On behalf of the Chicago Center for EFT it is a great pleasure to announce that John Amendt, LCSW, LMFT is a newly certified EFT Supervisor! John took part in the first Chicago Externship and has been a cornerstone of the growth of EFT from the beginning. He is the guy you want along side you in the middle of a storm: calm, thoughtful, reassuring. As an AAMFT approved supervisor he has shepherded many young therapists through the process of developing therapeutic skills and presence, and now ICEEFT has recognized him as one of the select group of supervisors who can teach and model the core values of EFT. In addition to his supervisory work, John serves the Chicago EFT community as the treasurer of the CCEFT board of directors and has always been generous in sharing his time and skills. We all benefit from having him on our team.
Gail Palmer reviewed John’s certification clips and had this to say:
John brings a wealth of clinical experience as well as supervision experience in other models, and this is evident in his work. He has a quiet ease and calm about him that has a reassuring effect on his supervisees. His unhurried presence results in an attunement that puts them at ease and inspires risk-taking. He is able to focus in on their struggles in a non-pressured way, validating the difficulties and using himself appropriately. He moves easily and smoothly into various ways of accessing learning as needed, including role plays, self of therapist exploration, and brief teaching of concepts of the model. It is clear that his supervisees value his input, feel safe sharing their struggles in his presence, and benefit hugely from working with him.
Please join me congratulating John for this well-deserved achievement.