February 21st – 24th, 2024 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Emotionally Focused Therapy 4-Day Externship
TRAINER: ROBERT ALLAN, PhD, LMFT, LPC
TRAINER: PAUL GUILLORY, Ph.D.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT (CPCD)
2330 ROBINSON ST.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80904
Transform the Way You Work With
Individuals, Couples and Families
Conceptualize distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion. Practice EFT interventions to overcome therapeutic impasses with relationships.
This is an official Externship® endorsed by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
About the Training:
A 4-day externship includes presentations of theory, clinical techniques and skills, training exercises, video recordings, observation of live sessions, and discussion of specific cases and clinical issues. Along with didactic presentation, this training will incorporate participant role plays in small group settings to practice this experiential model. The externship is a pre-requisite for Master classes and advanced Core Skills training in EFT.
- Participants will obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to therapy.
- Participants will be able to view clients in the web of their interpersonal attachments and conceptualize relationship distress and repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
- Participants will develop skills in sharing and maintaining an engaged, open, and collaborative alliance with clients.
- Participants will develop skills in the 5 moves of the basic macro-intervention – the EFT Tango – in order to change patterns of affect regulation, models of self and other, and interactional patterns.
- Participants will develop skills in EFT micro interventions taken from experiential and systemic models of intervention.
- Participants will develop skills in overcoming common blocks and impasses and shaping core corrective emotional experiences that lead to more secure relationships.
- Participants will learn to conceptualize and work with the impact of minority stress and racial stressors on relationships.
- $895 Super Early bird Fee (Paid in full before October 17, 2023)
- Military $795, Student $745 (2023/2024 full-time students, proof required)
- $995 Early bird Fee (Paid in full before January 12, 2024)
- Military $895, Student $845 (2023/2024 full-time students, proof required)
- $1095 Regular Fee
- Military $995, Student $945 (2022/2023 full-time students, proof required)
- $495 Repeating the Externship – You must provide us with a scan of your certificate and we will invoice you directly. Email [email protected] to register if you are repeating the Externship
- Some reduced fee places available, please see below for more information.
- For question about registration, contact Teresa Sahhar at 719-201-1769 or [email protected]
Diversity and Widening Participation:
We actively welcome therapists in all their diversity and recognize that being a member of
one or more minoritized groups and / or working for minority groups may result in the cost
of the course being prohibitive. We offer several widening participation reduced fee places
and invite you to see the end of this communication to find out if you are eligible and how
We welcome donations to support us offering these reduced fee places.
Robert Allan, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Allan is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the Couple and Family Therapy program. He has trained students and therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. He is an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Allan is currently the co-Principal Investigator and supervised the Denver site for the first clinical trial of Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT). He is also part of a research project exploring the impact of minority stress on students, faculty, and staff across five university campuses. Dr. Allan researches and trains LGBTQ+ centered EFT training and clinical work. Robert completed his PhD at Dalhousie University, he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado, and an Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Robert is a warm, knowledgeable, and engaged trainer with a passion for helping people learn EFT.
Paul Guillory, Ph.D.
Dr. Guillory is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Clinical Science Program, Psychology Department. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley. He is certified and ICEEFT trainer, supervisor, and therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” Routledge, August 2021. He has produced two series of powerful clinical training videos that are grounded in the clinical chapters of Love Heals. He is the former chairperson of the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory was the psychological consultant to the Oakland Raiders professional football team and the National Football League for 14 years. He has also been a consultant to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, and is a selected provider for the National Basketball Players Association. He served as Director of the Center for Family Counseling in Oakland California for ten years. He is a life-time member of the Association of Black Psychologist. And he is a life-time member of the USA Masters Track & Field Association. He has been in private practice in Oakland California for over 30 years.
I, and the trainers I work with, actively support widening participation in EFT training and EFT therapy to those in groups that are marginilized and with limited resources.
We offer several reduced fee places on our EFT Externships for people who meet the
- You belong to one or more groups underrepresented in EFT therapy training, for example – counselors/MFTs/psychologists who are: Black, Asian, Latine, mixed race, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, disabled;
- and / or
- where a substantial part of your work is with minoritized and/or disadvantaged groups in society and you intend to continue with this work for a minimum of 2 more years;
- where having a 25% or 50% reduction of the standard course fee ($1095) makes the difference between you being able to come on the course or not.
To apply for a reduced fee place please provide:
1) a brief essay (approximately 750 words) explaining:
- how you are eligible for the fee reduction and what difference having a fee reduction will
make to your ability to attend;
- why you want to attend the course;
- anything else you think would be helpful
2) any supporting evidence e.g. a reference from your supervisor/employer/other confirming
your eligibility and supporting your application; information about your work with minority
or disadvantaged groups.
*Email your essay and supporting evidence to [email protected]
If you are unsure if you are eligible you can get in contact and check it out.
The Training team will review the applications and their decision will be final.
To ask about a fee reduction / to send in your application please contact me.