Externship – IN PERSON: May 10-13, 2023


Wed, May 10, 2023 - Sat, May 13, 2023    
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Bookings closed


Meyer Science Center
Room 145/Buyse Lecture Hall, 430 Howard St., Wheaton, IL, 60187

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ChicagoEFT IN-PERSON Externship: May 10-13, 2023

Registration opens January 1, 2023

Registration ends May 4, 2023 or when full

Transform the way you work with Couples and earn 28 CE credits at this 4 day intensive training! The Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 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).


Location: Meyer Science Center, Room 145/Buyse Lecture Hall, 430 Howard St., Wheaton, IL. Meyer Science Center is .3 miles from the College Avenue Metra station on the Union Pacific West Line.  There is ample free parking nearby.

Meyer Science Center

CE CREDIT: This training qualifies for 28 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 5:30 p.m. CENTRAL

  • 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, also an Introduction to EFT with Individuals
  • Day 4: EFT Stage 3, Consolidating Change, also Dealing with Impasses such as Betrayals and an introduction to EFT with Families


Extra Early Bird through February 3, 2023: $895

Early Bird through March 31, 2023 $950

Regular Rate $1095

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 to tell us how you qualify for this discount.

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.





Bookings are closed for this event.

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