Supervision/Consultation in EFT is offered by approved EFT Supervisors and is available on an individual or group basis. Group and individual consultation are provided solely for the purpose of training in the EFT model and does not imply legal or ethical responsibility, nor substitute for the clinical supervision required by licensing entities or employers.
(For a complete list of group consultation opportunities see here.
Groups meet on an ongoing basis for structured discussion and to present audio or video recordings of sessions. The creation of an encouraging and mutually supportive learning environment is the highest priority. We often break into impromptu role plays improvised around a particular intervention or to help the therapist access his/her own internal processes that are activated in the treatment relationship. Anyone who has completed an externship is eligible to attend. Group consultation may also utilize live, bug-in-the-ear consultation with the therapist getting moment by moment feedback on key skills and processes. For therapists willing to take a chance, the learning opportunity is powerful and unmatched.
There is no substitute for one-on-one consultation. In the context of a supportive, collaborative alliance you have the opportunity to get direct, case-specific feedback on case formulation and technique, with suggestions for how to intervene more effectively from an EFT perspective. To begin, we’ll discuss how you learn best and your learning goals; and we’ll monitor your learning objectives and overall progress. Therapists are asked to bring a recording of a recent session and the completed Session Note form to provide a brief background of the couple, case formulation and specific goals for the consultation. Therapists should obtain a signed consent from their couple for the sharing of clinical material in consultation. Consultation can be done in-person or long distance via video conference and may include up to 2 therapists..
Key principles of EFT clinical supervision:
A positive working alliance between the supervisor and supervisee is fostered – safety enhances learning. Feedback to is clear, focused, supportive, and congruent with supervisee’s stage of learning.
Modeling is available: the supervisor actively demonstrates EFT interventions (e.g., demonstrates attachment language and heightening emotion).
Therapy sessions are reviewed together. Roleplays with feedback give opportunity for rehearsal.
Specific elements for the supervisee to work on are pointed out.
Written theory and techniques of the EFT model are referred to and taught in relation to practice (e.g., steps, stages, interventions, experiential and non-pathologizing approach).