Externship – IN PERSON: June 24-27, 2024


Mon, Jun 24, 2024 - Thu, Jun 27, 2024    
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


$30.00 - $1,145.00
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DePaul University, Loop Campus
1 East Jackson Blvd, Room 8005, Chicago, IL, 60604

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ChicagoEFT IN-PERSON Externship: June 24-27, 2024

Registration ends June 19th or when full

Transform the way you work with Couples and earn 24 CE credits at this 4 day intensive training! The Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT) Externship, developed by Dr. Susan Johnson, is an immersion into the science and power of attachment and emotion. You will learn how to shift the way you understand couples in distress and change the way you work with families, couples, and individuals. This is an experiential and didactic training that will help you be more effective in your clinical practice as well as strengthen relationships in your own life!  This is an official EFT Externship, endorsed by the Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).

Reasons to attend this in-person training:

  • EFT is an experiential model, and learning EFT where you are fully present with others can help you “get” the model on a deeper level
  • Reduces distractions of family, internet, TV, colleagues. An away message is your friend!
  • Provides the structure of a physical learning environment that can help you actually attend and complete the training
  • Conversations with instructors and other participants on breaks and over lunch furthers learning
  • Develops a sense of connection with local EFT therapists which supports your growth as an EFT therapist and builds your referral network

CE CREDIT: This training qualifies for 24 continuation education credits.  ChicagoEFT is licensed to offer CE’s for LMFT, LCPC, LCSW professionals and Psychologists in the state of Illinois. 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.


We will meet each day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CENTRAL. The training will not be streamed or recorded.

  • Day 1: EFT-The Model, The Research & The Map
  • Day 2: EFT Stage 1, How to Help Couples De-escalate and Stabilize Their Relationship
  • Day 3: EFT Stage 2, How to Deepen Experiences of Emotional Safety
  • Day 4: EFT Stage 3, Consolidating Change, also Dealing with Impasses such as Betrayals


Extra Early Bird through February 29, 2024 $945

Early Bird through April 30, 2024 $995

Regular Rate $1,145

CE’s $30

  • 35% discount off the Regular Rate for students, active military or veterans. The discount is also given to 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. Send an email to info@ChicagoEFT.com from your work or school email address and tell us how you qualify for this discount. A limited number of discounted registrations are available, and they will be offered in the order in which the emails are received.

Join Certified EFT trainer Gretchen Harro for this dive into 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 her personal warmth and for adding creative elements to the training to make the learning more accessible to multiple learning styles.  Gretchen is also Vice President of the board of the Chicago Center for Emotionally Focus Therapy.






Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket $1,145.00
Continuing Education Credit $30.00

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