AEDP™ Psychotherapy Essential Skills (ES1) October 2023 – May 2024 | Five Modules

Level 2 Certification Course

Presented by AEDP™ Institute Faculty:
Kate Halliday, LCSW
Mary Androff, MD
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Ben Medley, LCSW

Live Online, Five 4-Day Modules, October 2023 – May 2024
Designed for Time Zones: Americas


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 practitioners 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 Experiential Assistants. 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.


Location: Live Online and highly interactive

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

Dates & Times

  • Sessions run Friday – Monday
  • 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.

Times: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

2023 – 2024

Module 1 | October 6-9, 2023 |  Kate Halliday, LCSW
Module 2 | December 1 – 4, 2023 | Mary Androff, MD
Module 3 | January 19-22, 2024 | Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Module 4 | March 22-25, 2024 | Ben Medley, LCSW
Module 5 | May 10 – 13, 2024 | Karen Pando-Mars, MFT


Registration, Course Fees and Scholarships

Course Fee: Includes 85 CE*


Member Registration: $3,209 USD
(please log in to register)
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)

We are sorry, scholarship seats are filled for this course, we are no longer accepting applications!

To attend you must have completed AEDP Immersion or an Institute sponsored equivalent course

Course Fee: Includes 85 CE*


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)

Are you a Member? Log in to get your Member discount


Meet the Presenters

Kate Halliday, LCSW

Kate Halliday, LCSW, is Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute from Ithaca, New York. Throughout Kate’s nearly 30 years as a psychotherapist, She has always been better at noticing the ways her clients are remarkable, resilient, and lovable than theorizing about the ways they are wounded. Kate has always been drawn to images, representations, and experiences of transformation. Music, poetry, literature, the natural world, and emotional relationships have always been her education. When Kate started learning to be a teacher of young children (in her first career she worked for Head Start and in elementary schools), and then to be a therapist, it was the magic of witnessing change and growth in other human beings that enlivened the experience for her. In psychotherapy, this led Kate to study Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy, then EMDR, and finally AEDP. (Read More…)

Mary Androff, MD

Mary Androff, MD, is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute. Based in Minneapolis-St Paul, Mary works in a private psychotherapy and integrative psychiatry practice and also provides psychiatric consultation for an Assertive Community Treatment team.  Her journey to AEDP began with STEM (chemistry at University of Illinois), then medicine (Washington University-St Louis), then psychiatric residency (University of Washington, Seattle), then training in psychodynamic psychotherapy alongside daily yoga and meditation practices.

Seeking a way to integrate all these threads and hoping to discover a more coherent theoretical framework, Mary found her professional home when she took the AEDP Immersion course. She went on to receive certification as an AEDP therapist in 2015 and as an AEDP supervisor in 2020.  She founded AEDP Minnesota in 2017.  She has run multiple study and consultation groups, participates as a treating clinician in the AEDP research program, teaches ES1 modules and provides individual and group AEDP supervision.

 


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…)


Ben Medley, LCSW

Ben Medley, LCSW is a Sr. faculty member of AEDP™ Institute. Ben earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work and has a private practice in NYC. Ben is a member of the AEDP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and teaches nationally and internationally in the AEDP Immersion and Essential Skills courses. Ben created and presented “Clinically Oppressed: Addressing the Trauma of Marginalization Using AEDP” and co-created and co-presented with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton the workshop “Feeling Like a Man: Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma with Gay and Straight Men” (also available on-demand). Before private practice, Ben began a mental health program for study abroad students with the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy; worked in the Jewish Board of Family Services LGBTQ Unit; and worked in Greenwich House’s HIV Mental Health and Chemical Dependency programs. (Read More…)


Continuing Education Credit: This course is eligible for 85 CE:

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada:
Heisel and Associates holds no CE provider status with any other non-U.S. licensing/certification boards.

U.S. and Canada:
This training is co-sponsored by AEDP Institute and Heisel and Associates. To receive CE Participants must have:

  • Registered an account on the Heisel and Associates website (see below)
  • Attended the entire session (partial credit is not available)
  • Completed an evaluation

CE: If you would like CE credit for this training, you must create an account . Click Here
You will need your license information to create your account. You only need to create one account for all AEDP trainings.

Upon completion of the training complete these 5 easy steps to receive your CE certificate:

  1. Log onto your Heisel and Associates account
  2. Go to “My Account”
  3. Click on “My Webinars”
  4. Complete the eval
  5. Download the certificate

American Psychological Association
Heisel and Associates is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Heisel and Associates maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ASWB + ACE
Heisel and Associates, Provider Number 1253, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Heisel and Associates maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/3/2023 to 5/3/2026.

NBCC
Heisel and Associates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6603. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Heisel and Associates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NAADAC
This course has been approved by Heisel and Associates, an NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #111326, Heisel and Associates is responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York:
New York Department of Education State Board for Psychology
New York Department of Education State Board for Social Work
New York Department of Education State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

Florida
Florida Board of Psychology
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling

Ohio
Ohio Psychological Association
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapists BoardOhio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Examiners in Psychology
Kentucky Board of Social Work
Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

Indiana
Indiana State Board of Psychology
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Canada
Heisel and Associates holds CE provider status for Canada.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada:
Heisel and Associates holds no CE provider status with any other non-U.S. licensing/certification boards.

It is the responsibility of attendees to contact their state licensing/certification board to determine if CE credit offered by Heisel and Associates meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.


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ADA
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