Fridays Only Core Skills Advanced Training in EFT

  • 25 Jan 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Room, 352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604
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Core Skills Advanced Training In EFT - Fridays only

Get the experience and supervision from 2 different trainers and several supervisors!

This unique Core Skills training consists of eight one-day trainings (6 hours each) that will focus on the core skills of each of the EFT steps/stages. The trainings will offer instruction, live case consultations, group supervision and experiential exercises as set forth by the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT). Participants are required to have completed an EFT externship. Core Skills training can be applied towards certification. Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the ICEEFT ( EFT Externships and Advanced Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals and trainees. Participants are required to note their professional affiliation on registration.

Zoya Simakhodskaya, Ph.D. and
Elana Katz, LCSW


is a licensed psychologist and certified EFT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She has a full-time practice in Chelsea, NY with adults and couples, specializing in cross-cultural and bilingual population. Zoya is one of the founding members, Vice President of the Board of Directors and Executive Director for NYCEFT. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Zoya has many years of experience providing crisis intervention in a psychiatric emergency service. She continues to teach as a voluntary faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY and Rutgers University. Zoya presents and teaches nationally on EFT and now is bringing EFT training to therapists in Russia and Italy. She loves helping therapists master EFT model and get through their learning blocks.  She has particular interest in intersection of EFT and sexuality.

Elana katz, LCSW 

is a senior faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family where she teaches advanced family therapy and directs the Family Mediation Program. She has presented nationally and internationally (Argentina, Chile, Israel and Mexico), including annual meetings of the American Family Therapy Academy, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Psychotherapy Networker.

One of the first therapists in New York to become certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Ms. Katz is now one of forty-five Trainers in EFT worldwide. She is responsible for bringing the EFT Externship to New York where, under her direction, more than 1000 therapists have now studied EFT. In partnership with George Faller she has been teaching innovative courses in EFT at Ackerman since 2009. Most recently she developed the very successful EFT Certification Bootcamp, a program that helps therapists deepen their emotional awareness and effectiveness in practicing this model.

Ms. Katz has been quoted by the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets, including National Public Radio. A founding member of NYCEFT, she currently serves on the Executive Board and her private practice is in Manhattan

Coordinated and assisted by:

Peggy Wu

Assisted by: NYCEFT Supervisors

Peggy Wu

Katherine Stavrianopoulos


All trainings will be held on:
Fridays 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Session 1: Steps 1-3 Assessment 
with Zoya Simakhodskaya 
Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Session 2: Steps 3-4 De-escalation with Elana Katz 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Session 3: Steps 5-7 Withdrawer Re-engagement with Zoya Simakhodskaya

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Session 4: Steps 5-7 Pursuer Softening - with Elana Katz
Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019


352 7th Avenue, Suite 1604

New York, NY 10001

Video/Case Presentation Requirements:

In order to receive Certificate of Completion, each participant will present a case during one of the 8 days. Each case presentation needs to include a 10-minute video or audio recording along with a case presentation form.

The fee for the seminar is $1660. Participants must commit to all eight days. Group size limited.  


Cancellations are subject to a $100 administrative fee and must be made in writing at least one month prior to the first session to qualify for a refund of the balance paid. Register online and pay by PayPal or mail payment to:

352 7th Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001

Contact Information:

Peggy Wu: 917-886-0286 or

"The Core skills training has deepened my understanding of all of the steps in EFT and helped me feel a more solid foundation. The steps are explained clearly and the role plays are very effective in getting us to experience what our clients feel, and practice being there for them. I also liked the way the two day sessions were spaced out by several weeks. That gave us time to integrate the information and try on using it."  Carolyn McIntyre, LCSW

Continuing Education Credits

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.  To receive credits you must attend all sessions.  No partial credit given.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (48) CE hours

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive (48) continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for (48) contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (48) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (48) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (48) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (48) CE hours.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the
event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we
recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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