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EFT Training

Emotionally Focused Therapy Training/Classes


EFT certification is achieved through ICEEFT, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (click the link above to be taken to the ICEEFT website)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a powerful, evidence-based approach to healing relationships that speaks to the core of the couple’s distress.  EFT will guide you to focus your therapy sessions toward establishing a secure relationship bond.  In the context of a secure relationship partners can communicate their relationship needs more effectively.  

As you progress in the training offered in EFT, you as a therapist will: 

  • Discover a remarkably effective road map for navigating couples through conflict deadlock
  • Learn how to harness their emotions to help them create and maintain a close relationship
  • Help your couples experience bonding emotions and find greater happiness


Class Title Dates Location Cost CEU's

EFT Externship - First Course

*This course will be offered again in the spring of 2018.
Please email Registrar to be placed on the waiting list. 


Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
564 NE Ravenna Blvd.
Seattle, WA  98115 

EFT Advanced Core Skills

Four two-day sessions:
October, December 2017; led by Roy Hodgson, LMFT, LMHC
February, March 2018; led by Yolanda von Hockauf, MEd, RMFT

*Externship in EFT is a Prerequisite for this course. 

October 20-21, 2017 (Fri/Sat)
December 8-9, 2017 (Fri/Sat)

February 1-2, 2018 (Th/Fri)
March 22-23, 2018 (Th/Fri) 

 Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
564 NE Ravenna Blvd.
Seattle, WA  98115 

 $425 per two-day session




To learn more about each class and how to register, click on Class name.

Note:  EFT Externships and Advanced Core Skills Training are designed for
Mental Health Professionals and Trainees.
Participants are required to note their professional affiliation upon registration. 


For additional information on any of the courses, contact Eric Stroo,

or leave a message at 206-527-2273 ext 334.

If you have questions pertaining to registration or payment,
please email


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