AEDP Institute

December 2018 & April 2019

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.


About AEDP: Healing-oriented and attachment-based, AEDP’s practice translates current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Simultaneously experiential and relational in its in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the dynamics of the transformational process that emerges in environments where the individual feels safe and known.

About Essential Skills (ES1): AEDP Essential Skills course will provide practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.

Faculty, Experiential Assistants* and Clinical Video: These are the hallmarks of all AEDP trainings. In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching. Our faculty are excellent as academics, clinicians and teachers and they have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment; and faculty clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.”

*To see a listing of AEDP therapists who act as Experiential Assistants, click here.

Week One:
Friday, December 7 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Lead faculty, Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych, plus Jennifer Edlin, MFT, guest faculty.

Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
Day 2: What Do I Say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do? Experiential Language and Use of Self
Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment: It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal
Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1
Day 5: Integration in Action: Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes

For daily agenda click here

Week Two:
Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Lead faculty, Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych, plus Jerry Lamagna, LCSW guest faculty

Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience
Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2
Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience: Processing Emotions to Completion
Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State
Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together

For daily agenda click here

Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites:

What we consider AEDP’s “essential skills” will be didactically demonstrated and experientially explored so that participants develop both a felt sense and a cognitive understanding of them. A key component of the experiential practices is the opportunity to “try on” sets of interventions as a therapist and to receive them as a client. We have found that learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, increased therapeutic courage, and related phenomena; precisely the kinds of experiences AEDP facilitates for its clients. In order to help foster this crucial kind of learning our ES courses are supported by highly skilled assistants. Each day, they aid the course faculty by leading small groups in practicing essential AEDP skills. The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning inevitably leads to the development of a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.

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

  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Define attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style
  • Utilize various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
  • Identify and access core affective experiences
  • Identify expressions of transformance in clients
  • Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient

We highly recommend that you complete Immersion before taking Essential Skills (ES1). If you are committed to learning AEDP but have not yet taken Immersion, and you are a practicing professional in the field of psychotherapy, you may take ES1, but only after completing the online course “Intro to AEDP.” Note that “Intro to AEDP” is by no means a substitute for Immersion and Immersion is a requirement for AEDP certification. You may be eligible to earn up to 6 CE/CPD hours for taking the Intro to AEDP online course and when you complete it you will eligible for a $100 credit towards a future Immersion course. Intro to AEDP registrants are responsible for confirming acceptance of the course’s CE/CPD hours with their local licensing/accreditation organizations.

Course Location, Dates and Times:

Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London, England, N7 6PA

Week 1 : December 2019
Friday, December 7 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Week 2: April 2019
Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

9:00 – 5:00pm

Course Fee, Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
and Registration

The content of AEDP Essential Skills 1 (ES1) Training Course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.





The cost of CPD credits are included in the course fee. Participants must have paid the course fee, signed in and signed out, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation 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. Course registrants are responsible for confirming acceptance of this CPD certificate with their local licensing/accreditation organization.**

AEDP Member Course Fee including 65 CPD hours/credits

Non-member Course Fee:
$3,200 USD  One time payment
$3,250 USD  5-Payment Plan (1st payment of $650 due at registration)
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Diversity Scholarships

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course. If you are interested in applying, please email your application by November 1st to Lynne Hartwell at

Click HERE for the application.


Course questions, Registration and Payment Questions, Disability / Special Needs Accommodations* please email our London Course Administrative Partner Marina Hopkins at

Meet the Faculty:

Lead Faculty: 

Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych

karen-kranz-copyKaren Kranz, PhD RPsych (white, cis-gender female, she/hers/her, queer) has been a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver Canada since 2000. Her areas of interest in AEDP are making the work with clients and therapists increasingly more relational and experiential. She is continually challenged and intrigued by core and pathogenic emotions and has completed the second draft of a paper about pathogenic affect with the working title of “Rock Logic & Rabbit Holes: The Phenomenology of Pathogenic State of Consciousness & its Impact on the Therapist’s State of Consciousness and Therapist-Client Intersubjectivity.”

After the Immersion course, she began supervision with Dr. Fosha. "At that time, all that interested me was becoming a better clinician, AEDP certification as a therapist and supervisor and becoming faculty were never my ambitions. However, as I deepened into both my knowledge and experience of AEDP and in the AEDP community, I realized that it was through the process of certification as a therapist, as a supervisor, and now with teaching and writing that I was becoming a better therapist."

With AEDP, Dr. Kranz says she "found a therapeutic home and a community of colleagues when I did not even know I was looking for one, or perhaps more aptly wasn’t looking for one because I did not believe such a home existed."

Nationally and internationally, Dr. Kranz supervises and teaches Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. She has an article published in the AEDP journal Transformance entitled: “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.” Her most recent paper “The first session in AEDP: Healing from the get-go through harnessing transformance and co-creating a secure attachment” (in press) in D. Fosha (Ed.) Undoing aloneness and the transformation of suffering into flourishing AEDP 2.0.

Guest Faculty:

Jennifer Edlin, MFT

Jennifer Edlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, Jenn was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist’s whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation.

Jenn is developing AEDP theory and clinical interventions to use with dysregulated and underregulated clients, and has presented her work in 2019 in Boston, Portland and the Denver Immersion course.  In the years since she joined the AEDP Institute Faculty Jenn has been a Co-Director of the AEDP research project, working closely with Diana Fosha and Shigeru Iwakabe.

Jenn is gifted with left brain rigor and right brain intuition. We who know her are struck with the breadth and depth of her intellect, the bigness of her heart, her attunement and sensitivity, her remarkable capabilities in a multitude of areas, her huge capacity to integrate it all and translate it into effective action AND her passion for, commitment and devotion to AEDP.

Administrative Notes:

* Disability Access – If you require special accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

** Continuing Professional Development Hours/Continuing Education Credits: Accreditation Organizations / 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 requirements, we recommend you contact your local accreditation organization/licensing board directly to obtain a ruling.

*** To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, click here.