“While working in private practice in the South Hills area, I needed to consult with someone who knew more about OCD. When I asked my colleagues, Joan Kaylor’s name was the name consistently shared.  Since then, I have consulted with Joan on several cases, referred cases directly to her and even hired her to present two different OCD conferences to our Outpatient Department.  Joan is an amazing speaker.  She is very knowledgeable, offers many different perspectives to the OCD diagnosis and provides practical yet functional treatment approaches to the individual.  I would recommended Joan unequivocally for individual therapy,  consultation and company training.”

Braden Ambrose, M.S., LPC
Outpatient Mental Health Therapist

Experience and teaching you can count on.

I have been conducting workshops and training for mental health professionals and corporations since 1993. I facilitate seminars for organizations in

  • conflict resolution,
  • stress release meditation with methods based in Chinese medicine.

Mastering the Art and Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques

I am excited to offer Continuing Education CEs (6 CE hours) for mental health professionals and nurses for “Mastering the Art and Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques”  through Commonwealth Educational Seminars. This program is beginning level.

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Hotel, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Time: 8:30 am registration. Program 9 am to 4 pm.
Faculty: Joan Kaylor, MSEd, LPC, DCEP

6 CE Hours: additional $25 and fee at the door

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions.

Joan is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. She is certified in the gold standard of Emotional Freedom Techniques and certified in energy psychology from the Association of Comprehensive Psychology. Joan has been studying and teaching Emotional Freedom Techniques since 1996.  Joan teaches EFT, aka, tapping around the world. Joan is excited to bring her program “Mastering the Art and Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques” to her home in Western Pennsylvania.

Information on Continuing Education is located at bottom of the page. 


  • Mental health professionals will learn what Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are.
  • Mental health professionals will learn the research evidence thus far for EFT.
  • Mental health professionals will learn how to safely administer EFT so as not to cause abreaction or flooding.
  • Mental health professionals will learn how to create a specific set up statement and reminder statement for use with the Basic Recipe.
  • Mental health professionals will learn the 9 acupressure points used in the tapping sequence.
  • Mental health professionals will learn the 4 acupressure points and NLR point for correcting a psychological reversal.
  • Mental health professionals will roll play therapist – client in dyads to become confident in administering EFT.
  • Mental health professionals will learn how to test to make sure aspects are clear.


Part 1

  • Mental health professions will learn the art and science of Emotional Freedom Techniques in 6 modules.
  • What is EFT?
  • Composition of EFT – Brain; physics, traditional Chinese medicine, autonomic nervous system, stress reduction
  • How EFT evolved.
  • Science – the cortisol study; sympathetic and parasympathetic
  • Physics – how the subtle energies of the human body are measured
  • Discovery Statement

Part 2

  • Borrowing Benefits
  • SUD Scale
  • Long Recipe
  • EFT short version
  • Psychological reversal
  • Secondary gain
  • Group Tapping
  • Part 3
  • Be Specific
  • Shifting Aspects
  • The Generalization Effect
  • Why tap on the Negative?
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Testing
  • Practice

Part 4

  • Cognitive Belief Shifts
  • Physiological responses
  • Apex Effect
  • Abreaction or Flooding
  • Sneaking Away
  • Practice

Part 5

  • EFT for Physical Issues
  • Be cautious
  • Physical Complaints
  • Detective Work
  • Band Aid vs Root Cause (emotional)
  • Practice

Part 6

  • Cravings
  • Addiction
  • Practice
  • Next Steps – Level 2


As an APA approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC.

Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.


Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.


Marriage and Family Therapists

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) can grant continuing education credit to Marriage & Family Therapists in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI AND WY.

CES maintains responsibility for these programs. In addition, CES is an approved CE provider for Florida Marriage & Family Therapists (CE Provider # 50-9633) and an approved Continuing Education Provider for Texas Marriage & Family Therapists (Provider Number 558).

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is accredited by many professional organizations to offer Continuing Education credit. As state boards meet frequently and revise and/or clarify license requirements regularly, we always recommend you check with your state board for the most recent information.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Certified Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Associate Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) can grant Continuing Education credit for the above listed professions in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI and WY. NC  LPCs may apply fifteen CEs, only, toward licensure renewal.


Social Workers-

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES), provider #1117 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approval Continuing Education (ACE) Program. CES maintains responsibility for these programs. ASWB Approval period: 10/5/15-10/5/18. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social Workers-New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers

Some states do not require pre-approval. If your state is not on the below list, please check with your state board.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars can grant Social Work CEs in the following states:

AK, AL, Alberta, AR, AZ, British Columbia, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, New Brunswick, NE, NH, Newfoundland & Labrador, NM, NY, NC, ND, Nova Scotia, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, Saskatchewan, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, Virgin Islands, VI, VT, WA, WI and WY.

Please contact your state board if you have concerns about CE credit. All Social Workers attending programs that have been awarded Social Work Continuing Education from CES will receive a Certificate upon completion.

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner, Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations please contact Joan Kaylor at 724-413-0964