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

Vancouver Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy ~ including never before released teaching excerpts with Sue Johnson!

Now online via Zoom!

(Two 2 day sessions ~ from 9am - 5pm)

October 26th & 27th, 2020
November 26th & 27th, 2020

Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf, integrating bonus footage of Sue Johnson teaching and sharing her clinical work.

Early Bird rate: $1220 (until 5pm September 15th, 2020)
Regular rate: $1295 (after September 15th, 2020)
Student rate: $850 (You must be a full time student at the time of the externship and proof is required)

For more information, click here.
Registration is now closed.

Core Skills Advanced Training

Online via Zoom

Prerequisite: 4 day Externship training

(Four 2 day sessions ~ Each day runs from 9:00am - 4:30pm)

Jan 28th & 29th, 2021 ~ 1st Session
March 4th & 5th, 2021 ~ 2nd Session
April 15th & 16th, 2021 ~ 3rd Session
June 3rd & 4th, 2021 ~ 4th Session

Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Yolanda von Hockauf
Location: Online

Cost: $1,800

Register by mail 

For the Public

Hold Me Tight® - Let Me Go Workshop for Families with Teenagers
A registered trademark of Sue Johnson
Now Online via Zoom

*Facilitated by: Veronica Kallos-Lilly & Robert Ogner*

January 22nd & 23rd, 2021

We begin with parents on the evening of Friday January 22nd & continue with parents and their teens on Saturday January 23rd

Cost: Option 1 - $600 CDN (Approximately $460 US per family)
Early bird rate of $500 CDN if paid by Dec 21st (Approximately $380 US)
Option 2 - For those in need $300 CDN (Approximately $230 US)

For more information click here.

Register by PayPal

Hold Me Tight® Couple's Workshop: Vancouver ~ Now Online via Zoom
A registered trademark of Sue Johnson

Winter: February 20th, 27th, March 6th & 13th, 2021
*Facilitated by: Dr. Jennifer Pringle & Dr. Carol Flynn*

The Workshop will be held over 4 Saturdays and will run from: 9:00am - 1:00pm on all days.

Cost: $600 CDN per couple
Included! Your own copy of "Hold Me Tight" by Sue Johnson

Location: Online via Zoom

Hold Me Tight workshop facilitators: Dr. Carol Flynn, Dr. Jennifer Pringle, Dr. Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Dr. Richard Harrison. (Please note that not all facilitators will be at the same workshop.)

For more information click here.

If you would like help determining if this workshop is for you, you are welcome to call the office and speak to one of the facilitators.

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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.

4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • 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:

  • See emotional disorders and relationship distress from an attachment perspective
  • Help clients reprocess the emotional responses that maintain dysfunction and relationship distress
  • Shape new key interactions and events that build secure connection with others
  • Overcome therapeutic impasses and address existential dilemmas

Regular Fee: $1295.00

Included in the fee is a $50 manual, copy of Sue Johnson’s new book, “Attachment Theory in Practice” and a 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


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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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