EFiT/EFT & Trauma

Below you will find the information you need to know regarding your upcoming training. Please email Julia@thejoshuacenter.com with any questions.


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Leanne Campbell

Leanne Campbell is co-founder and director of the Vancouver Island Centre for EFT, and Campbell & Fairweather Psychology Group in Nanaimo, B.C. From 1994-2004, Leanne worked as a Professor of Psychology at Vancouver Island University, and remains an affiliate with that institution. She was trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, and was involved as a therapist in the early EFT studies aimed at establishing what is now the well-known efficacy of EFT. In her more than 20 years of practicing EFT, Leanne has been well-regarded for her ability to quickly develop strong therapeutic alliances with clients, and to use that secure base to explore, discover, and share their deeper emotional experiences in ways that shift them from distressing cycles of interaction to new levels of closeness and understanding. In addition to focusing on EFT therapy within her own clinical practice, Leanne offers training and clinical supervision in EFT to mental health professionals both locally and abroad, and has been involved in the development of a variety of training materials, including DVDs.



Kathryn Rheem

Kathryn is a Certified EFT trainer, supervisor & therapist. She has trained hundreds of mental health clinicians in EFT nationally and internationally. She has been a student of EFT since 2002, has been using this empirically-validated approach exclusively in private practice since 2005, and continues to study and learn the model daily. Kathryn trains and presents EFT regularly at many locations in U.S. including the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, AAMFT Annual Conference, state divisions of AAMFT, and EFT Summit and has taught EFT in Denmark, Sweden, Holland, and Germany. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times. In addition to the application of EFT with trauma, Kathryn has a special passion for working with and teaching the Withdrawer Re-engagement process. For her doctoral dissertation, Kathryn completed the first analysis of Withdrawer Re-engagement, and she enjoys teaching clinicians how to come alongside and work with Withdrawers.

Externship Schedule

*Schedule Topics are Flexible and Subject to Change Based on Group Needs

*Schedule Topics are Flexible and Subject to Change Based on Group Needs

Location and Parking

The training will be located at New Heights Offices, 3011 N. College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703.



For morning and afternoon sessions, light refreshments will be provided, including coffee, water, pop, and snacks.

An hour long break will be taken for lunch each day. A list of nearby restaurants can be found below. Refrigeration will be available for those who choose to bring their lunch.

Fayetteville Favorites!

  • Green Submarine - 3315 W Wedington Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Gusano’s Pizza - 1267 Steamboat Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Sassy’s Barbeque - 1290 Steamboat Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Slim Chickens - 637 E Joyce Blvd #20a, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Pho Thanh II - 637 E Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Thai Spice - 1189 Steamboat Dr Suite 1, Fayetteville, AR 72704

Familiar Spots

  • Buffalo Wild Wings – 990 N Steele Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Steak n’ Shake - 4074 Mall Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703 

  • McAlister’s - 4055 N Steele Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Newk’s Eatery - 637 E Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

  • Taziki’s Mediterranean Café - 95 E Joyce Blvd, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Delivery Options

Materials/Efit overview


EFiT Overview:

“Over the lifespan, the need for connection with others shapes our neural architecture, our responses to stress, our everyday emotional lives, and the interpersonal dramas and dilemmas that are at the heart of those lives” (S. Johnson, Attachment Theory in Practice, 2019, p. 5).  For those who have endured trauma, either in the context of their childhood environments, and/or as they have undertaken to serve their countries and/or protect their communities, the emotional toll is often significant, leading to various difficulties associated with self coherence and functioning, as well as capacity to manage emotion and interpersonal relations. 

Trained by Dr. Sue Johnson in the early 1990s, Dr. Campbell has been working in the area of trauma and using EFT in her work with individuals, couples and families since that time.  In this one-day training, with a focus on trauma, Dr. Campbell will provide an overview of the attachment perspective on personality (health and dysfunction), as well as a description of EFIT, including the EFT Tango and micro-interventions. Using a combination of didactic presentation, experiential exercises and demonstrations (i.e., viewing of EFIT tapes), the goal will be to provide participants with practitioner relevant information and experience that they can use in their individual psychotherapy work with clients who have endured trauma.      

EFiT Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the key elements of the attachment perspective on personality, as well as common sequelae associated with trauma exposure and the potential impact of trauma on personality growth and development

  2. Outline key considerations in working with trauma utilizing EFIT with respect to case conceptualization, clinical decision-making and therapeutic pacing.  

  3. Outline the three stages of intervention in EFIT.

  4. Outline the key elements of the EFT Tango.  

  5. Describe the micro-interventions used by the EFT therapist.

  6. Understand the ‘How to’ of working with emotion within session in an individual therapy context as a means of facilitating ‘corrective emotional experiences’ that shape significant and sustainable change and promote further healthy growth and development.  


Further presentation materials will be emailed out a few days before the training. Please feel free to bring laptops or tablets to follow along with their presentations. Don’t forget to bring your chargers if following along on your mobile device! If you’d prefer to have a hard copy, please print the presentation out beforehand.