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Congratulations to Our Latest EFT Externship Graduates!

Congratulations to all the resilient and adaptable EFT-trained clinicians who recently finished their Externship with Trainers, Silvina Irwin & Michael Barnett, online! We are so excited to welcome you into our community!   Click here to view our Facebook post and congratulate our new EFT Therapists-in-Training!

[Member Announcement] Yamonte Cooper is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is excited to celebrate another ICEEFT Certified Supervisor in our community, Dr. Yamonte Cooper! Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) & Supervisor, Certified Gottman Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, grief, and other mental ...

[Member Announcement] Terry Higgins is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is proud to celebrate another new ICEEFT Certified Supervisor in our community, Dr. Terry Higgins!!! ⁣ Dr. Higgins is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Ph.D. from USC, and also holds an MBA from Claremont University. Additionally, she has advanced training in Leadership; Communications; Stress/Anger management; and Bible Studies. She specializes in EFT marital therapy, including Christian-based therapy. Dr. Higgins is the self-published author of “God’s Psychology: Mental Health Jesus’ Way - How to overcome the Deceptions in Your Life.” ⁣ In her certification letter, Gail said, “I agree with your ...

ICEEFT Update: Our Stance on Diversity

At the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) we are dedicated to developing secure, resilient individuals and successful trusting relationships between partners and within families across the globe. As such, we stand against all forms of racism and discrimination and stand in support of the Black community. With new eyes, we condemn the abhorrent impact of systemic racism in our world, our societies, and in our own organization. We are committed to listening, learning and growing, so that we can better embody our values of inclusion, equality and diversity. We can and will do better. As a community, we commit to ...

Congratulations to all the therapists who completed core skills with EFT Trainer Nancy Gardner!

Congratulations to all the therapists who just completed their core skills journey with EFT Trainer Nancy Gardner! What a tight-knit, hard working, supportive group this was!  Each member of the group grew in their comfort with the EFT model and in their competence in doing EFT with their clients.  Thank you Karen Martin Fiedler, Anne Crile, Laura Depp, Michelle Kim and Haleigh Scherma for volunteering your time, expertise, and caring as you helped them throughout this series. While Zoom is not ideal, we are so thankful for their adaptivity and patience to seamlessly make that switch to finish up this series during quarantine. Let's join ...

[Member Announcement] Haleigh Scherma is now a Certified EFT Supervisor!

LACEFT is proud to celebrate that Haleigh Scherma is now a Certified EFT Supervisor! Haleigh Scherma is an LPCC working in private practice, Cycles Couples Counseling, in West Los Angeles. She enjoys working with couples struggling with anger and tough cookie clients. Haleigh moved here from Denver, CO in August and is now actively involved in the LACEFT community. She currently holds a position as part of the LACEFT board. In her announcement about Haleigh's certification, Misti Klarenbeek-McKenna says, "Haleigh has an energy and thirst for learning this model that is inspiring and she has demonstrated it through her rapid mastery and traject...

[Member Announcement] Anne Crile is a Certified EFT Therapist!

Congratulations is Due to Anne Crile By Nancy Gardner Please join together in celebrating that Anne Crile, LMFT, is now a Certified EFT therapist!!! In his announcement about Anne’s certification, Jim Furrow says  “A steady, deep, compassionate presence - Anne provides the kind of safe haven that couples count on to find safe passage through the storms of life… Anne's hard work and dedication is reflected in a clarity and depth that I find inspiring and transformative to those she serves.” Gail Palmer noted in her review of Anne's certification tapes that, “Anne moves softly and slowly to match a client's window of tolerance and ...

Welcome New Board Member Haleigh Scherma!

LACEFT is proud to introduce one of our newest board members, Haleigh Scherma! Haleigh will be serving as the Event Promotion Committee Chair. Her position is aimed at promoting the attendance at LACEFT events and connecting members in the community to the organization. If you’ve seen any new social media for LACEFT, here’s the face behind it. 👩🏼‍💻 Haleigh Scherma is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, dual licensed in the states of California and Colorado. Haleigh is certified in EFT and now an EFT supervisor-in-training. She was trained in EFT during graduate school in 2015 and became certified during her ...

[Program Recap] The Road to Certification in EFT

Nancy Gardner and Silvina Irwin Lead EFT Therapists Down the Road to Certification On March 1, 2019, our two LA EFT Trainers, Nancy Gardner and Silvina Irwin, led a workshop on becoming certified as EFT therapists.  Nancy and Silvina showed examples of tapes that have qualified for certification. And they provided an opportunity for feedback on therapists’ tapes.  A panel of EFT therapists in different stages of working on certification talked to the workshop.  Here are some comments from the evaluations: Thank you for offering this course.  It was so helpful! Great workshop!  Wonderful training Loved the panel sharing—hel...

[PROGRAM RECAP] Dr. Sue Johnson’s Presentation, “Flying through the Storm” – Working with Challenging Couples

We in LACEFT (Los Angeles Center for EFT) were so thrilled and honored to have Sue with us for two days this past weekend for "Flying through the Storm” - Working with Challenging Couples. We had about 120 people, all excited and energized to be together and to learn from Sue Johnson herself. Sue was so easy to learn from - clear, comprehensive, encouraging, and supportive. For most of us, information we had learned was reinforced, and we also learned new things. Personally, I loved how Sue has morphed EFT from the Steps and Stages, adding the the EFT Tango as a way to move through the Steps, and more recently, to the Elements of Emotion/Em...