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 throw in the towel. 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.
What if you could feel confident in EFT and change lives.
You completed every EFT training and devoured every resource. You memorized and understood the EFT map, connected the dots between theory and practice, and had a thriving and full practice.
Then … Your next new couple had a history of unprocessed trauma and de-escalation didn't stabilize. One partner struggled with alcohol dependence and the other felt ambivalent about the relationship. Your clarity and enthusiasm waned. Your own unprocessed emotion came alive and you felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and inadequate. You criticized one partner for behaving badly and the couple never returned. You felt like a fraud. Your professional fatigue and isolation crept back and, in your quiet moments, you wondered if you really have what it takes to be an EFT therapist.
Then you remembered something ... the only thing that has ever been healing in your whole entire life was feeling VULNERABLE and LOVED in the exact same moment.
This truth became your North Star, so when sessions went South you could still see the goal. We at the EFT Cafe light the path.
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.
The EFT Café
An Online Program where you learn how to be a better and more confident EFT Therapist.
"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
Meet Jen & Kathryn
Founders of the EFT Café
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.
Helping you grow your capacity to do EFT
"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
"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 Schnack, LMFT
""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
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 (from the full-price subscription). Application details can be found during open enrollment periods. For questions, please email [email protected].
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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.
Enrollment for the EFT Café will be opening February 14, 2023.
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