EFT Connecticut Externship

  • 17 Oct 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 20 Oct 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Trinity Church, 5 River Road, Cos Cob CT 06807
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Available until September 17th, 2022
  • Registration allowed until 3 weeks prior to event. Must provide documentation.
  • Registration ends 3 weeks prior to event. Must provide documentation.
  • For those who attended a previous externship and would like to attend again.
  • Registration allowed until 3 weeks prior to event. Must provide documentation.

    *Note: priority given to participants from the greater New York area. To make the training engaging and experiential, number of attendees is limited.

Registration is closed

FOUR Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

 With George Faller, LMFT

Introductory Level

Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors

Through a combination of lecture, videotape, observation of live interviews and exercises, participants will learn to identify the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy and to help couples, individuals and families recognize and de-escalate problematic cycles of interaction.  Participants will also learn to help couples create or restore the emotional bond between them once the negative cycle, and the attachment needs that drive it, have been understood.

All registrants will be sent an invoice from NYCEFT's Paypal.

Click here for learning objectives

WHEN: Monday to Thursday October 17th-20th 9:00am-5:00pm

WHERE: Trinity Church, 5 River Road, Cos Cob CT 06807

TRAINER: George Faller, LMFT


    George Faller, LMFT 

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 clinical director of 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.



NYCEFT is committed to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.

We believe it is vital to our community and to our work that we work to actively counteract the ideology and impact of systemic and institutionalized forces of oppression, including racism, transphobia, homophobia, and other forms of oppression. We are dedicated to providing trainings that respect and honor diverse identities and that are affirming to participants and clients of all races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

To that end, NYCEFT has taken numerous steps, some of which include:

  • Revising training materials to reflect diverse identities and to address the impact of oppression and marginalization, race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status on sense of self, safety, attachment strategies and relationships
  • Seeking consultation from experts on anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Providing trainings on microaggressions that all assistants are required to attend; offering significantly reduced fees to participants from agencies serving marginalized or oppressed clients
  • Including trainers, supervisors, and assistants from diverse backgrounds and identities in leadership positions
  • Offering optional affinity homerooms for: participants of color who elect to be in a homeroom with participants and assistants of color; and LGBTQ+ participants who elect to be in a homeroom with LGBTQ+ participants and assistants 

Please reach out to us with any questions or feedback. In addition, participants who hold marginalized or oppressed identities are invited to let us know of any additional steps or accommodations we can take to make the training more accessible and safe for you.

Click here to see a detailed outline of our Externship Agenda


We provide a limited number of seats for discounts on students, clinicians who work in agencies providing care to underserved or marginalized populations, active or former military mental health professionals and VA employees. 

If you are registered as a student, agency clinician, military or VA employee, you will need to verify your status prior to the event to gain your discounted entrance. Students must be full time and provide an official course schedule for verification

Note: Discounted registration is only provided to those within the Greater New York area.

Early Bird Price: $995 - available until September 20th, 2022

Full Fee: $1095 

Full time agency, active or former military, graduate students: $650 - registration closes 3 weeks prior to event.

Part time 50% Agency Workers: $750 - registration closes 3 weeks prior to event

Repeaters: $700 - registration closes 3 weeks prior to event.

For those who attended a previous externship and would like to attend again

VA employees: $650 - registration closes 3 weeks prior to event. Must provide documentation. 

*Note: priority given to participants from the greater New York area. To make the training engaging and experiential, the number of attendees is limited.

Suggested Reference Materials for Study:

The following books are recommended for those who would like to study in advance of the externship.

  • The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Creating Connections, Third Edition, Susan M. Johnson (2019)
  • Becoming an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist: The Workbook, Susan M. Johnson (2005)
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Furrow, Palmer, Johnson, Faller, Palmer-Olsen (2019)

(Note: additional CE is not offered for reading the recommended books)

Terms of Participation

Externship participants are required to have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a professional mental health practitioner or be in formal training to be a professional mental health practitioner. Participants must be familiar with and abide by professional and legal confidentiality requirements regarding all client information shared in the training.

Certification in EFT is offered by ICEEFT based on completion of all requirements and demonstrated competence in the model. Completion of training does not guarantee competence or certification.

Enrollment in this training constitutes an agreement to hold harmless New York Center for EFT, and all presenters and trainers from any and all claims, actions, and judgements, including all costs of defense and attorney’s fees incurred in defending against the same.

Participants agree not to record any part of this training in any format (audio, video, or visual) and understand that anyone recording the training may be asked to leave immediately without refund or compensation. Personal written notes of non-confidential material are permitted.

Disclosure statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancelled 30 days before the start of the event, fee will be refunded minus $100 administrative fee. After that date, the fee is non-refundable. You can attend the next available EFT Externship through NYCEFT after paying $75 transfer fee.

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