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Fundamentals of EFT: A Four Day Externship

Event number: 17532
24 CPD hours
Training Course
Presenter(s): Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald MAPS

The International Centre for Excellence in EFT has established this four-day externship: Fundamentals of EFT as the starting place for all formal training in EFT for Couples.  The workshop provides understanding of the application of attachment and emotion theories to couples' distress, outlines the steps and stages of the EFT model and the EFT interventions. The three key change events identified by research to move couples from insecurity to security will be explained.  The workshop will include a mix of didactic presentations, viewing of EFT tapes and clips to demonstrate aspect of EFT couples' therapy, and provide opportunities for role play practice.  A live consultation with a couple from the community will occur if possible.  Reading resources will be supplied.

Learning Objectives

At completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • conceptualise relationship distress through an attachment lens,
  • understand the steps, stages and change events of the EFT model,
  • demonstrate basic skills in the EFT interventions.  

Reading resources will provide opportunity for participants to understand the research underpinning the model, and access some articles and book chapters that further expound of EFT for Couples.


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About the presenter(s)

Jennifer Fitzgerald, Ph.D (Clin) is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Brisbane, treating mainly distressed couples. she also teaches in the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland, coordinating courses in communication skills and sex and couples' therapy for post graduate psychology students. Jenny is the first Australian to be certified by the International Centre for Excellent in Emotionally Focussed Therapy (Ottawa, Canada) as as EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. Jenny teaches EFT workshops in many states of Australia and provides clinical supervision for couples' therapists.
With Dr Clare Rosoman, Jenny presented Cupid and Psyche: EFT with sexual dysfunctions at the Sex and Attachment Conference in New York in 2015. Jenny had co-authored (with Dr Veronica Kallos-Lilly) a book for couples, An Emotionally focussed workbook for couples: The two of Us. Routledge 2014. Jenny has recently published an edited text for couples' therapists, Foundations for couples' therapy: Research for the real world.


Please contact event organiser Dr G Glassock for information regarding accommodation.

Rydges Sydney Central are offering a reduced rate, alternatively there are other nearby options available.

Online registration

Surry Hills

Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 24/11/2017
End date: 27/11/2017
Time: Registration first day: 9 am


Early bird pricing valid until 13 Oct 2017:
APS MCCOUNP member $700
APS MCCOUNP student member $450
APS member: $1,000
APS student: $600
Non member: $1,500

Standard pricing from 14 Oct 2017:
APS MCCOUNP member $ 800
APS MCCOUNP student member $ 550
APS member: $ 1,200
APS student: $ 700
Non member: $ 1,600


APS - College of Counselling Psychologists - NSW
Contact Geoffrey Glassock
0408 436 676