Supervision/Peer Groups

Supervision/Consultation in EFT is available on an individual or peer group basis. Peer group and individual consultation are provided solely for the purpose of training in the EFT model and do not imply legal or ethical responsibility, nor substitute for the clinical supervision required by licensing entities or employers.

Peer Group Consultation

Peer groups improve the process of developing your skills as an EFT therapist in many ways:

  • Peer groups are led by experienced EFT therapists who give informed encouragement and suggestions regarding the work of participants.
  • Meeting on a consistent basis with your peers provides safety and support in the at-times daunting task of learning this model.
  • Group members receive consultation regarding their own clients, making the peer group immediately practical and applicable to their work.
  • Groups use a variety of approaches to learning:
    • discussions about the theory and practice of EFT as well as the certification process
    • viewing video clips of participants’ actual client sessions and/or training videos
    • role play with coaching by the group leaders

For more information, send an email to the contact person listed above for the group nearest to you!

West Suburbs3rd Tues, 9-11Gretchen
North Shore2nd MonJosh
Far NW suburbsLast Thurs 9-11Ashley Yergler and Keith Bjorge or
Chicago River North: Basic. Discussion of case conceptualization, tracking the cycle, general questions.
4th Monday 9:30-10:30
Every other month
Chicago River North: Advanced. Participants must be taping at least one couple and bring video for review.
4th Monday 9:30-11:30
Every other month

Individual Consultation with Certified Supervisor or Supervisor-in-Training

There is no substitute for one-on-one consultation. In the context of a supportive, collaborative alliance, you have the opportunity to get direct, case-specific encouragement and suggestions for how to intervene more effectively from an EFT perspective. Supervision is most effective when reviewing clips of video of the therapist working with the client. The therapist is responsible for obtaining written consent to show the video in consultation.


Certified Supervisors

NameWebsitePhoneEmailOn-line Supervision
John AmendtThe Marriage Clinic630-690-3170john@marriageclinic.netyes
Flo BraumFlorence Barum708-383-7610 flobraum@gmail.comyes
Thomas HammermanThomas Hammerman847-424-1924 tom@tomhammerman.comyes
Gretchen HarroRelationship Works847-312-2828 gretchen@relationshipworks.lifeyes
Jeff HickeyCouple jeff.hickey@me.comyes
Josh MarderMarder Couples and Family Therapy773-225-2118 josh@mardercouplesandfamilytherapy.comyes
Marcia VickmanRiver North Therapy847-660-3747 mhvickman@att.netyes
Don ZeidlhackMcDougald and Associates630-414-1050 DrDonZ@McDougaldAndAssociates.comno

Supervisors in Training

Supervision with a supervisor-in-training counts toward the 8 hours of supervision required for certification as an EFT therapist.

NameWebsitePhoneEmailOn-line supervision
Nikki LivelyNikki Lively847-733-4300, ext. 716nlively@family-institute.orgyes
Janet VossNorth Shore Marriage and Family Therapy847-764-9231janetmvoss@gmail.comyes