AEDP™ Psychotherapy

There is no better way to capture the ethos of AEDP than to say this: we try to help our patients and ourselves become stronger at the broken places. By working with trauma, loss, and painful consequences, we discover places that have always been strong, places that were never broken.


In The Spotlight

June Seminar: Cultivating Therapeutic Presence to heal relational trauma in AEDP and EFT
Presented by: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW & Shari Geller, PhD, C.Psych | Presented by: Kari Gleiser, PhD |

Essential Skills (ES1) July | Presented by: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Mary Androff, MD, Richard Harrison, PhD, Ronald Frederick, PhD



Ben Lipton, LCSW, sharing his excitement on the upcoming AEDP workshop on Therapeutic Presence
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AEDP training utilizes a three-pronged method to engage both left and right brain, as well as mind and heart, in your learning of AEDP. Our courses have opportunities for (i) didactic presentations, (ii) teaching from clinical videotapes and (iii) experiential exercises, with the proportion of time spent in each varying based on the course material and learning objectives. Clinicians emerge from AEDP training and supervision with a theoretical understanding of the AEDP healing-oriented transformational theory, a felt sense of how AEDP is practiced, and, over time, a large repertoire of specific skills for the embodied clinical practice of AEDP.


AEDP Certification

AEDP is a comprehensive, integrative theoretical and clinical model. It is rigorous, unique, and effective. To be eligible for AEDP Certification, clinicians must demonstrate mastery of the theoretical model, proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall understanding and commitment to AEDP principles, and our mission, ethos and values. The clinician can apply for certification at the recommendation of their AEDP supervisor.


Upcoming Courses

Advanced Skills Modular
Starts July 14, 2023 Learn more and Register

Essential Skills July
Starts July 21, 2023 thru April 29, 2023 Learn more and Register 

Immersion July
Starts July 27, 2023 Learn more and Register

Essential Skills October 
Starts October 6, 2023 Learn more and Register 

See a complete list of faculty events here

AEDP Around the World

Each point on the map marks a place where we’ve held AEDP training for therapists. View all upcoming  Courses/Trainings.

AEDP in the Press

Check out the recent Psychotherapy Networker piece, “Bottom-Up Gratitude” by AEDP Institute Certified Supervisor Judy Silvan, LICSW.

AEDP in the Press

Check out the New York Times piece, “It’s Not Always Depression” by AEDP Institute Certified Supervisor Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW.  It’s been read by well over 100,000 people!