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A Certified EFT Therapist is one whose expertise in this model of therapy is recognized by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). The primary goals of certification are to promote excellence in the practice of EFT and EFFT and to ensure maintenance of these standards in both the supervision and training of this approach.

Levels of Certification:

  1. Certified EFT Therapist

  2. Certified EFT Supervisor

FAQ about Certification

Pre-requisites for certification

  • A post graduate degree in a relevant discipline / mental health field such as Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling, Marital and Family Therapy, and Pastoral Care.

  • Membership in a recognized professional association, such as AAMFT, CAMFT.

  • Current clinical therapy practice (must include some couples and/or families).

  • License to practice psychotherapy in the state in which the applicant resides.

  • Proof of malpractice insurance.

  • Completion of at least one graduate course on the practice of couples / family therapy at a registered institution or equivalent.

  • Membership in ICEEFT

Application Processing

All applications will be reviewed by an ICEEFT representative and applicants will be given specific feedback on their application, identifying areas of strength and ways to continue to grow and develop. Applicants that are not successful in their application are encouraged to work on their development with support from ICEEFT staff.

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