Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Essentials - 24 Hours

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with ICEEFT Trainer Robin Williams Blake

4- Day 24-hour Training Schedule

June 24 - 27, 2024

Convenient Location -  
Central YMCA - 20 Grosvenor Street 
 Toronto, ON

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 
 First Day Registration - 8:30 am


This course introduces EFIT, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, the individual therapy version of the well-established EFT couple model. This attachment based, experiential model allows the therapist to confidently restructure the client’s habitual way of constructing moment-to-moment experience and regulating their most difficult emotions. EFIT focuses on helping clients shape a coherent, resilient, secure sense of self, able to explore and resolve the deeper emotional pain underlying depression, anxiety, and the echoes of traumas. As in EFT for couples, attachment science offers the EFIT therapist a map that clarifies the nature of client problems and symptoms, specifying the steps in the journey towards emotional balance and the corrective emotional epiphanies that are the essence of significant and lasting change in psychotherapy.
EFIT offers the therapist an empirically-based, on target, deeply meaningful pathway to growth and the development of aliveness, showing the therapist how to systematically attune to, and move the client into new models of self and other – into a sense of belonging and becoming.
Participants will:

  • Discover the key elements of the attachment perspective on the development of a resilient self, and its significance for clinical intervention.
  • Identify the 5 macro-intervention moves of the EFIT Tango and experiential micro- interventions.
  • Describe an on-target map for the creation of transformative moments where vulnerabilities can be faced with balance and competence.
  • Outline the path to shaping corrective emotional experiences which restructure negative ways of defining the self, organizing inner experience, and engaging with others.
  • Outline how to apply EFIT to clients suffering from a range of symptoms and post- traumatic issues.
  • Adopt an attachment humanistic perspective on clients, problems, and interventions.
  • Discover and distil core emotional experiences and promote emotional balance.
  • Outline protective, self-defining and interactional iatrogenic patterns.
  • Implement the 5 moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experience and EFT micro-interventions.
  • Choreograph dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others. 

At this time you can choose an Early Bird or Student fee (proof of enrollment in a graduate course will be required). Then click on blue button below to fill out registration form. Thank you.

EFIT Essentials 24-hour Training with Robin Williams Blake

EFIT Essentials 24-hour Training with Robin Williams Blake

Meet your Presenter

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Robin Williams Blake

Robin is a registered psychotherapist and a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy trainer and supervisor. Presently he is a faculty member in the graduate program for Sir Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches EFT Externships and Core Skills as well as serves as a guest speaker in their continued education program. In the past few years Robin has taught EFT at York University in their graduate social work program as well as been invited by Mount Sinai Hospital to present in their level two trauma clinic. Robin is a former adjunct faculty member of the Living Institute of Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy with he taught an introduction to EFT for 4 years. Robin trains EFT in Fredericton, Cambridge, York region, and Toronto and is pleased to add Edmonton to his list of Canadian cities this fall. He is the co-founder of the Toronto Centre for EFT and has been a director since 2005. Robin has been in private practice in Toronto for 20 years where he sees individuals, couples and families with adult children using the EFT model as well providing EFT consultation to psychotherapists working towards EFT certification.

Who is this training for?

All mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, social workers, psychiatric nurses, counsellors (including couples and family therapists), pastors and clergy, and students training in these professions. School counsellors are permitted to attend if they are licensed and belong to a professional body that has standards of practice for psychotherapy/counselling. EFCT works across cultures and sexual orientations. 
Life coaches are not permitted to attend unless they also meet one of the mental health professional categories listed above.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging



Here are a few testimonials from participants regarding their experience at other trainings of Robin's

  • I appreciated the experiential learning throughout the training which helped to solidify the concepts.
  • The Toronto team created and modelled a safe space where  participants could be vulnerable
  • I loved that we got to see the theory, tapes and then discuss ourselves in smaller group.
  • Great to see different ethnicities and Queer clients represented in the case material. 
  • The you for the special attention and care in all details including printing out the slides. 
  • The printed workbooks, the well presented material, the professionalism of the trainers and the fun graduation in the last hour - thank you for a wonderful experience. 
Recommended Reading

  • “Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families” by Dr. Susan M. Johnson, 2019.
  • Save 25% thanks to Guilford Press with promo code ZFEFT. This publication is available in hardcover or eBook.
  • “Becoming an Emotionally Focused Therapist: The Workbook (2nd Edition)” by James L. Furrow, Susan M. Johnson, Brent Bradley, Lorrie L. Brubacher, T. Leanne Campbell, Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Gail Palmer, Kathryn Rheem, Scott R. Woolley, 2022.
  • This publication is available on Amazon in paperback or eBook.

For more information, questions or concerns please contact:

Robin Willliams Blake

Certificates are available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

For more information, questions or concerns please contact:

Robin Willliams Blake