Core Skills Advanced Training in EFT

  • 08 Jan 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • 24 Apr 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
  • 8


  • Save $100 by paying for all 4 sessions.
  • Therapists working in community agencies serving marginalized clients who experience oppression, veterans or members of the military. Must provide documentation. Preference given to those in the Greater New York area.


Core Skills Advanced Training In EFT

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

Core Skills training consists of four, two-day trainings (12 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 with
George Faller

Ali Barbosa 

Lisa Palmer-Olsen
Dimitrij Samoilow


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.

   George Faller 

is a retired Lieutenant of the NYC Fire Department, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Connecticut and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT. He is the founder and president of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. As an EFT Trainer, George teaches several classes at Ackerman Institute for the Family and is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT. The experience George brings to the EFT community is vast, as he works as a marriage consultant and conference leader to the US Military, FDNY, Wall Street executives, and trains therapists across the U.S. and abroad. Specializing in trauma, EFFT, and self-of-the-therapist issues, George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of EFT.


is a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer. He´s the director and founder of the Mexican Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and has been in private practice for 20 years in Mérida in the south east of México, where he usually works with individuals and couples who come from different cultures and backgrounds. Ali has collaborated extensively in the translation of EFT resources to Spanish and has been involved in various EFT trainings throughout Latin America and Spain.  He´s very connected to his Hispanic community and co-leads various supervision groups in Spanish. Ali is very passionate about psychotherapy - both individual and couples -  and is dedicated to developing EFT in Mexico and Latin America.

   Dimitrij Samoilow 

is a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer.  He lives in Oslo, Norway, where he trains, supervises and provides Emotionally Focused Therapy in Norwegian, English and German.  Dimitrij is also known for authoring the popular Norwegian book, The Art of Love:  9 Keys to Living Well Together.  He is registered as a psychologist with specialized training in adult clinical psychology and family psychology, is EMDR certified and has experience with drug and alcohol treatment.  He has also authored a book on working with violence in couple relationships.  Dimitrij is actively involved in supporting and promoting EFT in Norway and throughout Scandinavia and in Germany.  He serves on the board of EFT Norway (

Coordinated and assisted by:

Rachel Goldstein, Ph.D.

Assisted by: 

Judith Kellner, LCSW

Melorra Sochet, LCSW, JD


All trainings will be held on:
Friday and Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Session 1: January 8-9, 2021
Steps 1-3 Assessment with Zoya Simakhodskaya 

Session 2: February 26-27, 2021

Steps 3-4 De-escalation with Zoya Simakhodskaya

Session 3: March 12-13, 2021
Steps 5-7 Withdrawer Re-engagement with George Faller and Zoya Simakhodskaya

Session 4: April 23-24, 2021
Steps 5-7 Pursuer Softening - with Zoya Simakhodskaya 


Online via Zoom

"I have just completed Core Skills with Debi Scimeca-Diaz and George Faller, who, along with their helpers Zoya Simakhodskaya, Benjamin Seaman, Judith Kellner, and Wendy Tomkiel, provided an extremely safe and encouraging environment for all of the participants to  risk using our EFT skills in role plays so that we could benefit from critiques by master trainers.  The expertise, warmth, and support of the team has helped bring my therapeutic approach to a far more effective level."   Carolee Kallmann, MA, LPC, LCADC

Video/Case Presentation Requirements:

In order to receive Certificate of Completion, each participant will present a case during one of the 4 weekends. Each case presentation needs to include a 10-minute video or audio recording along with a case presentation form.

Participants must commit to all four weekends. Total full fee is $1660. Group size limited.  

We are offering a special rate of $830 to clinicians working full time in agencies serving marginalized or oppressed population, veterans or current military members.  Limited number of slots.


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:

Contact Rachel Goldstein at

"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 4 sessions.  No partial credit given. CE credits will be available for purchase after the training concludes at:

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. (44) CE hours
Note: We are unable to offer CE credits for psychologists in NY at this time

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 (44) continuing education clock hours.

Note: Social Workers are unable to receive CE credit in NJ for this offering.

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 (44) contact hours live

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (44)
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.  (44) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (44)
clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (44) 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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