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Externship – June, 2023

Immerse yourself in Emotionally Focused Therapy — a model backed by 30 years of empirical research — through our four-day “Externship in “. Observe real couples undergoing therapy (live or recorded), practice your EFT skills with experiential exercises, discover which patterns keep clients stuck in distress, and learn how principles of attachment science translate into on-target interventions for individuals, couples and families. Emerge empowered and ready for your clients to grow in every session.

4 Day
Event Schedule

Day 1: Friday June 9, 2023
Day 2: Saturday June 10, 2023
Day 3: Friday June 16, 2023
Day 4: Saturday June 17, 2023

Event Time
by Time Zone

Pacific: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Mountain: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Central: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Eastern: 10:00am – 6:00pm

An Externship is made up of:

EFT for Couples: 70-80%
EFT for Individuals: 15-25%
EFT for Families: 1-10%

Become the therapist you want to be! Register today.

Scholarships are available for those in need.

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Jun 09 - 17 2023






  • James L. Hawkins II
    James L. Hawkins II
    ICEEFT Certified Trainer

    Dr. James Hawkins, ‘Doc Hawk’, is a Licensed Counsellor with 11 years of experience and an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist. He obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counselling and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling. He currently serves as a Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit counselling practice in Northwest Arkansas. James is the founder of Healing Conversations, a training program developed to equip organizations and communities to have productive conversations about race. He is the co-host of two podcasts, The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Leading Edge: Transforming Leadership Through Attachment Science. James is a part of the online training program,, developed to help EFT therapists and supervisors gain more focus in their clinical work. Doc Hawk brings a passion for helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. James is married to his wife, Nicola and together they have five daughters.

  • Lisa Palmer-Olsen
    Lisa Palmer-Olsen
    ICEEFT Certified Trainer

    Lisa is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor and AAMFT Supervisor. She has a full time private practice in San Diego, CA where she works with couples and families specializing in trauma and relationship betrayals. Lisa is the co-founder and Director of Renova San Diego a non profit organization supporting training and direct clinical service in the SD Community using the Emotionally Focused Therapy Model.

    Lisa is also heavily invested and active in the world of EFT training and supervision She runs the Supervisor’s Collaborative and completed her dissertation with Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Scott Woolley about the EFT Supervision Model. For more information please go to DrLisaPalmerOlsen.Com or

  • C.E. Credits:

    We work with two different CE providers. If you wish to obtain CEs, please contact and pay the relevant provider directly. Purchase links and contact information can be found on our FAQ page.

    APA-approved CEs are sold by TRIEFT – Alliant International University.

    NYSED-approved CEs, as well as a few others (please peruse their CE language) are available from R Cassidy Seminars.

  • Recommended Reading:
    • "Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families" by Dr. Susan M. Johnson, 2019.
    • "Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (2nd Edition)" by James L. Furrow, Susan M. Johnson, Brent Bradley, Lorrie L. Brubacher, T. Leanne Campbell, Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Gail Palmer, Kathryn Rheem, Scott R. Woolley, 2022.

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