Externship – step 1 in Emotionally focused Therapy training

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Date(s) - 19/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
All Day

Institutul de Terapie Familiala si Practica Sistemica Areopagus


EFT trainer, dr. Simona Herb, Iași, Romania, invited by Psiris, is holding a 4-days, intensive course, step 1 towards getting trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

The training is addressed to all therapists that desire to deepen knowledge and skills regarding specific techniques in relation to main concepts within the Emotionally focused therapeutic approach.


Why should you attend ? Because you:
  1. Will deepen knowledge regarding techniques specific to Emotionally focused therapy;
  2. Will thus start the process of becoming a certified EFT therapist.
Course schedule
Day 1

General introduction to couples therapy – related research, issued and existing models
Research regarding attachment relations
General introduction to the EFT model:
– research results
– systemic and experiential concepts
Attachment theory in adult relations

Steps in the EFT specific change process
– Theory
– Case studies and exercises
Video tapes exemplifying the change EFT induces
Discussion regarding the EFT stages and elements producing the therapeutic change

Day 2

Attending a live session (1)
Discussions regarding the case and offering feedback to the couple that attended the live session
Analysis regarding the therapeutic intervention

Introduction to preliminary assessment in EFT and Stage 1:
EFT contraindications
Stages in preliminary assessment
Questions and specific intervention to stage 1
Building the therapeutic alliance
Steps in stage 1
Video tapes of a session and discussions regarding it
Exercises to apply therapeutic interventions based on the video tape

Day 3

Introduction to intervention and stage II: the withdrawer re-engagement and the pursuer softening
The logics behind each intervention (eg. deepening emotional responses during events that bring out change)
Video tapes with interventions
Exercises – participants respond to the therapeutic scenes they’ve watched and apply the specific interventions in role plays
Key changes within the second stage of EFT – links with attachment lens and detailed explanation
Therapeutic passages illustrating each change event producing emotional changes; participants then respond to what they have viwed and apply techniques

Day 4

Ending stage II: pursuer softening and how to become an EFT therapist
Video tapes
Discussion regarding viewed materials and correspondence to current cases of attending therapist see
Difficulties encountered by the participants
Role plays
Discussion regarding the differences of the model, but its interconnections to other therapeutic approaches in couples therapy

Stage III: Consolidation and attachment wounds
The 7 steps in forgiving attachment wounds
Video tapes illustrating each of the steps
Participants respond to viewed material
Closing arguments, questions and answers


Simona HERB is a devoted EFT psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor.  She directs the Psiris Center In Iasi, official home of Emotionally Focused Therapy in Romania. She delivers online supervision programs for all therapist desiring to learn the techniques of Emotionally focused therapy.

Course price

1050 RON – 19th of August 2019, 1150 RON after this date.

Contact person

Dr. Simona Herb (e-mail contact@psiris.ro)


Send an e-mail to contact@psiris.ro or fill in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/EuyNeLZhg4T6JNtg1