Emotional Freedom Techniques Professional Skills 1


This online EFT training provides 15 credits of CME for Physicians and 15 credits of CE for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and drug counselors:  and 15 contact hours for nurses.

Prior to registering, please review the CE details, course objectives, agenda, and conflict-of-interest disclosures below.

Register Now for Early Bird PricingEFT PS1 Summer 2023

ACEP is an approved provider for:

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: 2/28/22 - 2/28/25. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 15 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

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

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC): ACEP is no longer an Approved NBCC Continuing Education Provider. We are in the process of re-applying to NBCC. Please contact acepstaff@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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

California: ACEP is an approved CE provider by the APA, which is recognized by the CA Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists, and by 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.

Please note: In New York State this course is approved as 10 hours of self-study and 4 hours of live training. 

PHYSICIANS: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Osteopathic Association and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. The American Osteopathic Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Osteopathic Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES:   This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 Approved to award 15 contact hours

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Acupuncturists: ACEP is an approved provider for the CA Board of Acupuncture (#888). Approval is for 10 PDA hours through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM, provider #727).

EFT Professional Skills 1 is an introductory course


This course introduces the basic theory and techniques psychologists and other licensed professionals must master in order to responsibly integrate Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) protocols into their clinical practices. It presents: 1) an overview of EFT consisting of its history, theory, and research; 2) the basic EFT protocols; 3) basics of how to use EFT for treating trauma and depression; 4) processes for monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions during the session and 5) ethical guidelines for practicing EFT.

Training 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

Week 5: Complete 5th live session. Take the final exam and assessment to earn certificate of completion.

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

Relevant Financial Disclosures

Robert Schwarz, PsyD,  has stated he has no conflict of interest

Michael DeMolina, PhD, has stated he has no conflict of interest.

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