Being Culturally Accessible, Responsive, and Engaged: Working with Diversity in EFT

 This training will provide a systematic framework for engaging the EFT therapist in attuning to the diverse identities of the individuals, couples, and families they work with.  By sharpening the skills involved to develop a cultural lens, the EFT therapist will learn to enhance their effectiveness by focusing on the areas of alliance, assessment, formulation, intervention, and repair that are already part of the EFT model.  Come enjoy two days full of didactic learning, experiential exercises, videos, and overview of research conducted by trainer, Robert Allan. 

It is recommended that EFT therapists attending this training have completed the EFT Externship.  However, there will be a brief EFT 101 Basics for therapists at the beginning of Day 1 for those who have not attended the Externship and are interested in EFT. Please let us know if you plan to attend the Basics session.

Meet your trainers


Pam Semmler, LPC, CAC III is a certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor.  She has been practicing psychotherapy in the Denver area for the past 20 years and has a passion for exploring issues of culture and inclusiveness as an ongoing part of pursuing excellence in clinical work and life.  Pam has been conducting diversity trainings and consultations since 1999 and is excited to now be collaborating with Robert Allan on developing a training specifically for EFT communities and beyond.


Robert Allan, PhD, LMFT, LPC is an ICEEFT certified trainer, supervisor, and therapist who has helped train and supervise therapists and students in Emotionally Focused Therapy across Canada, the US, and Europe. Robert is currently researching the cultural adaptations of EFT and is developing training resources to help EFT therapists deepen the integration of culture into their EFT work.  He is the co-editor of two books Cross-cultural Responsiveness and Systemic Therapy: Personal and Clinical Narratives and Creating Cultural Safety in Couple and Family Therapy: Supervision and Training as well as numerous peer reviewed journal articles.