AEDP Institute

AEDP Immersion Online Co-sponsored with Australia/New Zealand, August, 2020: Live and Highly Interactive

This course  is sold out. To join the waitlist,  please email 

This live online Immersion course is being presented across eight 4.5 hr. days during hours that work for both Australia/New Zealand and American time zones. It is co-sponsored by AEDP Australia.

Eight 4.5 Hour Days: Immersion Retreat, Live, Online

The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma:
Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience

Presented by AEDP Institute Faculty

Jennifer Edlin, MFT & Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych

and Guest Presenters: Yuko Hanakawa, PhD & Ronald Frederick, PhD

In Australia/New Zealand: Wed. – Sat., August 26 – 29 + September 2 -5, 2020
In the Americas: Tues. – Fri., August 25 – 28 + September 1 – 4, 2020


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 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: Beginner/Intermediate


This Immersion Course in AEDP is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP,  (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). Our focus is on AEDP’s transformational theory and practice using AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions as well as experiential work guided by experienced assistants, the aim of this course is to introduce AEDP and facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

Meet the Lead Presenters

Jennifer Edlin, MFT

Jennifer Edlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, Jenn was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist’s whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation.

Jenn is developing AEDP theory and clinical interventions to use with dysregulated and underregulated clients, and has presented her work in 2019 in Boston, Portland and the Denver Immersion course.  In the years since she joined the AEDP Institute Faculty Jenn has been a Co-Director of the AEDP research project, working closely with Diana Fosha and Shigeru Iwakabe.

Jenn is gifted with left brain rigor and right brain intuition. We who know her are struck with the breadth and depth of her intellect, the bigness of her heart, her attunement and sensitivity, her remarkable capabilities in a multitude of areas, her huge capacity to integrate it all and translate it into effective action AND her passion for, commitment and devotion to AEDP.

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.

Guest Presenters coming soon


Dates & Times This course  is sold out. To join the waitlist,  please email

Dates: note dates are different in Americas vs. Down Under
In Australia/New Zealand: Wednesday – Saturday, August 26 – 29 + September 2 -5, 2020
In the Americas: Tuesday – Friday, August 25 – 28 + September 1 – 4, 2020

Times: for all eight 4.5 hour days
In Australia/New Zealand: 8.00 am – 12.30 pm Sydney time*
In the Americas: 3 pm – 7:30 pm Pacific time*
In the Americas: 6 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern time*
* Need help calculating your time zone? click here

Click HERE for daily Agenda


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

Immersion Online Registration Bonus: receive an extra year free AEDP Membership: two years, USD $260 value
After completing the Immersion Course you will become an AEDP Member and welcomed to all AEDP Institute Member Benefits:
– participate in AEDP’s Listserv
– attend AEDP Transformance Talk (webinars) for free
– get discounts to all Seminars, Courses and Online Learning opportunities – including special VIP discount opportunity for ES1
Upon completing Immersion: all grads are at least AEDP Level 1. So when you graduate you may add yourself to the AEDP Therapist Directory.

Here’s What Immersion Online Participants Say They Especially Appreciate:

  • how connected I felt to faculty, assistants and other participants
  • learning as much as I would have in-person – including the experiential work
  • being comfortable in my own home
  • how the faculty are so close up – it’s as if they are speaking directly to me
  • I have experienced the worst of online learning in the past; but Immersion was the BEST of online learning

Course Registration Fees and Scholarships

Immersion Online August, 2020 is limited to 60 participants. Immersion Courses almost always sell out. We recommend early registration to ensure your spot.

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

Learn about our ‘pay-what-you-wish’ pilot program for self-identifying Black mental health professionals here.

Diversity Scholarships are available for this course! For more information and to download an application please click here.


  • 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 with Covid Scholarship in the subject line and briefly tell us why you need the scholarship.
  • Extended Payment Plans: Make a deposit and then take up to 12 months to pay the balance.

Non-Member Course Fee* includes Immersion Online Registration Bonus: 2 years free AEDP Membership.

USD $1,599 One payment
USD $1,649 Payment plan (requires USD $350 deposit)

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


AEDP Member Course Fee includes Immersion Registration Bonus: 2 years free AEDP Membership.

USD $1,549 One payment
USD $1,599 Payment plan (requires $350 deposit)


Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner:
866-992-9399  X105
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Click here to see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance


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

Continuing Education

Content level of this course: Beginner to Intermediate

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

Continuing Education This program is eligible for 30.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

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

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 – Live Interactive Online Webinar

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. 30.5 CE hours

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. (30.5) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA 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 social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (30.5) 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 30.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (30.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: 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.  (30.5) 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. (30.5) 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. (30.5) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (30.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 30.5 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. (30.5) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (30.5) 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, (30.5) 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.

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (30.5) CE Hours.

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (30.5) 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.

Click here to see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance