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International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Certification
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workbooksmallA 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 EFFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.

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.

Levels of Certification:

  1. Certified EFT Therapist
  2. Certified EFT Supervisor

 
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 practise 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 will be reviewed by an ICEEFT representative and applicants will 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.

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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.

Application Procedure:

Fee for review and administration is $600.00.  Payable by Visa/Mastercard please download form or by Cheque.

Please send to ICEEFT, 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.

 

Level 2:  Certified EFT Supervisor 


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Requirements:

    • Certification as an EFT Therapist for one year  (exceptions may be made for experienced supervisors or area need)
    • 10 hours of mentorship between 2 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 couples / families
    • Supervision of a minimum of three trainee Therapists in EFT
    • 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 one-half hour recordings, in standard DVD or CD format, demonstrating supervision of two different therapists
    • Submission of two reference letters from mentors of supervision

Application Procedure

Fee for review and administration is $600.00.  Payable by Visa/Matercard, please download form or by Cheque.

Anyone planning to apply to be a Certified EFT Supervisor, must complete and send the linked form along with submission of the fee to ICEEFT as a prelude to beginning to supervise therapists - as a supervisor-in-training and understands that this process and supervisor-in-training period needs to be complete within two years.


 

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