Core Skills 2023-2024


Fri, Oct 6, 2023 - Sat, Mar 9, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


The Theraplay Institute
1224 W. Belmont Ave, Fl. 1, Chicago, IL, 60657

Event Type

Core Skills 2023-2024 This training is in-person!

Please note: Traveling conditions to Chicago in winter are unpredictable. We recommend that people who are dependent on air travel or a long car ride do not register for this Core Skills.

Please carefully read the information here about the commitment Core Skills requires.


October 6-7, 2023

November 17-18, 2023

February 2-3, 2024

March 8-9, 2024

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  All times are US Central.

Location: The Theraplay Institute, 1224 W. Belmont Ave, Fl. 1, Chicago, IL 60657


$1,800 if paid in full in advance.

$475/session if paid by the session, first payment of $675 includes a $200 non-refundable deposit that will be applied toward the payment for the final session.

Scholarships: The ChicagoEFT Board approved 4 scholarships for Core Skills, each for $400 off the total cost. Scholarships are given to students, active military, veterans, and therapists who work with under-resourced populations in a community mental health organization or similar not-for-profit organization and either work in Illinois or within a 200 mile radius of Chicago.

Registration is considered complete when payment is received via Zelle or Venmo or paper check. Details for how to pay will be in the email confirming the receipt of your registration form.

CE CREDIT: This training qualifies for 48 continuation education credits.  Cost of CE’s is $40.

ChicagoEFT is licensed in the state of Illinois to offer CE’s for LMFT, LCPC, LCSW and Psychologists. However, many states have reciprocity agreements and you may be able to use CE’s offered through this training. Please check with your state professional boards.

Join Certified EFT trainer Gretchen Harro for this second level training In Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Gretchen Harro, MA, LMFT is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.  She is the owner of Relationship Works LLC, a private practice in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. For more than 25 years Gretchen has helped couples shift from disconnection to a safe, secure connection. Her great passions are to help couples rediscover the joy of their friendship and to help therapists become more effective and efficient in their work, which also brings her joy!   Gretchen is known for adding creative elements to the training to make the learning more accessible to multiple learning styles. She has also presented workshops in a variety of settings, including parent groups, conferences, and churches, covering issues such as sibling rivalry, understanding a child’s misbehavior, preparing for marriage, and dealing with conflict more effectively.






Bookings are closed for this event.

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