Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy is a comprehensive, integrative theoretical and clinical model. It is rigorous, unique, and effective. To be eligible for AEDP Certification, clinicians must demonstrate mastery of the theoretical model, proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall understanding and commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. You can apply for certification at the recommendation of your AEDP supervisor.
Recommended Path to AEDP Certification
Immersion => ES1 => ES2 or Core Training => 20 hrs Individual Supervision => Apply for Certification
Many other paths are possible! See below for general guidelines and talk with your supervisor about what makes the most sense for you.
AEDP Certification Requirements
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. Immersion and Supervision are the only absolutely required “major trainings” you must complete before applying – the rest of your training depends on what best meets your needs. If you are interested in becoming AEDP Certified we strongly encourage you to discuss your path to certification with an AEDP supervisor.
To apply for certification in AEDP, first complete 4 major AEDP trainings/supervision options, and then pursue certification.
* To learn about Dual Certification in AEDP & AEDPfC (for Couples) click here
All applicants for AEDP Certification must complete:
Also, complete: 2 Skills courses OR substitute equivalent Supervision options, below. Note: Skills courses each count only once towards certification
And also complete: 1 Supervision option (if taken as a substitute for Skills courses, any supervision option can be taken more than once and all instances count towards certification)
Then, pursue AEDP Certification (while most people require more than the minimum to be granted AEDP Certification, the minimum requirements for starting the process are detailed here in our Guidelines Page):
• Submit a Faculty recommendation
• Complete 10 or more hours of additional Individual Supervision Note: to become certified you must have been supervised by at least two supervisors. If your supervision up to this point was with the same supervisor, this is your chance to work with someone new.
• Final AEDP Certification Review Process
What Do the Training Levels and AEDP Certification Mean?
A therapist’s AEDP Level as listed in our directory, indicates that they’ve completed the training, supervision and/or certification review as described below or in more detail on our Level Descriptions Page.
AEDP Level definitions:
Level 1 Complete 1 major training: either Immersion or ES1.
Level 2 Complete Immersion plus one additional major training (i.e. a Skills course or a Supervision option)
Level 3 Complete Level 2, plus one additional major training (i.e a Skills course or a Supervision option)
Level 4 Complete Level 3, plus 20 hours Supervision
Certified AEDP Therapist Complete Certification process
Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor: Completion of Certified AEDP Therapist requirements and an additional review process to become a Certified AEDP Supervisor. For more information, please contact your supervisor.
Want to get Certified in AEDP? Get Connected!
Besides meeting the requirements and following the guidelines, we strongly encourage candidates to get involved in the AEDP Community. This participation will be taken into account in the overall assessment of a candidate’s application. Here’s how: