We offer group and individual supervision at The Washington Baltimore Center. All of our supervisors are Certified ICEEFT supervisors or ICEEFT Supervisors-in-training, most of whom offer in-person and virtual meeting options. 

Like our model, our supervision sessions are collaborative and relational. We want supervision to feel safe, supportive, and even fun! Below you can find a listing of our running supervision groups. To inquire about individual supervision, please contact one of our supervisors directly.

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Independent Supervisors

Jill Soyka, LCSW and Melissa Peters, LCSW, (pictured above) are the EFT supervision specialists at The WBCEFT. Melissa and Jill are seasoned clinicians and lifelong friends with decades of clinical experience, but mostly they are diehard EFT nerds who love to help others learn the model. Each are Certified EFT Supervisors and Therapists who did their own EFT training at the WBCEFT and are known for running groups that are an experience in EFT – their passion for EFT is contagious! As Melissa and Jill say, “we are learning it, loving it, and living it, together”.

Jill specializes in EFIT Supervision (Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals), and Melissa has a special focus and passion for helping clinicians reach EFT Certification.

About our Supervision Groups:

Supervision is key to becoming an EFT Therapist. There’s a large learning gap between understanding EFT and doing EFT, and great supervision supports therapists as they bridge this gap. Group supervision, in particular, is really powerful because we’re no longer learning on our own – we’re part of a community.

Jill Soyka and Melissa Peters, Independent Supervisors from Mend Couples Therapy, are the heart and soul of group supervision at The WBCEFT. This dynamic duo has helped many clinicians feel more confident, capable and supported in their EFT. Joining one of their groups is a fun, engaging and affordable way to keep your EFT learning going. Group members will watch each other’s work, share excerpts of certification tapes, answer questions and share case consults, all while supporting one another! 

We offer both virtual and in-person groups at The Center, and we have a wide range of groups tailored to specific learning needs. Check out our list of groups starting this fall! To inquire about our groups, please contact Melissa and Jill directly.

Registration will open September 3, 2018, and groups get started in October. 


Core Skills Support Group with Melissa Peters, LCSW

The Core Skills Support Supervision Group (CSS) is a great way to bolster your EFT learning. This all-virtual supervision group, open only to your CS cohort, meets twice during the Core Skills Series.

As adult learners, we need repetition; it speeds up our learning and improves our confidence. At each meeting we review the key points from the previous 2 CS weekends and provide ample time to answer your questions. Members are also invited to share their learning experience with one another. Being supported by your EFT peers normalizes and validates the ups and downs of learning something new. EFT is so much better with a buddy!

Our first meeting, after weekend 2, will focus one stage 1 of EFT. Learning to evoke, track, reflect, and work with the negative cycle experientially is key in EFT. Our second group, after meeting 4, will focus on stage 2 of EFT. Many clinicians get anxious when trying to guide a couple through stage 2, but our meeting will help demystify stage 2 change events.

Registration will open during the first Core Skills weekend this fall. The group will be limited to 10 clinicians and cost $150 in total. If you’re interested in this group, you can contact Melissa directly.


Certification or Bust (COB) with Melissa Peters, LCSW

Working hard towards certification? Need some extra support and focus to get across the finish line? If so, COB could be for you.

COB is a highly focused supervision group for clinicians who are going for it! The group includes teaching, discussion, watching examples of EFT certification tapes, practice time for EFT interventions and some experiential and content focused learning exercises. Most importantly, members will bring their own work and learning process to share with the group.

Learning EFT is an emotional experience for every clinician. Surrounding yourself with other clinicians who are on the same journey can help you feel less stressed and more confident as you learn. Load sharing our experience with one another fundamentally alters, not just our learning, but our felt experience of the entire journey. We hope you will join us!

Requirements: Externship, Core Skills, and EFT individual supervision are prerequisites for this group (participants should have completed at least 2-3 hours of individual EFT supervision prior to COB). While in group, participants will need to be working with multiple couples and taping regularly. Be ready to show your work multiple times!

Location: This hybrid group meets twice a month. In-person sessions are held at The WBCEFT on the 2nd Friday of each month, and virtual sessions are held on the last Friday of each month, except in the month December and March.

If you have questions about COB, please contact Melissa directly.


EFT with Individuals (EFIT) with Jill Soyka, LCSW

Love EFT? Love working with individuals? This group is for you!

In this group, you will learn how to use the power of the mammalian attachment system to regulate emotion with your individual clients. EFT concepts and tools instruct us how to move clients from rigid, narrow ways of coping to more flexible and healthy ways of engaging in their life. In the safe and exciting environment of the group, you will take new risks and feel more confident with your individual therapy skills. Come join us!

Requirement: Externship is a prerequisite for this group. Participants will be active contributors to the group in one of the following ways: 1) show a 10-minute clip of audio/video tape of an individual session (does not have to be pure EFT) OR 2) verbally present a case for consultation.


Certified Supervisor Group

Open to Certified EFT Supervisors and EFT Supervisors-In-Training in the Washington DC Metro area. Meets in-person every other month at The WBCEFT on the last Friday of each month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Gain support from your peers, get the chance to get into the nitty-gritty of EFT and EFT supervision, and be a part of building and supporting our local EFT community. Contact Melissa directly to inquire about joining this ongoing supervision group.