What does it mean to be Certified in Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy?
From a professional standards point of view, being a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist means that I have received many hours of advanced training in EFT from some of the best trainers and couples therapists in the world. It means that I have received many hours of supervision of my couples counseling cases. In many instances, this means that my couples receive not only the care and attention from me, but also from my supervisors, who help me to plan and hone my couples counseling work. Lastly, it means that I have demonstrated to ICEEFT, our international organization for EFT, that my couples counseling skills meet the requirements indicating I can effectively help couples whose relationships are in distress.
What are the advantages to seeing a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapist?
However, I believe that it is advantageous to seek couple's counseling from a Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, or someone working toward that designation. Beyond the graduate school training, someone learning EFT attends many hours of post-graduate training to learn the model. Much of that training is mastery-oriented, meaning you must demonstrate via role play and/or video that you know how to help couples!
The field of counseling and psychology is one of the few health care fields where there is NOT direct hands-on supervision for most of the instruction due to protections for the confidentiality of counseling clients. Contrast this to a surgeon - would you want your first year surgical student to operate on you having never practiced under the watchful eye of a more experienced surgeon?
I am committed to the ongoing review and study of my couple's counseling work with the help of those more experienced in EFT. EFT is considered cutting edge couple's therapy, and I will continue to learn the latest and greatest in couple's counseling research.
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