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Educating counsellors, social workers and therapists in Emotionally Focused Therapy throughout Australia.

Please find below some comments from practitioners who have attended our programs and workshops either as a post-graduate candidate or for continuing professional development.

Testimonials from postgraduate students

The team is very warm, safe and caring. It is an environment that opens up the learning experience, making it enjoyable, relaxed and an educational experience you can apply from the very next day. 

–  Postgraduate Student

I have attended nine workshops so far as part of attaining a Grad.Dip. EFT. Every time I leave a workshop I have a sense of great privilege to have attended something so well organised, expertly delivered, and inspiring. The material is taught in a highly effective way, with the opportunity to practice what we’re learning through skills sessions, which are supportive and encouraging. I leave each workshop physically exhausted but professionally invigorated, with immediately applicable concepts. There’s a great sense of generosity to me about this training: concepts, ideas, skills, encouragement.

– Postgraduate Student

My journey at IEFT has been like a rainbow — a path of personal and professional magic. Being guided, mentored by kind and genuine people has been an enriching experience.

– Postgraduate Student

Comments on specific counselling workshops

The trainers were professional and able to present complex ideas in accessible ways which have given me confidence in applying the protocol to my clinical practice.

– Emotion-Focused Workshop Attendee

Video and audio demonstrations were so helpful. Both skills practices and demonstrations helped me bridge the gap between theory and practice.

– Experiencing Emotion Workshop Attendee

I appreciate the trainers using their skills and knowledge in Focusing and being prepared to use their own material as a learning experience… can already see applications to current clinical cases.

– Focusing Workshop Attendee

Thanks for making this such a positive learning experience and a safe place to practice… thanks always for your depth of preparation and putting yourself on the line in the service of our learning.

– Focusing Workshop Attendee

The learning experience was excellent.

– Focusing Workshop Attendee

I very much appreciate the genuine approach to the video demonstrations. The trainers participating in such a way has a lot of integrity.

– Emotional Signature workshop Attendee

The openness and honesty in all trainers make the whole experience so much better for me.

– Emotional Signature workshop Attendee

A well-constructed workshop on a very sensitive topic of CSA. The material was handled sensitively and the group was well held in terms of therapist care. A focused approach to the psychotherapy for CSA balancing timing, therapeutic relationship, client tolerance and emotionally focused theory. Skills practice was excellent learning in using observer visualisation and regression work. Revisiting the trauma scene and removing the client to enable safety for the client is essential and great revision. Client examples illustrated the work clearly. An excellent learning experience.

– HCSA Workshop Attendee

Comments on couple workshops

I really enjoyed the workshops and felt I gained practical tools and the confidence to utilise in my private practice.

– Couple Assessment Workshop Attendee

A great two days. Enjoyable and worthwhile!

– Couple Talk Workshop Attendee

I really appreciated the reinforcement of learning. The questions and summaries at the beginning of each session that reminded us of the big picture and the why behind what we do.

– Couple Talk Workshop Attendee

Both presenters were fantastic, the combination of skills demonstration by video and high-quality guidance of the actual practice is why I continue to choose the IEFT as my preferred professional development provider. The ‘couple talk’ protocol is simple, strong and appropriate, and I’m very happy with it as a tool to use with couples.

– Couple Talk Workshop Attendee

I enjoyed the whole workshop. It had such a good atmosphere for sharing and commenting and asking questions. Being able to do all this feels empowering to me.

– Emotions in Couple Workshop Attendee

Thank you for another excellent workshop. I feel that I have a greatly enhanced understanding of how to incorporate the unpacking of a client’s emotional experience within the couple talk framework.

– Emotions in Couple Workshop Attendee