Learn how to become a thriving EFT therapist.

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"Inside the EFT Café" is an online program for therapists who are ready to expand their EFT skills, grow their practice, and impact lives. 

IT'S TIME FOR GROWTH

You love being a couples therapist ...



and you know that Emotionally Focused Therapy can transform a couple from distressed and miserable to in love and happy.  However, there are sessions that are so disheartening, you just want to call it quits.  These painful moments, where you are filled with self-doubt and disillusionment, are points on a trajectory and not the undisputed final chapter in a tragic story.  Your couples can overcome whatever historical and present-day challenges they are facing and you can help guide them.  We will show you how.

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 Are you ready to feel confident as an EFT therapist? 



Your Externship was a pivotal moment, similar to falling in love or making a scientific breakthrough. You started to view all your relationships through the EFT lens, and with a new understanding of what went wrong, you have a roadmap to guide you towards sustainable and fulfilling love. You now have the ability to help clients who are struggling in their relationships and show them a path forward. EFT felt both obvious and miraculous. You left the Externship eager for more and convinced that you had found your theoretical home.

You formed an EFT community, experienced greater success with couples than ever before, and even your own relationships improved. You no longer feared working with couples, and you felt optimistic about love.

And then came The Fall.

Everyone experiences The Fall, a period of demoralization. Perhaps you started to see the cracks in your own relationship, or you felt the pain of your own losses in a new way. Maybe you had a conflict with your spouse, followed by a couples counseling session all within the same hour. Perhaps a client walked out of your session when you attempted what you believed was an expert intervention. Maybe they even got a divorce. Or maybe you had a couple whom you believed had the potential for lasting love, but no matter what you did, they still wouldn't move out of Stage One. The Fall can be agonizing.

Kathryn and Jen understand this phase well and will support you through it. They remind you that the only way to heal is to feel vulnerable and loved at the same time. They will guide you towards the goal of becoming a confident and competent EFT therapist, providing honest, real-life support. They promise to show up as skilled but imperfect humans, hold your hand through the challenging process of learning EFT, and teach you exactly how to help your clients move from insecure to secure attachment.

ARE YOU READY

To feel confident as an EFT Therapist? 



Your Externship was a pivotal moment, similar to falling in love or making a scientific breakthrough. You started to view all your relationships through the EFT lens, and with a new understanding of what went wrong, you have a roadmap to guide you towards sustainable and fulfilling love. You now have the ability to help clients who are struggling in their relationships and show them a path forward. EFT felt both obvious and miraculous. You left the Externship eager for more and convinced that you had found your theoretical home.

You formed an EFT community, experienced greater success with couples than ever before, and even your own relationships improved. You no longer feared working with couples, and you felt optimistic about love.

And then came The Fall.

Everyone experiences The Fall, a period of demoralization. Perhaps you started to see the cracks in your own relationship, or you felt the pain of your own losses in a new way. Maybe you had a conflict with your spouse, followed by a couples counseling session all within the same hour. Perhaps a client walked out of your session when you attempted what you believed was an expert intervention. Maybe they even got a divorce. Or maybe you had a couple whom you believed had the potential for lasting love, but no matter what you did, they still wouldn't move out of Stage One. The Fall can be agonizing.

Kathryn and Jen understand this phase well and will support you through it. They remind you that the only way to heal is to feel vulnerable and loved at the same time. They will guide you towards the goal of becoming a confident and competent EFT therapist, providing honest, real-life support. They promise to show up as skilled but imperfect humans, hold your hand through the challenging process of learning EFT, and teach you exactly how to help your clients move from insecure to secure attachment.

Here's what we'll cover...

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CONFIDENCE

To help couples reconnect, stop the constant battles, and deepen their love.

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EQUILIBRIUM

To stay emotionally balanced in the face of couples' distress.

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CLARITY

To do the next best intervention with couples every step of the way.

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You CAN be a thriving EFT therapist



You CAN feel confident, competent, and connected to yourself and your EFT colleagues while learning and growing in EFT. We support, teach, and guide you. Through experiential and didactic lessons, you will absorb and integrate the model, uncover blindspots, and discover how to get traction during impasses.

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The EFT Café

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An online program where you learn how to be a better and more confident EFT therapist.

Here's what's inside ...

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Webinars with Real Couples


Watch a demonstration couple and see how Kathryn navigates shame walls, blaming outbursts, and silent withdrawal. You’ll learn about the different moves and interventions in Stage One and Stage Two, and maybe most importantly, you’ll learn that your own messy humanity is not a liability in EFT therapy. Kathryn and Jennifer will discuss their struggles and triumphs to help you feel less isolated in your own EFT journey.

Held the first Wednesday of every month at 9am PT/12pm ET. If you can't make the live webinar you will find the recording, transcript, and session summary in the program for review. 

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Interactive Office Hours


Never suffer alone - that holds true of life and in the EFT Café. You will get a chance to ask your most burning questions during Office Hours. You can submit your questions ahead of time and if you are unable to attend the live webinar, the recorded version and transcript will be made available.

Held the third Wednesday of every month at 9am PT/12pm ET. 

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Transformational Education


You have full access to our library of pre-recorded EFT Café trainings to dive in and explore at your own pace. You'll find lessons on Pre-EFT, the Fundamentals of EFT, Stage One, Stage Two with AIRM, Experiencing Scale, and Trauma.  You cannot get behind when it comes to these Core Trainings. CE Credits are available for Stage 1 and 2 (6 credits each).

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Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


We work toward being culturally humble, acknowledging mistakes, and growing our capacity to center those in the margins. Trauma due to racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny are wholly relevant to our field and we unequivocally stand behind Black Lives Matter. We are doing our own anti-racist work, working with a diversity consultant, and committing ourselves to continually be more inclusive of a wide variety of people. We also offer a Diversity Scholarship for mental health clinicians who provide therapy to those in communities that have been under-represented, under-served, and marginalized (see more details below).

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"Magic! I love Kathryn's words,

the way she says things that make so much sense, and I love how Jennifer repeats and clarifies, making it all even more likely that it will settle into my brain (and often my heart), in a place where I can retrieve it."
~ Karen Michelson LPC

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Meet Jen & Kathryn



FOUNDERS OF THE EFT CAFE

Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D, LMFT, has been an ICEEFT Certified Trainer for over 11 years and trains Trainers in EFT. She teaches EFT internationally and has published numerous articles/chapters on various aspects of the model, including the soon to be released Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook 2nd Edition. She directs the Washington Baltimore Center for EFT, co-created with Sue Johnson Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, a post-combat deployment program for service members and their partners, and completed the first analysis of the Withdrawer Re-engagement Change Event for her dissertation.

Jennifer Olden, LMFT, ICEEFT Certified Supervisor, is the visionary behind Inside the EFT Café and usually knows the needs of our Insiders instinctively. She asks the right questions to bring EFT to life! She’s an EFT Supervisor extraordinaire, co-created the EFT Lab – an award winning online series, co-founded the Sacramento-Davis EFT Center, teaches EFT classes throughout North America and in Europe, and maintains a private practice.

Togetherthese two experts bring EFT to life with their raw, real, and authentic interactions about the application of the model, learning the model, and helping you integrate the model.

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What they're saying ...

EFT Cafe

"Seeing 'the master' at work, having her input about her own work with explanations - as well as suggestions for improvement. Exploring the questions posed by Jen to get at the nuance. The discussion of questions helped me understand how EFT can be most effectively, and flexibly, applied in real time. Yes. It brings so much to life. It helps to bring things into accord with the theory - and with sometimes more rigidly held ideas (on my part) of how EFT should be done."
~ Pat Layman, PhD

EFT Cafe

"I love the questions that were asked by Jen during the filming of the couple because they often reflected my own questions. I think this will give other therapists more confidence knowing that not everybody feels comfortable with EFT for quite a while! And the steps start coming together and they make sense after watching the café.
~ Deb SchnackLMFT

EFT Cafe

""IT FINALLY SUNK IN! I've stopped imagining that if my couples were only with a more experienced EFT therapist, they would surely have gotten to their bonding event by now! Watching Kathryn so gently, calmly and relentlessly wade in and out of the pool gave me more courage to do this with my couples. I found I can lean in to their discomfort with them, be more empathic than I knew was possible, stay in the fear or hurt or pain and in those spaces, just by being there with them, something magical has started to happen in my sessions."
~ Victoria Holroyd, LPC, LMHC, PhD

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The EFT Café is pleased to offer the EFT Café Diversity Scholarship to those who serve underrepresented, underserved and marginalized populations in the field of psychotherapy. This scholarship offers financial support to psychologists, therapists, counselors and graduate students in the mental health fields who are interested in learning EFT or aspiring to become ICEEFT Certified Therapists or Supervisors.  Eligible applicants will receive a 40% discount. Application details can be found during open enrollment periods. For questions, please email [email protected]

Enrollment is currently closed. 

Our next open enrollment is scheduled for Spring 2024.

Leave us your name and email and we'll keep you posted with enrollment details. You'll also receive EFT Café updates, news, tools and support to help grow your EFT skills.

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A special, heartfelt thank you to Dr. Sue Johnson,

the brilliant creator and primary developer of EFT for Couples. Sue's hard work, passion and devotion to EFT has improved innumerable lives and relationships around the world. Sue, the best selling author of Hold Me Tight (Little, Brown, 2008), is the Founder & Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (icceft.com), the home for EFT therapists in over 40 countries. ICEEFT certifies clinicians as EFT Therapists, Supervisors, and Trainers. Kathryn is a Certified ICEEFT Trainer and Jen is a Certified ICEEFT Supervisor. 

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