Externship: May 10-13, 2023

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Meyer Science Center


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

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). 

This training is capped at 65 participants and will be held in a lecture hall that holds 139 people. We will follow Covid protocols for in-person learning that are current at the time of the training.


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

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 has co-led numerous EFT Externships and Core Skills training in multiple states.  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.




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