Self Study Course

Join Dr. Leanne Campbell and host Robin Williams Blake in this 12 hour home-study certificate course. Study at your own pace with 24/7 access to content in our easy to use platform. Upon completion of the 12 hours of video you will be presented with an ICEEFT Certificate for EFIT Level 1 and can begin integrating what you have learned into your practice immediately!

  • Prerequisite: You must be a registered mental health professional or student

  • Receive an ICEEFT recognized Certificate upon completion

  • Immediately begin integrating Emotionally Focused Therapy into your work with individuals

  • Practitioner Relevant Information and Video review

    Includes Video and Case Study Review as well as relevant Exercises

  • CE Credits Available

    Optional CE Credits available for an additional $40.00 USD

  • 24/7 Unlimited Access to Content

    Watch and re-watch material with access for 3 months

Although Dr. Susan Johnson is best known for her work in the development and empirical validation of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT), individual therapy has always been a part of the model.  Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) has now been formalized with the publication of Dr. Johnson’s book (2019), Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families, and trainings are now being provided.  In this level 1 training, Dr. Campbell will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the EFT model, as well as the overall roadmap for treatment in individual therapy, and key interventions.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Adopt an attachment humanistic perspective on clients, problems and interventions
  • Understand the impact of trauma from an attachment perspective
  • Understand some of the key principles surrounding assessment and case formulation in EFIT
  • Discover and distill core emotional experiences and promote emotional balance
  • Outline protective, self-defining and interactional patterns
  • Begin to implement the five moves of the EFT Tango to shape corrective emotional experiences
  • Describe the micro-interventions of the EFT/EFIT model (e.g., heightening)
  • Choreograph dramas that expand the self and open engagement with others
  • Integrate corrective emotional experiences into models of self and other
  • Validate the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session


Module 1 - The EFT Model:  An Attachment-Based Humanistic Experiential Therapy

  • An overview of EFT and EFIT (EFIT versus EFCT), goals, stages, the attachment perspective and map, the Tango, micro-interventions, change events
  • Focus on Working with Trauma in EFIT

Module 2 - Assessment and Building an Alliance in EFIT 

  • Key questions and considerations (e.g., linking assessment with trauma-related, as well as other ‘emotional disorders’ such as depressive and anxiety disorders; contraindications; guiding principles for clinical decision-making, case conceptualization and treatment planning)

Module 3 - The EFT Tango in EFIT in Stage one

  • Overview of the Tango with experiential exercise
  • Mastering the five key moves

Module 4 - Moving Through the Process into Stage two

  • Overview of the Experiencing Scale and related EFT research
  • Change events, deepening emotion and reshaping defining inner dramas

Module 5 - Summary and General Discussion

  • Consolidation
  • Intervention practice and therapist strategies for learning EFIT
  • Personal goals for the continuing development of EFIT expertise including Level 2 EFIT training


Dr. Leanne Campbell

Registered Psychologist & ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer

Dr. Leanne Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group and is an Honorary Research Associate of Vancouver Island University. Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, she has continued to work in the EFT model since that time, and has provided psychotherapy services to hundreds of individuals, couples and families over the past about three decades. Known for her expertise in the area of trauma, Dr. Campbell has provided hundreds of psychological assessment reports for forensic/legal and personal injury matters being considered before various levels of Court. She also is regularly called upon to provide expert opinion surrounding Canadian Forces Base, Veterans Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police/RCMP (and other first responder) cases, as well as psychological evaluations for various insurance companies and bodies involved in adjudicating personal injury and other trauma-based claims. In addition to maintaining an active and full-time private practice, with a primary focus in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, Dr. Campbell currently co-manages a two-site practice comprised of over twenty clinicians and is a site co-ordinator for an Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) outcome study. An active ICEEFT Certified Trainer, Leanne has been providing trainings in EFT over the past over twenty years and has similarly been involved in the development of various training materials including DVDs, on-line educational/training programs, books, workbooks and articles.

Continuing Education

This course is pre-approved for 12 CE hours through R. Cassidy Seminars. 

  • CEs are not included in the registration price. 12 CEs are available for an additional $40 USD to individuals that want them
  • CEs are available only to participants that have completed the entire 12 hour training
  • A multiple choice test will be administered prior to awarding CEs
  • For more information regarding CE credits and to purchase credits once you have completed the course, please follow this link: EFIT Level 1 CE Credits
  • Speaker Disclosure: Leanne Campbell is co-director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT; and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group. She receives a speaking honorarium from VICEFT

This training is suitable for: Registered (or Qualifying) Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, LMFTs, RSW, Licensed Counselors, MDs, & Nurses. If you are a registered professional and do not find your designation above please contact us and we’ll let you know if it is an appropriate training for you. Click here to email us

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ICEEFT Supervisor and Trainer Discounts available

ICEEFT Certified Supervisors and Trainers are eligible for a discount on this ICEEFT Certificate Course. Please use the button below to email us to request a discount code if you do not already have one.

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