About EBT Certification

The stress overload of our times is changing health care. Stress causes an “emotional blockade” in the brain that prevents changes in thoughts and behaviors.

By “turning the triangle” and processing emotions first, your patients can clear the emotional blockade, experience flowing feelings, and switch off stress overload. Positive thoughts and healthy behaviors naturally follow.

Become certified in EBT. The method is based on neurophysiology and neuroplasticity and is easy to learn. Our neuroscientific, proven program begins with teaching the 5 Core Skills of Stress Resilience, followed by the 30-Day Rewiring course and the 7 Advanced EBT courses to raise the brain's set point for lasting improvements in health.

Use the EBT paradigm to overcome stress overload

Start with emotions rather than thoughts

Begin your training with our two-day basic certification course (level 1 certification). Learn the science, theory, and practice of EBT and how to deliver five one-on-one sessions to teach patients the 5 Core Skills of Stress Overload. Through these sessions, your clients will experience the power of EBT and want more of your services.

Next, enroll in level 2 training and receive small group support for eight weeks in a certification telegroup with an EBT Master Trainer and seven other health professionals in your specialty. You'll have support for transitioning to the new paradigm and can complete the 30-day rewiring course personally, so you can teach the tools from your own experience and with authenticity. In just one hour per week, you'll solidify your understanding of EBT and feel confident in delivering the first five individual EBT sessions to your patients.

After completing the first two levels of certification, continue with your certification group and become fully certified to deliver all EBT programs in as few as seven months. Provide one-on-one sessions as part of your practice, and, if you want to provide groups, facilitate them on the EBT portal with the program support required to achieve high engagement, retention, and exceptional results.

Get certified in EBT and start sharing this new paradigm and the EBT 5 Core Skills of Stress Overload with your patients right away.

Questions about certification?

Drop in and speak with EBT Founder Laurel Mellin. PhD.

Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here for the Zoom link

Certification is available to a broad range of health professionals as providers or coaches within their scope of practice. Although registration in our basic two-day course is available to all, eligibility to be certified in EBT requires the following qualifications:

  • Certified EBT Provider: A licensed health professional delivering talk therapy services for maladaptive behaviors, disordered eating, mood disorders, trauma, addictive behaviors, couples counseling, or family therapy with these credentials: licensed professional counselor, licensed social worker, licensed marriage and family counselor, certified addiction counselor, licensed psychologist, registered nurse practitioner, registered advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist, or physician.
  • Certified EBT Coach: A licensed, registered, or certified health professional with a minimum of a bachelor's degree with these credentials: registered nurse, physical therapist, speech pathologist, or chiropractor.

Choose one of two specialties for delivery of services within your scope of practice:

  • Stress Overload (Emotional Health): Provide one-on-one and group training to individuals for the prevention or treatment of stress-induced symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, pain management, addiction, chronic diseases, and relationship stress.
  • Stress Eating (Obesity and Health): Provide one-on-one and group training to individuals for the prevention and treatment of disordered eating, obesity, bariatric medicine, heart disease, and diabetes.

Judy Zehr, LPC, MHRM
Director of Emotional Health, EBT

Basic Certification (2 months)

Our basic certification prepares you to begin delivering EBT in your clinical practice in just two days and to be comfortable facilitating five sessions of one-on-one EBT to teach the EBT 5 Core Skills of Stress Overload in two months.

EBT Certified (Level 1 – Introductory Course) EBT Science, Theory, and Practice

Complete a two-day course that focuses on mastering the skills of self-regulation and the EBT 5 Core Skills of Stress Overload. This program will support you in integrating EBT into your clinical practice and is a prerequisite for advanced levels of certification.

EBT Certified (Level 2 – Basic Coaching Skills) Experiential Training in EBT

To effectively teach others these emotional skills, clinicians must speak from their own experience. Level 2 certification training offers two months of meeting weekly for one hour with others from your profession and specialty, providing a confidential environment for experiencing the tools of EBT. Integrate what you have learned from the level 1 training and complete the 30-Day Stress Eating Solution or Stress Overload Solution course yourself. As you start integrating EBT into your clinical practice, develop relationships with others who are starting their EBT practice, and receive consultation and support from an EBT Master Trainer or the Founder.

After completion of this program, you will be eligible for advanced certification training in EBT.

Evaluation: Participation in a minimum of six of the eight one-hour sessions with satisfactory engagement and participation in program activities.

Fee = $159 per month for two months

Robin Anderson, RD
Director of Nutritional Health, EBT

Advanced Certification (7 months)

This training is designed to be convenient, flexible, and effective in preparing you to be a fully-certified EBT clinician. All sessions are by telephone, so you can easily access them from home, at work, or in transit. Deliver EBT to your patients as you deepen your skills and have the option to deliver group EBT to your patients on our portal. By watching brief videos showing how to teach these skills with success and listening to audios of exemplary clinical sessions, your skills will improve quickly and your personal EBT practice will move along more rapidly. Complete certification in as few as seven months, but you can take longer if you like.

EBT Certified (Level 3 – Intermediate) One-on-One Cycle Coaching and Weekly Telegroups (3 months)

Level 3 Certification provides in-depth skills in Cycle coaching to facilitate patients in rewiring their circuits of stress overload for optimal resilience. This three-month period will be a turning point in your personal and clinical skills. Settle in and enjoy your certification group, share connections, and support one another in becoming fully-certified EBT clinicians. Continue expanding your practice and training patients in the advanced tools of the method.

This certification includes the following support:

  • One-hour Weekly Certification Telegroup – Continue your hands-on, supportive weekly one-hour training with seven other clinicians and a Master Trainer. Complete the Advanced Courses 1 Sanctuary, 2 Authenticity, and 3 Vibrancy.
  • Weekly Clinical Consultation Session – Drop in to the one-hour consultation session with EBT Founder, Laurel Mellin, PhD, as needed, and bring in a challenging encounter or case or listen to others doing LIVE role plays and coaching training.
  • On-Demand Clinical Training Level 3 – Complete the on-demand training for Level 3, listening to audios of exemplary sessions of EBT.

After completion of this program, you will be certified to deliver one-on-one coaching and telegroups and Advanced Courses 1 Sanctuary, 2 Authenticity, and 3 Vibrancy, and you will receive the designation of Certified EBT Provider (Level 3) in your specialty.

Evaluation: Participation in a minimum of six of the eight one-hour sessions with satisfactory engagement in program activities and documentation of one concept or skill you learned from each audio of exemplary sessions to which you listened.

Fee = $399 per month

Dave Ingebritsen, PhD
Director, The EBT Mental Health Initiative

EBT Certified EBT (Level 4 - Advanced) Reconsolidation of Survival Circuits (2 months)

Your EBT practice of coaching and leading telegroups on the EBT Portal will be growing, and your comfort and effectiveness with the EBT method will be high. Patients will be experiencing various obstacles as they raise their set point and experience life in a new way.

Level 4 Certification focuses on effective techniques in coaching the reconsolidation of the circuits that drive maladaptive and addictive responses. By gaining more skills in EBT, you can help patients overcome resistance and empower them to rewire challenging circuits that have blocked their resilience, often for decades. This certification includes this support:

  • One-hour Weekly Certification Telegroup – Continue your hands-on, supportive weekly one-hour training with seven other clinicians and a Master Trainer. Complete the Advanced Courses 4 Integrity and 5 Intimacy.
  • Weekly Clinical Consultation Session – Drop in to the one-hour consultation session with EBT Founder, Laurel Mellin, PhD, as needed, and bring in a challenging encounter or case or listen to others doing LIVE role plays and coaching training.
  • On-Demand Clinical Training Level 4 – Complete the on-demand training for Level 4, listening to audios of exemplary sessions of EBT.

After completion of this program, you will be certified to deliver Advanced Courses 4 Integrity and 5 Intimacy in your clinical practice, and you will receive the designation of Certified EBT Provider (Level 4) in your specialty.

Evaluation: Participation in a minimum of six of the eight one-hour sessions with satisfactory engagement in program activities and documentation of one concept or skill you learned from each audio of exemplary sessions to which you listened.

Fee = $399 per month

EBT Certified (Level 5 - Fully Certified) Rewiring Core Circuits and Raising the Set Point (2 months)

To complete full certification in EBT, learn the skills of supporting and inspiring patients to raise their set point. Provider Level 5 Certification focuses on effective techniques in coaching patients as they experience the challenges and rewards of raising their set point until they become Wired at One.

  • One-hour Weekly Certification Telegroup – Continue your hands-on, supportive weekly one-hour training with seven other clinicians and a Master Trainer. Complete the Advanced Courses 6 Spirituality and 7 Freedom.
  • Weekly Clinical Consultation Session – Drop in to the one-hour consultation session with EBT Founder, Laurel Mellin, PhD, as needed, and bring in a challenging encounter or case or listen to others doing LIVE role plays and coaching training.
  • On-Demand Clinical Training Level 5 – Complete the on-demand training for Level 5, listening to audios of exemplary sessions of EBT.

After completion of this program, you will be certified to deliver Advanced Courses 6 Spirituality and 7 Freedom in your clinical practice, deliver weekly groups and daily intensives on the EBT Portal, and you will receive the designation of Certified EBT Provider (Level 5 - Fully Certified) in your specialty.

Evaluation: Participation in a minimum of six of the eight one-hour sessions with satisfactory engagement in program activities and documentation of one concept or skill you learned from each audio of exemplary sessions to which you listened.

Fee = $399 per month

Fees and cancellations

All fees are prepaid or by monthly subscription. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subscriptions can be canceled on your provider homepage at any time and enrollment in that training will continue until the next billing cycle begins. Fees for the two basic certification programs are prepaid. Full refunds are given up to two weeks before the program begins, 50 percent up to the date of the first session, and no refunds thereafter.

Safety and Limits

We protect the integrity of this credential by checking participation in the program (via the app) for each certification level and requesting documentation of what clinician have learned from each audiotape session. We reserve the right to de-enroll any provider or coach whose participation poses a significant risk to other providers or is not in compliance with professional standards and safety guidelines for participating in EBT group training.

Cost of Certification

The total fee for basic certification is $717 if enrollment for each course occurs separately and $600 when prepaying for the Basic Certification Package.

The total fee for advanced certification is $2793, paid monthly at $399/month. And $2500 when prepaying for the Advanced Certification Package. If a provider requires longer than seven months to complete the courses, the monthly fee applies.

Full certification can occur for health professionals in as few as nine months, with total fees as low as $3100, which includes both personal and professional training for nine months or an average or $344/month.

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Questions? Email Frannie Wilson Manager, EBT Professional Training frannie@ebt.org