Immersion May 2023 Live Online and Highly Interactive

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

Presented by AEDP Institute Sr. Faculty Member

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

and Guest Presenters Nicky Cameron, LCSW, H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD

Week One: Tuesday – Friday May 9 – 12 | Week Two: Friday – Monday May 19 – 22

Who the Immersion course is for

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. Course Content Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This course is intended for licensed practitioners interested in AEDP psychotherapy. Our focus is on AEDP 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 one half day of experiential work guided by 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.

AEDP seeks to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming suffering and to engage innate healing forces within, i.e., transformance, so as to heal trauma, restore vitality to self experience, and engender resilience.

AEDP Immersion is the first course in a series of certification courses for licensed therapists who are seeking to become AEDP Certified
Immersion Course Benefits

AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises: The AEDP Immersion course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use body-based affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use the model’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques.

In the Immersion course we also seek to undo clinicians’ aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded, like-hearted others. It is the vision of the course to bring together clinicians from different perspectives who share an interest in AEDP specifically and/or in dynamic-experiential work in general, and who also each bring their own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, Immersion is not only exciting and enlivening for its participants, but the AEDP model itself continues to be enriched and enhanced by being in communication with many deep sources of knowledge and wisdom.

What an Average Day Looks Like:

  • Theoretical presentations grounding the clinical work in the conceptual framework of AEDP healing oriented transformational theory.
  • Clinical teaching revolving around clinical videotapes, with a focus on the phenomenology of transformation as well as techniques and strategies of intervention. Special attention will be accorded to working with the experience of transformation, the healing affects, offering and receiving affirmation, and promoting core state experiencing, all in the context of transforming attachment trauma. In essence, this Immersion course is a soup-to-nuts course in AEDP.
  • And there is also opportunity to practice aspects of AEDP through structured experiential exercises.

Read more about AEDP Immersion here.


Location | Dates | Times

Location: Live Online and highly interactive!
AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s

Includes 1 year free AEDP Membership, after the completion of the course($130 value)

Please check these dates and times closely for conflicts with Local Holidays, Religious Holidays, etc.

Week One: Tuesday – Friday May 9 – 12 | Week Two: Friday – Monday May 19 – 22

Times for each session: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Eastern Time USA

Registration Fee | Scholarships

Note: Immersion Online is limited to 80 participants. Immersion Courses almost always sell out. We recommend early registration to ensure your spot. 

*Our courses are for licensed mental health professionals. Please don’t register if you are not a licensed mental health professional. There are a few exceptions. To see if you qualify please email

Registration Fee 
One Payment: USD $1,599
Payment Plan: USD $1,649 requires $500 deposit due at registration (4 monthly installments of $287.25 will automatically start the following month)

Sold out with a waitlist- please email Marilia at to be added to the list.

Limited Scholarships are available. To learn more and apply, please go here.

Meet the Lead Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a Sr. Faculty member of 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 seminars and all AEDP Certification courses: Immersion, Essential Skills, Advanced Skills and Core Training. When courses were taught in person he taught in both North America and Europe.

Nicky Cameron, LCSW

Nicky Cameron, LCSW

Nicky Cameron, LCSW, is a native of Jamaica. Driven by her unyielding determination to reduce suicide rates, normalize mental health hygiene, and mental health illness among youth, she founded Ideal Case Management Services, and Emergent Counseling & Consulting. Nicky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has accumulated over two decade’s worth of experience serving in various capacities within the field of Behavioral Health.

Nicky is a Youth Mentor, and has been recognized in her community for mobilizing large youth groups to perform community service projects. She is a Behavioral Health Case Management Supervisor, a Motivational Speaker, and a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Mentors other mental health clinicians.

Nicky embraces a spiritual path to healing, and believes in the body’s organic intelligence. She is trained in integrative body-based therapies such as: AEDP™, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brain-spotting, EMDR, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping).

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H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD 

Jacquie Ye-Perman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Adjunct Faculty of the AEDP™ Institute, certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor. She is also a member of the AEDP DBEI (Diversity, Belonging, Equity and Inclusion) Committee and the AEDP International Development Committee.

Jacquie grew up in China. She obtained her master’s in Social and Developmental Psychology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and her PhD in counseling psychology at University of Florida, USA. She attended her first AEDP Immersion course in 2013 and started receiving supervision from Dr. Diana Fosha soon after. In 2015 she assisted helming the first Immersion course in Shanghai, China, taught by Dr. Diana Fosha and Dr. Danny Yeung. Over the past eight years she has co-taught Immersion, Essential Skills, Core-training courses, and led several other AEDP training in the Chinese-speaking communities and later in English-speaking communities. She also provides individual and group supervision for trainees internationally. (Read More…)

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact Marilia Rodriguez, or call 813-553-1294 thirty days or more before the event so we can be sure to accommodate you.

Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds


Course and all customer service related questions:
Please contact Customer Service Administrator
Marilia Rodriguez