NWA Externship Information

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

externship 2019 trainers


George Faller

George Faller, LMFT is a certified Supervisor Trainer/Therapist in EFT and founder of the New York Center for EFT, 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 the director of training at the Center for Hope and Renewal in Greenwich, CT and on the board of the Porter-Cason Institute at Tulane University. Prior to a career in mental health, he served as a firefighter and police officer for 20 years in New York City.

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Ryan Rana

Ryan Rana, PhD, LMFT, LPC is a certified EFT Supervisor Trainer/Therapist. He is the current president and founder of the Arkansas EFT Center. He and his wife, Anne, founded The Joshua Center in Arkansas, where he currently practices and acts as the Executive Director. His specializations include work with couples, sexuality, depression, and traumatic stress. He studies military training processes and practice and performance psychology. Before become a therapist, he was a baseball pitching coach at the collegiate level.

Externship Schedule


Location and Parking

The training will be located at the GO Center (Global Outfitters, a multi-use facility) at 2844 N. College Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72703.

The GO Center is located between Fayetteville Prayer Room and Tangier’s


Unfortunately, parking is our biggest weakness at this event venue, and we ask for your patience in navigating our limited parking options.  We apologize in advance that parking space is limited and thank you in advance for your understanding. After the spots in front of the GO Center have been filled, we ask that you please park first behind Mama Carmen's (the coffee shop 2 doors down to the left of the GO center). Please do NOT park in front of 'RNR' tires, but you can park as far down the mall area as the medical center (up college avenue further north).  Additionally, there is a large parking lot across college avenue that can be used.

If at all possible, we would encourage you to carpool with fellow participants to maximize the available spaces. Thank you again for your understanding!


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.

  • Tangiers - 2800 N College Ave

  • Zoe’s Kitchen - 3379 N College Ave Suite 8

  • Panera - 3638 N Front St

  • Chick-Fil-A – 4180 N College Ave

  • Jimmy John’s – 3379 N College Ave

  • Chipotle – 3379 N College Ave

  • Feltner Brothers Burgers - 2768 N College Ave

  • Braum’s - 2511 N College Ave

  • Kosmos Greekafé - 2136 N College Ave

  • KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ - 3223 N College Ave

  • Khana Indian Grill - 2101 N College Ave

  • Raising Cane’s – 859 Millsap Rd

  • Wendy’s – 2050 N College Ave

Attachment Theory in Practice

As a participant of this year’s externship, you will receive a copy of Sue Johnson’s new clinical text at registration!


Drawing on the cutting-edge research on adult attachment and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice, Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach to individuals and families. The volume shows how EFT aligns perfectly with attachment theory as it provides proven techniques for treating anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Each modality (individual, couple, and family therapy) is covered in paired chapters that respectively introduce key concepts and present an in-depth case example. Special features include instructive end-of-chapter exercises and reflection questions.