AEDP Institute

2023 Experience Teaches II: A Deeper Exploration of Our Own Capacity for Therapeutic Courage Through Experiential Practice with Colleagues

Presented by AEDP Faculty Member Kate Halliday, LCSW

“An opportunity for some collegial connection and to take risks and have some fun with AEDP.”


PRE-REQUISITE / WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

AEDP Level 1 and above participants (must have completed Immersion or more) are invited to consolidate and extend their mastery and artistry as AEDP clinicians. Here’s an opportunity for some collegial connection and to take risks and have some fun with AEDP. This Seminar Series is well-suited to seasoned AEDP clinicians and Experiential Assistants who want to deepen and refine their AEDP skills, as well as people who are newer to the model, or those who want to refresh and consolidate prior learning.  

DESCRIPTION:

Members of the AEDP community who have completed Immersion or those who are long-time AEDP practitioners are invited to participate in deeper exploration of AEDP skills “in action”. The focus will be on application of didactic material in experiential opportunities with colleagues.

We will explore the AEDP stance and skills that we bring to bear in reflecting on our own clinical work in Self-Supervision, as well as when Assisting in AEDP experiential groups in the skills courses.

The meetings will consist of: a didactic component, each time focusing on specific interventions,  using videotaped clinical sessions or demonstrations to illustrate; Then participants will have opportunities in groups of four to practice using specific interventions with one another. Attention will be brought to how AEDP Supervision supports, explores, and enhances therapist effectiveness. There are four rotating roles in each group of four:  therapist, client, witness, and assistant/supervisor.

Following this experiential component, participants will return to the large group for a Q&A time and for an opportunity Metaprocess the experiences they have shared.

TOPICS:

FIRST SESSIONS: AEDP goes to work focusing on experience over narrative from the get-go. “I want to know everything you want to tell me, AND can we slow down so we can really hear what’s happening for you here?”

IN AEDP WE DON’T ASSESS, BUT WE DO SELF SUPERVISE: We will explore some of the objective and some of the subjective ways we can prepare for sessions, observe ourselves “in action” during sessions,and reflect upon our work after our client leaves the meeting.

Didactic with Video illustration: AEDP MEETS DIFFERENT CLIENTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES: We will consider some of the “pathways in” to experience, and how to make use of each entry strategy. This is the gift of AEDP: we are creative and flexible. There is not an “invariant prescription” for treatment, we tailor our interventions to fit the emergent need of our clients.

LAST SESSIONS: AEDP starts with the process of fostering secure attachment between client and therapist, all the while sponsoring the growth of the client’s secure attachment with themself. We work to conclude a treatment with as much heart-felt connection as we begin it. 

AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE, OBSERVE, AND LEARN THE POWER OF INTERVENTIONS

-AEDP interventions with other clinicians are rare for many AEDP therapists. Practice in a workshop environment supports confidence, builds competence, and expands repertoire, both in direct clinical practice and in supervision

-Opportunities to observe other clinicians “in action” are equally rare, and help us expand our clinical horizons; the “therapist” role in the small group teaches all members of the experience.

-As the “client” in an experiential exercise, a clinician learns the power of the interventions from the inside out and bottom up.

-How do we help our clients access State 2 Core Experience? Any way that works, with each client, in each moment. We are flexible, and creative, and we know that successive iterations of varied attempts to support exploration yield results.

-Emotional bravery in the therapist (for example, Receptive Affective Capacity) supports emotional process for the client. Being present for both emotional pain and delight includes the capacity to “end well”. Whether the conclusion of a session or the conclusion of a round of treatment, the “farewell”, bravely met, is an opportunity for deep growth in client and clinician alike. 

-As a “learner assistant” in the small group, the role of assistant/supervisor builds confidence, as the “assistant” deploys imagination and their own knowledge to support the “therapist” in action.

-As the “witness/observer” role in the small group, there is room to reflect on internal experience without the need to “perform”; an invaluable opportunity for an assistant, as well as a therapist.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify ways an AEDP therapist builds connection with the client from the get-go.
  2. Identify activities that “prime” the therapeutic relationship for safe-enough relating from the first moment of encounter.
  3. Demonstrate the use of ten specific AEDP skills to invite new clients into Experiential engagement in the present moment, during experiential exercise with a colleague.
  4. Describe AEDP’s conceptualization of Supervision, and Self Supervision in particular.
  5. List four objective methods AEDP therapists use to assess their own work.
  6. Identify and articulate specific AEDP theory therapists may use to conceptualize progress during sessions, in practice session with colleagues.
  7. Recognize a variety of client styles of Experiential engagement with themselves and others.
  8. Identify five different “entry points” for helping clients access Affective Experience.
  9. Demonstrate exploration of each of the “entry points” in real time during experiential exercises with colleagues.
  10. Recognize and describe how AEDP conceptualizes the completion of a unit of effective treatment
  11. Describe how agreement with the client to contract for session numbers from the start of treatment fosters co-construction of a resilient attachment system, in adults.
  12. Demonstrate a “brave farewell” session with a client in a practice session with a colleague.

AGENDA:

Module 1: Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and group orientation
10:30 – 11:30 Didactic with Video illustration: FIRST SESSIONS: AEDP goes to work focusing on experience over narrative from the get-go. “I want to know everything you want to tell me, AND can we slow down so we can really hear what’s happening for you here?”
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 1:00 Experiential small groups (in breakout rooms)
1:00 — 1:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

Module 2: Sunday, February 19, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada
10:00 – 10:30 Course overview and group orientation
10:30 – 11:30 Didactic with Video illustration: IN AEDP WE DON’T ASSESS, BUT WE DO SELF SUPERVISE: We will explore some of the objective and some of the subjective ways we can prepare for sessions, observe ourselves “in action” during sessions,and reflect upon our work after our client leaves the meeting.
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 1:00 Experiential small groups (in breakout rooms)
1:00 — 1:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

Module 3: Sunday, March 12, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada
10:00 – 10:30 Course overview and group orientation
10:30 – 11:30 Didactic with Video illustration: AEDP MEETS DIFFERENT CLIENTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES: We will consider some of the “pathways in” to experience, and how to make use of each entry strategy. This is the gift of AEDP: we are creative and flexible. There is not an “invariant prescription” for treatment, we tailor our interventions to fit the emergent need of our clients.
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 1:00 Experiential small groups (in breakout rooms)
1:00 — 1:30 Large group Q&A and Metaprocess

Module 4: Sunday, May 7, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA + Canada
10:00 EST – 10:30 Welcome and group orientation
10:30 – 11:30 Didactic with Video illustration: LAST SESSIONS: AEDP starts with the process of fostering secure attachment between client and therapist, all the while sponsoring the growth of the client’s secure attachment with themself. We work to conclude a treatment with as much heart-felt connection as we begin it. 
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 1:00 Experiential small groups (in breakout rooms)
1:00 — 1:30 Large group Q&A, Metaprocess and closing

READING LIST

For each meeting, Kate has offered a couple of articles. “One of the best aspects of AEDP articles and books is that like all AEDP training, they includes actual sessions… transcripts of sessions, in articles. It makes the reading come alive!”.

Session One:

Chapters 1 & 2 in AEDP 2.0
“How AEDP Works” Diana Fosha, PhD “The First Session in AEDP Harnessing Transformance and Cocreating a Secure Attachment. Karen Kranz, PhD
Fosha, D., (Ed). (2021) Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0. American Psychological Association.

Session Two:

Chapters 1 & 2 in Supervision Essentials
Prenn, N., Fosha, D. (2016) Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (Clinical Supervision Essentials)

Session Three:

Chapter 4 in AEDP 2.0: “What Just Happened? and What Is Happening Now? The Art and Science of Moment-to-Moment Tracking in AEDP by Yuko Hanakawa
Fosha, D., (Ed). (2021) Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0. American Psychological Association.

Session Four:

Harrison, R. L. (2020). Termination in 16-session accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP): Together in how we say goodbye. Psychotherapy, 57(4), 531–547. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000343


Meet the Presenter

Kate Halliday, LCSW

Kate Halliday, LCSW is a psychotherapist based in Ithaca New York. She has been in private practice since 1998 after a number of years spent in community human service agencies.

Over the course of a long career, Kate has been influenced and enlivened by a wide variety of experiences and teachers. She began her career as a nursery school and elementary school teacher, and went on to train as a clinical social worker. A writer and a pragmatist, she was initially drawn to Solution Oriented and Narrative therapy. A longing to feel more effective in treating trauma led her to train in EMDR in 2000, and in 2009 she began learning AEDP. Like many of us in the AEDP community, Kate fell in love with the model from the first moment she saw Diana Fosha present a videotape; and in the years since, Kate has enjoyed every moment of AEDP-related experience.

After several years of assisting in Essential Skills courses, Kate recognized that her longing for more ongoing lived experience of AEDP might be realized by generating an AEDP community where she lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Kate began offering AEDP training groups to local clinicians there in April, 2015, and is delighted that the project has taken wings. There are now ongoing groups studying and being supervised in AEDP with her. Many of these clinicians attend Institute trainings elsewhere, and some are now Experiential Assistants in Essential Skills classes. Kate’s original commitment was to make AEDP accessible and affordable to clinicians in her local region which is far removed from a large urban center; this remains a primary interest for her as she considers how AEDP may be promoted around the world.

Kate’s clinical work, evolving from early training in Developmental Psychology and subsequent professional experiences, has focused on Trauma, Dissociation, and their repair. She has always had a commitment to serving her own GLBT community. She is also re-discovering a passion for time limited treatment as she participates in the AEDP Research project.

Kate currently supervises both in her office and over Zoom. She's been pleased to discover that the process of remote meeting turns out to offer most if not all of the emotional intimacy and efficacy of in person sessions. Online supervision and even therapy offer opportunities for personal and professional growth (and delight!).


Location, Dates and Times:

Dates: 4 Sundays, January – May 2023

January 22, 2023
February 19, 2023
March 12, 202
3
May 7, 2023

Times for each session10:00 AM  –  1:30 PM Eastern Time USA + Canada (3.5 hours)

Location: Online via ZOOM: AEDP Institute’s HIPAA compliant platform


Registration, Fees and Scholarships: 

Important Note:
– This training does not count toward AEDP certification

AEDP Members $439.00 USD

Non-Member Course Fee (includes 13 CE) $449.00 USD

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


Course Credit: 

AEDP Certification: This course does not count toward AEDP certification.
Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 13 CE hours of continuing professional development credit.* Participants must have paid course fee, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive CE. RCassidy, is our CE partner and will provide CE certificates. In addition a certificate of completion will be provides by the AEDP Institute. Partial credit is not available.

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Go here for a list of professions included, state approval and other details on CEs for this course.


ADA Accommodations | Attendance | Refund Policy | Questions

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please contact R Cassidy Seminars’ office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.

Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds:

Course Questions: Contact admin@aedpinstitute.org

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

karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399  X105
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