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Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship

Online Training for Clinicians of Color


May 15, 16 & May 25, 26, 2023
10-6pm EDT


Via Zoom


Payment Plans Available (details)

About this Training

The EFT Externship is the entry point for therapists learning this comprehensive series of training programs to gain a basic understanding of the EFT theory and clinical technique of working with couples. EFT was developed by Sue Johnson and presented by ICEEFT Certified Trainer Paul Guillory, PhD. Sue Johnson has published several books & training videos for learning EFT. Dr. Guillory is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” and has also developed videos trainings tapes. The Externship consists of lectures, interactive discussions, role plays, video demonstrations, and live session consultation. Dynamically integration of cultural factors into the EFT training is the passion of Dr. Guillory. As part of this introductory training, participants become familiar with EFT’s understanding of couple distress, key stages and moves of the Tango and core intervention techniques. Attending this Externship is the first to being listed at the EFT website, and a step towards become a certified EFT therapist.

About Your Trainer


Dr. Guillory is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley in the Clinical Science Program, Psychology Department. He has taught courses on Emotionally Focused Therapies at U.C. Berkeley. He is certified trainer, supervisor and therapist of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory is the author of “Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals,” Routledge, August 2021. He has produced several series of powerful clinical training videos that are grounded in the clinical chapters of Love Heals. He is the former chairperson of the Northern California Community of Emotionally Focused Therapy. Dr. Guillory was the psychological consultant to the Oakland Raiders professional football team and the National Football League for 14 years. He has also been a consultant to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team, and is a selected provider for the National Basketball Players Association. He served as Director of the Center for Family Counseling in Oakland California for ten years. He is a life-time member of the Association of Black Psychologist. And he is a life-time member of the USA Masters Track & Field Association. He has been in private practice in Oakland California for over 30 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

This event costs $1250

You will be able to either: Pay in full today, or Pay in automatic two 60-day installments (up until March 30) COCOA MEMBERS PLEASE SIGN IN TO ACCESS YOUR DISCOUNT.

There are several discounted rates for this training:

  • Equity rate – this is for those who work in and with marginalized communities of color; you must submit a summary of the population your work with. Please send an email to info@cliniciansofcolor.org for more information.
  • Full-time student rate – must register with the school email address as proof.
  • Members rate – sign in to access your discount

Sign up for the Clinicians of Color Online Academy (COCOA) to get access to discounts.

The link for CEUs will be emailed to attendees after the training. You must attend the entire training to be eligible for ceus.

Replays will be available for those who register for a limited time. No CEUs for viewing the replay.

You will get the Zoom link before the training begins. If you have any questions, you can email us academy@cliniciansofcolor.org

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