AEDP Institute

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules: February – June 2021; Live & Highly Interactive Online, co-sponsored with AEDP Australia

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

This live online Essential Skills course is being presented in Five Modules (4 hr. days) during hours that work for both Australia/New Zealand and American time zones. It is co-sponsored by AEDP Australia.

 

 

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.”

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. 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 (you must be licensed to attend) 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 AEDP Immersion.


Course Summary,  Objectives

 

Course Summary: 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 Pando-Mars, MFT will teach modules 1, 3 & 5 and serve to ensure continuity across modules. Kate Halliday, LCSW and Dale Trimble, MA will teach modules 2 & 4.

Note: dates are different in Australia/New Zealand vs. the Americas 

In the AmericasTuesday – Friday | Module 1: February 9-12 | Module 2: March 16-19 | Module 3: April 20 – 23 | Module 4: May 18-21 | Module 5: June 15-18, 2021
In Australia/New Zealand: Wednesday – Saturday | Module 1: February 10-13 | Module 2: March 17-20 | Module 3: April 21 – 24 |  Module 4: May 19-22 | Module 5: June 16-19, 2021

Module 1 taught by course helm Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
1
a: HEALING FROM THE GET GO! The ABC’s of AEDP including our Transformance stance, moment to moment tracking, & experiencing over explaining.
1b: THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP We are a 4-State Model with intentional experiential language for AEDP interventions.

Module 2 taught by Kate Halliday, LCSW
2a: AEDP AND ATTACHMENT  Using AEDP’s relational focus to build, renovate & reconstruct a secure therapeutic attachment.
2b: STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE Working with Anxiety and Defense

Module 3 taught by course helm Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
3a: STATE 2: EXPANDED ADAPTIVE AND MALADAPTIVE CORE AFFECT How we recognize these Affects and what we do.
3b: METAPROCESSING – AN AEDP HALLMARK Capitalizing on the experience in the room to integrate and cement transformational processes.

Module 4 taught by Dale Trimble, MFT
4a: 
STATE 1, DEFENSES, IN DETAIL  Transforming resistance and high anxiety.
4b: STATE 2 TO STATE 3: EMOTION PROCESSING AND PORTRAYALS How to access, deepen and process core affect to completion.

Module 5 taught by course helm Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
5a
STATE 3 TO STATE 4: TRANSFORMANCE   Working with Transformational affects and core state
5b: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what we’ve learned.

 

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, Attendance & Makeup Policy

Prerequisites:
In addition to being a licensed therapist, before taking this Essential Skills (ES1) course you must have completed AEDP Immersion. 

Attendance: 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.

Makeup policy:  Make-ups and switching between ES1 courses is not allowed in order to preserve and support the group dynamics that develop between course colleagues.


Course Location, Dates and Times  

 

Location: Live Online and highly interactive

Dates: Different in Australia/New Zealand vs. the Americas

In the Americas: Tuesday – Friday |February 9-12,  March 16-19,  April 20 – 23, May 18-21, June 15-18, 2021
In Australia/New Zealand: Wednesday – Saturday | February 10-13,  March 17-20, April 21 – 24, May 19-22, June 16-19, 2021

Times: Daily (4 hour days)
In the Americas: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Eastern time USA

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 (includes 75 CE)

Non-Member Course Fee 
$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 
$3,150 USD  One time payment
$3,200 USD  Payment plan: $500 due at registration

 

Australia/New Zealand members (and want-to-be-members): contact aedpaustralia@gmail.com for your regional promotion code.

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.

 

Refund 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).
  • After 10 days no refund.

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.

 

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 Pando-Mars, MFT

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-19-26-amKaren 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.

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’s explicit relational and experiential practices can help patients heal from relational trauma.

Ms. Pando-Mars arrived to AEDP with background in somatic and experiential therapies, including Focusing, Biofeedback, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray-Worldplay, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. These influences are deeply woven throughout her work. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in the Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.

She presents workshops on AEDP,  teaches and leads Essential and Advanced Skills courses, Core training and supervision across the United States and internationally.  Her publication “Tailoring AEDP interventions to attachment style,” 2016 Transformance Journal, 6 (2) is the basis for her upcoming book, which will be co-authored with Diana Fosha and published by Norton & Co.

 

Kate Halliday, LCSW

Kate Halliday, LCSW is a psychotherapist based in Ithaca New York. She has been in private practice since 1998 after a number of years spent in community human service agencies.

Over the course of a long career, Kate has been influenced and enlivened by a wide variety of experiences and teachers. She began her career as a nursery school and elementary school teacher, and went on to train as a clinical social worker. A writer and a pragmatist, she was initially drawn to Solution Oriented and Narrative therapy. A longing to feel more effective in treating trauma led her to train in EMDR in 2000, and in 2009 she began learning AEDP. Like many of us in the AEDP community, Kate fell in love with the model from the first moment she saw Diana Fosha present a videotape; and in the years since, Kate has enjoyed every moment of AEDP-related experience.

After several years of assisting in Essential Skills courses, Kate recognized that her longing for more ongoing lived experience of AEDP might be realized by generating an AEDP community where she lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Kate began offering AEDP training groups to local clinicians there in April, 2015, and is delighted that the project has taken wings. There are now ongoing groups studying and being supervised in AEDP with her. Many of these clinicians attend Institute trainings elsewhere, and some are now Experiential Assistants in Essential Skills classes. Kate’s original commitment was to make AEDP accessible and affordable to clinicians in her local region which is far removed from a large urban center; this remains a primary interest for her as she considers how AEDP may be promoted around the world.

Kate’s clinical work, evolving from early training in Developmental Psychology and subsequent professional experiences, has focused on Trauma, Dissociation, and their repair. She has always had a commitment to serving her own GLBT community. She is also re-discovering a passion for time limited treatment as she participates in the AEDP Research project.

Kate currently supervises both in her office and over Zoom. She's been pleased to discover that the process of remote meeting turns out to offer most if not all of the emotional intimacy and efficacy of in person sessions. Online supervision and even therapy offer opportunities for personal and professional growth (and delight!).

 

Dale Trimble, MA

Dale TrimbleDale Trimble, MA received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977. In 1981 Dale co-founded the first court ordered treatment program for men who assault their partners in the province of British Columbia. He was the lead author of the Canadian syllabus for CP 602 – The Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence for City University of Seattle, Vancouver, BC campus, where Dale has taught and supervised graduate students. Known as a Canadian expert on working with men, Dale has travelled throughout Canada providing training for therapists on compassionate ways of helping men change.

In 2003-04 Dale was the recipient of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession. Dale has a private practice in Vancouver, BC where he works with individuals and couples focusing on resolution of early childhood trauma, anxiety, interpersonal violence and depression. His background includes extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, EMDR and the clinical application of meditation and mindfulness practices to healing. When Dale first connected with AEDP in 2009 he knew that he had found his therapeutic home. Since then he has trained extensively in AEDP with Diana Fosha and Ben Lipton.

 


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.