AEDP Institute

AEDP for Couples (AEDPfC) Certification

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a comprehensive, integrative theoretical and clinical model. It is rigorous, unique, and effective. AEDPfC, developed by AEDP Sr. Faculty member David Mars, PhD, brings the theories and practice of AEDP to couple therapy.

Certification in AEDPfC includes dual certification in both AEDP and AEDPfC. Dually certified clinicians can demonstrate mastery of AEDP and AEDPfC theoretical models, proficiency in applying AEDP and AEDPfC interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall understanding and commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. You can apply for Dual Certification at the recommendation of your AEDP supervisors.

A Recommended Path to Dual Certification in AEDP & AEDPfC

Hybrid (ESfC) 2 weeks => Immersion => ES1 => 20 hrs One-on-one Supervision in AEDP  => Apply for AEDP Certification 

=> AEDPfC Core Training => 20 hrs One-on-one Supervision in AEDPfC  => Apply for AEDPfC Certification

Many other paths are possible. See the requirements guidelines below and talk with your supervisor about a path that works best for you.

Requirements for Dual Certification in AEDP & AEDPfC

We are here to support every candidate in reaching their goal of excelling as an AEDPfC therapist and we recognize that individuals learn at different paces, begin training in AEDP and AEDPfC with diverse skill sets, and have a variety of previous clinical experiences. AEDP Immersion and One-on-one Supervision in both AEDP and AEDPfC are the only required major trainings for applying for Dual Certification. The rest of your training depends on what best meets your needs. If you are interested in obtaining Dual Certification we strongly encourage you to discuss your path to Certification with an AEDPfC supervisor.

Getting ready to apply for Dual Certification in AEDP and AEDPfC

Obtaining Dual Certification is most efficient when you follow these guidelines.

Complete:

• Immersion
can be taken after Hybrid Essential Skills for Couples (ESfC) Skills Course below

+ 2 Skills Courses (or equivalent Supervision Options in bottom box) including 1 AEDPfC and 1 AEDP
Each Skills Course except for Hybrid (ESfC) can be taken/counted only once towards certification

• Hybrid Essential Skills for Couples (ESfC) (two weeks)
• Essential Skills (ES1)
• Advanced Skills (ES2)
• Equivalent CE hours of approved AEDPfC DVDs, Seminars, Webinars

+ 3 Supervision Options including 1 AEDPfC and 1 AEDP
All Supervision Options can be taken/counted more than once towards certification. To apply for AEDP Certification complete a minimum of 20 hours of One-on-one AEDP Supervision. To apply for AEDPfC Certification complete a minimum of 20 hours of AEDPfC Supervision.

Core Training – 5 weekends (AEDP, AEDPfC or both)
Small Group Supervision30 Hours (AEDP, AEDPfC or both)
One-on-one Supervision20 Hours (AEDP, AEDPfC or both) 

+ Apply for AEDP Certification
While most people require more than the minimum to be granted AEDP Certification, the minimum requirements for starting the process are detailed here in our Guidelines Page:

Submit a Faculty recommendation
• Complete 10 or more hours of additional One-on-one Supervision
Note: to become AEDP certified you must have been supervised by at least two AEDP supervisors.
Final AEDP Certification Review Process

+ Apply for AEDPfC Certification
While most people require more than the minimum to be granted AEDPfC Certification, the minimum requirements for starting the process are detailed here in our Guidelines Page:

Submit an AEDPfC Faculty recommendation
• Complete 10 or more hours of additional One-on-one Supervision 
Note: to become AEDPfC certified you must have been supervised by at least two AEDPfC supervisors.
Final AEDPfC Certification Review Process

What Do the Training Levels and Certification Mean?

A therapist’s AEDP/AEDPfC Level as listed in our directory, indicates that they’ve completed the training, supervision and/or certification review as described below or in more detail on our Level Descriptions Page.

AEDP/AEDPfC Level Definitions

The following Level descriptions apply to the vast majority of AEDP/AEDPfC therapists. Exceptions are occasionally made for therapists with exceptional training experiences.

Level 1 therapists have completed 1 major AEDP/AEDPfC training – generally Hybrid ESfC, Immersion or ES1.

Level 2 therapists have completed 2 major AEDP/AEDPfC trainings including Immersion and generally including Hybrid ESfC

Level 3 therapists have completed at least 3 major AEDP/AEDPfC trainings plus a minimum of 20 hours of AEDP Supervision and 20 hours of AEDPfC Supervision;

Dually Certified AEDP & AEDPfC Therapist: completed both the AEDP and AEDPfC Certification processes.

Dually Certified AEDP & AEDPfC Therapist & Supervisor: completed both the AEDP and AEDPfC Certification processes and additional review processes to become a Dually Certified Supervisor.

 

Want to get Certified in AEDP? Get Connected!

Besides meeting the requirements and following the guidelines, we strongly encourage candidates to get involved in the AEDP Community. This participation will be taken into account in the overall assessment of a candidate’s application. Here’s how:

Attend Workshops, Seminars & Conferences (Live and Online!)

Become a Member

Participate in our Listserv

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