Relationship and Couples Therapy experts in Northern VA

Learn with The EFT Nerds

We love doing EFT supervision; nerd-ing out on the model is our favorite thing. This passion started during our own EFT certification. We'd finish with clients and then sit in the office, late at night, eating takeout pizza and watching our session tapes together, dissecting every moment and trying to make sense of it all. We learned it together, and we made each other better.  

Now we get to share this with other clinicians trying to learn the model, and it's an honor to do so. If you're looking for EFT supervision that is personal, clear, and fun, we'd love to work with you. We offer individual and group supervision. Come learn with the nerds! 


The EFT nerds

Learning it, loving it, and living it, together

2018-2019 EFT Supervision Groups at The WBCEFT

We're thrilled to offer supervision groups for The WBCEFT again this year. We've been hard at work planning for the upcoming year and have made the decision to focus on EFIT and EFT Certification this year. If you're working towards certification or interested in learning how to do EFT with individuals, make sure to register in September. Space is really limited. We will see you in October!

If you're looking for EFT training, make sure to visit The Washington Baltimore Center for EFT.  Our own EFT training at The WBCEFT changed us professionally and personally. The ICEEFT Certified Trainer at the center, Dr. Kathryn Rheem, is amazing. In just a few short months, the center will be offering the two foundational trainings required for EFT certification. You can visit The WBCEFT to register.

**Fall groups are at capacity and in full-swing! If you missed out on registration, we encourage you to still register below. That will get your information to us, and should we start a new cohort or get an unexpected opening, you will be the first to know!

Certification or Bust (COb)

Melissa Peters, LCSW

Working hard towards certification? Need some extra support and focus to get across the finish line? If so, COB could be for you. COB is a highly focused supervision group for clinicians who are going for it!

The group includes teaching, discussion, watching examples of EFT certification tapes, practice time for EFT interventions and some experiential and content focused learning exercises. Most importantly, members will bring their own work and learning process to share with the group.

Learning EFT is an emotional experience for every clinician. Surrounding yourself with other clinicians who are on the same journey can help you feel less stressed and more confident as you learn. Load sharing our experience with one another fundamentally alters, not just our learning, but our felt experience of the entire journey. We hope you will join us!

Requirements: Externship, Core Skills, and EFT individual supervision are prerequisites for this group (participants should have completed at least 2-3 hours of individual EFT supervision prior to COB). While in group, participants will need to be working with multiple couples and taping regularly. Be ready to show your work multiple times.

Location: This hybrid group meets twice a month. In-person sessions are held at The WBCEFT, in Melissa's office, on the 2nd Friday of each month, and virtual sessions are held on the last Friday of each month, except in the month December and March.

If you have questions about COB, please contact Melissa directly.

Cost: $150 per month (this includes both group meetings)

Group size: Limited to 8 clinicians

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Meeting dates: October 12, October 26, November 9, November 30, December 14, January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, April 12, April 26, May 10, and May 31

**There will be no virtual meetings in December and March






Love EFT? Love working with individuals? This group is for you!

In this group, you will learn how to use the power of the mammalian attachment system to regulate emotion with your individual clients. EFT concepts and tools instruct us how to move clients from rigid, narrow ways of coping to more flexible and healthy ways of engaging in their life. In the safe and exciting environment of the group, you will take new risks and feel more confident with your individual therapy skills. Come join us!

Requirement: Externship is a prerequisite for this group. Participants will be active contributors to the group in one of the following ways: 1) show a 10-minute clip of audio/video tape of an individual session (does not have to be pure EFT) OR 2) verbally present a case for consultation.

If you have any questions about EFIT supervision, please contact Jill directly.

Cost: $80 per group, payable monthly.

Group Size: Limited to 8 members

Location: Jill’s office at the WBCEFT

Time: 10am to 12 noon on the 2nd Friday of the month (October 2018 - May 2019)

Meeting Dates: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10

EFT Core Skills Support

Melissa Peters, LCSW

CSS is an all-virtual supervision group that meets two times during the Core Skills series. Run by Certified EFT Supervisor, Melissa Peters, and open only to your CS cohort, CSS is a great way to consolidate your EFT learning while gaining support from your peers.

Each 2-hour virtual meeting will include a review of the key concepts from prior CS weekends, plus ample question and answer time. We will prioritize your learning questions and experience. Your questions will change as you move through the core skills material. When you first go through it--you are excited, pumped up, and can’t wait to try it out! But then as the weeks pass and you try to apply what you have learned with real clients, new questions and concerns will emerge. CSS is a great solution to this problem. You have the chance to go back and revisit the material with a whole new set of experience under your belt. Furthermore, being able to share the journey with one another really normalizes and validates the ups and downs we all go through.  

Meeting #1 will focus one stage 1 of EFT and take place after CS weekend 2. Learning to evoke, track, reflect, and work with the negative cycle is key in EFT.

Meeting #2 will focus on Stage 2 in EFT and take place after weekend 4. Many clinicians get anxious when trying to guide a couple through stage 2, but our meeting can help demystify the process and boots your confidence.

CSS details:

Cost: $140 for both sessions

Group size: Limited to 10 clinicians

Location: Virtual via zoom

Dates: January 11th, 2019 1:30pm-3:30pm

            March 29th, 2019, 12:30pm-2:30pm


EFT Supervisor Group

Melissa Peters, LCSW

Open to Certified EFT Supervisors and EFT Supervisors-In-Training in the Washington DC Metro area. Meets in-person every other month at The WBCEFT on the last Friday of each month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Gain support from your peers, get the chance to get into the nitty-gritty of EFT and EFT supervision, and be a part of building and supporting our local EFT community. Contact  Melissa directly to inquire about joining this ongoing supervision group.

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