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Wednesday & Thursday, May 13-14
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

P1. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Professional Skills 1

Michael DeMolina, PhD, DCEP


12 CE Hours**
Level: All

Check out our Next Virtual PS1 Class Starting June 22.

This comprehensive 2-day experience is packed full of instruction, exercises and practice to provide you with the skills you need to begin working with clients as an EFT professional. Learn EFT theory and science, The Basic Recipe, Tell the Story Technique, Tearless Trauma Technique, Personal Peace Procedure and the basic ethics of EFT with plenty of practice time to deeply integrate these skills.

This pre-conference intensive is limited to licensed health and mental health professionals. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, physicians, nurses with advanced specialization in psychiatric nursing (PMH-CNS or NP), marriage and family therapists,  counselors, addiction counselors, chiropractors, and acupuncturists are welcome. Learn more about our online version of this class Contact Susan Carney at 484-380-5780 or before registering if you have questions about your eligibility. 



  • Identify the nine acupressure tapping points in the EFT Basic Recipe that clients will tap on to elicit a calming response.

  • Perform the 4 main aspects of the EFT Basic Protocol

  • Discuss at least 3 principles to use when helping clients choose appropriate language and targets for each round of treatment.

  • Demonstrate at least two methods to identify a client’s negative cognition or belief that generates anxious or depressive feelings and deconstruct it to specific negative past life events.

  • Demonstrate the three main principles of the Tell the Story Technique for a specific stressful event to titrate emotional intensity and facilitate thorough processing of the traumatic material.

  •  Identify individual "aspects” or component parts of a specific traumatic event

  • List at least three useful questions used to uncover relevant stressful events in a client's history.  

  • List at least three reasons why working with specific events from the client’s past is preferable to working with here and now symptoms 

  • Describe the three steps of the EFT Basic Recipe for symptom management of intense affect.

  • Discuss at least 2 ways to assign appropriate EFT self-help strategies for clients to do at home.

  • Describe the eight steps when using EFT with deep breathing for increased self-regulation of anxiety.

  • Discuss at least three principles to use when introducing EFT to clients.

  • Describe at least three methods for using EFT within a trauma-informed model.

  • Describe at least 3 research studies that support the efficacy of EFT for treating trauma. 

  • List at least 2 ethical guidelines for using EFT with clients.

Michael DeMolina, PhD, DCEP, has over 30 years as a psychotherapist and adult educator. He is ACEP's lead EFT trainer in North America, a certified trainer with the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and is a past chairman of the National Qigong Association.

Wednesday & Thursday, May 13-14
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

P2. Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology - Level 1

Michael Galvin, PhD, DCEP


12 CE Hours*
Level: Introductory

Understand and practice energy psychology within an overall perspective of sound science, practical application and ethical consideration. Leave with an array of tools you can use to customize treatment for specific client needs, along with a framework to integrate these tools within psychotherapeutic and coaching models.



  • List the 6 steps in a comprehensive energy psychology treatment.

  • Name 2 theories describing possible mechanisms of change in energy psychology.

  • Name the t3 elements that need to be included in an informed consent.

  • Demonstrate 1 method of accessing information from the body.

  • Describe 3 ways to assess and treat a client's systemic energetic interference.

  • Describe 2 ways of identifying a specific treatment issue.

  • Describe a way to assess and treat psychoenergetic reversals blocking healing.

  • Name 4 common psychoenergetic reversals.

  • Demonstrate a meridian intervention to treat a target issue.

  • List 3 possible outcomes following a round of treatment.

  • Describe 2 types of homework that a client might be asked to do between sessions.

  • List 3 areas of ethical vulnerability and risk management strategies.

Michael Galvin, PhD, DCEP, is a psychologist and has served on the faculty of three graduate schools. He is an ACEP and EMDRIA approved consultant and has been trained in TFT, EFT, EDxTM and TAT. Michael trains internationally and is co-author of Energy Psychology and EMDR.


Thursday, May 14
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

P3. From Pain to Gain: Holistic Treatment for Chronic Pain

Fred Gallo, PhD


6 CE Hours**

Level: All

While chronic pain is subjective, it involves physical, mental and social aspects. Energy psychology and mindfulness are important additions to your biopsychosocial treatment regime.  Integration of these modalities to manage and transform chronic pain will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced.


  • Distinguish acute from chronic pain.

  • List 3 types of implantable therapy for chronic pain.

  • List 5 energy psychology techniques for treating chronic pain.

  • List 10 basic treatment points used in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

  • List 5 benefits of mindfulness.

  • List the 4 phases of a composite treatment for chronic pain.


Fred Gallo PhD, DCEP, is an energy psychology pioneer and author of numerous articles, manuals, and eight books. He coined the term "energy psychology" and founded Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (EDxTM), Energy Consciousnesses Therapy (ECT), and the Identity Method (IM).  Among his many books are Energy Psychology and Energy Tapping for Trauma.

P4. Restoring the Self: Reconnecting Split-Off Life Energy with Logosynthesis

Willem Lammers, MSc, DPsych


6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Logosynthesis is an integrative healing approach based on the principle that disconnection from our true Self is the primary cause of suffering. You will learn specific sentences to focus intention to retrieve and integrate split-off energy and remove the energy of other persons from the system. Logosynthesis can be used for a wide variety of issues.


  • Describe the 4 key principles of Logosynthesis as a system for self-coaching and guided change.

  • Describe 2 aspects of Logosynthesis that make it a powerful procedure for personal and spiritual development.

  • Name 2 practical exercises that demonstrate the effect of the power of words in Logosynthesis.

  • Apply Logosynthesis on 3 personal issues (such as fears and disturbing memories).

  • Describe 3 ways to integrate the acquired knowledge of Logosynthesis in your existing worldview.

  • Describe 2 key differences between Logosynthesis and other energy psychology modalities.


Willem Lammers, MSc, DPsych, is a Swiss/Dutch psychotherapist, a supervisor and a consultant to organizations with over 40 years of experience in the field. He trained in transactional analysis, NLP, EMDR and energy psychology. He developed Logosynthesis and teaches this amazing new model around the world.

P5. Mind/Body Tools for Children: Effective Techniques for Trauma, Resilience, & Performance 

Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehey, EdD; Gail Gillespie, PhD; Jeannette Folan; Jondi Whitis; Cindy Baker, MEd, DCEP


6 CE Hours**  |   Level: All

Understand how stress and trauma impact children. Learn the science behind EFT and how to integrate evidence-based energy psychology self-help tools to improve children’s stress management, emotion-regulation, self-confidence and resilience. You will receive a toolkit of resources for teaching children energy psychology tools in a variety of settings, including in the classroom.


  • Describe 3 emotional or behavioral characteristics in children that occur as a result of stress and trauma.

  • Identify 3 characteristics of highly sensitive children/teens and 3 common socio-emotional challenges of this population.

  • Demonstrate how to apply the basic EFT protocol with children to reduce stress.

  • List 3 strategies for introducing EFT to children of various ages.

  • Demonstrate 3 energy psychology techniques that children can use to help manage the effects of stress and trauma and reframe limiting thoughts and beliefs.

  • Develop an action plan to integrate energy psychology tools into your work with children.

Suzanne Velasquez-Sheehy, EdD, is a certified energy psychology (EP) practitioner and licensed teacher and administrator, specializing in increasing performance by identifying and reframing limiting beliefs. She is the creator of Stress Less and BOLT to Success SEL programs and the author of An EP Toolkit for Teachers.


Gail Gillespie, PhD, is a school psychologist in private practice in New Orleans whose specialization is the evaluation and treatment of school-aged children and their families. She has been an ACEP member and practicing EFT for the past ten years.


Jeannette Folan is a registered integrative health coach, author, and educator specializing in the highly sensitive person (HSP). She is a mental health advocate for HSPs and the principal developer of an accredited HSP Certification Training Course for mental health professionals.

Jondi Whitis is a master trainer/trainer of trainers and training Board member for EFT International. She delivers professional EFT training along with other EP modality workshops across the country. A former teaching artist in NYC schools, she is passionate about bringing EP and emotional wisdom to children.

Cindy Baker, MEd, DCEP, is a school psychologist and member of ACEP’s Humanitarian Committee. With over 30 years supporting students, teachers and families, she now promotes the use of energy psychology techniques for stress management in schools, businesses and within the community.

P6. Blue Diamond Healing: Working with Deeper Realms of the Energy System

Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP


No CE Hours

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Have you sometimes felt your clients' problems are deeper than the psychological? Rarely taught except to small private groups, a full outline of Blue Diamond Healing will be presented. You will learn how to work with deeper and higher parts of the multidimensional energy system, particularly the 12-point grid and spinning merkaba fields.


  • Identify a (hypothesized) fractal that is repeated at different levels of the multidimensional energy system.

  • Identify the Blue Diamond point and how to work with it.

  • Describe the spinning merkaba fields and how to test for dysfunctions in these.

  • Identify errant coding in the 12-point grid, the psychological expressions of these, and how to correct them.

  • Identify 'parasitic energies' and remove them.

  • Identify 6 ways of working with the Blue Diamond field.

Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst from England. He teaches energy psychology widely in the UK and is the developer of Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy (PEP) and Blue Diamond Healing. He is ACEP’s immediate past president.

P7.  Help Your Clients Get Free From Societal/Political Stress & Learned Helplessness

(Previously Titled: Resources to Enhance Client Wellbeing & Social Responsibility )

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP


6 CE Hours**

Level: All

Weave social responsibility dimensions into how you serve your clients through an integrated set of psychoeducational training and skills. You will be able to help them elevate their internal locus of control, reduce learned helplessness, integrate personal freedom and responsible citizenship, and have positive societal impact – without sacrificing their wellbeing or cherished relationships.


  •  Summarize the purpose of each of the 3 main components in the psychoeducational framework presented.

  • Define "paradigm literacy" and "self-responsibility" in the context of building an elevated internal locus of control.

  • Describe how Bernays combined psychoanalytic thinking with societal systems theory to produce propaganda that achieves social engineering objectives.

  • Contrast the ingredients of the U.S. Constitution's original formula for the pursuit of happiness with the version that was installed in the 1950s.

  • State the psychological definition of money and capitalism proposed in this training, and the psychological implications of these definitions.

  • Describe 3 key ingredients in collaboration literacy, in contrast to the dynamics of coercion and compromise. 

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP, is ACEP’s co-founder and first president. He is a 12-award-winning clinical and organizational development psychologist. President of Integrity Culture Systems™, he provides keynotes, training programs and consulting that makes integrity profitable, leaders elevated, collaborators productive, happiness sustainable, and cultures healthy.

P8. Ancestral Trauma Release Techniques™ Workshop

Eva Malanowski, PsyD, MS

Ben Schwarcz, MFT


6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Learn the Ancestral Trauma Release Techniques™ method to heal deeply held ancestral patterns. Discover the value of ongoing ancestral healing work with your clients. Identify cognitive distortions around money, loss, and love. Develop skills in using Ancestral Trauma Tapping™ for emotional healing of your clients, yourself and your lineage.  


  • Name 3 ways emotional traumas of your client's ancestors are expressed in their patterns.

  • Describe how tapping in the ATRT process differs from basic EFT.

  • Identify how to decide which ancestor or family member to focus on in the ATRT process.

  • Identify 3 dysfunctional beliefs that can be passed down from your client's ancestors.

  • Describe the basic ATRT process.

  • Identify what clients ATRT may not be appropriate for.


Eva Malanowski, PsyD, MS, specializes in healing relational trauma and addictions. Eva's grandfather escaped Auschwitz and then fought and died in the Warsaw uprising. She has over 18 years of clinical experience and leads workshops for entrepreneurs and for veterans with PTSD.


Ben Schwarcz, MFT, is an advanced certified EFT practitioner, ACEP EFT program consultant, psychotherapist, and coach. As the son of a Holocaust survivor, Ben has personally experienced the challenges and healing of ancestral trauma. Ben's specialties are trauma, peak performance, coaching entrepreneurs, and spiritual issues. He is codeveloper of ATRT™.

P9. Disease as a Doorway: A Holographic Approach to Healing

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP

Adam Rizvi, MD

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

This workshop will assist you in working with clients who have experienced a challenging diagnosis by shifting perception to seeing the disease as a doorway to something greater. It will include recognizing the holographic opportunity each client presents for the clinician's growth.


  • Describe 1 historical perspective on disease that persists unconsciously, even today.

  • State 3 potential “causes” of disease.

  • Distinguish between pure consciousness, body consciousness and mind consciousness.

  • Name 3 ego traps inherent in the healer role.

  • Distinguish between the energies of compassion and pity.

  • Explain at least 2 methods to recognize the holographic opportunity present with each client.

Mary Sise, LCSW, DCEP, is a past president of ACEP and co-author of The Energy of Belief: Psychology's Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs. An international speaker, she has a private practice in Latham, NY.


Adam Rizvi, MD, is a neurologist specializing in critical care. His passion is to help us  remember what it is to be whole and know that we are innately perfect, as this redefines our health and healing. He offers teachings with a unique blend of spiritual and scientific rigor.

* Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.


Monday, May 18 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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S1: Embracing Death: Transformation & Resilience Through Spirituality

Shoshana Garfield, PhD

Larry Burk, MD, CEHP

6 CE Hours**

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Fears of death are often hidden aspects of psychological complaints, psychosomatic physical illnesses and resistance to healing. Helping your clients address fear of death can result in resilience – through spirituality and a deeply meaningful life. Death-related phenomena, including near-death experiences, nearing-death awareness and after-death communication can have significant impact on personal transformation and clinical practice. 


  • List 3 psycho-physiologic transformations of after near-death experiences.

  • Name 3 categories of subjective experience of nearing-death awareness.

  • Name 3 subjective experiences of perceived after death communication.

  • List 3 ways working on death-related issues improve quality of life.

  • List 3 ways integrating fear of death may improve the depth and efficacy of your clinical practice.

  • List 3 ways that specifically including spirituality in your practice increases your efficacy in conducting interventions.

Shoshana Garfield, PhD, has been in the field of trauma relief for over 30 years. She is co-chair of EFT International, one of the world's oldest and largest EFT associative bodies, and perhaps most importantly, feels deep joy every day.


Larry Burk MD, CEHP, does coaching with EFT and dreamwork. He was co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine. His publications include “EFT for stress-related symptoms after motor vehicle accidents” and two books, Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist and Dreams that Can Save Your Life.

S2: HBLU Clearing Protocols for Effective Muscle Testing  

Judith Swack, PhD

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

Many people report having difficulty trusting the accuracy of the answers they get with muscle testing. Learn several common patterns that can cause inaccuracy or deception in muscle testing and how to interpret confusing signals. You will test for and treat some common hidden patterns that cause deception. You and your clients will experience the profound benefits of having clear access to different levels of being.


  • List 3 patterns that interfere with accurate muscle testing.

  • Perform the Simple Clearing protocol.

  • Perform a meridian tapping technique for unblocking the energy field.

  • Perform the steps to clear negative transference.

  • Perform a meridian tapping technique for clearing fear of the truth.

  • Perform a protocol for fully integrating the soul in the body.


Judith A. Swack, PhD, is a scientist, teacher, healer and visionary, and winner of the 2015 ACEP Award for Major Contribution to the Field of Energy Psychology. She has synthesized biomedical research with techniques from other healing systems to create Healing from the Body Level Up, an innovative and powerful methodology with transformative results.

S3: The Inner Alchemy of Emotional Transformation

Master Mingtong Gu

No CE Hours

Level: All

Learn the ancient practice of sound healing to fully awaken your energy center and emotional body. This advanced practice transforms emotions and energy patterns to enhance the connectedness of your mind-body-spirit. You will directly experience deep transformation, moving away from reactions of fear towards empowerment, while awakening joy. 

Mingtong Gu, Chi Center founder, is a qigong master who offers the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong. He was honored as Qigong Master of the Year by the 13th World Congress for Qigong & TCM. Master Gu is a speaker, healer, and teacher for programs around the world. He is author of books and online programs.


Monday & Tuesday, May 18-19
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

S4: Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology - Level 2

Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP

12 CE Hours*

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

This training program is LEVEL 2 OF A TWO PART SERIES. You must have taken Level 1 to attend. Visit for details and dates of other locations.

Building on the foundation you have developed in Level 1, in Level 2 you will learn advanced applications of the program’s unique, 6-step treatment model. You will also discover advanced approaches for working with meridians as well as advanced chakra and biofield interventions. Skills for self-care are also included. Once you have completed Level 2, you have the option of continuing for certification.


  • Identify the 7 major chakras used most often in chakra-based therapies.

  • Demonstrate 3 alternative methods of ideomotor cuing.

  • Describe 2 additional techniques for treating systemic energetic interference.

  • Describe 3 additional centering exercises.

  • Name 3 additional treatment points for clearing psychoenergetic reversals.

  • Describe a method by which to choose the best intervention for a particular target problem.

  • Name 2 non-customized techniques for treating a target problem using chakras.

  • Identify and implement a customized treatment sequence using meridian acupoints.

  • Identify and implement a customized treatment sequence using chakras.

  • Describe a method of treating an issue using the biofield.

  • Describe 5 dimensions of practitioner self-care.

  • Describe 3 ethical issues unique to energy psychology practice beyond usual cautions in mental
    health practice.

Lynn Mary Karjala PhD, DCEP, is president of ACEP and a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in hypnosis, AIT, EFT, TAT and BSFF. Author of three books, Lynn has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches.

* Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

** Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards.

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