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EFT Core Skills

2023-2024  The Second Step in Official EFT Training

Core Skills is the second step in basic EFT training after completing the EFT Externship. This exciting in-depth training dives slower and more deeply into the model, skills, and interventions of EFT. It consists of (two) 3 Day intensive workshops, comprising of 4 modules. Core Skills provides an in depth study of each of the EFT steps and the three stages of EFT, as well as its interventions and strategies. 48 CEU's included. **Special Discounted Rate if You're Repeating Core Skills/Previous Core Skills Attendee!**


Weekend 1 Modules 1 & 2:

 Oct 19th-21st Thursday-Saturday, 2023


Weekend 2 Modules 3 & 4:  February 22nd-24th, 2024 (Thursday-Saturday)

You must complete all 4 modules, either in the two 3 Day formats here in Las Vegas, or as a two day series at another EFT Community. You will not receive credit for the training unless you complete all 4 modules as required by ICEEFT. When you sign up for the course you are committing your intention to complete the entire course and all 4 modules.


**Participants are required to present their own work through audio/videotape presentation. Registrants will be required to declare their professional designation.

There will be opportunity for participants to get feedback on videos of their own work with clients. Bringing your own video to view is a necessary requirement as part of this training. Both the Externship and Core Skills are required to meet the training requirements of EFT certification.* Participants may be assigned alphabetically by name to show their tapes at one of the weekends if not enough volunteer to show their tapes in the first weekend of modules 1 & 2.


Participants should be prepared to share about 7-15 minutes of tape working with a couple or dyad. Therapists are not expected to show work that demonstrates proficiency in the model yet as this is a beginning level training.

Attendance meets the ICEEFT course requirement (CEUs provided by  Southern Nevada EFT)* when applying for Certified EFT Therapist designation.

The only outstanding requirement for Certification after attending Core Skills Training is eight hours of individual supervision plus two certification tapes of the clinician's work as well as the certification packet. The application process is described on Final decision regarding readiness for certification is determined by the certification review board at ICEEFT in Ottowa.

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Cindy Goodness Zane,PsyD

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Cindy Goodness Zane is a Hawaii Licensed Clinical Psychologist and ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor and Therapist. She specializes in Emotionally Focused work with couples, families and individuals.

As a local girl of multiethnic backgrounds, Dr. Zane strongly identifies with her Hawaiian and Japanese ancestries. She enjoys working with clients of diverse backgrounds and varied life experiences. She started her professional life as an attorney, but discovered that she was drawn to helping people to overcome challenges. Now an ICEEFT Certified EFT Trainer and Supervisor, Dr. Zane is passionate about teaching clinicians from around the world how to help more couples, families and individuals build secure relationships in their lives. After all, life is most meaningful when we have significant others to share it with. 

In addition to working with couples, families and individuals, Dr. Zane also offers consultation and supervision services to EFT clinicians who want to further their EFT development . She maintains a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii.

James Hawkins, PhD
aka "Doc Hawk"


James Hawkins, PhD, ‘Doc Hawk,’ is a Licensed Counsellor, and an ICEEFT-certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist. He obtained a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counselling and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling.  He currently serves as a Clinical Coordinator at a non-profit counseling practice in Northwest Arkansas. James is also the founder of Healing Conversations, a training program developed to equip organizations and communities to have productive conversations about race.  


He is the co-host of two podcasts, The Leading Edge in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Leading Edge: Transforming Leadership Through Attachment Science.James is a part of the online training program,, developed to help EFT therapists and supervisors gain more focus in their clinical work. Doc Hawk brings a passion for helping individuals, couples, families, and communities in relational distress. James is married to his wife, Nicola and together they have five daughters.

Venue Location for Core Skills

LOCATION: La Quinta Inn & Suites

(Airport South), NV

6560 S Surrey St,

Las Vegas, NV 89119
TIMES: 9am – 5:00pm

*Rooms are available at La Quinta Inn & Suites for a discounted rate which is available by calling the hotel front desk (not the reservation line): (702) 492- 8900.

Make sure you mention you're with Southern NV EFT to receive the special rate

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