Specializing in EFT Relationship Therapy, Sexual Issues, Perinatal & Postpartum
2020 and 2021
The Road to Certification for Emotionally Focused Therapy
2020 marked the start of my journey to become certified in emotionally focused therapy. The requirements for certification are set by ICEEFT, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Training in EFT starts with a 30 hour training held over 4 days called externship, and then progresses to a training of about 44 hours over several months called Core Skills. In 2020, I chose to also be trained in EFT for individuals and EFT for families, both 4 day trainings. I also began training in advanced special topics such as EFT and addictive processes.
July 2020: completed the 4 day externship.
August 2020: completed EFT for individuals Level 1.
September 2020: completed EFT for families Level 1.
October 2020: completed EFT for individuals Level 2.
November 2020: completed Masterclass: EFT with Addiction.
January 2021: completed EFT for families Level 2.
February 2021: Completed Core Skills
February 2021 - August 2021: Ongoing Supervision in EFT with Certified ICEEFT Trainer Kathryn de Bruin
April 2021: EFT and sex
June 2021: EFT and sex
November 2021: Earned designation of Certified EFT Therapist
The Road to Certification in Sex Therapy
2021 marks the beginning of my journey to become certified in sex therapy. Requirements for certification are set by AASECT, the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Requirements include 150 hours of trainings in a multitude of topics; an annual sexual attitude reassessment aimed at personal reflection of bias; 300 hours of working with clients where a sexual issue is the primary focus of therapy; and, clinical supervision from an AASECT certified supervisor who themselves have gone through the journey to become an AASECT certified sex therapist.
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Certified Clinical Telemental Health Professional
Prior to COVID-19, only 5% of therapists offered therapy via video. Now, almost all therapists offer this. Providing therapy by video has its own unique legal, ethical, technological, and clinical challenges. My advanced training covered all of these critical topics and more to prepare me to go virtual. By choosing to work with me via video, you are choosing a provider who is well versed and well trained to go virtual.
"I got you to hold my hand...I got you to hold me tight...I got you babe."