100 is payable to ICEEFT annually. The fee is waived for Supervisors during their first year.

For more information and how to apply visit our Supervisor’s information page on the ICEEFT member’s site