EFT Certification

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN EMOTIONALLY FOC– USED THERAPY (ICEEFT) CERTIFICATION

What does it take to be Certified as an Emotionally Focused Therapist?  It turns out a great deal.  The EFT certification process means  the therapist has integrated the EFT model effectively with couples and clients by meeting the rigorous requirements set forth by ICEEFT in order to become a a Certified EFT Therapist.  This is why working with Carol Corcoran, LCMFT, LMFT, who is Certified in EFT can be so valuable: This process is representative of 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 EFFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.  CHC completed both Options mentioned below.

FAQ about Certification

Pre-requisites for certification
  • A post graduate degree in a relevant discipline / mental health field such as Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, Marital and Family Therapy, and Pastoral Care.
  • Membership in a recognized professional association, such as AAMFT.
  • Current clinical therapy practice (must include some couples and/or families).
  • License to practice psychotherapy in the state/province in which the applicant resides.
  • Proof of malpractice insurance.
  • Completion of two graduate courses on the practice of couples / family therapy at a registered institution or equivalent.
  • Membership in ICEEFT
  • Application Processing

All applications, which includes two audio tapes of approximately 45 minutes of couples in stage 1 and stage 2 of EFT are reviewed by an ICEEFT representative and applicants and are be given specific feedback on their application, identifying areas of strength and ways to continue to grow and develop. Applicants that are not successful in their application are encouraged to work on their development with support from ICEEFT staff.
FAQ about Certification

Level 1: Certified EFT Therapist
Benefits of Certification:
A Certified EFT Therapist can be listed on the ICEEFT Directory, upon completion of requirements and maintaining ICEEFT membership.

Requirements for Certification:

Option 1:

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

An Advanced Externship on EFT (12 hours over 2 days) led by a Certified EFT Supervisor or Trainer. Each participant must present a video tape of a therapy session to the group.

Clinical Consultation / Supervision by Certified EFT / EFFT Supervisor – Total of 32 hours. Up to 24 hours can be group supervision. Group supervision hours can be accumulated through participation in a teleconference series sponsored by ICEEFT (10 hours). Individual supervision by a Certified EFT Supervisor, Trainer or approved Supervisor Candidate, 8 hours. (Individual supervision may be with two people) Supervision may be face to face or long distance. ICEEFT requires that every effort be made to protect confidentiality of the client. Any web based sharing of information or encryption of sessions must be done in accordance with the standard of the professional college of the supervisor. ICEEFT is not responsible for supervisor’s actions in this regard.

Option 2:

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

Core Skills Advanced Training led by a certified EFT Trainer, 48 hours over four 2-day workshops. 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) Supervision may be face to face or long distance. ICEEFT requires that every effort be made to protect confidentiality of the client. Any web based sharing of information or encryption of sessions must be done in accordance with the standard of the professional college of the supervisor. ICEEFT is not responsible for supervisor’s actions in this regard.

ICEEFT is the following:
  • A cover letter
  • A summary of previous clinical training and experience – including: the number of cases treated, the clinical setting, and the type of supervision.
  • A current C.V.
  • Three letters of references from professional colleagues
  • A letter of reference from your current EFT Supervisor
  • Copies of all relevant documents from the list of pre-requisites noted above.
  • Documented evidence of completion of the requirements.
  • A case review as described below:
    A detailed case presentation, that will be reviewed by a Certified EFT Trainer from ICEEFT. This case presentation must include a 3 page conceptualization, one audio or videotape, in standard DVD or CD format, segment from Stage 1 process with a distressed couple and one audio or video segment from Stage 2 process with a distressed couple. Transcripts of all segments must be included. If more than one couple is presented, a case presentation is required for each couple.