2019 MN Basic Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

October 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am – October 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
MN Couple Therapy Center
1611 County Rd B
Suite 204, Roseville
MN 55113
MN Couple Therapy Center

October 23rd – 26th, 2019

Presented By:

Jeff Hickey, MA, LCSW, CST

Jeff Hickey is the Director of the Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and a Certified EFT trainer and supervisor. In addition to providing EFT trainings around the country, he maintains a private practice where he specializes in couple and sex therapy. Jeff is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Social Work and the Family Institute’s postgraduate program in couple and family therapy.

This 28–hour externship is being held October 23rd – 26th, 2019 in St. Paul, MN. We will meet daily, Wednesday through Saturday. Morning sessions (9 am-12:30 pm) will focus on a review of the theory and practice of EFT. Following a lunch break, afternoon sessions (1:30 to 5:30 PM) will focus on application, demonstration, and practical exercises. Participants are on their own for lunch, there are several restaurants nearby. This externship is officially offered in conjunction with Dr. Susan Johnson and the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. This externship fulfills the initial externship requirement for certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).


DAY 1: Introduction/overview to EFT, the nature of couple distress, a theory of change: emotion and attachment, EFT interventions, demonstrations and exercises.

DAY 2: Assessment in EFT work, Steps 1-4 of the change process, demonstration and exercises leading to de-escalation.

DAY 3: Description and practice of steps 5-7 of the change process, developing Withdrawer Re-engagement process.

DAY4: Blamer Softening, EFT steps 8 & 9: Consolidation, Learning EFT.


1. You must have completed a degree in a counseling related field or be enrolled in one currently.

2. Prior to attending the externship you must have read “Creating Connection” by Sue Johnson—2004 edition.


Professional Rate: $875
LAMFT Rate: $775
Student Rate: $650
Extra Early Bird Discount: $75 off the full price for registrations before August 14th
Early Bird Discount: $50 off the full price for registrations before September 6th

Review Rate!
If you have taken the EFT Externship before, and would like to take this workshop as a refresher course, we are offering you a review discount!
Professional Review Rate: $450
LAMFT Review Rate: $425
Student Review Rate: $400
(The early bird discounts are not applicable towards the review rates)

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your workshop registration, please contact MN EFT Community before October 4th, 2019 for a full refund. A fee of $200 will be deducted from the refund for late cancellations after October 4th. There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 16th.

To Register, click here.

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