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EFCT Basic Core Skills


EFCT Basic Core Skills

Online (Zoom)

Event dates: Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2024

Event times: 8.30am – 4.00pm AEST (Brisbane time)


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Pre-requisite: Externship in EFCT

Basic Core Skills in EFCT is the final training required for becoming a Certified EFT Couple Therapist with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). This four-day (24hr) course revises and deepens therapists’ understanding of the EFCT model and the interventions used to achieve the three change events identified by process research that move loving relationships from insecurity to security. Core Skills in EFCT focuses on building therapists’ proficiency in specific interventions that aim to stabilise distressed relationships in Stage 1, to restructure the attachment bond in Stage 2, and to consolidate changes in Stage 3. It includes case presentations, video demonstrations, and experiential exercises, as well as providing practical resources for therapists to use with their clients. Clare has a focus on diversity and inclusion in her training. This means that this training looks at applying the EFCT model to monogamous couples and non-monogamous relationships, as well as staying sensitive to cultural context and the impact of minority stress on relational dynamics.

At the end of training, participants will be able to:

  • Use the therapeutic relationship as a powerful attachment-based tool for creating security in loving bonds
  • Intervene successfully to interrupt, track and de-escalate negative interactional patterns
  • Utilize the present moment in session for therapeutic change, using the EFCT interventions and the EFT Tango in a natural and organic way
  • Know and intentionally choose an EFCT intervention or micro-skill from a range of options in order to best achieve the desired outcome in a given moment in-session
  • Work creatively with therapeutic blocks and “stuck” patterns – working within and between to create movement and attachment security between partners
  • Deepen emotional engagement and gain mastery in choreographing engaged encounters (enactments) for on-target, powerful change
  • Shape bonding moments in-session that restructure the attachment bond and revise internal working models of self and other

ICEEFT Certification & CPD credits:
Basic Core Skills in EFCT is the final training course required to become a Certified EFT Couple therapist. At the end of the four days, you will receive a certificate for 24 hours of CPD.

Student rates
BCEFT offer a 20% discounted rate for FULL-TIME students.
To receive this offer, please email proof of full-time student eligibility (e.g., student card, class enrollment etc.) to receive your discount code!

EARLY BIRD: Register before 20 Feb 2024 using code “BCEFTNV3” and receive 10% off full registration!

Previously Core Skills A & B
ICEEFT recently made changes to the structure of EFCT trainings and have merged Core Skills A & B into one Basic Core Skills training. If you have previously attended a Core Skills A training with Clare (or another ICEEFT EFT Trainer), you can register for a Core Skills B equivalent ticket and attend the last 2-days of this course.