Peer Development Groups

Peer Development Groups for therapists

The Australian Centre for EFT supports a nation-wide peer development group program. Our aim is to offer a thriving network of ongoing volunteer-run Peer Development groups for therapists to continue to refine their EFT skills.

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These Peer Development groups provide an opportunity for therapists of all levels to find like-minded peers to gain support and encouragement in the use of the EFT model.

Join a group to meet colleagues face-to-face or online. Come along to hone your EFT therapy skills, to gain support your preparation for Certification or for your ongoing development after certification. These groups are a great way to foster new EFT connections and community building.

The Peer Development group network was the initiative of our dear colleague Karen Kain. The EFT community in Australia mourns the loss of beautiful Karen and pledges to continue her legacy by nurturing and supporting this program that she was so passionate about. Karen was instrumental in initiating and developing the Peer Development program in the Melbourne Community for EFT and then Australia-wide. Peer Development Groups would not be possible without the many generous therapists facilitating groups who freely give their time to support the growth of their comrades. We are so thankful to you all.

What are Peer Development Groups?

These groups are volunteer-run safe spaces where EFT therapists can continue to develop their EFT skills together, at no cost. Some are face to face groups where EFTers who live near to each other can meet and others are run online. Most peer groups are currently online due to COVID, some local groups are planning to return to face-to-face when possible. They are FREE of charge and operate on the generosity of the pool of dedicated volunteer therapists.

Therapists grow together by:

  • watching and discussing EFT training videos (Master EFT clinician sessions),
  • sharing client experiences including struggles and triumphs,
  • working through chapters of EFT texts or reviewing recent articles/research,
  • supporting each other in their development as EFT therapists.

Join a Peer Development Group

To find a group of peers meeting near you or online, click the buttons below to jump directly to a group region or location

Queensland

State Coordinator: Simone Clare

Simone Clare

Sunshine Coast

Simone Clare - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Sunshine Coast/online during COVID restrictions

 

Jenni Wilson

Brisbane

Jenni Wilson - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Brisbane/online during COVID restrictions

Jo Rossetti

Brisbane North

Jo Rossetti - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Brisbane North/online during COVID restrictions

Jonathan Swan

Gold Coast

Jonathan Swan - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Gold Coast/online during COVID restrictions

New South Wales

State Coordinator: Rowan Burckhardt

Rowan Burckhardt

Rowan Burckhardt - State Coordinator

Tabitha Keon

Sydney Northern Beaches

Tabitha Keon - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Sydney Northern Beaches/online during COVID restrictions

Dan Auerbach

Sydney Inner City

Dan Auerbach - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Sydney Social Events/online during COVID restrictions

Mandy Peyton

Coffs Harbour

Mandy Peyton - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Coffs Harbour/online during COVID restrictions

Victoria - Melbourne Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (MCEFT)

State Coordinators: Dr Linda Hartley-Clark and Eleni Neville

Dr Linda Hartley-Clark

Westside Melbourne

Dr Linda Hartley-Clark - Group Facilitator / State Co-Coordinator

When: First Tuesday of the month
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Kingsville/online during COVID restrictions

Margie Ulbrick
Jackie Tilley

Eastside Melbourne

Margie Ulbrick and Jackie Tilley - Group Facilitators

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Malvern East/online during COVID restrictions

Andie Vorrath

Bayside Melbourne

Andie Vorrath - Group Facilitator

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Sandringham/online during COVID restrictions

Eitan Daniel

Ballarat

Eitan Daniel - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Ballarat/online during COVID restrictions

Caro White
Fiona Dundas
Cherine Habib
Sue Dawson

Southwest Melbourne/Geelong

Caro White - Group Facilitator

When: Fourth Monday of the month
Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Location: Bellbrae/online during COVID restrictions

Enquiries: carowhitecounselling@gmail.com

Northeast Melbourne/Mansfield

Fiona Dundas - Group Facilitator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Mansfield/online during COVID restrictions

Northside Melbourne

Cherine Habib and Eleni Neville - Group Facilitators

When: First Monday of the month
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Thornbury/online during COVID restrictions

Northside EFT Workbook Group

Sue Dawson - Group Facilitator

This peer group will read and complete exercises in Becoming and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook

When: Second and Fourth Mondays of the month
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Location: Northside/online during COVID restrictions

South Australia

State Coordinator: Toni Catford

Toni Catford

Blackwood Adelaide

Toni Catford - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

Group Forming
Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021
Time: 7pm Adelaide time
Structure: Introduction and welcome to Peer Development
Format: Online zoom
To register contact: Toni Catford: catford@ozemail.com.au or tonicatford@gmail.com to be included for zoom invite only

Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021
Time: 7 pm Adelaide time
Structure: Introduction and welcome to Peer Development
Format: Online Zoom
To register contact: Toni Catford: catford@ozemail.com.au or tonicatford@gmail.com to be included for zoom invite only

Selma van Diest

Torrensville Adelaide

Selma van Diest - Group Facilitator

Group Forming
When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Adelaide/online during COVID restrictions

Western Australia

State Coordinator: Aaron Ong

Perth

Aaron Ong - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

Group Forming
When: 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:00 – 11:15/11:30am AWST
Location: WA/Online

Astrid Gertis

Broome

Astrid Gertis - Group Facilitator

Group Forming
When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: WA/Online

Northern Territory

State Coordinator: Julie Perrin

Julie Perrin

Darwin

Julie Perrin - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Darwin/online during COVID restrictions

ACT

State Coordinator: Janine Moran

Janine Moran

Canberra

Janine Moran - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

Our Canberra EFT Peer Supervision Group meets at 7.30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except for January) in Manuka. We are a relaxed and welcoming group for residents of Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounds, and non-EFT trained attendees are more than welcome to come if they would like to get a taste of EFT in an informal setting.

Case Presentations
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month (except for January)
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Manuka, Canberra/online during COVID restrictions

 

Tasmania

State Coordinator: Matthew Massey

Anne Matuszek

Hobart

Matthew Massey - Group Facilitator / State Coordinator

When: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Location: Hobart/online during COVID restrictions

Online Peer Development Groups

Robin Saunders
Regina Ho

Online International Special Interest Group
Robin Saunders & Regina Ho - Group Facilitators

Robin Saunders and Regina Ho wish to provide a space for therapists who work with or have an interest to work with international clients and be a support for one another while developing our EFT skills. Who we are:

Regina was initially introduced to EFT by Liu Ting attending Externship and Core Skills in Beijing and Hong Kong. While doing her doctorate in the States, she did an EFT practicum under live supervision with Jim Furrow. Regina worked with couples in Australia while working toward her EFT Certification under the supervision of Clare Rosoman. Regina currently lives in China working with clients in Brisbane as well as international clients in Beijing.

Robin was initially introduced to EFT in Malaysia, did her externship in Italy with Sue Johnson, and Core Skills with Jenny Fitzgerald in Australia. Robin has lived and practiced EFT with couples in Malaysia, Switzerland, Korea, The Philippines and Australia. Recently returning to Brisbane, Robin supports local and International individuals and couples in several countries.
Open group: We recognise that there may be others like us who have been moving around, joining from overseas, or interested in an international community while based in Australia, or perhaps there is not an EFT community where you are based. There may be some unique experiences which we share. Please join us in supporting each other while developing our EFT skills together.

When: Third Friday of the month, beginning 26th February, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm AEST
Location: Online

Sue Jones

Certification Prep
Sue Jones - Group Facilitator

When: 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning August 19th
Time: 10am AEST
Location: Online

Friday Fireside - The Bus Stop
Join Sue Jones, Lee Beaton and Margie Ulbrick for spontaneous casual chats online

When: Spontaneous
Time: Spontaneous
Location: Online

Gávi Ansara
Phoenix

Honouring Diversity, Examining Privilege, Challenging Oppression

Gávi Ansara (He/him) - Group Facilitator
Phoenix (She/her) - Group Facilitator

  • Location: Online
2022:
  • 09-Feb-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS time, 11am QLD time
  • 09-Mar-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS time, 11am QLD time
    Note: Daylight savings ENDS here, so QLD time will align with VIC/NSW/ACT/TAS time. Please double check the time zone conversion after this point if you are in another state.
  • 06-Apr-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
  • 11-May-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
  • 22-Jun-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
  • 20-Jul-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
  • 17-Aug-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
  • 14-Sep-2022 12:00 pm NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS/QLD time
    Note: Daylight savings begins here, so QLD time will no longer align with VIC/NSW/ACT/TAS time. Please double check the time zone conversion after this point if you are in another state.
  • 26-Oct-2022 12:00 pm, 11am QLD time
  • 30-Nov-2022 12:00 pm, 11am QLD time

Peer Development Groups Contact Information

Facilitate a Group

Don't see a group in your region or at a time that works for you? Would you like to run one? We can support you with a guide and materials and link you up with other interested EFTers near to you so that you can facilitate a group of your own.

Join a Group

Break the isolation of learning EFT all on your own by learning with the support of your peers. Do you have a question about joining a group? Not sure which one? Do you have a question about the available groups? Click below and we will be in touch.

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