About AEDP

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

AEDP’s TOP 10 H.I.T.S. – Ten Highly Impactful Therapeutic Skills for turbocharging your AEDP practice

Presented by BENJAMIN LIPTON, LCSW Register now to reserve your for this December Seminar!
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The Essence of AEDP

In the Spotlight


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 AEDP’s 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

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy 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 the AEDP mission, ethos and values. The clinician can apply for certification at the recommendation of his or her AEDP supervisor.


Upcoming Online AEDP Institute Sponsored Events 

Advanced Skills: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Wednesday – Friday Nov  2 – 4, 2022
Essential Skills (ES1) Multi Faculty
Oct 7, 2022; Module 5 ends May 15, 2023
Essential Skills (ES1) – Multi Faculty
Nov 4, 2022; Module 5 ends June 12, 2023
Immersion December – Jerry Lamagna, LCSW
Friday – Monday |Dec 2-5 + Dec 9-12 , 2022
Advanced Skills December – Kate Halliday 
Friday and Sat, Dec 9-10, 2022 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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!