We are here to support every candidate in reaching their goal of excelling as an AEDP therapist and we recognize that individuals learn at different paces, begin training in AEDP with diverse skill sets, and have a variety of previous clinical experiences. The Immersion course and Individual Supervision are the foundational requirements for Certification. The rest of your training and supervision depends on what best meets your needs. We strongly encourage you to discuss your path to Certification with an AEDP Certified Supervisor.
In addition to completing the prerequisite training and supervision, the following are required when you apply for AEDP Certification:
- State licensure or certification in your discipline – copy to be submitted with certification materials.
- Achievement of Level 3 AEDP Training (see Training Levels)
- In order to submit your certification materials you will have worked with two supervisors: group, individual, or Core Training, a minimum of 10 hours each, and including one being individual supervision for a minimum of 10 hours.
- After achieving Level 3 AEDP Training, you will work with a supervisor to confirm your readiness for Certification and to develop your materials for AEDP Certification submission: Two case reviews including videotaped material as well as transcript of each case and a micro-analysis of each videotape, annotating the AEDP principles and interventions applied in the clinical psychotherapy sessions.
- Once your individual supervisor determines that you are proficient in AEDP therapy and that your submission is ready for review, they will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf and you will submit your materials to the AEDP Certification Committee.
Please note: clinicians who have completed Level 3 training and wish to apply for AEDP Certification often require more than the minimum supervision described above to achieve proficiency.
When you are ready to proceed with your application for AEDP Certification
You can access the materials used by both applicant and reviewer below. These documents are to be used with your supervisor as you develop your application.
Folder 1: AEDP Certification Applicant and Applicant’s Supervisor Documents
Click to Download Certification Guidelines 1: Are You Ready?
Click to Download Certification Guidelines 2: Therapist Guidelines
Click to Download Certification Guidelines 3: Examples of Clinical Interventions
Folder 2: AEDP Certification Reviewer Guidelines
Click to Download Reviewer Guidelines 1: Faculty and Supervisors What to Do
Click to Download Reviewer Guidelines 2: What Reviewers Will Be Looking For
Click to Download Reviewer Guidelines 3: Reviewer’s Worksheet
Folder 3: AEDP Certified Supervisor Guidelines
Click to Download Certified Supervisor Guidelines 1: Minimum Requirements
Click to Download Certified Supervisor Guidelines 2: Paper Requirements
Click to Download Reviewer’s Guidelines for Certified Supervisor Candidacy