Events Bulletin

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 Meeting

Community meetings are open to any practicing therapist who has taken the externship training.

September 11th, 2019 ~ Location: #270 - 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver
6:30- 8:30pm
Facilitated by: Richard Harrison

October 24th, 2019 - Location: #200 - 8661 - 201 Street, Langley, BC
6:30 - 7:00pm ~ Social networking & snacks
7:00 - 8:45pm ~ Tape viewing, group discussion & small group exercises
Facilitated by: Yolanda von Hockauf

December 6th, 2019 - Location: #270 - 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver BC
1:30 - 2:00pm ~ Social networking & snacks
2:00 - 3:30pm ~ Tape viewing, group discussion & small group exercises
Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly

For more information, click here.

Cost: 10.00

AEDP: Getting to the Heart of Change

Fostering Attachment Security Through AEDP:
Within and Beyond the Therapy Relationship

A Two Day Workshop

September 26th & 27th, 2019
From 9:00am - 5:00pm both days

Location: The Holiday Inn ~ 5th Floor Oak Room
711 West Broadway, Vancouver BC

Facilitated by: Richard Harrison
Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor

$295 - Student (with proof of full time student status)
$425 - Regular

Please note: Registration for this workshop closes at 5pm on Sept 23rd

For more information, click here.

Register by mail 
Vancouver Core Skills Advanced Training
(8 days - each day from 9:00am - 4:30pm)

October 17th & 18th, 2019 ~ Session 1
November 28th & 29th, 2019 ~ Session 2
January 30th & 31st, 2020 ~ Session 3
March 5th & 6th, 2020 ~ Session 4

Location: VCFI - #270 - 828 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf

For more information, click here.

Cost: 1800.00

Register by mail 
Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Training ~ with Gail Palmer

Introduction to Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
October 24th & 25th, 2019

Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
November 28th & 29th, 2019

Location: University Club at UVIC - Victoria, BC

For more information about the training, cost & how to register, click here.

EFT Master Class with Sue Johnson

November 23, 2019
Prerequisite: Externship

Save the date: details to come!

For the Public

Hold Me Tight® Couple's Workshop Series
is a trademark to Sue Johnson

Fall: Saturday November 2nd & Saturday November 16th, 2019

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, Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly,
Yolanda von Hockauf, RMFT and Rachel Friederichsen, RCC

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.




Your local EFT training team is Yolanda von Hockauf and Veronica Kallos-Lilly. Occasionally guest trainers will join us, bringing their unique and fresh perspectives to our core trainings.

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:  $950.00 
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:  $1800.00

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.



“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


EFT Certified Open ICEEFT Site


Meet our Certified EFT Supervisors
(click on a photo to read more)

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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