Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples


A Four Day Professional Externship Training in

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

With Dr. Scott .Woolley – Family Therapist and Distinguished Professor from Alliance International University, San Diego, California

Do you want to work with couples?

 Are you working with couples and want to deepen your practice significantly?

 30th January – 2nd February 2014

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Many therapists find working with couples challenging. They struggle to find an approach that offers effective help and support to couples facing distress in their relationship. In response to this, Dr. Susan Johnson has pioneered Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. EFT offers a therapy that is rigorously researched and based upon a science of adult love and attachment. It gives the therapist a clear guide through the confusing drama of couple conflict and distress. EFT recognizes that marital discord arises from the threat to basic adult needs for safety, security and closeness in intimate relationships. The EFT change process has been mapped into a systematic sequence and framework that restructures the interactional patterns that maintain marital conflict. This structure reliably provides couples with a safe and effective path for long term relational healing.

Following the wonderful success of Ireland’s first year of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples training, we are pleased to announce that the next EFT Externship training will take place from the 30th January – 2nd February 2014.

EFT has proven to be very popular in Canada, the USA, Europe, the UK and now Ireland. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this dynamic and effective training. This training is suitable for both professional therapists and counsellors new to couples therapy and those who already have experience in this field.


Dr. Scott R. Woolley, Ph.D.


Scott R. Woolley, PhD holds the rank of Distinguished Professor and served for nearly 17 years as the Systemwide Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Masters and Doctoral Programs within CSPP at Alliant International University. He is a founder and Director of the San Diego Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Executive Director of the Training and Research Institute for EFT at Alliant (TRI-EFT Alliant).


Dr. Woolley has trained therapists in EFT in many areas of the world, including Canada, Chile, Finland, Great Britain, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and throughout the U.S., and works closely with Dr. Susan Johnson, founder of EFT.


Dr. Woolley earned a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University.  Dr. Woolley is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, and a Certified EFT Therapist, Supervisor, and Trainer.


Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue , Drumcondra, Dublin 9


Cost and Registration: €600

For enquiries or to register your place, please contact James Parrin, the Irish EFT Externship Co-ordinator directly at 087 2029755 or  Payment and completed registration form to be sent to:

James Parrin, EFT Externship Co-ordinator, Park Lodge, Parkbridge, Clonegal, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Cheques made payable to James Parrin


Continuing Professional Development:

Certificates will be awarded for CPD days on the completion of the 4 day EFT Externship; totalling 30 hours of training.


For further information on Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) or visit


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