Wed, May 20 | Columbia International University

Created for Connection EFT Externship - Columbia, SC

Join Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT for a 4-day EFT Externship with a Created for Connection focus. Training will take place from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily. 28 CEs will be provided at no additional cost by EFT Tennessee, NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider.
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Created for Connection EFT Externship - Columbia, SC

Time & Location

May 20, 2020, 9:00 AM – May 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203, USA

About the Event

Innovative and inspiring, this 4-day Externship provides you with an in-depth and practical introduction to

the practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). EFT remains a leading empirically supported

treatment of couple distress. The Created for Connection Externship is designed to prepare therapists to

reach couples who value a faith sensitive approach to couple therapy. The Externship offers a unique

opportunity to incorporate key insights from Dr. Sue Johnson and Kenny Sanderfer’s recent book Created for

Connection, a hands-on resource designed for Christian couples.

This unique training experience brings together four days of practical demonstrations, experiential exercises

and dynamic presentations walking you step by step through the EFT process of change. The Externship is

approved by the International Centre for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and provides the first level

of training required for certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist. In addition, this training explores

the integration of EFT principles and practices with theological insights and experiences common to

Christian couples.

The Externship is led by ICEEFT-Certified trainer Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT.  Kenny has developed spiritually-oriented resources for applying EFT to couples seeking to strengthen their relationship through their Christian faith.

Participants will:

• Learn primary EFT concepts based on attachment and emotion theory.

• Identify EFT stages and steps and related interventions.

• Practice EFT interventions used to promote de-escalation and restructuring relationships.

• Explore the process of creating emotional bond through corrective emotional experiences.

• Examine EFT concepts and practices and their value to Christian couples.

EFT Externships and Advanced Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees.  Participants are required to note their professional designation during registration.  If you do not meet these qualifications or have any questions regarding eligibility to participate, please discontinue the registration process for the time being and email the event organizer at  By proceeding, you agree to the following statements:

*I have the educational training, qualifications, and professional credentials to practice as a mental health professional in the area where I live or I am in a formal training program or supervised internship as a mental health professional (Pastoral Counselors are permitted).

*I agree not to records any part of this training in any format (audio, video, etc...).  Personal notes of a non-confidential nature are permitted.

*I agree to keep confidential the personal identifying information of case material shared in this training.


Refunds are available for up to 60 days after the date of payment minus a $100 administrative fee.  Refunds will not be issued after May 1st, as we have to order materials in advance.  As an alternate option, we can transfer your full tuition to another one of Kenny Sanderfer's trainings.  Refund requests should be emailed to: 

  • Student/Minister Registration
  • Early Bird (before March 20th)
  • Regular Registration
  • Non-refundable deposit

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