Supervision & Consultation

The EFT Resource Center provides individual and group supervision and consultation to therapists locally, nationally, and internationally in both English and Spanish. Drs. Irwin and Blum have 20 years of combined experience in providing consultation and supervision for multiple forms of therapy: individual, adolescent & adult, family, and couple's therapy. Supervision includes discussion, video or audio review, live “bug-in-the-ear” supervision, or live consultations with couples when feasible. To inquire about consultation (individual or group) with Dr. Irwin or Dr. Blum, please Contact Us.

Supervision hours with Drs. Irwin and Blum count towards ICEEFT certification requirements.


Group Consultation

Small ongoing group consultation (4-6 participants) is offered throughout the year by both Drs. Blum and Irwin. A commitment of at least 3 months is required to participate in group consultation. Groups meet for 90+ minutes twice a month. Group consultation includes video review, case presentations, role-play, and general practice-related consultation in a safe, confidential environment.

Online consultation groups and individual consultation are offered in both English and Spanish on a HIPAA-compliant secure platform.



Training in EFT

Dr. Silvina Irwin is certified by ICEFFT as a Trainer in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), and offers the entire series of trainings required for therapist certification in EFT. Dr. Irwin was trained and mentored by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder and developer of EFT for couples.  

EFT trainings offered by Dr. Irwin include the Four-Day Externship, the Core Skills Series, and additional supervision and consultation. These are offered throughout the year in the LA area, and in other select US and international locations.

For a list of upcoming EFT trainings, visit Dr. Silvina Irwin's website here.


Four-Day Externship in EFT

This four-day course is a comprehensive introductory course to Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. The course includes observation of live, unscripted therapy sessions with real couples, presentations of attachment theory and clinical techniques, skills training exercises, and discussion of specific cases of clinical material.  By attending, participants will:

  • Obtain a clear understanding of the basic experiential and systemic concepts of an “Emotionally Focused” approach to couples therapy.

  • Develop skills in helping partners reprocess the emotional responses that maintain relational distress.

  • Develop skills in helping partners shape new interaction patterns and bonding events.

  • Develop skills to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples.

The Externship is recommended for mental health professionals, students and clergy who counsel couples including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, and mental health interns.


EFT Core Skills Series

Core Skills is a series of four weekends designed to deepen the EFT therapist’s understanding of the model and to the refine the clinical skills and interventions necessary to work with a couple through the 9 steps of EFT. This is a small group learning experience, and participants will engage with the material through discussion, video review, live demonstration, and experiential group work. Experienced EFT therapists provide hands on guidance and support throughout the series.


Continuing Education (CE) is available for some professionals in collaboration with Illuminated Education and the Los Angeles Center for EFT.


Request a Training

Our staff members offer mental health professionals introductory courses in EFT for couples. The courses range from 2-4 hours, depending on the needs of your group. 

Drs. Irwin and Blum offer advanced trainings to therapists in special topics such as working with trauma, helping couples heal from affairs, LGBT relationships, or how to address sexual issues in couples therapy.

If you are interested in inviting us to give a training, feel free to contact us and we can discuss more about your needs.  



Interested in joining our team? The EFT Resource Center accepts applications employment positions on a rolling basis.  We employ both master-level mental health professionals and postdoctoral psychologists. Click Here to learn more about submitting and application.