Emotional Freedom Techniques Level 1


This online course provides 14 hours of CE/CME/CNE for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, drug counselors, physicians, nurses, bodyworkers and acupuncturists. 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 York:  Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, #SW-0164 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors, #MHC-0138 and marriage and family therapists, #MFT-0069.

Acupuncturists:  ACEP is an approved provider for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, provider #727). EFT PS1 course approvals are: self-study, #727-6; Zoom sessions 1-4, #727-7 through #727-10.

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

Institute for Better Health (IBH) has been approved as a provider of CE/CNE/CME by the organizations listed below. IBH as the approved sponsor maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed below.

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.

Bodyworkers: IBH is approved by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 450111-06. CE approval for this specific program is pending.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the nine acupressure tapping points in the EFT Basic Recipe that clients will tap on to elicit a calming response.
  • Perform the 4 main aspects of the EFT Basic Protocol
  • Discuss at least 3 principles to use when helping clients choose appropriate language and targets for each round of treatment.
  • Demonstrate at least two methods to identify a client’s negative cognition or belief that generates anxious or depressive feelings and deconstruct it to specific negative past life events.
  • Demonstrate the three main principles of the Tell the Story Technique for a specific stressful event to titrate emotional intensity and facilitate thorough processing of the traumatic material.
  • Identify individual "aspects” or component parts of a specific traumatic event.
  • List at least three useful questions used to uncover relevant stressful events in a client's history.
  • List at least three reasons why working with specific events from the client’s past is preferable to working with here and now symptoms.
  • Describe the three steps of the EFT Basic Recipe for symptom management of intense affect.
  • Discuss at least 2 ways to assign appropriate EFT self-help strategies for clients to do at home.
  • Describe the eight steps when using EFT with deep breathing for increased self-regulation of anxiety.
  • Discuss at least three principles to use when introducing EFT to clients.
  • Describe at least three methods for using EFT within a trauma-informed model.
  • Describe at least 3 research studies that support the efficacy of EFT for treating trauma.
  • List at least 2 ethical guidelines for using EFT with clients.


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.