AEDP is an approach that highly values human connection and as such, believes in the importance of fostering community among clinicians as well. With more and more psychotherapists around the world expressing an interest in learning AEDP, the AEDP Institute has encouraged well trained AEDP clinicians to form sustainable, regional AEDP communities through which learning, professional enrichment, social support and networking can take place.
The regional communities listed below constitute a grass roots effort to build a theoretical and collegial “secure base” for enriching trainees’ learning of AEDP and in supporting them in the often challenging work of facilitating change.
We are constantly adding new regional communities to this page! United States and Canadian regional communities are listed by city name wth their state/province and country. Outside of North America our communities (for now) each represent entire countries!
United States and Canada
Sorted by City Name, State/Province, Country
Albuquerque – Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
1400 Central Ave SE, Suite 2300
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Atlanta Metro-Area AEDP
This group started in 2019 as a way for local metro-Atlanta AEDP clinicians (who have taken Immersion and beyond), to study and integrate the model together, and to use as a referral resource.
Karen Tantillo, LCSW
Austin, Texas, USA
Dwight Dugan, LCSW
Baltimore, Maryland – Washington DC, USA
AEDP Metro DC
The AEDP Metro DC, originally called AEDP MidAtlantic, was founded in March 2014 to help bring Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) to the metropolitan Washington DC area, support AEDP clinicians, and build a community of AEDP practitioners by offering education and supervision. AEDP Metro DC is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of AEDP-trained psychotherapists
Co-Chair, Gail Schumann, LCSW-C and Co-Chair, Leslie Rogers, LCSW; Mary Ann Dutton, PhD; Roger Sandberg, LCPC,LPC and LMFT; and Dawn K. Morgan, LCSW-C
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Lynne Hartwell – email@example.com
Buffalo, Rochester, New York . USA
Contact: Amy Normann– firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlottesville – Richmond, Virginia, USA
AEDP Central Virginia
We are a group of AEDP therapists committed to growing and supporting our local AEDP community through trainings, consultation, referrals, and social gatherings. We began in 2012 with two local therapists who went to Immersion in NYC and have grown to an association with an email list of more than 100 regional clinicians. We host a yearly in-person seminar, supervision groups, and bi-monthly social gatherings. In 2023, we incorporated under the name VAEP, or the Virginia Association of Experiential Psychotherapists. Our Steering Committee meets quarterly and guides the direction of our association.
If you live in our area or near our area, please reach out and we will add you to our email list. You can contact us at email@example.com.
Steering Committee: Michelle Freeman, Andriana Hench, Jesse Luckett, Melissa Shore, Mimi Steele, and Wendy Summer
Denver – Boulder, Colorado, USA
AEDP Rocky Mountains
Lia Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
H. Jacquie Perman (Ye) – email@example.com
Ithaca, New York, USA
This group originated in Kate Halliday’s personal desire to have colleagues to share her enthusiasm for AEDP, and to whom she could refer clients. Starting in 2015, Kate began offering training groups to local clinicians. There are currently two ongoing groups of therapists, who eagerly meet to learn AEDP theory and practice basic skills. Several members have been venturing to New York, Boston, and even Durham North Carolina to attend further trainings at the Institute. We are starting to invite other Certified AEDP Clinicians and Supervisors to visit Ithaca and present their work. We are excited to report that therapists from as far away as Rochester are signing up to attend.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Mary Androff – firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City, New York, USA
AEDP Metro NYC
Portland, Oregon, USA
AEDP Portland was founded in 2016 to help bring AEDP to the Northwest region. AEDP Portland is designed to help clinicians connect and to build a community of AEDP practitioners. We are currently hosting monthly salons, an AEDP learning group and semi-annual workshops.
AEDP Portland’s mission is to:
• Promote the learning and practice of AEDP.
• Connect AEDP therapists with their learning community.
• Bring AEDP learning opportunities to the region.
Deb Lee-Thornby – email@example.com
Kelly Prothero – firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Bilbao — email@example.com
Contact Kelly for events and information on the monthly AEDP Learning Group.
Raleigh – Durham, North Carolina, USA
Laura Weisberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego, California, USA
AEDP San Diego
San Francisco, California, USA
Contact: Stay Tuned
Seattle, Washington, USA
AEDP Puget Sound
Paul Finley – email@example.com
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Simone Levey, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
AEDP Vancouver (formerly AEDP Cascadia)
Welcome to AEDP Vancouver (formerly AEDP Cascadia). Our mission is to provide and support ongoing forums for open exchange, exploration and learning about AEDP in the Vancouver area and throughout the province of British Columbia. We strive to provide enriching learning opportunities about AEDP in the context of deepening and broadening affiliations with our colleagues. We want to share our passion for, and conviction in the effectiveness of AEDP, and help it to be more widely known for the powerful, healing-oriented model that it is.
Contact: Richard Harrison
International Beyond North America
Sorted by Country Name
Lismore NSW 2480
Primary language: Mandarin
Ever since our groundbreaking Immersion Course taught by Diana Fosha, Ph.D., Danny Yeung, M.D., H. Jacquie Perman, Ph.D. and Yong Xu, M.D. in June, 2015, we have been offering retreat style Essential Skills courses in Shanghai, about twice a year, to meet students’ interests. Additional on-line training includes one big seminar style study group and three small supervision groups; the group leaders are Danny Yeung and Jacquie Perman. Currently Jacquie Perman is also leading an AEDP experiential group in Shanghai.
Jacquie Perman, Ph.D., Grinnell, IA
AEDP China Ambassador
Primary language: Cantonese
We are a group of certified AEDP supervisors and therapists in Hong Kong, aiming to promote and develop the spirit and model of AEDP in our community. We started in 2005 when Dr. Danny Yeung introduced AEDP to us. We were honored by Dr. Diana Fosha’s visit and training in 2010 and 2015. We have established a center-based AEDP community located at the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, serving our community members by providing supervised AEDP services. Almost every year we organize an Immersion Course 香港「感動治療」證書課程, Core Skills Training, Clinical Supervision and advanced workshops to clinicians. We have also formed an Alumni Association for our graduates to maintain a strong momentum to learn and to contribute to the AEDP community, particularly through the regular publications and media release in our Chinese community.
Kwok-wing Wu, 胡國榮
Certified AEDP Supervisor
AEDP HK Ambassador
The AEDP community in Israel consists of approximately 170 therapists who engage in learning AEDP. The first encounter of Israeli therapists, learning AEDP as a formal group, was during Dr. Diana Fosha’s first visit to Israel, in 2014 (endorsed by the AEDP Institute and the IDC). Since then, AEDP faculty members, lecturers, and assistants have arrived at our country, enhancing AEDP understanding and skills. These professional visits included an Immersion course, an ES1 course, an ES2 course, and workshops. Additionally, online seminars were offered by Diana Fosha and by supervisors, and will continue as part of the community’s needs for professional growth. Alongside studies provided by the institute, Israeli members offer various learning opportunities for their community, in Hebrew.
The community in Israel has set goals for modeling AEDP principles in our professional environment:
- Welcoming every therapist who shows interest in AEDP
- Reaching out to colleagues for referrals and support
- Exhibiting gestures of giving – in times of need (as the Covid-19 time, for instance)
- Keeping an environment of openness to new ideas arising by community members annually, beginning each year
The members communicate in an orderly fashion using a community listserv, a formal website, and a Facebook page. You are most welcome to visit the AEDP-Israel website at: www.aedpisrael.org. There, you will notice the use of Hebrew, Arabic, and English, as part of our massage of pluralism. Moreover, you may find specific members through our Israeli Directory on the website. For any questions please contact us through the website or at: email@example.com.
AEDP Israel Ambassador
Primary language: Japanese
We are a group of Japanese therapists who are learning and practicing AEDP in NYC and Japan. AEDPJapan offers workshops, online classes, supervision and study groups, in-person experiential groups, and publication of books and articles about AEDP in Japanese. We have an official website for AEDPJapan that offers information about training opportunities, workshops, publications, and therapist directory. A Japanese translation of Diana Fosha’s book The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change will be published in Japan in 2017.
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