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A Four Day Externship EFT Training®

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

with EFT Trainer, James Parrin


Next Event 6th—9th February 2020

Due to the room catering only for 20 participants, this Externship is now fully booked. Please email us if you wish to attend our next Externship training (‪February 6th – 9th February 2020‬) in The Maldron Hotel.

We will also automatically place your name on the waiting list, and notify you should a place become available for the upcoming Externship this month.

EFT Externship Training® – Clondalkin

Maldron Hotel

Newlands Cross, Naas Rd., Dublin 22
D22 V6Y6

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th July 2019
9:30am – 5:30pm Daily


Join us in taking the first step towards training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

Are you skilled in relationship therapy but seek a fresh approach enabling you to be more successful with couples? If yes, then Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an effective solution..

Pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson, EFT for couples is a therapy that is rigorously researched, based upon a science of adult love and attachment. EFT gives the therapist a clear guide through the confusing drama of couple conflict and distress. It recognises that relationship discord arises from the threat of adult needs for safety, security and closeness in intimate relationships. The EFT change process is mapped into a systematic sequence and framework that restructures interactional patterns that bring about relationship conflict. This structure reliably provides couples with a safe and effective path for long term relational healing. EFT is widely used and popular in Canada, the USA, Europe, the UK, Ireland, Israel, Australia & New Zealand.

Ireland’s EFT Community is building beautifully. It has a network of therapists who recognise the value of like-minded support from one another, in the challenging task of couples’ therapy. So why not tap into this network and avail of the EFT Externship Training® which takes place from the 11th—14th July 2019 at the Maldron Hotel, Newlands Cross in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

This is an invaluable opportunity to avail of this dynamic and effective training.

The EFT Externship training is suitable for professional therapists and counsellors new to couples’ therapy and for those who are experienced in this field.

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EFT Trainer: James Parrin (MIAHIP)

James Parrin is the founder of the EFT Ireland Community, an EFT trainer, supervisor and therapist.  Before specialising in EFT, James originally studied Process-Oriented Psychotherapy and is a Process Work Diplomate (an internally recognized level of excellence within the larger Process Work learning community and the International Association of Process-Oriented Psychology (IAPOP), and an accredited member of IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy).
He has a private practice in Dublin, Ireland, working with individuals, couples, EFT trainees, supervisees and learning groups.

James’ focus is on the continuing development of training opportunities and supervision for the ever expanding Irish EFT community of therapists, their communities and clients.

James has a deep and caring motivation for the transformative nature of relationships.  He considers the ability to develop a fluid, relational awareness to be a profoundly psychological and spiritual path.  This underlies his love for EFT and the development of a supportive community of therapists who are dedicated to mastering their relational and therapeutic skills and interventions.

Event Schedule:

In this four day externship, starting at 9:30am and ending at 5:30pm each day, participants will learn using a combination of lectures, videotapes, live case consultations and role play exercises.  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the basic stages and steps of Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • See marital distress from an attachment perspective
  • Help couples recognise and de-escalate problematic patterns of interaction
  • Help couples understand the underlying attachment needs that drive these negative patterns
  • Help couples create and restore the emotional bond between them
  • Help couples repair attachment injuries, fostering healing within and between the couple

Continuing Professional Development:

Certificates will be awarded for CPD days on completion of the 4 day EFT Externship totalling 30 hours of training.




11th July 2019 Externship – Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross, Clondalkin
Naas Road, Dublin 22, D22 V6Y6

Registration is on a first come, first served basis as places are limited.

Payment can be made by PayPal, cheque or electronic transfer.

IBAN: IE48AIBK93355425542012

Please e-mail [email protected] for electronic transfer details and address details to send a cheque that is payable to James Parrin.

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Booking Information:

Congratulations on starting your journey to enhanced couples therapy skills! A €250 deposit is required to secure your place, and also to ensure that your training event takes place.

Your payment is required in full by June 12th (4 weeks prior to the Externship commencing). This is so we can prepare and manage the hosting of your event..

Cancellation Information

Until May 28th – Six weeks prior to the Externship
Cancellations are possible and we will provide a full refund.

After May 29th
Cancellations are possible, and the fee will be refunded with the exception of the deposit, €250.This is due to the sourcing and preparation of the materials, speaker(s) fees, travel expenses, venue bookings and much more.

After June 27th
Fees and deposits cannot be refunded.

We are a heartfelt community, which means we understand there may be difficulty in paying in total initially. Please email us if you’re finding it difficult to pay all at once. We want to support your participation on this workshop.

Registration Form: 

Contact James Parrin to register by phone: 087 202 9755

To secure your place please complete the registration form details below accompanied with the booking deposit. All fields are mandatory.

EFT Ireland is a community affiliated with ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy). ICEEFT’s focus is to foster research in the use of EFT, promote quality training and certification in EFT and as a tool and resource for couples and therapists. ICEEFT has a body of process research that demonstrates the rigorous studies conducted in the effectiveness of EFT. More details of these studies are available on