AEDP™ Psychotherapy Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules | February – October 2024 (Moniker Mango Grove)

Level 2 Certification Course

Presented by AEDP™ Institute Faculty:
Jacquie Perman, PhD
Kari Gleiser, PhD
Ronald Frederick, PhD
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Richard Harrison, PhD

Live Online, Five 4-Day Modules, February – October 2024
Times: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern time USA
Designed for Time Zones: Americas, Australia, New Zealand


Who the Essential Skills (ES1) Course is for:

Essential Skills is for Immersion Grads who are 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 licensed mental health practitioners include: Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, Psychotherapists, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. 

*Every country / state / province has different rules regarding licensing. While AEDP™ Institute is generally familiar with navigating the licensing process in the U.S., we are not familiar with the process and regulations in most other countries. Our practice is to consult local AEDP Supervisors for information on the nuances of education, licensing and other regulations in their areas.

If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact admin@aedpinstitute.org with your credentials before registering. 

For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page. Course Content Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Course Description

AEDP™ psychotherapy is an empirically supported approach that seeks to alleviate patients’ psychological suffering by helping them process the overwhelming emotions associated with trauma in a way that facilitates corrective emotional and relational experiences that mobilize changes in the brain.

If you are interested in persuing AEDP certification, the Essential Skills is the second course in a series of certification courses for licensed therapists. 

AEDP Essential Skills provides practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice. Different skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced in each module, so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP.

Faculty Steeped in Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises. These are the hallmarks of AEDP trainings. At AEDP Institute, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching with skilled accompaniment. 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 four participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment.

Routine for each module: AEDP skills are introduced with their theoretical foundations and with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes. Skills are then practiced in small group experiential exercises.  Experiential practice time makes up roughly 40% of the course.

Course Objectives

  • Summarize the theoretical foundations of AEDP
  • Identify and demonstrate core elements of AEDP’s therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient 
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking of emotional states and their markers to clinical practice
  • Construct dyadic safety and connection to promote exploration and risk-taking, and foster the capacity for optimal affective experience 
  • Identify and respond to different aspects within the Triangle of Experience to facilitate affective experience and processing to completion, optimize “attunement” and accelerate the healing process
  • Explain how to assist in the processing of emotions to completion to activate deep transformational processes
  • Define the four types of attachment styles: secure, anxious-ambivalent, disorganized and avoidant and demonstrate how to utilize different interventions according to attachment style
  • Utilize various interventions to regulate/alleviate anxiety and traces of shame, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
  • Identify and access core affective experiences including anger, sadness, fear and joy Identify the presence and/or expressions of transformance, the overarching motivational force driving positive change in AEDP, in clients
  • Demonstrate utilizing transformance affects as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing

Course Topics Module 1 – 5:

Module 1: “Healing from the Get-Go, Undoing Aloneness & the Clinical Roadmap for AEDP’s Transformation Journey”

Module 2 :”Attachment & Relational Work: Undoing Aloneness in Clinical Action”

Module 3: “State 1: The Top of the Triangle of Experience Working with Defense and Anxiety”

Module 4: “State 2 Work: the Processing of Core Affective Experience”

Module 5: “The Processing of Transformational Experience & The Integration of Transformation into Self State 3 & State 4 Work”

Suggested Readings for each module

Daily Schedule

View the daily agenda for all 5 modules here.


Meet the Presenters

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…)

H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD 

Jacquie Ye-Perman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Adjunct Faculty of the AEDP™ Institute, certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. She is also a member of the AEDP DBEI (Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion) Committee and the AEDP International Development Committee.

Jacquie grew up in China. She obtained her master’s in Social and Developmental Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and her PhD in counseling psychology at University of Florida, USA. She attended her first AEDP Immersion course in 2013 and started receiving supervision from Dr. Diana Fosha soon after. In 2015 she assisted helming the first Immersion course in Shanghai, China, taught by Dr. Diana Fosha and Dr. Danny Yeung. Over the past eight years she has co-taught Immersion, Essential Skills, Core-training courses, and led several other AEDP training in the Chinese-speaking communities and later in English-speaking communities. She also provides individual and group supervision for trainees internationally. (Read More…)


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 and dissociative disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder/co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, NH, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. Dr. Gleiser has co-developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy that 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 at international conferences. She also explores the intersection of psychotherapy and spirituality, as well as the emerging field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.


Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Rafael, California, and Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of this transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West and chaired the AEDP Institute Education Committee from 2011-2018.  Since 2020, Ms. Pando-Mars is a member of the AEDP DBEI (Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion Committee).

Ms. Pando-Mars’ passionate interest in what cultivates deep connection between Self and Other has been furthered by attachment theory and related neuroscience. She is known for her presence, warmth, and the clarity of her presentations. Videotapes of her clinical work are moving and inspiring examples of how AEDP explicit relational and experiential practices can help patients heal from relational trauma. (Read More…)


Richard Harrison, PhD

Richard Harrison, PhD, is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute and a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician and teacher. He was trained and supervised in AEDP by Diana Fosha, founder of the model. He is a Certified Supervisor in both AEDP and EFT. Richard teaches and supervises graduate students in the Counseling Psychology and Psychiatry departments at the University of British Columbia, and maintains a full clinical caseload with individuals and couples in private practice in Vancouver. (Read More…)


Location: Live Online and highly interactive

AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s

Dates and Times

  • Sessions run Thursday – Sunday (formerly Tuesday – Friday)
  • Online sessions use the U.S. Eastern Time Zone
  • Please double check the meeting times for your local time zone if not U.S. Eastern Time Zone by visiting http://www.24timezones.com/ or your resource of preference.
  • Please check the dates and times closely for conflicts with Local Holidays, Religious Holidays, etc.
  • Participants must commit to all 5 modules.

Dates: 2024

Module 1 | February 22-25, 2024 | Jacquie Perman, PhD
Module 2 | April 11-14, 2024 | Kari Gleiser, PhD
Module 3 | June 6-9, 2024 | Ronald Frederick, PhD
Module 4 | August 15-18, 2024 | Karen Pando, Mars, MFT
Module 5 | October 24-27, 2024 | Richard Harrison, PhD

Times

Times: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern time USA


Fees and Registration


Member Registration: $3,209 USD
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Member Registration with a payment plan: $3259 (requires a deposit of $500 due at registration and 8 monthly payments of $344.87 starting one month after your registration date)


Non-Member Registration: $3259 USD
Non-Member Registration with a payment plan: $3309 (requires a deposit of $500 due at registration and 8 monthly payments of $351.12 starting one month after your registration date)

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Non-Member Registration: $3259 USD
Non-Member Registration with a payment plan: $3309 (requires a deposit of $500 due at registration and 8 monthly payments of $351.12 starting one month after your registration date)

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Continuing Education:

85 CE hours may be available. See registration confirmation email.

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