AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Benjamin Lipton – New York, NY

Strengthening Your Clinical Heart, Mind and Practice by Cultivating Therapeutic Presence

an AEDP NYC Seminar
at Mt. Sinai West in NYC
with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, and Shari Geller, PhD, C.Psych

 

This course is for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.


Therapeutic Presence is a way of being that reflects a therapist’s full, embodied engagement in the moment in relationship with their clients. Presence is essential to developing a highly attuned and mutually coordinated healing relationship—a fundamental requirement for effective therapy across many different orientations.

Parallel to the implicit processes of caregiver-infant security engendering attachment relationships, the explicit cultivation of Therapeutic Presence allows clients to acknowledge, explore and process the difficult and often painful terrain of relational trauma from the base of a safe and supportive relational connection.

Through the complementary lenses of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), this workshop will address the role of Therapeutic Presence in the service of psychological healing and transformation.

By attending this seminar, you will learn:

  1. Specify 3 specific techniques for increasing  Therapeutic Presence.
  2. Practice skills of Therapeutic Presence to enhance their clinical practice.
  3. Identify the link between neuroscience research and Therapeutic Presence.
  4. Differentiate “being” from “doing” in the clinical application of Therapeutic Presence to AEDP and EFT.
  5. Summarize 2 ways that AEDP and EFT each utilize Therapeutic Presence in clinical treatment.

Meet the Presenters

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.

Shari Geller, PhD, C.Psych is an author, clinical psychologist, and creator of the Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness Program(TRM™). With over twenty years experience weaving psychology and mindfulness, Shari wrote two books on therapeutic presence along with several publications. The first book co-authored with Leslie Greenberg, Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy, describes theory and principles of a relational approach founded in therapeutic presence.  Her recent book,A Practical Guide For Cultivating Therapeutic Presence,offers a hands on approach based in neuroscience principles.  She has a CD on cultivating presence, with guided practices using the healing power of music and the health benefits of mindfulness. Shari serves on the teaching faculty in Health Psychology at York University and for the Applied Mindfulness Meditation (AMM) program at University of Toronto; and is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, in association with Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC).  Shari is the co-director of theCentre for MindBody Health, where she offers supervision and has a private practice offering emotion-focused therapy for individuals and couples.


Date, Time and Location

Date: November 11, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (between 58th & 59th)
New York, NY 10019


Agenda

9:00 – 10:30
EFT Therapeutic Presence – Shari Geller

10:30 – 10:45
Break

10:45 – 12:00
AEDP Therapeutic Presence- Benjamin Lipton

12:00 – 12:15
Discussion

12:15 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 2:45
Teach Attunement Skills – Shari Geller

2:45 – 3:00
Break

3:00 – 4:15
Teach Attunement Skills – Benjamin Lipton

4:15 – 4:30
Discussion – THERAPEUTIC PRESENCE, AEDP AND EFT

4:30– 5:00
Final Process, Discussion, Q&A


Fees, Credits and Registration:

  • Member: $150  (To become a member of AEDP Institute please go here )
  • Early Registration: $175 (ends October 15, 2018)
  • Non-Member: $195 (beginning October 16, 2018)
  • Day of Nov 11: $225
  • Students and interns: $75 (must email copy of student ID to lynne.e.hartwell@gmail.com)
  • Diversity Scholarships: $75 (must email aedp.dscholarship@gmail.com with: Seminar Title, Full Name, License type, Agency/Hospital)

Event Registration

Diversity Scholarships:

To apply:
email:  Matt Fried and Yuko Hanakawa, Co-Chairs, The Diversity Committee at
aedp.dscholarship@gmail.com
with the name of this seminar, Applicants Name, license type, Agency/hospital

(D.S. criteria is listed below)

Diversity Scholarships (DS) are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need and membership in one or more diversity categories (listed at the bottom of the page).

All prospective trainees who have financial needs such that they could not take AEDP training without DS, are encouraged to apply. Those applicants who are ethnic/racial minority, sexual orientation minority, immigrants, and/or who work for underserved, financially struggling patient populations are given priority in receiving the DS. Socio-economic disadvantage is considered a legitimate and distinct diversity category while at the same time linked to other diversity categories.


Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

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

Psychologists R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6.5CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  6.5clock hours.

Social Workers R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.5continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY:R. Cassidy 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 #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6.5contact hours live in-person.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6.5clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  6.5Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NY-LMHCs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  6.5contact hours.
NY-LMFTs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 6.5contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6.5clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  6.5Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. 6.5contact hours.

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Event Details:

Date/Time

11/11/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location

Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th)
New York, NY
10019

 
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