Initial Couple Assessment Process in EFT – second edition

Initial Couple Assessment Process in EFT – second edition

Do you sometimes feel at a loss when starting your EFT journey with a new couple? We know how it can feel. So much to cover and seemingly so little time. This workshop is a step-by-step guide through the first 4 to 5 sessions of EFT couple therapy – the first joint session with the couple, individual sessions with each partner and the feedback session.  You will revise the theory and put it into practice. You will get a chance to watch us in action while watching session recordings. Join us to strengthen your EFT assessment process skills.

Your takeaways
  • Strengthening your EFT Step 1 & 2 skills
  • A set of questions for the initial interview
  • A set of questions for the individual sessions
  • A clear structure of the feedback session
  • Clarity on when EFT couple therapy is contraindicated

Each element of the assessment will be illustrated with session recordings with English subtitles.

A few quotes from the participants of the first edition

“I’ve practiced EFT for over 6 years and even though I’ve grown in the model, I’ve often struggled with feeling confident in having a clear focus of my work with my couples. This training helped me get a clear understanding of how to develop a framework for my couples to help guide them more confidently in this process. I learned what to look for in the initial assessment and how to use it in helping couples better understand themselves and the process. This is what I needed to help me lay a strong foundation for my work. Thank you for this much needed information.”

“Of all the EFT workshops I have taken, this was the first that addressed in detail the components of the Initial Assessment, so vital to the whole process. The underlying theory, important considerations, goals, and specific areas to address were invaluable!”

“I have been to a lot of advanced workshops over the years, in addition to the Externship and Core Skills. None of the workshops went into as much depth on beginning sessions of therapy, particularly as it pertains to the individual sessions. This workshop did a great job of presenting a format for the feedback session following the individual sessions. They also addressed other concerns pertaining to the first four sessions of therapy. Beginning and experienced therapists can benefit from this workshop.”

“This training gave me the boost I needed to get excited to grow even more in my work with couples. Seeing the first 4 sessions as part of the assessment, and presenting it as such to new couples made sense, and offers the couples an opportunity to experience the therapy, and have more “Buy in” when they are asked after the feedback session if they are ready to do the work. Thank you Barbara and Beata!”


Live on Zoom.

October 5th & 6th 2023.

From 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM CEST (Warsaw – Central European Summer Time) – check the timing for your time zone here.

Coffee breaks included.


Qualified mental health professionals with legal permission to practice in their country of residence who are also EFT trained therapists – the minimum of EFT EXTERNSHIP is required.

  • all participants will receive an attendance certificate
  • CEUs are not available 
  • the training will not be recorded

Complete the registration form HERE – and pay the fee.

Contact: [email protected]

☎️ Basia: +48 73364132

Pay via PayPal HERE  (please make sure you enter exact PLN amount)

We issue invoices on request.


Cancellations prior to September 15th 2023 – 100% of the fee will be refunded.

Cancellations after Sept 15th 2023 – 50% of the fee will be refunded.

About the trainers

 Barbara Sławik is a certified psychotherapist of European Association for Psychotherapy, graduate of, an accredited by the Psychotherapy Section of the Polish Psychological Association 4-year Postgraduate School of Psychotherapy and a 2-year School of Couple and Family Therapy at Laboratorium Psychoedukacji in Warsaw, Poland. She also completed the basic and advanced module of Mentalization Based Treatment training accredited by Anna Freud Center in London.

Since 2017 associated with the development of the Emotionally Focused Therapy community in Poland. She did her Externship and Core Skills with Leanne Campbell. In 2019, she became the first certified EFT therapist in Poland and in 2021 went on to become a certified EFT supervisor. A co-founder and the President of the Polish EFT Association (PSEFT).

Attended the annual seminar “Psychotherapy of non-heterosexual people – LGB and the training “Patient with dysphoria and gender incongruence in a psychologist’s office”. Works with LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.

 A graduate of Kozminski University in Warsaw and a certified trainer. Previously, she was professionally involved in interpersonal development and led workshops and training. 

 Beata Zielińska-Rocha has been a humanistic and experiential psychotherapist since 2010. She has a private practice at W RELACJI Psychotherapy Centre in Warsaw, Poland, which she co-created in 2011. She works with individuals and couples, specializing in EFT since 2017. She graduated from the 4-year integrative INTRA School of Psychotherapy in Warsaw, Poland in 2013 and obtained an M.A. in psychology in 2007. She is a certified psychotherapist as well as a supervisor-in-training with INTRA Association.

She fell in love with EFT in 2017 and has been studying and developing in this approach ever since. She did the Externship in Madrid in 2018 with Sue Johnson and Sam Jinich, and the Core Skills in London in 2018 with Gail Palmer. In 2020, she became an ICEEFT certified EFT therapist, and since 2023 she has been a certified supervisor. She is a co-founder and a board member of the Polish EFT Association (PSEFT) and the coordinator of the Externship and Core Skills training run by Sandra Taylor for PSEFT. She makes EFT more accessible for the Polish EFT community by translating the ICEEFT newsletter articles as well as Success in Vulnerability course.

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