AEDP Institute

AEDP Advanced Skills Modular Course August 2021: with Kari Gleiser, PhD

and Experiential Assistants

This course is sold out with a waitlist. Please email to add your name to the waitlist.

Navigating AEDP’s Experiential-Attachment Work in the Context of Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity

Sunday + Monday | August 1 – 2, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time USA

Who the Advanced Skills Course is for:
AEDP Level 2 clinicians who have completed Immersion plus either Essential Skills (ES1), or Core Training, or the equivalent in AEDP supervision (30 hours Small Group or 20 hours Individual).
Level 3+ AEDPers are encouraged to participate to earn CE’s while refreshing AEDP skills and reconnecting with faculty and community.

Course Description:

Navigating AEDP’s Experiential-Attachment Work in the Context of Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity

Complex attachment trauma can sever and/or inhibit the formation of deep and lasting bonds between self and other, self and self, self and emotion. The practice of AEDP includes key elements to foster the healing of trauma, the integration of dissociative parts and the rekindling of deep, trusting relationships. We will explore, in depth, these elements, such as the explicit use of relational interventions to build safety and containment, dyadic regulation of intense traumatic affects of fear, shame, and overwhelm, as well as reconnection to healing emotion via processing of core affect – all in the context of patients with severe trauma histories and dissociative disorders. We will also view these cases through the lens of intra-relational interventions, which place dual emphasis on internal attachment relationships formed through affective interchanges between distinct parts of the self, and on the intrinsic healing power of new emotional experiences. Parallel relational processes unfolding simultaneously within the external dyad (i.e. therapist/client) and internal dyads (i.e. client/dissociated ego-states) facilitates and accelerates the internalization of secure attachment dynamics. Strengthening these connections instills safety and containment which, in turn, segueways into transformative affect work and deep processing of traumatic memories.

Furthermore, we will hone more advanced applications of AEDP with complex trauma survivors by examining questions such as: How do we navigate deep emotional processing with patients who have tendency to fall into traumatic flashbacks? How to forge a secure attachment with someone who has never been securely attached to anyone? How to reconcile emotion-focused, experiential therapy goals with some complex trauma survivors’ view of emotions as traumatizing? How can AEDP be applied to working with patients who have more severe spectrum dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)?”

Course Objectives



Read what participants had to say about Kari’s presentation in December 2020 (below)

Course Location | Dates | Times

This course is sold out with a waitlist. Please email to add your name to the waitlist.

Location: Live Online and highly interactive
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Times: Daily (8 hour days)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern time USA

Dates: Sunday – Monday
August 1 + 2, 2021

Registration Fee | Scholarships

Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds:

Non-Member Course Fee (includes 13 CE) |  $640 USD 
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Member Course Fee (includes 13 CE) | $590 USD  One time payment
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Learn about our ‘pay-what-you-wish’ pilot program for self-identifying Black mental health professionals here.

Diversity Scholarships: For more information and to download an application please click here.

CovidScholarshipsIf you are unable to afford the full course fee because you have been especially hard hit by the Covid pandemic, please contact us at with Covid Scholarship in the subject line and briefly tell us why you need the scholarship.

Meet the Presenter

Kari Gleiser, PhD

Kari Gleiser, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Boston University and her internship through Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on trauma and PTSD. In her practice, she specializes in applying AEDP to the treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, New Hampshire, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. She has served a term on the board of directors of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), where she chaired a committee on education and outreach. In collaboration with Jerry Lamagna, Dr. Gleiser has developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy, which imports AEDP’s relational and experiential interventions to patients’ internal systems of dissociated self-states. Dr. Gleiser has written several clinical papers and book chapters and has presented on applying AEDP to treat dissociative disorders at various international conferences.

Read what participants had to say about Kari’s presentation in December 2020:

“I loved the training, have already found ways to apply it, and would recommend Kari’s trainings to anyone looking to enhance their skills. Everything about Kari’s presentation, presence, attunement and way of being with the group was exceptional.”
Jodi Staszak, LMFT

“Kari is an intuitive and sensitive brilliant clinician who is able to share insights and convey her process in an understandable way.”

“Kari’s depth of compassion for clients who are often challenging to work with shone through in all her video discussions, didactics, and Q&As.”
This was one of the most sophisticated trainings I have experienced. The teachings already are changing how I work with clients and I feel more confident and competent.”
Julie Clay, LPC

“Kari’s teaching, the handouts, and my EA, were all exceptional.”
Anne Segal MSW, RSW

“I liked very much Kari’s warm and embracing presence, her natural way of communicating, her high skill’s as shown in her explanations and her videos.”
S. F. MD

“Kari’s presentation, presence and way of being with the group left me feeling seen, valued, normal, and a part of something so much bigger.  It was truly more than I had imagined it could be.  I left with several new skills to try on, and particularly appreciated the triangle she had presented. I loved that she showed tape and talked about places in which she would have done things differently.  I felt Kari’s expertise and explicitness in all she shared, and  it left me feeling like I was a fellow co-sojourner. She encourages the best and welcomes what is!  I feel I was able to take in more of the training rather than being anxious about wanting to get it right.” Bobbi Blain, LCPC

“Kari is so warm and inviting. I felt very held and her frame for working with clients is very nurturing and accepting. That translates into her presence as a presenter.”
Delyn Hall, LMFT

“This has helped me immensely. I started AEDP training with complex patients in mind and have been looking forward to these Advanced trainings. While I am validated that the approach I use is effective, there are many things I can improve and work on! Very hopeful!!”

” Amazing. Such a wonderful integration of AEDP with parts work.”
Michael Mondoro LCSW

” Another powerful and meaningful AEDP training experience. Kari’s presence was amazing!! She embodies AEDP in her teaching and being. She is a gifted teacher and clearly a master clinician with some of the most difficult clinical presentations.”
Michael C. Berman, Psy.D.

“Loved [Kari’s]embodied and attuned presence and the way she infused the material with so much vibrancy!”

“Kari is a gifted presenter, attending to both our right and left brains. The break out groups were an excellent way to build connection and intimacy between us. It was a fantastic class and I would welcome any opportunity to study again with Kari.”
I wish I had feedback for you to improve the exercises, but honestly, everything felt just right to me. The break out groups to connect and practice skills were great. Kari’s prompts were brilliant; they allowed us to see we weren’t alone with are challenging moments with clients.” Anonymous

“This was one of the most sophisticated trainings I have experienced. The teachings already are changing how I work with clients and I feel more confident and competent.
One of the highlights for me – there were many! was the spontaneous riffing that Kari offers in her Q&A – it reflects her depth of knowledge, her compassion, her humor, delight, and playfulness, and her competence and confidence and absolute belief that clients (and therapists) can be SELF at BEST more often. I do a TON of training – and this course – with Kari – is really in the top tier.”
Julie Clay, LPC

Level 3+ AEDPers are encouraged to participate to earn CE’s while refreshing AEDP skills and reconnecting with faculty and community.

Advanced Skills Course Overview: Practical in orientation, every Advanced Skills Course focuses on helping you both learn new, Advanced AEDP skills, and cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have. Each course will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual clinical sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by an afternoon of small group experiential exercises.

In both left-brained and right-brained ways, our Advanced Skills faculty will teach concrete, specific interventions and techniques that will help you with the in-depth practice of AEDP and help you with your more challenging clients.

Instructional Methodology: AEDP skills are introduced with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises. In online courses, exceptionally effective experiential exercises are held in online “breakout rooms.”

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. Participants deeply appreciate how effectively faculty presenters’ clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.” And faculty have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment.

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

Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 13 CE hours of continuing professional development credit.* Participants must have paid course fee, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive CE. RCassidy, is our CE partner and will provide CE certificates. In addition a certificate of completion will be provides by the AEDP Institute. Partial credit is not available.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the Attendee to determine if the CE credit offered by R.Cassidy Seminars meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

Go here for a list of professions included, state approval and other details on CEs for this course.

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

Certification: Completion of this course does not guarantee certification. To be eligible for AEDP Certification, clinicians must demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical model and proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. Certification requirements.


Course Questions: Contact

Payment, CE and Registration Questions: Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
866-992-9399  X105
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST