AEDP Institute

AEDP Advanced Skills Modular Course: Live, Online, with Ronald Frederick, PhD

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

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

Presented by AEDP Faculty Member Ronald Frederick, PhD and Experiential Assistants

Saturday February 20 – Sunday February 21, 2021  |  11:00 am – 7:00 pm Eastern Time


This is an Advanced Skills Modular Course which counts toward AEDP Certification. It is for AEDP Level 2* or above licensed clinicians who are looking to develop or refresh their AEDP skills.

Any five modular Courses are considered the equivalent of any 10-Day Retreat-Style Course.

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

*AEDP Level 2 clinicians 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).




This course is for AEDP Level 2 and above Licensed Mental Health Providers including Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page.

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.

Prerequisites: AEDP Advanced Skills Courses are for licensed practitioners who are Level 2 or above; i.e. they have completed both AEDP Immersion and either AEDP Essential Skills (ES1), Core Training, or its equivalent in AEDP Supervision hours. If you are unsure of your Level and would like to participate in an Advanced Skills Course, please contact

About Advanced Skills Courses: 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.

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. 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.


Course Description:

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

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, the work of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (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 workshop 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:

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.

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Meet the Presenter

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, 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 AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

Course Dates and Times 

Location: Presented Live, Online

Saturday February 20 – Sunday February 21, 2021  (this course will be taught over 2-full days)

11:00 am – 7:00 pm Eastern Time both days (Eastern Standard Time)

Requirements to Participate Effectively Online:

You will need a private space with a reliable Internet connection for a desktop/laptop computer that has video and microphone. New to Online Learning? Basic technical training and support is provided in advance of and throughout Immersion Online.

Click HERE for AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s.


Important Prerequisite This is an Advanced Skills Course (not a seminar). Pre-requisites: you must be AEDP Level 2 or above meaning:

  • you must have completed Immersion, and
  • you must have also completed either Essential Skills (ES1), Core Training, or the equivalent in AEDP supervision (30 hours Small Group or 20 hours Individual)

Course Fee and Registration:

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

Registration Fee includes 13 CE Credits

  • $590 Member Price (must be logged in to register)
  • $640 Non-Member Price

Special pricing – limited seats available:    

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.

Extra Help During the Pandemic:

  • Covid Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for licensed therapists in practice. If you are unable to afford the full course fee because you have been especially hard hit by the Covid virus, please click here for the application process.

Cancellation and Attendance Policy

Refund Policy:

  • Prior to 10 days before a course begins: we will refund your payment minus a 10% banking and administrative fee (based on the full course/seminar fee).
  • 10 days or less, there will be no refund or credit.

Click here to see our Refund Policy in full


Attendance policy
Per APA rules and AEDP policy, full attendance is required to obtain CE – no partial credit will be given. Those who attend the course and complete the evaluation form will receive continuing education credits.




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


ADA Accommodations:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.

Continuing Education

This seminar is for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists 

Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 13 CE hours

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (13) clock hours.  Live in-person.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA, or ASWB, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (13) hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 13 contact hours. Live in-person.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (13) hours.
MA-LMHC: Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 866-992-9399 ext. 105 for the status of LMHC CE Certification.
MA-LMFT: This course has been filed with the MA MFT board; approval pending
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (13) contact hours.  Live in-person.
NY-LMFTs: This activity has been filed with NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education for (13) CE hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 13 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (13) contact hours. Live in-person.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 for (13) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297..

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (13) CE Hours.

CA: CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13) contact hours.

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.

Please Note: 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 board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.


Click here to see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance