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We are deeply honored to have been invited to help nurture the growing EFT community in Hawai'i.


We are offering two separate courses in Hawai'i:

Beyond Core Skills: Stage One (Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2020)

Beyond Core Skills: Stage Two (TBD 2020)


Registration is only open for BCS Stage One at this time. The information below is all about BCS Stage One. Info for BCS Stage Two will follow when it is scheduled. Participants may take either or both courses. 

22 CEUs available for each course!

PLEASE NOTE: You must have completed an Externship and a Core Skills to take these courses.

HI Course

This course aims to deepen understanding and develop skills to better help couples heal their connection. We will emphasize the most up-to-date understanding of how to learn and practice EFT as described in Sue Johnson’s new book, Attachment Theory in Practice.  

Additional topics covered will include:

  • managing the crisis of affair discovery;
  • escalated/rigid couples.

And you will have the opportunity to bring a couple for a live session with one of the teaching team! 


We want this to be a chance for everyone to gain confidence and skill, and to dive into the nuances of this complex work among a supportive community of fellow learners. Enrollment is limited. CEUs will be provided for those who complete the full course.

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January 29 - February 1, 2020



Wednesday 4 pm - 7 pm

Thursday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


On Oahu, exact location to be determined.


$900 in full or 2 installments of $500

Pre-Licensed Discount: $750 in full or 2 installments of $400

CEUs: $30 for 22 CEUs

Meet the Teaching Team

jamie bachman

Certified EFT supervisor

 Jamie Bachman, LCSW, is in private practice in Oakland. He works with couples and also with families and individuals. Jamie provides individual and group consultation and supervision in EFT, and has assisted in numerous Externships and Core Skills, as well as conducting Hold Me Tight groups with Sarah. He is on the adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley's MSW program, where he has taught Family Therapy and Theory and Practice classes. He is also on the faculty at the Psychotherapy Institute's (TPI) Supervision Studies Program, and is a supervisor for TPI’s postgraduate training program in psychodynamic therapy. Jamie worked for 12 years in hospice, providing clinical supervision and management for social workers serving families facing end of life. Jamie has also received advanced training in AEDP and at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in DC.

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Sarah Ackerman

Certified EFT supervisor

Sarah Ackerman, MFT, has had a private practice in Berkeley for more than 25 years. Trained initially in relational psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Women's Therapy Center in El Cerrito and subsequently with the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis of Northern California, she has more recently been immersed in attachment based modalities, most notably Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as Diana Fosha’s AEDP model for individuals. She works with adult individuals and couples. She also supervises learners of EFT, and has assisted in numerous Externships and Core Skills.. She has served on the board of the Northern California Community of EFT Therapists. Additionally she has a certification in Mind-Body Medicine from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in DC.

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With support from:

cindy zane, Psy.d.

Certified EFT supervisor


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Cindy Aiko Leimomi Goodness Zane, Psy.D., J.D., is a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor and Hawai'i licensed Clinical Psychologist. Born and raised in Hawai'i, Cindy is a local girl who strongly identifies with her Hawai'ian and Japanese cultural roots. Cindy is passionate about strengthening Hawaii’s couples, families and communities by facilitating the development of more EFT clinicians statewide via EFT trainings, Hold Me Tight and Created for Connection workshops. Cindy maintains a private practice in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

TENTATIVE Guest teacher 


Rebecca Jorgensen

Certified EFT trainer

Rebecca Jorgensen, PhD, Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor, contributed significantly to the development of this course, and co-taught it in our first year. Becca teaches the science of love to clinicians throughout the world. She has led EFT Externships and Core Skills in Northern California for more than ten years. She has also taught and supervised EFT throughout North America, Europe and New Zealand. In addition to her best-selling video courses Emotionally Focused Therapy: Step by Step and Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment, she has produced numerous webinars and online courses on effective therapy, relationship treatment, and secure, lasting love. She regularly runs Hold Me Tight groups for therapists and their partners here in the Bay Area and abroad. She holds a faculty position at Alliant International University, and is Director of the San Diego Center for EFT, as well as for the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant. 

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Register HI
Register for Beyond Core Skills: Stage One
in Hawai'i:
Select License Type:

I have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a professional mental health practitioner OR I am in formal training to be a professional health practitioner.

Select an option

Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training. Completion of training does not guarantee competence or certification. Enrollment in this training constitutes an agreement to hold harmless The San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Training and Research Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (TRI-EFT), and all presenters and trainers from any and all claims, actions, and judgements, including all costs of defense and attorney’s fees incurred in defending against the same. I have read and agree to follow the terms for participation.

Please answer the following question regarding how you intend to pay to secure your spot in BCS.

(NOTE: If you wish to pay with a payment plan, you do not need to complete a purchase on the screen that appears after you submit this form. You may simply close the window that opens upon submission of this form, and await an email link within 24 hours that will allow you to enter your credit card to be charged in two payments of $500 each.)

How do you intend to pay to secure your spot in BCS today?

After you click the "Submit" button below, you will be taken to a page where you can select Hawai'i BCS Stage One (either with or without CEUs) and pay for it. Only do so if you wish to pay in full at this time. If you wish to pay with a payment plan, you can close the window that opens and await an email link from with instructions for payment.)

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