This four-weekend course on Stage Two will help you deepen and fine-tune the complex skills needed to be an advanced EFT practitioner, prepared to move couples through the Change Events of Withdrawer Re-engagement and Pursuer Softening. Through lecture, video review, small-group discussion and extensive experiential exercises, your understanding of the model will take root.
We are in the process of applying for 32 CEUs. There will be an additional charge of $30 for the CEUs.
PREREQUISITE: You must have completed BCS: Stage One to register for this course.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendance at all four modules of the course is necessary for completion of the course and for the awarding of any CEUs.
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.
In BCS: Stage Two, we will cover:
Moving from Stage One to Stage Two;
Withdrawer Re-Engagement (WRE);
Assessing the Completion of WRE;
Working with Trauma in EFT.
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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Module One: October 1 and 2, 2021
Module Two: December 10 and 11, 2021
Module Three: February 4 and 5, 2022
Module Four: April 1 and 2, 2022
Fridays 3 pm - 7 pm PT
Saturdays 9 am - 1:30 pm PT
Location: Online via Zoom!
$900 in full or 4 installments of $250
Early Bird Discount: $825 by 8/1/21 (must pay in full)
Pre-Licensed Discount: $750 in full
or 4 installments of $200
CEUs: $30 for 32 CEUs, pending approval. This additional fee will be charged at the end of the course.
See info below on a special Equity Rate for those from underrepresented communities.
We are committed to supporting the growth and development of therapists who are underrepresented in the EFT community.
If you identify with an underrepresented group, such as but not limited to therapists of color, please use the promo code "EQUITY" during check out, and you will receive a 40% discount off of the course price. Please contact us if you have any questions about this discount.
Meet the Teaching Team
Certified EFT supervisor
Sarah Ackerman (LMFT 28883) has had a private practice in Berkeley for more than 30 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.
Certified EFT supervisor
Jamie Bachman (LCS 23644) 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.