Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1


This online EFT training provides 14 hours of CE/CME/CNE for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, drug counselors, physicians, and nurses. Prior to registering, please review the CE details, course objectives, agenda, and conflict-of-interest disclosures below.

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ACEP is an approved provider for:

American Psychological Association (APA): ACEP is approved by the APA to sponsor CE for psychologists. ACEP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB): ACEP, provider #1048, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACEP maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/16 - 2/28/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 14 continuing education clock hours.

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC): The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5868. The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors: NAADAC, 100504

California: ACEP is an approved CE provider by the APA, ASWB and NBCC, which are recognized by CBBS to offer CEs for CA-based MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. ACEP is an approved provider for the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #14626).

Florida: ACEP is an approved CE provider FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling, Certified Master Social Workers and FL Board of Nursing (CE Provider#50-10765).

New Jersey Social Workers: ACEP is an approved provider for ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program, Provider #47. CE approval for this specific program is pending.

New York Social Workers: ACEP is recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0164.

Acupuncturists: ACEP is an approved provider for the CA Board of Acupuncture (#888). Approval is pending for PDA hours through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, provider #727).

ACEP is a CE co-sponsor with the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB).

Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) has been approved as a provider of CE/CNE/CME by the organizations listed below. IAHB as the approved sponsor maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed below. CE approval for this specific program is pending.

Nurses: IAHB is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. CE approval for this specific program is pending.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME through the joint sponsorship of IAHB and ACEP. IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CE approval for this specific program is pending.

EFT Training Objectives

  • Identify the nine acupressure tapping points in the EFT Basic Recipe
  • Perform the EFT Basic Recipe
  • Discuss at least 3 principles in how to choose appropriate Setup and Reminder phrases for each tapping round
  • Demonstrate Table Tops/Table Legs metaphor to deconstruct a presenting issue
  • Demonstrate the Tell the Story Technique to a specific event
  • Identify individual "Aspects" within a specific traumatic event
  • List three common questions to dine relevant events in a client's history
  • List at least three reasons why working with specific events is preferable to working with global here and now symptoms
  • Apply the EFT Basic Recipe for symptom management
  • Assign appropriate EFT homework for clients
  • Describe the eight steps to the Constricted Breathing Technique
  • Discuss at least three principles about how to introduce EFT to new clients
  • Discuss how to use EFT in a trauma-informed model
  • Describe the research supporting the efficiency of EFT
  • Discuss the neuroscience supporting EFT


Week 1: Modules 1-4 (Complete by 1st Live Session)
Module 1 - Introduction and What to Expect
Module 2 - Emotional Freedom Technique Basic Premise
Module 3 - The EFT Basic Recipe
Module 4 - The EFT Basic Recipe Part 2

Week 2: Modules 5-8 (Complete by 2nd Live Session)
Module 5 - How to Select Target Goals
Module 6 - Emotional Freedom Technique Basic Premise
Module 7 - The Structure of Consciousness
Module 8 - The Tearless Trauma Technique

Week 3: Modules 9-11 (Complete by 3rd Live Session)
Module 9 -  Tell the Story Technique
Module 10 - Demonstration of Tearless Trauma & Tell the Story with Commentary
Module 11 - Testing the Work

Week 4: Modules 12-17 (Complete by 4th Live Session)
Module 12 - The Personal Peace Procedure: Treatment Planning that Matters
Module 13 - Research on the Efficacy of EFT
Module 14 - Applying EFT to Different Types of Problems
Module 15 - Scope of Practice and Ethics
Module 16 - Frequently Asked Questions about EFT
Module 17 - Conclusion

Following the Week 4 Live Session, students will be able to access the final test and evaluation.