Second Edition Spain: Madrid, April 18th – 21st  2018

With EFT founder, Dr. Sue Johnson and EFT International Trainer Sam Jinich, Ph. D.

Learn how to work with your clients’ attachment style and emotions and help them break out of their negative cycle to renew their emotional bond. 


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence based model of intervention developed by Dr. Sue Johnson and Dr. Les Greenberg.  Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) provides a well-researched map for helping couples grow closer and deal with relationship conflicts.  The EFT model is based on Attachment Theory, the Science of Love and Emotions, and Humanistic Psychology.  EFT helps couples move from relational distress and disconnection to safer, more connected relationships.

Relationships can be a cause of stress and pain or a source of comfort and joy. EFT therapists help partners understand more clearly each other’s deepest emotions and attachment longings and fears.

In the EFT approach, couples learn to recognize the negative cycle that keeps them stuck, where often one person pursues and criticizes and the other responds defensively or withdraws. Couples learn to identify the needs and fears that keep them in that negative cycle and they learn to identify and express their underlying emotions in a way that transforms the repetitive negative cycle into a more positive and secure relationship.

Partners learn to empathize with each other and become more supportive when they experience the others vulnerability expressed in clear and poignant ways. By learning how to be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged (A.R.E.), partners create a more secure and loving bond.


SPECIAL OFFER: We have teamed up with the organizers of the Sexuality and Relationships Congress (Athens, April 27-29) to offer you a discount of 75 euros to each event when you register to both, ISC International’s Sexuality & Relationships Congress in Athens and ICEEFT’s EFT Externship in Madrid.

The Congress “Sexuality and Relationships” will be a unique occasion not only to learn more about the most advanced knowledge on sexuality, attachment and relationships and how it has been integrated and developed, but also to meet eight of the most well-known international experts in this fascinating field, including Sue Johnson, EFT founder.


Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify each partner’s attachment style and how to view relationship distress through an Attachment lens and to focus their attention on attachment needs and longings.

  • The Nine Steps and Three Stages of EFT.

  • Learn and practice basic EFT interventions for working with emotion (i.e. reflection, validation, evocative responding, empathic conjecture and heightening.).

  • Attune to the emotions of their clients to explore, heighten and expand underlying vulnerable emotions.

  • Identify the negative cycle of the couple and practice how to track the sequences of interaction that perpetuate couple’s distress.
  • How to use Enactments to facilitate safe emotional disclosure and mutual acceptance between partners.

  • Understand the steps toward resolving attachment injuries and creating forgiveness.

Externship Zaragoza 2016

The Training Includes:

  • Video demonstrations and observation of live therapy sessions

  • Didactic teaching and presentation of clinical techniques

  • Skills training exercises

  • Discussion of clinical cases and issues


Dr. Sue Johnson will teach the Externship on April 18 and 19, 2018 (Wednesday  and Thursday). The Externship will continue on April 20 and 21 (Friday and Saturday)  with Dr. Sam Jinich. You can download the provisional schedule here.*

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*Please note there could be slight adjustments to the duration and order of sessions.


Why choose the Externship

  • The Training Format. Designed by Sue Johnson herself and other ICEEFT`s senior trainers, the Externship is organized to get the most out of this 4 day intensive.
  • The Trainers. With Dr. Susan Johnson, EFT founder and Dr. Sam Jinich, international EFT Supervisor and Trainer.
  • Facilitators. Support facilitators (EFT trained therapists) will guide you through role-plays and learning exercises giving you support and feedback.

Who should attend

The EFT Externship is a postgraduate training. The Externship is recommended for all types of mental health clinicians who counsel couples. This training is specifically focused on the use of EFT with couples.

Important! EFT Externships and Core Skills trainings are designed for mental health professionals. Registrants will be required to declare their professional designation with registration.

EFT Externship, Madrid 2018

4 Day intensive workshop  in one of the most efficient and well researched Couples Therapy Model.

With EFT founder,  Dr. Sue Johnson, and Dr. Sam Jinich, EFT international trainer and Supervisor.

30 hours

Place: Hotel mayorazgo**** Madrid, Spain

Dates: Wednesday April, 18th –  Saturday April, 21st  2018

From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

(Register before December 1st 2017)


Payment in two instalments available: Reserve your place now by paying 200€

Dr. Sue Johnson
Dr. Sue Johnson.

Clinical Psychologist. Founder of EFT for couples. Director of ICEEFT, the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy


Sam Jinich Ph.D
Sam Jinich.

Clinical Psychologist. International EFT trainer and supervisor. Director of the San Francisco Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (SFCEFT