To become a fully certified EFT therapist, you must first complete a 4-day EFT Externship. Externships are offered throughout the year in a variety of locations nationwide. Our Knoxville Externship takes place in August of each year. You can find other Externship offerings by visiting ICEEFT at www.iceeft.com.
Once you have completed your 4-day Externship, you can choose to complete the additional requirements for certification, which include the following:
Core Skills Training
8 Hours of EFT Supervision with an approved supervisor
Recording of sessions to demonstrate specific steps of EFT
Application and supporting paperwork
The first step in becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy is to complete a 4-day EFT Externship. The externship offers clinicians an opportunity to learn an overview of the model, as well as specific steps and stages unique to the EFT approach. During the externship therapists will participate in group discussion, small and large group exercises, view video of the approach being demonstrated as well as observe a live session facilitated by your trainer.
Externships are held in Knoxville each August and facilitated by approved EFT Trainer, Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT of EFT Tennessee. To learn more about upcoming EFT Externships available nationwide, please visit ICEEFT at www.iceeft.com.
Dana Vince, LPC/MHSP, is an approved EFT Supervisor serving Knoxville and the surrounding East Tennessee area. She offers individual and dyadic supervision to EFT clinicians who have completed the 4-day EFT Externship and looking to pursue certification. To learn more about supervision or get started, contact:
Core Skills training in EFT offers clinicians an opportunity to go deeper into the model of Emotionally Focused Therapy. During 4 weekend trainings offered throughout the year, you will dive into specific steps and stages of EFT, with opportunities to learn through group exercises, discussion and viewing live sessions.
Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT, is an approved EFT trainer. We are fortunate to have his experience and support for training in the Knoxville area. Kenny offers core skills training in cohorts throughout the year in Nashville, TN. As we continue to grow and have enough interest, he will come to Knoxville to conduct Core Skills! We are excited that this is looking very promising and may be an option for Knoxville in 2020. To learn more about Kenny and current Core Skills offerings in Nashville, contact:
EFT Knoxville is an organization of clinical therapists dedicated to providing compassionate, quality therapeutic care for individuals, couples and families, using the evidence-based model of Emotionally Focused Therapy.
In addition to helping people heal bonds within their most important relationships, EFT Knoxville serves to be the premier resource for EFT training and support for therapists in our East Tennessee community. Through networking, peer groups, training, externships and supervision services, our goal is to offer resources to help clinicians grow in their practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy.
It is through connection that we grow. Our mission is to connect clients with EFT trained clinicians and connect clinicians with EFT resources and support.