The EFT Resource Center accepts applications for a full time paid psychotherapy intern (MFT) / postdoctoral position on a rolling basis. Continue scrolling down or click from the following menu to learn more.




The Position

This staff position is open to pre-licensed clinicians with doctoral degrees in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or another Counseling/Mental Health graduate degree, and who have an interest and background in providing psychotherapy services to children, teens, families and couples, based on the approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition to the provision of psychotherapy services, other paid professional opportunities are an integral part of the position, including designing and delivering presentations to professional and consumer groups, writing blogs on psychotherapy, assisting at community presentations, workshops, and training events.

This position is designed for clinicians seeking post-degree supervised work for licensure. This position is designed to prepare the post-doctoral level trainee to assume the professional responsibilities of a clinical or counseling psychologist with specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

It is a paid, hourly position with bonus opportunities.

This position will start as soon as is feasible as a part-time position with the expectation to grow into a full time practice over the course of the first 6 to 12 months.

Prior entry-level training in or exposure to Emotionally Focused Therapy is preferred. Some graduate-level exposure to attachment-based therapy approaches is required – this includes either participation in an ICEEFT-sponsored 4-Day Externship, a graduate course with an emphasis in attachment-based therapy approaches and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy, or clinical experience under the supervision of an EFT therapist.

Staff at the EFTRC are expected to video- or audio- tape psychotherapy sessions with their clients’ written permission, and their work and recordings will be reviewed routinely in supervision with Drs.Lisa Blum and/or Silvina Irwin, supervising psychologists.

One hour of individual supervision and one hour of EFTRC team consultation/supervision is provided on a weekly basis. An additional option of group supervision every other week may be available. Supervision hours will be increased commensurate with caseload.

Days available to start are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. EFTRC Team meetings on Wednesdays, mid-day, are required.

Job Duties

  • Carrying a full-time psychotherapy caseload as defined by the EFTRC.

  • Availability to meet clients during times assigned by the EFTRC with a minimum of 2 evenings per week.

  • Ability to attend EFTRC team meetings, supervision meetings, and other meetings as required and scheduled by EFTRC.

  • Ability to conduct supervised practice with adolescents, families, couples, adult individuals, and groups.

  • Compliance with EFTRC documentation standards.

  • Compliance with licensing board rules, APA code of Ethics, and DHS regulations and guidelines.

  • Staying up-to-date on billing responsibilities and discussing any financial or billing issues with clients when necessary.

  • Adherence to directives by direct clinical and administrative supervisors.

  • Participation in the design and delivery, with support, of professional and consumer-focused presentations as assigned by EFTRC.

  • Ability to design and implement, with support, a professional development and networking plan and participate actively in practice-building activities as approved by EFTRC.



  • Completion of an APA-accredited doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, or another Counseling/Mental Health graduate degree.

  • A declared and active pursuit of licensure attainment.

  • Must be available some evenings and Saturdays

  • Must be highly motivated and flexible

  • Compliance with respective Licensing Board rules and documentation related to pursuit of licensure.

  • Evidence of high level of professionalism within the field and strong clinical acumen as reported by previous supervisors.

  • Experience in working with adolescents, families and couples.

  • Ability to maintain a full caseload, defined as 17-20 outpatient contact hours per week.

  • Prior entry-level training in or exposure to Emotionally Focused Therapy is preferred; some graduate-level exposure to attachment-based therapy approaches is required – – this includes either participation in an ICEEFT sponsored 4-Day Externship, a graduate course with an emphasis in attachmentbased therapy approaches, and/or Emotionally Focused Therapy, or clinical experience under the supervision of an EFT therapist.

  • Expressed desire and/or prior experience in professional activities in addition to psychotherapy, including research, professional presentations, group facilitation and teaching, and similar.

  • Agreement to video- or audio- tape (with their clients’ written permission), and review clinical work and recordings routinely in supervision with Drs. Blum and Irwin.

  • Associate may not work for another private practice


Application Process

Interested applicants can email their application to Dr. Lisa Blum ( and Dr. Silvina Irwin (

Please include the following in your application:

1. Your CV and copy of your graduate degree

2. A letter briefly describing your professional experience and area of focus. Please be sure to include:

  • Your approach to therapy; theoretical orientation and models you implement or were trained in.

  • Age groups you have experience working with (i.e., children, teens, adults, elderly)

  • Age group you are most interested in gaining experience with.

  • How you think the EFTRC may be a good fit for you.

3. Two letters of recommendations -- one from someone who has supervised your clinical work, and a second from a person of your choosing. If you don't have letters of recommendation already on file, that is not a problem. Letters can be submitted as supplemental documents following an interview. 

We will review your application and call a selected number of candidates for an interview with Drs. Blum and Irwin. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the intern position or the application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dr. Silvina Irwin   l  l   626-399-4013

Dr. Lisa Blum   l  l   323-633-6138

About the EFT Resource Center

The EFT Resource Center, founded in 2011 in Pasadena, CA by psychologists Lisa Blum, Psy.D. (19790) and Silvina Irwin, Ph.D. (19710), seeks to make more fulfilling relationships possible for everyone. Our team of experienced therapists shares the value of strong, secure relationships as a necessary ingredient to thriving. We offer therapy services and psycho-educational workshops for individuals, couples, families and teens based on the highly effective approach of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

We also bring the transformative power and efficacy of EFT to mental health practitioners all around the world through professional training, supervision, and support. The EFT Resource Center cultivates an atmosphere of growth, creativity, curiosity, and life-long learning with all of our clients and colleagues. 

The EFT Resource Center aims to cultivate a climate of inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, with opportunities to form meaningful connections with each other.  In all facets of our work we strive to create an environment where people can embrace their most basic universal human attachment needs without fear of persecution or marginalization as a result of religion, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, class, mental health, physical character or disability.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The EFT Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.