COVID-19 UPDATE: Please be aware that this externship may need to be postponed or adjusted (moved to online) depending on what is happening in OCT in the state of NJ. SEPT 23, 2020 UPDATE. This externship is being moved to ONLINE with ZOOM and postponed. BELOW are the DATES and TIMES:
Feb 19, 2021- 12pm to 3pm EST (3 hour Externship Kick Off)
Feb 23, 2021- 9am to 5pm EST
Feb 24, 2021- 9am to 5pm EST
March 1, 21021- 9am to 5pm EST
March 2, 2021- 9am to 330pm EST
This 4-Day Externship, as developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and presented by ICEEFT-Certified Trainer Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT, LCADC ONLINE, is more than just an introduction to Emotionally Focused Therapy. It is an educational and experiential immersion in learning a new and empirically validated way to work with couples.
This EFT Externship is not simply four days of lectures and slides. Debi Scimeca-Diaz is a powerful, passionate presenter who believes in “teach, show, do,” which means you will learn through a variety of modalities, including: watching and discussing clinical videos of EFT therapists working with couples; practicing through role plays and experiential exercises that will help you “feel” the model in a safe, supportive way through the assistance of advanced EFT clinicians; and processing through daily small-group “homeroom” sessions, which are a supportive place for questions and group discussion… Additionally, you will have the opportunity to witness Debi Scimeca-Diaz practice the model through TWO LIVE CONSULTATIONS, working with two different volunteer client couples.
You will leave the Externship with a new way to conceptualize your work with couples and a road map for how to work in the moment, in the room with them, so that you are more confident in helping your couples reconnect and repair. As often reported by attendees, you may also leave the Externship with a more compassionate way to see the relationships in your own life.
This 4-Day EFT Externship is the first step toward EFT Certification, and it is required that you participate in an Externship before attending Core Skills.
Externship Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “emotionally focused” approach to couples therapy.
Describe couple distress and relationship repair based on the EFT model and attachment theory.
Assist partners in reprocessing the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.
Assist partners in shaping new interactional patterns and in creating bonding events.
Identify interventions to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.
Comments from Past Participants:
“Debi was great fun and brought a sense of life and excitement to the entire experience. The relationships and encouragement were the highlights of the training for me.”
“Been to so many trainings over the past 20 years in my career and this by far was the best”
“LOVED it! Can’t wait to practice it! Debi was amazing — felt she was understanding.”
“Content is really well balanced between learning and experimenting. A well run workshop, thank you.”
“Debi is the best teacher EVER – clear, concise, supportive (and I’ve been to Gotmann 2x, Hendrix 2x and even Sue herself)”
“When the topic and training is top caliber and value is extensive then I will find a way to attend, thank you.”
“This was absolutely amazing! Very grateful.”
“Debi was very engaging, empathic, vulnerable and firmly planted in her beliefs, which made it easy to take a risk, be vulnerable, and quickly develop my belief in EFT”
CEUs: Approval #200303-1854, provided by Debi Scimeca-Diaz, LMFT (EFTCNJ) is approved for 28 hours of continuing education by the NJ Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. Approval Period: March 3, 2020 through August 31, 2022.
Please note there is a$35 charge for those in need of CEU’s
This training will be ONLINE through ZOOM
Please Contact Me if you have questions.
Cancellation Policy: Please note this cancellation policy will be in effect even if the training is postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. All cancellations are subjected to a 20% administrative fee. Cancellations received 45 days prior to the training will be given a credit voucher minus the 20% administrative fee. Cancellations received 45 days or less will be given a credit voucher of 50% of what was paid minus the 20% administrative fee. Credit vouchers can be applied to the next externship in the same location led by Debi Scimeca-Diaz.