Healthy marriages,

Healthy Families, Healthy lives.

Dedicated to helping people create healthy attachmentS  


There are many hotels available but here are two close to the training location.

At the Hampton Inn Maumelle we have a $99 rate set up for EFT Conference attenders . The link below can be used to access the rate. The rate is available as long as there are rooms available.

Hotel: Hampton Inn Maumelle
Company Name: Summit Church

Ryan Rana, PhD., LMFT, LPC, Certified EFT Supervisor and Trainer.  Dr. Rana, a former counseling/marriage and family faculty member, did his training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson and George Faller.  With years of experience practicing and supervising EFT, Ryan was recently designated as a Trainer by Sue Johnson and ICEEFT.  Ryan is currently the president and founder of the Arkansas EFT Center .  Additionally, Ryan and his wife, Anne, co-founded The Joshua Center in Arkansas, in which he practices and is the Executive Director.  He maintains a clinical practice specializing in work with couples, sexuality, anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and other areas.  He also does EFT intensives with couples in addition to his passion to advance EFT via education and trainings in several areas.  Before being a therapist Ryan was a pitching coach at the collegiate level of baseball.  Ryan also spends significant time studying military training processes and practice and performance psychology and how it relates to the process of strategies of change and healing in therapy.


Refreshments and Lunch Options

Little Rock Externship 2018 Information Page

Day 1   8:00-8:30         Check-in 
                8:30-12:00      Introductions, Attachment and EFT Overview
                1:00-4:30         Homeroom, Steps and Stages of EFT
Day 2   8:30-12:00       Live Demonstration Session
                1:00-4:30          Homeroom, Interventions and
                                                Understanding De- escalation
Day 3   8:30-12:00       Live Demonstration Session
                1:00-4:30         Homeroom, Working in Stage Two
Day 4   8:30-12:00       Becoming an EFT Therapist, Continuing in
                                                Stage Two
                1:00-3:30         Homeroom, Consolidation (Stage 3 and Training)
*Schedule topics are flexible and subject to change based on group needs.

Meet your Trainers

Welcome to your 2018 Externship information page where you will find all the information you need to know about the training!  Please email if you have any questions.

You can park in the main parking lot in front of the church and enter through the main entrance.

Training Schedule

Externship Location

George is a husband, father, therapist, educator, speaker, writer and global leader in helping people reconnect and strengthen their relationships.  He is a certified Supervisor/Trainer/Therapist in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and founder of the New York Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, where he serves as  President.  He is a Supervisor with the AAMFT (American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy) and teaches classes at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in Manhattan.  He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist currently practicing in Connecticut and New York.  George is the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT and is on the Board  of the Porter Cason Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Prior to a career in the field of mental health, George spent 20 years as a NYC Firefighter and NYC Police Officer.  George received his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iona College, where he graduated at the top of his class. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Queens College. His experience as a FDNY Peer Counselor, particularly following the events of 9/11,  sparked his passion to help those impacted by trauma.
George brings a unique and varied experience to his practice.  Whether he is providing marriage therapy to Wall Street executives, leading a conference for the United States Military or equipping therapists from around the globe, his ability to inspire is far-reaching.  George is committed to bringing EFT to underprivileged populations and pushing the leading edge of effective therapy.


Coffee, water, pop, and light refreshment/snacks will be available each morning and afternoon. 

Lunch will be on your own, you may bring your lunch and refrigerate or choose from local options near the training! Click lunch options below.

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