What Does It Mean To Be Certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples?
New life, growth, strength & peace ... for your couple bond.
Becoming certified in EFT is an intensive process and takes some time. It involves a minimum of 12 days of training and a minimum of 8 hours of individual supervision. In addition, the therapist must submit two videotapes of herself doing therapy with couples, proving she has the skills. Staff at the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy in Ottawa then decide whether or not to certify the therapist, based on the tapes, letters of reference, work history and many other factors.
Learning to work with people's emotions—especially all the emotions that impact a couple relationship—is like learning a new language. Being certified makes a difference in the quality of care you receive.