Events Bulletin

“I have already seen the fruit of last week's training. I took EFT for couples in grad school and it was good, but I hadn't seen any couples at that point. So, my couples work was loosely "EFT" yet after last week it is actually EFT (or at least closer). I had a session on Friday that went incredibly well as I was able to slow things down and help the couple engage in enactments. It went deep quick, in ways in which I haven't experienced previously. So thank you again for a great training.”

--- Josh K., July 2015 Vancouver EFT Externship Participant

North American Workshops and Training
For Professionals   For the Public

International Workshops & Training

Descriptions and prerequistes for our Externship and Core Skills training can be seen by clicking either link.



For Professionals

Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals: EFIT

Pre-requisite: Externship in EFT

A Two Part Workshop:
Part I - Fundamentals ~ January 31st & February 1st, 2019
Part II - Deepening Your Skills - May 9th & 10th, 2019 (Optional)

Both workshops will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm each day

Location: Holiday Inn - 711 West Broadway (5th Floor Cypress Room)
Vancouver, BC

Facilitated by: Yolanda von Hockauf

Cost: Early Bird - $395 (Part 2 only)
Regular - $425

Please note, registration for part 1 is now closed.

Part II early bird registration ends March 22nd, 2019

For more information, click here.

Register by mail 
Vancouver Core Skills Advanced Training
(8 days - each day from 9:00am - 4:30pm)

March 7th & 8th, 2019 ~ Session 4

Location: VCFI - #270 - 828 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

For more information, click here.

Registration for this event has ended.

Cost: 1700.00

Addressing Addictions & Fostering Attachments with Emotionally Focused Therapy

Pre-requisite: Externship in EFT

A Two Day Workshop

April 4th & 5th, 2019

Location: The Holiday Inn ~ 5th Floor Cypress Room
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Sponsored by: VCFI

Cost: $395 - Early bird rate until Feb 22, 2019
$450 - Regular rate after Feb 22, 2019

Please note, registration for this workshop closes at 5pm on Friday March 29th, 2019.

For more information, click here.

Register by mail 
Introduction to EFT with Couples

A one day workshop from 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Friday May 17th, 2019

Location: The Holiday Inn ~ 5th Floor Oak Room
711 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

Facilitated by: Richard Harrison

Early Bird: $155 (Until April 17th, 2019)
Regular: $185 (After April 17th, 2019)
Student Rate: $140 with valid proof of full time student status at the time of the training.

Please note, registration for this workshop closes at 5pm on Monday May 13th, 2019.

Register by mail 
2019 Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy - Vancouver, BC

July 8th - 11th, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm (Each day)

Location: Holiday Inn ~ 711 West Broadway (5th floor Cypress Room)
Vancouver, BC

Presented by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

Cost: 950.00

Student Rate: 650.00 with valid proof of full time student status at the time of the training.

Note: Only mail-in registration available for student fee.

Register by mail 
International Attachment Conference 2019

July 18th - 20th, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sponsored by:
International Attachment Network
Society for Emotion & Attachment Studies

For more information on how to register or for submissions, click here.

For the Public

Hold Me Tight® Couple's Workshop Series
is a trademark to Sue Johnson

Spring: Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Fall: Saturday November 2nd & Saturday November 16th, 2019

Cost: $650 per couple (CDN funds)
Included! Your own copy of "Hold Me Tight" by Sue Johnson

All workshops run from 9:00am - 5:00pm, with breaks.

Location: VCFI, Vancouver BC
*Please note that there will be a change of venue should the capacity exceed VCFI's limits. All participants will be notified in this case*

Facilitators: Dr. Carol Flynn, Dr. Jennifer Pringle, Yolanda von Hockauf, RMFT and Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly

For more information or to register click here. If you would like help determining if this workshop is for you, you can call the office and speak to one of the facilitators.

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Externship in the Fundamentals

  • Prerequisite:  Graduate degree in counselling-related field, or nearing completion

This four day training provides an in-depth overview of the EFT model. Didactic presentations, case examples and demonstration videos, small group exercises and discussions will provide participants with an engaging learning experience. A further highlight is a live on-site therapy session by one of the trainers (dependent on a referral of a suitable couple by participants).

Participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as how to:

  • Assess couples’ suitability for EFT
  • Work through the 9 steps of EFT
  • Elicit and work with emotion as it occurs in the sessions
  • Work through blocks in therapy
  • Develop specific interventions to help couples reprocess negative affect and foster a more secure bond

Fee:  $950.00 
Included in the fee is a $40 manual and collection of journal articles from the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT).


Core Skills Training

  • Prerequisite:  EFT Externship attended in person

In this small group experience, participants will have the opportunity to share their work throughout the training, with the focus on developing a deeper clinical understanding of the EFT model and the related skills.  Through observing and discussing the work of the facilitators and group members, and with the use of role plays, the three stages and nine steps are covered in detail.  The tone of the group is one of safety and supportiveness, to optimize learning.

Participants will learn to:

  • Use an attachment framework
  • Track and deepen emotion in the here and now
  • Create bonding events
  • Practice the interventions that create change in EFT

Therapists must have an active caseload of couples and be prepared to share their work at least once, in the preferred video format but audio format would be acceptable in certain situations.

Group size is limited to 12.

Fee:  $1700.00

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.




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Available by request:

Clinical Consultation

VCFI Supervisors are registered with the International Centre for Excellence in EFT (ICEEFT).

Face to face supervision

Long-distance supervision (use of internet and other web technology arranged between supervisor and therapist)

Pair supervision

Group supervision

For more information about clinical consultations click here to send us an inquiry or call us at 604.677.3286, ext 500.

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