AEDP Institute

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) August 2020 & January 2021; Live and Highly Interactive Online – Formerly, New York City

SOLD OUT to be added the wait list, email admin@aedpinstitute.org

This online course is to be presented during hours that work well for the Americas – especially those on the east coast.

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.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon. For 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 three 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.


Course Co-Helms: Ben Medley, LCSW and Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

As course helms, Ben and Jerry will serve to ensure continuity across and between days and weeks of the course and as such be the de facto course co-leads. They will also each teach at least the first and last days of their respective weeks, with up to 3 guest AEDP faculty presenters joining them on days 2, 3 and/or 4 of each week.

 

Week One:

Friday, August 14 – Tuesday August 18, 2020 

Lead faculty: Jerry Lamagna, LCSW, plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
Day 2: The 4 State Model, Experiential Language and Use of Self
Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment:  It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal
Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1
Day 5: Integration in Action:  Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
For daily agenda click here

Week Two: 

Friday, January 22 – Tuesday January 26, 2021 

Lead faculty: Ben Medley, LCSW, plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience
Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2
Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience:  Processing Emotions to Completion
Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State
Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together
For daily agenda click here


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.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this program, 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:
We highly recommend that you complete Immersion before taking Essential Skills (ES1). If you are committed to learning AEDP and have not yet taken Immersion, please complete the recorded webinar Intro to AEDP prior to starting ES1.  Note, however, that Intro to AEDP is by no means a substitute for Immersion and Immersion is a requirement for AEDP certification.  You will earn 6 CE for taking this course.  Once you have completed the course you will eligible for a $100 credit towards a future Immersion course. 


Course Location, Dates and Times: 

SOLD OUT to be added the wait list, email admin@aedpinstitute.org

Location: Presented Live, Online

Week 1 : August 2020
Friday, August 14 – Tuesday August 18, 2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific

Week 2: January 2021
Friday, January 22 – Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific

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.


Online Course Benefits

Here’s What AEDP Online Skills Course Participants Say They Especially Appreciate about the Setting:

  • how connected I felt to faculty, assistants and other participants
  • the experiential exercises, such an invaluable part of this learning process, were deep, moving, and full of growth edges and just WOW!
  • it’s so encouraging to experience the potential of both learning online and practicing therapy online
  • being comfortable in my own home
  • how the faculty are so close up – it’s as if they are speaking directly to me
  • I hope you continue to offer Skills courses online; not only for the intimacy and connection the experience brings, but because it’s much more accessible for people like me who cannot travel easily.

Course Fee, Continuing Education (CE)
and Registration

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 eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our partner R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. Participants must have paid course fee, signed in and signed out, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Please see the bottom of the page for State and Licensing Board Specifics.

Non-Member Course Fee includes 65 CE Credits

  • $3,200  One payment, non-members*
  • $3,250  Payment plan, non-members* requires $500 deposit

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration information.

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: ALL COVID SCHOLARSHIP SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED.

  • Covid Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for licensed therapists in practice. The deadline for submitting requests is May 1, 2020. 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.
  • Extended Payment Plans: Take up to 12 months to pay for the course: 12 month Payment Plan: $500 deposit + 11 monthly payments of $250 = $3250 USD.  For information, call our registration partner Karen Newell at R Cassidy Seminars:  866-992-9399  X105 (Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST)

AEDP Member Course Fee includes 65 CE Credits

  • $3,150  One payment
  • $3,200 Payment plan, requires $500 deposit

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: ALL COVID SCHOLARSHIP SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED.

  • Covid Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for licensed therapists in practice. The deadline for submitting requests is May 1, 2020. 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.
  • Extended Payment PlansTake up to 12 months to pay for the course: 12 month Payment Plan: $500 deposit + 11 monthly payments of $250 = $3250 USD.  For information, call our registration partner Karen Newell at R Cassidy Seminars:  866-992-9399  X105 (Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST)

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

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

karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Lead Faculty:

Ben Medley, LCSW

Ben Medley, LCSW has a private practice in NYC where he works with individuals and couples and supervises both in-person and online. In addition to being an AEDP faculty member, Ben is also a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) Supervisor. He has presented nationally and internationally, including co-presenting with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton the workshop Feeling Like a Man: Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma in California, Massachusettes and in New York. He has also helmed Advanced Essential Skills courses in Stockholm and New York; taught/presented with the Essential Skills course in Parma, Italy; taught/ presented in Ithaca with the Central New York AEDP community; assisted with the NY Immersion Course with Diana Fosha; and has assisted in Essential Skills courses with Natasha Prenn, Ben Lipton and Eileen Russell. Ben also created and launched AEDP Jumpstart, a short-term, low-cost AEDP supervision group for those beginning AEDP supervision and/or beginning to review video of clinical material. 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. His paper "Recovering the True Self: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment and AEDP in Psychotherapy with Gay Men" is published with the SEPI Journal: the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Ben earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work.


Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

jerry-lamagnaJerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.

In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.

 


Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored R. Cassidy Seminars. 

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in each day, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out each day in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com.

Psychologists
R.Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 65 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. 65 clock hours.


Social Workers:

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Retreat-Style Course, Course #2705, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by R. Cassidy Seminars as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 10/16/2019 – 10/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 65 Clinical Practice continuing education credits.
NJ SW: ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.)

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 65 contact hours live in-person or live online.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141. 65  Continuing Education Credits/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. 65 contact hours.
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. 65 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  65 Continuing Education Credits/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. 65 contact hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 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.