AEDP Institute

AEDP for Couples (AEDPfC) Core Training San Diego 2018-2019

AEDPfC (AEDP for Couples) is a powerful, somatically-oriented and affective neuroscience and attachment-based method. This course will present the theory and practice of AEDPfC through lively teaching from David Mars and Karen Pando-Mars that incorporates inspiring videotaped demonstrations of the work. This Core Training provides 50 to 60 minutes of supervision and consultation for each group member’s videotaped session work each weekend to help participants learn to better somatically track and affectively regulate two people at a time in couple treatment.

The skill sets necessary to practice AEDPfC will be practiced throughout each day of the Core Training.  Participants will cultivate their capacity to access the Seven Channels of Experience and will communicate with each other via methods that build deep relational safety and with clear supportive guidance within the Core Training group.  These same methods effectively create safety and build a secure base with couple members in couple treatment as well as in individual, family and group therapy.

Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Name the four states in AEDP
  • Identify three ways to help establish a secure base starting in the first session of treatment
  • Describe two ways to regulate emotional reactivity in each couple member when either is triggered
  • Name the Seven Channels of Experience (Sensation, Emotion, Energetic, Movement, Auditory, Visual and Imaginal)
  • Detect, reflect and amplify the healthiest aspects of each couple member
  • Define and be able to regulate at least three early signs of dorsal vagal response (Porges’ Polyvagal Theory)
  • Utilize methods to assist couple members to process emotional experience to completion within each couple’s dynamics
  • Apply healing portrayals to treat trauma in couple sessions
  • Utilize new relational responses in couple treatment that affirm the felt-valuing of the self, partner and the relationship
  • Explain how to help couple members melt defenses of intellectualization and hyper-emotionality to regulate affect and encourage state shifts that create new therapeutic experiences
  • Find points of agreement in values and shared longings in couple members that catalyze transformance and affirm safety
  • Demonstrate to couple members how to process previously warded-off emotional experiences
  • Conduct meta-therapeutic processing when couples experience reparative experiences within themselves or with the other partner
  • Deepen the core affect of surprise during new experiences that lead to one couples member freshly falling in love with the other
  • Form bridges between couple members that link meaning in pioneering a new chosen life together
  • Evoke transformance strivings during sessions as relational invitations for breakthroughs and relational repairs as a new-normal way of living every day

Dates and Course Location

Dates:
December 8 – 9, 2018
February 9 – 10, 2019
April 6 – 7, 2019
June 1 – 2, 2019
September 28 – 29, 2019

Location:
San Diego, CA (exact location TBA … stay tuned)


Agenda

Saturdays:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Welcoming, channels of experience meditation and opening check in.

10:00 – 10:15    Break

10:15 – 12:00    Didactic and videotape presentation from faculty

12:00 – 1:15   Lunch break

1:15 – 3:15 Videotape sharing from Core Training participants with input from supervising faculty and group members

3:15 – 3:30   Break

3:30 – 5:30 Videotape sharing from Core Training participants with input from supervising faculty and group members

Sundays

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Welcoming, channels of experience meditation and opening check in and REM reflections.

10:00 – 10:15  Break

10:15 – 12:30  Videotape sharing from Core Training participants with input from supervising faculty and group members

12:30 – 1:45  Lunch break

1:45 – 3:45  Videotape sharing from Core Training participants with input from supervising faculty and group members

3:45 – 4:00  Break

4:00 – 5:00 Videotape sharing from Core Training participants with input from supervising faculty and group members

5:00– 5:30 Reflection and metaprocessing of the weekend


Meet the Presenters:

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

davidmars-copyDavid Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-19-26-amKaren Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West, Co-Director of the Center for Transformative Therapies in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. PandoMars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.


Course Fee and Registration

Maximum Participants: 10

$3,300 Single Payment, non-members
$3,500 Payment Plan ($200 deposit required at registration), non-members

A one-year financial commitment is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

Application and Registration Process:
Step 1: Please download (below) and complete your application – send it to Dr. David Mars as indicated on the form
Step 2: Dr. Mars will review your application and be in touch with next steps
Step 3: If your application is accepted, Dr. Mars will let you know and the Institute will be in touch with you regarding registration and payment

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Continuing Education Credits

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. 67.5 CE 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. (67.5) clock 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, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 67.5 continuing 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 (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for67.5 contact hours live.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 67.5  clock 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.  67.5  Continuing 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. (67.5  ) contact 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. (67.5  ) contact hours.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 67.5 clock 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.  67.5  Continuing 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. (67.5  ) contact hours

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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.

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