AEDP Institute

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules: November 2020 – June 2021 ; Live & Highly Interactive Online, Cosponsored with AEDP Brazil

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This  course is sold out. To join the waitlist, please email admin@aedpinstitute.org Important note, you must be an Immersion Grad to attend this ES1. 

This online course is to be presented in English with simultaneous translation in Portuguese during hours that work well for Brazil and all of the Americas. 

 

 

 

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.

About Essential Skills (ES1): AEDP Essential Skills course will provide practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.

Routine for each module: 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” with, for this course, colleagues who speak either English or Protuguese.

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 four participants – again, fluent in English for English speakers and in Portugues for Portuguese speakers. 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.

This AEDP course is open to all 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 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.

Prerequisites:
In addition to being a licensed therapist, before taking this Essential Skills (ES1) course you must have completed either AEDP Immersion or be a participant or graduate of the Brazilian course, “Formação em AEDP.”


Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites

What we consider AEDP’s “essential skills” will be didactically demonstrated and experientially explored so that participants develop both a felt sense and a cognitive understanding of them.  A key component of the experiential practices is the opportunity to “try on” sets of interventions as a therapist and to receive them as a client. We have found that learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, increased therapeutic courage, and related phenomena; precisely the kinds of experiences AEDP facilitates for its clients. Each day course faculty lead small groups in practicing essential AEDP skills.  The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning inevitably leads to the development of a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.

Topics and Faculty by Module

AEDP Sr. Faculty Member Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych will teach modules 1, 3 & 5 and serve to ensure continuity across modules. Dr. SueAnne Piliero and other AEDP faculty (TBA) will teach modules 2 & 4.

Module 1 taught by course helm Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych
1
a: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
1b: The 4 State Model, Experiential Language and Use of Self

Module 2 taught by SueAnne Piliero, PhD
2a: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment:  It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal
2b: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1

Module 3 taught by course helm Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych
3a: Integration in Action: Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
3b: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience

Module 4 taught by faculty to be announced
4a: 
Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2
4b: The Experience of Emotional Experience:  Processing Emotions to Completion

Module 5 taught by course helm Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych
5a
Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State
5b: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together

For daily agenda click here.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient
  • Construct safety and undo aloneness
  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
  • Construct dyadic safety and connection
  • Build and rebuild a secure attachment
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Analyze the 4 State Transformational Process: Working with relational trauma in a first session
  • Integrate Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
  • Relate the experience of emotional experience: processing emotions to completion
  • Define attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style
  • Utilize various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
  • Describe how to regulate/alleviate anxiety and traces of shame
  • Identify and access core affective experiences
  • Identify expressions of transformance in clients
  • Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing

Prerequisites:
In addition to being a licensed therapist, before taking this Essential Skills (ES1) course you must have completed either AEDP Immersion or be a participant or graduate of the Brazilian course, “Formação em AEDP.” 


Course Location, Dates and Times  

Location: Online

Daily Times – designed to accommodate Brazil & all of the Americas:

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: 1 pm – 5 pm
North America, Eastern: 12 pm- 4 pm
North America, Pacific: 9 am – 1 pm

Dates:

Module 1:  4 hrs/day, Friday – Monday: November 6 – November 9 
Module 2: 4 hrs/day, Friday – Monday: March 5 – March 8 
Module 3: 4 hrs/day, Friday – Monday: April 9 – April 12 
Module 4: 4 hrs/day, Friday – Monday: May 21 – May 24 
Module 5: 4 hrs/day, Friday – Monday: June 25 – June 28 

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.


Registration and Course Fee

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Non-Brazilians: Registration prequisites and fees:
Licensed therapists who have completed AEDP Immersion are welcome to register. See bottom of page for qualifying therapists and please call RCassidy (AEDP’s CE and registration partner) prior to registering if you are not sure you qualify. 

This  course is sold out. To join the waitlist, please email admin@aedpinstitute.org

Non-Member Course Fee (includes 70 CE)
$3,200 USD  One time payment
$3,250 USD  Payment plan: $500 due at registration
Are you a Member? Log in to get a Member discount

Member Course Fee (includes 75 CE)
$3,150 USD  One time payment
$3,200 USD  Payment plan: $500 due at registration

 

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 contact us at admin@aedpinstitute.org with Covid Scholarship in the subject line and briefly tell us why you need the scholarship.

Click here to see our Refund Policy

Course Questions & Registration Contact: Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner:

karen@rcassidy.com
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.


Meet the Faculty:

Course Helm: Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych 

Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych

karen-kranz-copyKaren Kranz, PhD RPsych (white, cis-gender female, she/hers/her, queer) has been a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver Canada since 2000. Her areas of interest in AEDP are making the work with clients and therapists increasingly more relational and experiential. She is continually challenged and intrigued by core and pathogenic emotions and has completed the second draft of a paper about pathogenic affect with the working title of “Rock Logic & Rabbit Holes: The Phenomenology of Pathogenic State of Consciousness & its Impact on the Therapist’s State of Consciousness and Therapist-Client Intersubjectivity.”

After the Immersion course, she began supervision with Dr. Fosha. "At that time, all that interested me was becoming a better clinician, AEDP certification as a therapist and supervisor and becoming faculty were never my ambitions. However, as I deepened into both my knowledge and experience of AEDP and in the AEDP community, I realized that it was through the process of certification as a therapist, as a supervisor, and now with teaching and writing that I was becoming a better therapist."

With AEDP, Dr. Kranz says she "found a therapeutic home and a community of colleagues when I did not even know I was looking for one, or perhaps more aptly wasn’t looking for one because I did not believe such a home existed."

Nationally and internationally, Dr. Kranz supervises and teaches Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. She has an article published in the AEDP journal Transformance entitled: “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.” Her most recent paper “The first session in AEDP: Healing from the get-go through harnessing transformance and co-creating a secure attachment” (in press) in D. Fosha (Ed.) Undoing aloneness and the transformation of suffering into flourishing AEDP 2.0.

 

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of clinical audiences. She has given seminars and experiential workshops to various universities and health organizations nationwide.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer and a sought-after individual and small group consultant for clinicians around the world. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.  She is also known for her powerful clinical work.  Her clinical videotapes demonstrate how even the most traumatized individuals can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, and spirit are powerfully poised to transform them. She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

 

 

Additional guest presenters to be announced.

 


Continuing Education 

This course is for Psychologists (Introductory-Intermediate Level), Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers (Beginning-Intermediate Level), Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists.

Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 75 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.

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 www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists
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. 75 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
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. (75) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
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-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (75) 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 75 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (75) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
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.  (75) hours.
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. (75) contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: 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 marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (75) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (75) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 75 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. (75) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (75) 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, (75) 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.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (75) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (75) 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.

To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, click here.