Other EFT Training

Other EFT Training Events

In addition to providing EFT certified training, ACEFT will keep you in the loop about other EFT-related training opportunities provided by ACEFT and by other EFT training organisations. These events focus on special topics such as EFT and trauma, attachment injuries, EFIT and EFFT.

Please refer to the links and information on this page to explore other opportunities for professional development and growth.

Jim Furrow, Ph. D

Gail Palmer

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) -  LEVEL 1 & 2

In 2022, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Training Australia is pleased to host Dr Jim Furrow and Gail Palmer as co-facilitators of a course in EFFT (Emotionally Focused Family Therapy).

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is an attachment-based approach that combines both systemic and experiential interventions to mend broken bonds and heal fractured families.  EFFT therapists focus on the emotional experience within a family and the problem patterns that block family members from accessing the resources they would otherwise share. A primary goal of EFFT is to reduce problematic behavior by creating new patterns of emotional accessibility and responsiveness that offer a secure base for children to develop and families to thrive. Accessing, processing, and connecting family members through the power of emotional experience promotes healing and fosters a family’s resilience to the everyday and unexpected challenges of life.  

James Furrow, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the development and practice of EFT with couples and families. Together with EFT originator, Dr. Susan Johnson, Jim co-authored Becoming an EFT Therapist: The Workbook, The EFT Casebook, and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. He is a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer.

Gail Palmer, one of the founding members of the Ottawa Couples and Family Institute, is an international trainer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Gail teaches at Oxford University (UK) and Wilfrid Laurier University (CA). Gail is passionate about teaching and supervising therapists in applying EFT in the family context and is a co-author of the book, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (2019).

EFFT Level 1 (online): 18-20 February 2022

  • Level 1 will demonstrate how the EFT model of working with couples is extended and modified to fit the family context.  Attention will be given to how EFT practice with families is different and what additional skills are needed. For example, how to process parental blocks to emotional accessibility and responsiveness while also keeping the child safe will be a dynamic addressed. Participants will learn a powerful transformative approach that is foundational in helping parents and children who are struggling with remaining securely attached.  Didactic instruction, video examples, experential exercises plus a live session or an extended role play demonstration will be included. 
  • Dates/times: Fri 18, Sat 19, Sun 20 February 2022 9.00am-1.00pm AEST (Brisbane time)
  • Pre-requisite: Mental Health Professional (or undergraduate)

EFFT Level 2 (online): 25-27 August 2022

  • Level 2 training builds on previous Level 1 workshop by providing further exploration of the six core competencies of EFFT practice. Participants focus on key change events in EFFT and therapist practices used to promote parental openness and child vulnerability. This training follows an intensive focus on key elements and specific interventions in the EFFT process. Didactic instruction, video demonstrations and practice exercises provide participants opportunities to deepen their EFT skills.
  • Dates/times: Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 August 2022 9.00am-1.00pm AEST (Brisbane time)
  • Pre-requisite: EFFT Level 1 or attendance at Jim and Gail's 2-day EFFT 2016 training in Melbourne or Brisbane (sponsored by AAFT)

Registration Fees:

  • EFFT Level 1 only (Australian residents): Full fee $425 / students $385 includes GST
  • EFFT Level 1 & 2 (Australian residents): Full fee $800 / students $720 includes GST
  • EFFT Level 1 only (outside Australia): Full fee $400 AUD / students $365 AUD
  • EFFT Level 1 & 2 (outside Australia): Full fee $750 AUD  / students $670 AUD

Please direct all EFFT enquiries to Emotionally Focussed Therapy & Training Australia directly.

Online Masterclass - Broken Bonds: Using EFT to Rebuild Connection in Close Relationships After Rupture to Attachment Bonds

Friday 17 March 2023 8.30am-4pm AEST

This workshop will provide an overview of the research and theoretical models of adult attachment from the perspective of injuries to attachment bonds in romantic relationships. Time will be spent on defining ruptures to trust as a result of broken agreements between partners and on how these ruptures can be healed using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Attachment Injury Resolution Model (AIRM).

Learning objectives:

  • The Attachment Injury Resolution Model will be introduced and video footage of a heterosexual couple engaging in this model will be shown.
  • Participants will receive practical strategies for assisting their clients to repair attachment injuries arising from breaches in trust as well as clear guidance and tools for working with emotional blocks in the EFT process.
  • There will be opportunity for questions and discussion as well as practical, experiential exercises.

Registration Fee:

AU $280 (including GST)