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This page contains additional information for the C.E .Credits for the EFT Externship focused on Working with Black Clients (May 27 – June 4, 2022)

CE language provided to you by R. Cassidy (Word).

Upon completion of the course, 24 continuing education (CE) credits will be available from R. Cassidy for $40 (USD). Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at

Content Level: Introductory


  • Day One
    • Attachment Science as a Guide for Psychotherapy ― EFIT, EFCT, EFFT
    • Couple therapy: The Place of EFT
    • Basics of the EFT Model ― Experiential & Systemic
    • Adult Attachment Theory & Implications for Therapy
    • Overview of the process of change ― Stages and Steps
    • EFT Tango Across Modalities
    • Exercise or DVD Clip & Discussion
  • Day Two
    • Case Presentation: Live Session or Tape Review or Case Role-Play ― Discussion
    • Assessment in EFIT & EFCT
    • Alliance Building
    • Stage 1 ― Stabilization / De-escalation of Negative Cycles
    • Exercise or DVD Clip & Discussion
  • Day Three
    • Case Presentation / Live Session or Tape Review / Discussion
    • Micro Interventions / RISSSC / Catch-the-Bullet / Building Attachment / Slice It Thinner
    • Stage 2 and Change Events
    • Exercise or DVD Clip & Discussion
  • Day Four
    • EFIT ― Goals ― Tango ― Watch DVD Sessions   
    • Becoming an EFT Therapist & Certification
    • Forgiveness and Attachment Injuries in EFCT
    • Escalated Couples / Traumatized Individual Clients
    • Exercises or DVD Clip & Discussion

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe 3 modalities of EFT therapy from the perspective of attachment science — EFIT, EFCT AND EFFT.
  2. Describe 5 features of relationship distress.
  3. Describe 2 causes of relationship distress
  4. Describe 7 basic features of attachment theory
  5. Identify 3 ways attachment throw informs working with couples, families, and individuals in EFT
  6. Explain 2 key features of each of the systemic and experiential elements of EFT.
  7. Discuss 7 key features of the macro-interventions of EFT, called the EFT 5 basic moves, or Tango.
  8. Describe 3 change factors involved in moving from distress to recovery.
  9. Identify the 3 stages and 9 process tests of EFT
  10. Demonstrate 2 ways that basic empathy and reflection of inner and between drams are central to the therapeutic process in EFT
  11. Identify and demonstrate 3 basic assessment skills in EFT
  12. Describe and demonstrate 4 skills to create a therapeutic alliance: empathic attunement, validation, acceptance, and genuineness,
  13. Discuss 2 applications of the EFT Tango in Stage one of EFT.
  14. Demonstrate one way to enter the experience of partners to find out how each construct his/her/they experience of their relationship
  15. Demonstrate two skills to track and frame the sequences of interaction that perpetuate distress and disconnection.
  16. Discuss two ways to describe a couple’s negative cycle of interaction (e.g., pursue/withdraw) while emphasizing attachment needs such as closeness, connection, fear or loss).
  17. Identify three aspects of assessment, using the EFT Tango with individuals in Stage one.
  18. Identify four ways that systemic and experiential theories that underlie EFT interventions.
  19. Identify and demonstrate at least three basic EFT interventions for assembling and deepening emotion, such as reflection, validation, evocative responding, empathic conjecture, and heightening.
  20. Demonstrate how to use four elements of RISSC to heighten emotional experience.
  21. Identify and discuss four elements of facilitating Stage two encounters (distilling, deepening, disclosing process — Tango moves 2,3, and 4 combined).
  22. Describe two ways the interventions combine to facilitate change events.
  23. Describe three change events in EFT for couples: de-escalation, withdrawer engagement and pursuer softening.
  24. Discuss three skills to evoke, assemble, and deepen emotional experience
  25. Demonstrate two skills for facilitating acceptance (move 4 of the EFT Tango).
  26. identify and explain one, Stage two change using enactments / encounters
  27. Assess five of the EFT Tango moves as applied to individuals in EFIT
  28. Explain one defining feature of an attachment injury from an attachment theoretical perspective.
  29. Identify four steps of interaction toward resolving attachment injuries and rebuilding trust.
  30. Describe three key interventions with escalated couples
  31. Critique two in the EFT approach to managing comorbidites such as depression and sexual dysfunction.
  32. Plan four elements of process for becoming an EFT therapists that have personal relevance.

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