Our Director, Kathryn Rheem, welcomes you to the EFT training center at The WBCEFT



Presented by: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.

Location: WBCEFT Training Center at 405 N. Washington St. Suite 310, Falls Church VA

Dates: May 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 2020

Times:  10 am - 6:30 pm each day including one hour off for lunch (on your own)

Cost: Full-Price Tuition (non-refundable): $975.00

Early Bird Special Tuition (non-refundable): $750 (paid in full by Jan. 15, 2020)

Student Tuition (non-refundable): $600.00 (By application only. Please email emily@wbceft.com for details.)

The EFT Externship is the basic four-day training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and a pre-requisite for all other trainings.  It includes an overview of all aspects of the model including steps and stages, interventions, adult attachment theory, and application of EFT with couples and families. The Externship material is taught with a variety of teaching methods including lecture, interactive discussions, role plays, video demonstrations and live session consultations. The Externship is the pre-requisite for all other trainings in EFT.

Who Should Attend?

The Externship is recommended for all types of mental health clinicians who counsel couples. This training is specifically focused on the use of EFT with couples. 

Brief Objectives:

Externship participants learn how to view relationship distress from an attachment perspective, help partners reprocess the emotional experiences that led to their relationship distress, help couples create new bonding events, and work with clinical impasses. Participants will learn the steps and stages of the model, interventions most commonly used, and how to work with each couple's underlying interactional pattern.  

Participants are strongly encouraged to read Sue Johnson’s (2004) Creating Connections, the basic text of EFT, before the start of the Externship.

CEs: 28 hours for $40 provided by R. Cassidy. For more information, Click Here. 


Presented by: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.

Location: WBCEFT Training Center at 405 N. Washington St. Suite 310, Falls Church VA

Dates: Starting in July, 2020. Dates to be announced soon. contact emily@wbceft.com

Cost: $450 per weekend

Who Should attend?

Participants that have completed Externship and want to continue learning EFT beyond Externship can take Core Skills. Core Skills is the second EFT training series required for EFT certification, but pursuing EFT certification is not required for registration.  

Core Skills, as a series, takes place over 4 separate weekends. Each training weekend meets from 1pm-6pm on Friday and from 9am-5pm on Saturday. At The WBCEFT, each new Core Skills series is offered following Externship. We find therapists want to continue their learning while it's fresh and many appreciate getting to train continue with their Externship peers. The series takes about 6 months to complete. When you sign up for The Core Skills Series, you are committing to attend all four weekends since the material taught builds from the previous weekend. 

Brief Objectives:

Over the course of each weekend, we will get to focus and immerse ourselves in the model. The model is broken down over the 4 weekends, allowing for specific emphasis and immersion in each stage and step. Aspects of training include steps and stages, interventions, live consultations, video demonstrations, supervised experiential learning and video case consultation. 

Please note: In order to register for this training, participants must have completed the EFT Externship. Completion of Core Skills is a requirement for EFT certification. In order for your Core Skills participation to count towards your EFT certification, you must show video tape of you working with a couple and or family during one of the 4 weekends.