Core Skills Advanced Training 2024-2025


Thu, Sep 19, 2024 - Fri, Mar 7, 2025    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Falcon Park Recreation Center
2195 N Hicks Road, Palatine, IL, 60074

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Core Skills Advanced Training 2024-2025

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.  Registering for Core Skills indicates your commitment to attend all 4 modules.


September 19-20, 2024

November 7-8, 2024

January 30-31, 2025

March 6-7, 2025

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Fridays.  All times are US Central.

Location: Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N Hicks Road, Palatine, IL 60074


$1,850 if paid in full in advance.

If pay by the session, payments are due as follows:

$750 with registration

$500 by Nov 1, 2024

$500 by Jan 24, 2025

$200 by Feb 28, 2025

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 $30.

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.







Ticket Type Spaces
Core Skills Full Payment $1,850 (includes $100 discount for paying in full)
Registration is considered complete when payment is received via Zelle, Venmo, or paper check. Details will be in confirmation email.
Core Skills Pay as You Go: First session $750
Registration is considered complete when payment is received via Zelle, Venmo, or paper check. Details will be in confirmation email.

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