Changing Emotions with Emotions
International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy
Training Standards Emotion Focused Therapy for Family Training Programs
There are four levels of recognition within Emotion Focused Therapy for families (EFT-F). Clinicians may acquire their basic training through Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST-F), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), or other similar approaches that may be available.
Level A - Completion of Basic Training in EFT-F
Registrants having completed this level of training will be listed on the training program website and recognized as members on the isEFT website- providing that membership dues are up to date and members agree to be listed. Registrants must have an active clinical practice in which they work directly with children, adolescents, parents, or families.
Level B - Completion of EFT-F in Depth Training and Supervised Practice
Registrants having completed the EFT-F Supervised Practice Requirement will be listed on the training program website and the isEFT website. Completion of this level is sufficient to obtain certification, although your local Institute may have additional requirements beyond the minimum standards. Recommendations for Supervised Practice: Complete your supervised hours with at least two individual families for a total of at least 10 sessions of EFT-F, including chair work, and facilitate at least one parent workshop.
Certified EFT-F Clinician
Certified EFT-F Supervisor
The local programs will approve supervisors; isEFT will list supervisors on its website.
As an EFT-F supervisor, you can guide other clinicians who are undergoing training in EFT-F. To be approved as an EFT-F supervisor, you must take a video exam after the following have been attained:
Criteria for EFT-F Supervisor status is intentionally strict, as isEFT wants approved Supervisors to maintain a high level of adherence to the model. Candidates must have extensive knowledge and experience with the EFT-F model in order to be eligible.
In order to maintain EFT-F supervision approval, you are required to be active in maintaining your level of competence through attending conferences, supervision, therapy or reading or writing about the model.
EFT-F Supervisor Video Examination
Rules for video exams:
Certified EFT-F Trainer
Anyone wishing to become a trainer will need to be invited by an EFT-F Trainer at an EFT-Institute. The EFT-Institutes will certify trainers.