Mastering the Art and Science of Emotional Freedom Techniques: Interventions for Crisis and Trauma


Emotional Freedom Techniques is an evidenced based tool that combines cognitive behavior therapy with acupressure to eliminate the root of the problem, not treat the symptoms. 6 contact hours available for social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses and professional counselors.

See below for information about what you will experience in the seminar and upcoming offerings.


Friday, May 17, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT


The anxiety spectrum exemplifies the disorders where emotions override thought. Fragmented memories get stored in the body. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) collapse this uncomfortable emotional and physical reactivity; therefore, freeing a path for spontaneous insights and clearer thinking combined with cognitive behavior therapy. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a comprehensive mind-body treatment that desensitizes three areas: unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical reactions. EFT combines physical interventions derived from restorative (self-applied) acupressure theory with cognitive interventions. EFT is an evidence-based practice with over 100 published studies. One published study demonstrated a 24% decrease in cortisol (stress hormone) level in the EFT group.

This introductory workshop on Emotional Freedom Techniques – Intervention for Crisis and Trauma, is for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses and first responders interested in learning an evidenced based intervention that will quickly quiet the amygdala and lower cortisol for victims of trauma and PTSD. 6 contact hours are available for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors through R. Cassidy seminars.

9:00 – 10:30 What are Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka, EFT, aka, tapping.
The Basic Recipe, acupressure points and their relevance to relieving distress.
Global vs Specific Tapping
Go Slow – safety first
Evidence based – Show documentary Science of Tapping.
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00
Trauma Interventions: “Sneaking up”, “Tearless Trauma”, ‘Tell the Story”, “The Movie Technique”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:30 Testing: SUDs, Tell the Story, The Movie Technique, 6-month check in.

  • Explain the origin and efficacy of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) including peer reviewed, published research.
  • Implement self-applied, light touch or tapping on acupoints to calm the amygdala while thinking about traumatic events– to create a desensitize state as measured by continuous dropping of the SUDS level.
  • Distinguish that EFT is a mind-body treatment that desensitizes unwanted thoughts, emotions and physical discomfort combined with cognitive behavior therapy concerns of not working outside knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.
  • List exploratory questions to elicit the first or worst defining event and how to treat in all manifestation in the past, present and future.Demonstrate combining cognitive behavior therapy with acupoint stimulations for stress, phobias, generalized anxiety and panic.
  • State the ethical concerns of not working outside knowledge base and obtaining ongoing “permission” to use these methods.

Certificates are available following course completion at


Early Bird Registration before March 15, 2019  $95.00 

After March 15, 2019 registration is  – $110.00

After May 1, 2019 registration is – $120.00

Note: 6 hours of continuing education available for LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTSs, and RNs through R. Cassiday Seminars. Contact hours are an additional $40.00 payable to R. Cassidy Seminars.

Certificates are available upon course completion online here.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

6 hours of Continuing education available for LCSW’s, LPC’s, LMFTS’s and RN’s through R. Cassiday Seminars. $40.00 for contact hours.

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Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at


Social Workers
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701


CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for 6 contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

ICF Coaches: These (#) CE hours are considered RD hours with ICF. These 6 hours are useful for coaches who attend this program, but the material is not directly related to the ICF Core Competencies.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.