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

EFT Community Meetings

More dates will be posted soon, stay tuned!

Location: Vancouver: #270 - 828 W 8th Ave

Cost: 10.00

Vancouver Core Skills

March 2 - 3, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC

Presented By: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

This session is now full.

Cost: 1600.00

Calgary Core Skills

March 2 - 3, 2017
April 6 - 7, 2017
May 11 - 12, 2017
June 8 - 9, 2017

Location: Calgary, AB

Presented by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly
For more information or to register click here.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals: Creating Security Within and Between

March 23-24, 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

Presented by: Yolanda von Hockauf and Roy Hodgson
For more information or to register click here.

Introduction to EFT with Couples - 1 Day Workshop

Thursday May 18th, 2017

Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1865 West 16th Ave, Vancouver BC

Presented by: Richard Harrison & Babak Farzaneh

Cost: 180.00

Student Rate: 140.00 with valid proof of full time student status at the time of the training.

For more information, click here.

Register by mail 
2017 Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

July 10th - 13th, 2017

Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace
1825 West 16th Ave, Vancouver BC

Presented by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

Cost: 925.00

Note: $650 student fee available with valid proof of full time student status - To register for a student spot, please call or email our office.

Register by mail 
Tuning In: The Person of the Therapist - Two Day Workshop

September 10th - 13th, 2017

Location: Hollyhock on Cortes Island

Presenters: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Richard Harrison

Sponsored by: Hollyhock

For more information or to register, click here.

4th International EFT Summit - 2017

Oct 12 - 14, 2017

Location: San Diego, CA

For more information or to register click here.

For the Public

Hold Me Tight® Couple's Workshop Series

Summer: Friday August 11th & Saturday August 12th, 2017

Fall: Saturday October 28th & Saturday November 18th, 2017

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, Dr. Rotem Regev and Dr. Richard Harrison

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.

Find a HMT Workshop Near You

Click here for a list of Hold Me Tight® Workshops organized by date and location.


Second EFT International School

July 3-5, 2017

Location: London, UK

For more information or to register click here.

EFCT for the Treatment of Trauma: Coming out of the Shadow of Shame

September 23-24, 2017

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Presented by: Yolanda von Hockauf
For more information and to register click here.




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:  $925.00 
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:  $1600.00

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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Meet our Certified EFT Supervisors
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Richard HarrisonVeronica Kallos-LillyYolanda von Hockauf

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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