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Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy

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  • Welcome to the homepage of

    The Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, located in Sydney Australia.


  • The Institute's primary focus is to train practitioners in Emotionally Focused work. IEFT is a registered Higher Education provider and offers accredited postgraduate training as well as ongoing professional development in Emotionally Focused work. IEFT is an accredited international Institute with the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT).

  • The Institute offers courses and workshops as 'stand-alone' subjects for continuing professional development for health practitioners. The courses and workshops are aligned with the Medicare requirements for focussed psychological work.

  • WHAT WE EXCEL IN:
  • · Practitioner-based training
  • · Experienced practitioners being the trainers
  • · Showing video & audio tapes demonstrating protocols
  • · Clinical tapes involving real and demonstration clients
  • · Practitioner-friendly manuals outlining the approach
  • · Learning protocols for interventions
  • · Small group skills practices facilitated by trainers
  • · Skills practices recorded for student review

  • Here in our web site you will find course outlines, publications & articles by the Institute as well as course administration material. We have also included details about the Annandale Centre and our broader network of practitioners whose work involves an Emotionally Focused approach.

  • You can download a PDF copy of this year's Courses & Workshops Booklet via the link below.

  • Download our Brochure


    Member of The International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy



  • New Options for EFT Practitioners

    The Institute is offering exciting new events in 2017:


  • · EFT-Being
  • · Six workshops on individual counselling
  • · Four workshops on couple therapy
  • · EFT Studio 1: Focussed Psychological Strategies - Interpersonal Therapy
  • · EFT Studio 2: Parenting in Therapy



  • EFT-Online: An online Journal for Emotion-Focused Practitioners

  • We have an online journal for practitioners in Emotion-Focused work. It is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy. EFT-Online will publish counselling and therapy articles, case-studies, and practitioner-based research featuring single-case studies, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches. 

  • EFT-Online encourages practitioners to write about their experiences and their discoveries in clinical practice as well as practice-based research. The editorial group will encourage articles that inspire the reader, written in easy English and/or employing creative methods of writing. 



  • Online Applications

  • To apply for our workshops, courses or postgraduate programs visit our applications page and follow the instructions there.