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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 21, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Advanced Training

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Core Skills Advanced Training sessions are offered by a certified EFT Trainer at the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Wilfrid Laurier University).

The Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills Advanced Training course consists of small groups (maximum 15 people) learning the skills essential to the practice of EFT. The training typically takes place over four two-day events, held every three to four months over a one-year period. When you sign up for the first module, you are required to commit to attending all four workshops throughout the year.

Each weekend provides 12 hours of training which includes:

  • practical instruction
  • experiential exercises
  • video examples
  • case consultation and live sessions
Instruction and group work follows the guidelines set out by the Centre for Excellence in EFT.

Certification Information

Core Skills Advanced Training is one option available towards partially meeting the certification requirements in EFT. Attendance qualifies participants for Advanced Externship designation with 48 hours of group supervision (CEUs provided by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, which can be applied to EFT registration).


You are required to have completed either an EFT Externship or course TH668I prior to enrolling in the Core Skills Advanced Training session; you need to be willing to present your work through videotape presentation. 

Course Information

Module 1: Steps 1-3: Assessment                              November 9 & 10, 2014
Module 2: Steps 3-4: De-escalation                           January 11 & 12, 2015
Module 3: Steps 5-7: Withdrawer Re-engagement       March 29 & 30, 2015
Module 4: Steps 5-7: Blamer Softening                      May 24 & 25, 2015

Format: In-class

Location: Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Laurier's Waterloo campus

Fee: $1,500 plus HST (paid in four installments of $375 plus HST)

Required Text: $35 approximately

Instructor: Gail Palmer, MSW, RMFT

Program Co-ordinator: Dr. Kristine Lund | 519.884.0710 x2246, Assistant Principal and Director of Pastoral Counselling Programs, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

  • notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to Continuing Studies in-person, by mail, or by email
  • a full tuition refund, less a $20 administration fee, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the start of the first session
  • a full tuition refund, less 25 per cent, will be issued when withdrawal notice is received after two weeks prior to the start of the first session
  • no refund can be made after the course begins

Please note that no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.

Course Cancellation

Wilfrid Laurier University reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.