Level 2 Training: Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) with couples

Core Skills
  • Target Audience:

    Psychologists and Doctors

  • Total workload

    30 hours

  • Period

    1st Stage (Levels 1 and 2): From June 4 to 6, 2020, from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm / 2nd Stage (Levels 3 and 4): From 20 to 22 August, 2020, from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm


  • Alunos e Professores do CEFI

    Até 31/03/20 - 6 parcelas de R$950,00
  • Demais Profissionais:

    Até 31/03/20 - 6 parcelas de R$980,00
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The Core Skills Training is the second level of training after the initial EFT internship or training ( Externship ). It is carried out by a smaller group and is divided into 4 levels. Each of these levels consists of deepening the knowledge of Emotional Focused Therapy with Couples acquired in the initial training and is based on techniques and skills considered essential for the efficient practice of EFT with couples. Participants practice basic interventions in small groups, with immediate feedback from other more experienced therapists.

One of the requirements to complete the Core Skills training level is to show a short video (10-15 minutes) of couples therapy and supervise it in small groups. At least a quarter of each day will be dedicated to viewing and practicing EFT through exercises, simulations or dramatizations and reviewing recordings of couple sessions.


Ali Barbosa is a clinical psychologist with a master's degree in systemic family therapy. Associate Member and Certified Therapist at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. Certified by the International Center of Excellence in Emotional Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Therapist, Supervisor and Instructor in Emotional Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). Director and founder of the Mexican Center for Emotional Focused Therapy.

He currently works with individuals and couples in a private practice and offers training courses for therapists who want to learn how to use EFT in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.

Zoya Simakhodskaya , Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and EFT certified therapist, supervisor and instructor. Zoya has full-time clinical practice in New York with adults and couples, specializing in an intercultural and bilingual population. She is a founding member and executive director of the NYCEFT Board of Directors. Zoya is also the founder and director of the Center for Psychological and Interpersonal Development, dedicated to high quality individual and couple therapy and EFT training. In addition to his practice in psychotherapy, Zoya has many years of experience in providing emergency interventions in a psychiatric emergency department and continues as a faculty at NYU School of Medicine, CUNY Graduate Center and Rutgers University. Zoya presents and teaches in the USA, in addition to Russia, Italy and England. She is particularly interested in the intersection of sexuality and couples therapy.


This value includes:

Training in the 4 levels divided into two stages of 3 days each

Coffee breaks at all intervals

Cancellation policy:

Until April 10, 80% of the amount will be returned.

Until May 10, 50% of the amount will be refunded.

From May 11th there will be no refund.

Obs. The 1st Stage of the training will be in Spanish and there will be no translation and the 2nd Stage will be in English and will have simultaneous translation. Support professionals speak Portuguese.


Course Certification (at the first level, it is not yet the Final Certification):