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 Master Class with Sue Johnson

Pre-requisite: You must have taken a 4 day ICEEFT Externship to register for this training

Saturday November 23rd, 2019 ~ from 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

Refreshments and snacks provided during breaks; lunch on your own

Early Bird Rate - $295 (until 5pm October 25th, 2019)
Regular Rate - $325 (after October 25th, 2019)

Click here for more information.

Please note: Registration closes at 5pm on November 21st, 2019.
This workshop is almost full, please call our office first to see if space is still available before registering.

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

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.

This training is now full and registration has ended. To find core skills training elsewhere, please visit the ICEEFT website.

Cost: 1800.00

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Training ~ with Gail Palmer

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 Community Meeting

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

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

Supervision Group
(Wednesdays from 12:30 - 3:00pm)

Fall 2019 Dates:
December 11th

Winter & Spring 2020 Dates:
January 8th
February 12th
March 11th
April 8th
May 6th

Please call the office if you are interested in joining a supervision group.

Self of the Therapist ~ Tuning In: The Person of the Therapist

Two day workshop from 9am - 5pm both days
(No pre-requisite requirements)

February 13th & 14th, 2020

Location: Cypress Room - 5th Floor at The Holiday Inn
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Richard Harrison

Early bird rate: $385 (until 5pm January 10th, 2020)
Regular rate: $425 (after January 10th, 2020)

For more information, click here.

Please note registration ends at 5pm on Friday February 7th, 2020.

Register by mail 
Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals ~ Level 1

Two day workshop from 9am - 5pm both days
(This workshop is open to any practicing mental health professional)

May 7th & 8th, 2020

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

Facilitated by: Yolanda von Hockauf

Early bird rate: $395 (until 5pm April 3rd, 2020)
Regular rate: $425 (after April 3rd, 2020)

For more information, click here.

Please note registration ends at 5pm on Friday May 1st, 2020.

Register by mail 

For the Public

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

Winter 2020 dates to be announced soon.

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,
Dr. Richard Harrison, Yolanda von Hockauf, RMFT and Rachel Friederichsen, RCC

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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