AEDP™ in Action: Moving Through Emotional Suffering into Transformational Change

Presented by Richard Harrison, Ph.D

6 Tuesdays: February 13 + 27 and March 5 + 19, April 2 + 16, 2024

12:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada


AEDP is a proven, clinically effective, healing-oriented, experiential therapy with a dual focus: the transformation of suffering and the fostering of flourishing. Incorporating knowledge from attachment research and theory, contemporary neurobiology, emotion theory, and body-based therapies, AEDP is highly integrative, yet unique.


This course is open to:

Licensed Mental Health Providers practicing legally in your state, province, or countryincluding Counselors, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page. 

This learning opportunity is well-suited to mental health clinicians who are new to AEDP, as well as therapists with previous AEDP training and experience who want refresh, consolidate, and expand prior learning.  


Course Description

This seminar series explores the AEDP transformational arc through emotional pain into meaningful positive change and enhanced wellbeing. The series features extensive video examples from AEDP therapy sessions with clients who differ from each other in terms of salient aspects of identity and history (e.g., ethnic and cultural background, race, age, gender, trauma history, etc.), and who present with varied attachment styles. 

Many clients fear and avoid emotions that they have previously experienced as too overwhelming to deal with on their own. When clients successfully face and fully experience these emotions, within the context of a safety-engendering, affect-facilitating therapeutic relationship, this frequently results in an affective shift experienced by the client as positive. AEDP has developed a unique therapeutic immediacy task, metatherapeutic processing, to amplify and extend these in-session moments of therapeutic change, to promote positive neuroplasticity (Iwakabe & Conceicao, 2016; Fosha &Thoma, 2020). 

Diana Fosha, founder of AEDP, identified six distinct positive emotional states that frequently arise in the wake of processing painful emotion. These transformational affects are a crucial component of the AEDP change process:  When processed, they fuel a transformational spiral, and promote flourishing in the wake of suffering and loss. As a participant, you will learn to recognize and work effectively with these powerful emotional experiences, in order to expand, deepen, and consolidate therapeutic change-for-the-better.

Together, we will witness, track, and discuss AEDP psychotherapy’s remarkable transformational arc: through the processing of painful core affect (State 2) into the expansive realm of transformational experience (State 3). We will also explore moments of integrative Core State (AEDP State 4), which is energetically distinct from both State 2 and State 3, and is characterized by an internal, deeply felt sense of calm, compassion, clarity, and integrative truth.

Each seminar meeting incorporates: Didactic Lecture, Clinical Video Demonstrations from AEDP Therapy Sessions, Interactive Discussion in Small and Large Groups.

Course Goals:

Collectively, we will co-create a learning community in which we:

  • Explore specific strategies to accompany and guide patients through the above described process of tolerating and fully experiencing previously feared emotions, within the context of a security-engendering therapeutic relationship
  • Delve deeply into the recognizable, yet phenomenologically distinct, characteristics of the six transformational affects that arise from processing painful emotions
  • Unpack key interventions that advance the therapeutic process in State 2 (processing of core affective experience) and State 3 (metatherapeutic processing of transformational experience)
  • Identify psycho-biological markers that guide the unfolding process and inform therapist choice points, as they arise in clinical work
  • Explore opportunities to amplify and extend moments of therapeutic change-for-the-better, to promote positive neuroplasticity and flourishing
  • Recognize the therapeutic potential of judicious self-disclosure to deepen and expand patients’ experience of positive emotional states
  • Witness transformance in action: the innate healing potential that pulses towards self-righting and resuming impeded growth
  • Build community and connections between colleagues
  • Expand and consolidate prior learning
  • Foster increased self-confidence in your therapeutic skills and empower you in your clinical  practice!

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize key aspects of AEDP theory and the four-state map that guides AEDP’s transformational process.
  • Discuss therapeutic tasks and interventions to help patients tolerate, experience, and express emotional experience.
  • Identify and discuss psycho-biological markers that guide and inform therapist choice points, as they arise in clinical work.
  • Identify markers of positive-valenced affective shifts, which can become the focus of subsequent experiential work with ensuing positive emotional states.
  • Discuss clinical opportunities to expand moments of therapeutic change-for-the-better.
  • Describe the steps involved in theAEDP intervention of metatherapeutic processing. 
  • Utilize metatherapeutic processing in clinical work to expand and consolidate in-session moments of therapeutic change.
  • Distinguish between six phenomenologically distinct positive affective states (i.e., transformational affects ) of AEDP State 3.
  • List the components of an intervention set “SPACE” (Slow down, ask Permission, Allow and Attend, Co-embody, Explore) to access and deepen patients’ emotional experience.
  • Explore and discuss the therapeutic potential of self-disclosure to amplify and deepen positive affective states.
  • List the components of a clinical intervention set to extend positive affective experience, captured by the acronym “HEART” (Have the experience, Enrich and Explore, Absorb, Reflect, Together).
  • Explain and contrast interventions that advance the therapeutic process in AEDP State 2 (Processing of Emotional Experience) and AEDP State 3 (Metaprocessing of Transformational Experience), respectively.

Meet the Presenter

Richard Harrison, PhD

Richard Harrison, PhD, is a faculty member of AEDP™ Institute and a Registered Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience as a clinician and teacher. He was trained and supervised in AEDP by Diana Fosha, founder of the model. He is a Certified Supervisor in both AEDP and EFT. Richard teaches and supervises graduate students in the Counseling Psychology and Psychiatry departments at the University of British Columbia, and maintains a full clinical caseload with individuals and couples in private practice in Vancouver. (Read More…)


2024 Dates | 6 Tuesdays | 3.5 hours per session

Tuesdays: February 13 + 27 and March 5 + 19, April 2 + 16, 2024

Time:

12:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada
Please be sure to calculate your local time zone if it is not US Eastern Time

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. Click here for AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s.


AEDP Level Prerequisite:

Level:  Beginning/ Intermediate 

AEDP Certification: This course does not count toward AEDP certification.


Pricing: Includes 19.5 CE

Early Bird Pricing Ends November 16

Fee: $749
Payment plan: $779 – $300 deposit due at registration. 4 monthly payments of $119.75 will automatically be scheduled to start one month from your registration date using the same card used upon registration

Member: $709 (log in to register)
Payment Plan: $739$300 deposit due at registration. 4 monthly payments of $109.75 will automatically be scheduled to start one month from your registration date using the same card used upon registration

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Pricing after Early Bird Ends November 17

Fee: $779
Payment Plan: $809 – $300 USD deposit due at registration. 4 monthly payments of $127.25 will automatically be scheduled to start one month from your registration date using the same card used upon registration

Member: $739 (log in to register)
Payment plan $769 USD: $300 deposit due at registration. 4 monthly payments of $117.25 will automatically be scheduled to start one month from your registration date using the same card used upon registration

There are a limited amount of scholarship seats available for this course- click here to fill out an application

Continuing Education: This training is eligible for 19.5 CE

Note: Outside of the U.S. and Canada:
Heisel and Associates holds no CE provider status with any other non-U.S. licensing/certification boards.

U.S. and Canada: This training is co-sponsored by AEDP Institute and Heisel and Associates. To receive CE Participants must have:

  • Registered an account on the Heisel and Associates website (see below)
  • Attended the entire session (partial credit is not available)
  • Completed an evaluation

CE: If you would like CE credit for this training, you must create an account by clicking the button below. You will need your license information to create your account. You only need to create one account for all AEDP trainings.

Upon completion of the training complete these 5 easy steps to receive your CE certificate:

  1. Log onto your Heisel and Associates account
  2. Go to “My Account”
  3. Click on “My Webinars”
  4. Complete the eval
  5. Download the certificate

American Psychological Association
Heisel and Associates is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Heisel and Associates maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ASWB + ACE
Heisel and Associates, Provider Number 1253, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Heisel and Associates maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 5/3/2023 to 5/3/2026.

NBCC
Heisel and Associates has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6603. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Heisel and Associates is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NAADAC
This course has been approved by Heisel and Associates, an NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #111326, Heisel and Associates is responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York:
New York Department of Education State Board for Psychology
New York Department of Education State Board for Social Work
New York Department of Education State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

Florida
Florida Board of Psychology
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling

Ohio
Ohio Psychological Association
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapists BoardOhio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Examiners in Psychology
Kentucky Board of Social Work
Kentucky Board of Licensure of Marriage and Family Therapists

Indiana
Indiana State Board of Psychology
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board

Canada
Heisel and Associates holds CE provider status for Canada.

Outside of the U.S. and Canada:
Heisel and Associates holds no CE provider status with any other non-U.S. licensing/certification boards.

It is the responsibility of attendees to contact their state licensing/certification board to determine if CE credit offered by Heisel and Associates meets the regulations of their state licensing/certification board.

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