Institute for Helping Professionals

What is Caper Institute?

Caper Institute is the training arm of CaperSpring. It is appointed by the International Society for Emotion Focused Therapy (isEFT). The only institute in Singapore authorised to organise, conduct and deliver Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) training and education for mental health professionals.

What is EFT?

Emotions have been helping us evolve, survive, and thrive, as they’re connected to our most essential needs. They rapidly alert us to situations that impact our well-being and guide us to act on it. EFT proposes that emotions have an adaptive potential, if activated, can help clients change.

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D., developed EFT when he asked, “What makes people change in therapy?”. It promotes awareness, regulation, and transformation of emotions as a path to health and well-being. It is also an evidence-based approach to the treatment of living and interpersonal problems and is dedicated to the scientific study of the process of human change in therapy.

Are you thinking of learning EFT?

As a mental health professional, you have many options in terms of modalities, schools or approaches. In deciding what to specialise in, one question is personal fit. Are you someone who is already comfortable with your emotions? Are you “excitable” when you make contact with another person's emotion? If you are uncertain, you might want to consider joining our workshops.

Emotion-Focused Therapy Module 2 (April 2024)

The second of three levels towards EFT certification. This training covers more broadly the theory and skill practices of EFT, heavily focused on interventions and case formulation to be implemented in session.

EFT Certification Pathway
Level A: Completion of Basic EFT Training

9 days of experiential/didactic workshop training: EFT Modules 1 - 3

Initial Supervisory Experience:

  • Min 3 days group supervision (with presentation of at least one client for 1 hour); or
  • 5 hours of individual supervision of own work with at least 2 clients
  • Must be signed off on by their approved EFT supervisor or EFT supervisor-in-training
  • Level B: Completion of EFT Supervised Practice

    Direct Personal Supervision of own work (review of recordings of sessions): minimum 16 hrs, with at least 2 clients, in group or individual format

    • Must be by approved EFT supervisor. (If group supervision, Count only amount of personal supervision of own work within group supervision.) 
    • Must be signed off by their approved EFT supervisor
    Recommended Practice: See at least two individual clients for a total of at least 60 sessions of EFT including empathy, deepening, tasks, and case formulation.
    Level C: Certified EFT Therapist

    Evaluation of EFT skills is based on demonstration in at least:

    • Two videotaped sessions (involving two different clients) with competent active task work in them (Translate/transcribe where necessary)
    • Brief case description, including a competent case formulation
    • One certified EFT supervisor listens to and rates for competence on the EFT Therapist Evaluation Form
    Level D: Supervisor

    Prior accreditation as a supervisor; or supervision of supervision; or one or more rounds as facilitator for skill practice for Level A

    Accreditation/approval by an approved EFT Trainer per their judgement
    Level E: Trainer
    Recommendation by an approved EFT Trainer per their judgement on the basis of supervision (planning, review and/or observation) of at least two different half-day EFT training modules

    Attend at least three days of discussion-based supervisor/trainer training workshop; or equivalent supervision or consultation on training