Advanced Skills: Memory Reconsolidation at Work Across States in AEDP: Portrayals and Metaprocessing

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Presented by Senior Faculty Member, Ronald Frederick, PhD

Course Option (counts toward certification) | Includes Experiential Work
4-days: Friday thru Monday | September 13 – 16, 2024

Advanced Seminar Option (does not count toward certification) | Didactic Only
2-days: Friday & Sunday | September 13 + 15, 2024

Through emotional processing, we can help our clients break free from old patterns and realize
a broader range of personal and relational possibilities.

Course Description:

Early lessons about emotion and connection form instructional blueprints that get stored in memory systems outside of our awareness. Left unchallenged, they persist into adulthood and directly affect the ways we respond to our emotions and how we interact in our intimate relationships. With its focus on the here-and-now relational experience, AEDP is ideally suited to the unlocking and reworking internal working models of attachment. In particular, the use of portrayals in State Two and metaprocessing in State Three, primary interventions in AEDP, can be maximized to facilitate memory reconsolidation and deepen transformation. This course will focus on both the theory and technique of AEDP to illustrate how, through emotional processing, we can help our clients break free from old patterns and realize a broader range of personal and relational possibilities. This presentation will make extensive use of videotaped clinical material to illustrate how explicit therapeutic affective engagement and disclosure can facilitate emotional and relational transformation and memory reconsolidation.

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the essential components of an internal working model of self and other.
  • Recognize the different ways in which early relational learning shows up in the here-and-now experience of the client.
  • List the factors that foster neuroplasticity and demonstrate how they can be put to good use in psychotherapy.
  • Understand the essential elements needed to promote emotional processing and memory reconsolidation and how to make use of them in therapy.
  • Identify and perform techniques to bypass and restructure defenses so as to allow for emotional experiencing/processing.
  • Demonstrate ways of intervening across states Two and Three in AEDP that foster new learning and memory reconsolidation.
  • Explain and demonstrate how one’s emotional engagement can be used to disconfirm early learning and promote a corrective relational experience in therapy.
  • Explain and demonstrate how metaprocessing can be maximized to deepen transformation and the integration of new learning.

Who Should Attend

Licensed mental health practitioners (or the local/regional equivalent to ‘licensed’*) as well as interns legally practicing under the license of a supervising practitioner. These include Counselors, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals.

Level: AEDP Level 2 (Graduates of both Immersion and Essential Skills)

If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact

Meet the Presenter

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, senior faculty member of the AEDP Institute, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning books Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching the AEDP model of psychotherapy, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in the AEDP model, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP numerous Immersion Courses and workshops. (Read More…)

Registration Options | Course Fee | Dates and Time

Option 1: Advanced Skills Course (didactic plus experiential practice)

  • Attend all four days
  • This counts toward certification

Dates: Friday – Monday September 13 – 16, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time USA

  • $649 USD Member (must be logged in to register)
  • $679 USD Non-Member

Option 2: Advanced Seminar (no experiential practice)

  • Attend the didactic, skip the small group experiential work
  • This does not count toward certification

Dates: Friday + Sunday (only), September 13 + 15, 2024 
Time: 12:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern Time USA

  • $379 USD Member (must be logged in to register)
  • $399 USD Non-Member

Limited seats available please register early.

Limited scholarship seats available- to apply click here

ADA Accommodations | Attendance | Refund Policy | Questions

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact Marilia Rodriguez, or call 813-553-1294 thirty days or more before the event so we can be sure to accommodate you.

Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds


Course and all customer service related questions:
Please contact Customer Service Administrator
Marilia Rodriguez