AEDP SEMINAR, LIVE ONLINE, 2023: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW:

AEDP™ TOP 10 H.I.T.S.: Ten Highly Impactful Therapeutic Skills for turbocharging your AEDP practice

Friday December 15 + Saturday December 16, 2023 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time USA + Canada

This seminar is intended for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists. Course Content Level: Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced


This seminar consolidates the “Top 10” highly impactful therapeutic Skills (HITS), plus a few more, for good measure, that I have found to be most essential, effective and broadly applicable over the course of my 20 years as an AEDP therapist, supervisor and teacher.  The overarching intention of the workshop is to invigorate your experientially-focused clinical practice and boost your confidence in and capacity for the “how to” of AEDP.  As we all know, while talking the talk of psychological theory is a rich and rewarding experience, it does not automatically translate into being an effective clinician.  This seminar, by contrast, will shine a bright light on the specifics of successfully “walking the talk” of AEDP.  Together, we’ll focus skill by skill and video by video on the practical aspects of AEDP practice.  Whether you are brand new to AEDP or farther along in your AEDP skills development, you will leave this seminar with new and effective experiential tools for your AEDP clinical toolkit.

Main Points of Seminar:

  • Learn new and effective experiential tools for your AEDP clinical toolkit
  • Invigorate your work with experientially-focused clinical practice
  • Boost your confidence in, and capacity for, the “how to” of AEDP
  • Consolidate and augment the highly impactful therapeutic Skills in AEDP you may already be developing
  • Better understand the specifics required to successfully “walking the talk” of AEDP.
  • Focus on the practical aspects of effective AEDP practice

Learning Objectives:

  • Expand your AEDP Toolkit
  • Translate AEDP theoretical concepts (“talking the talk” of AEDP) into specific clinical techniques (“walking the talk” of AEDP)
  • Formulate your particular understanding of the relationship between emergence and goal-directedness in effective treatment
  • Restructure your biggest clinical challenges to enhance your own therapeutic bravery
  • Develop your capacities of therapeutic presence and paraverbal skillfulness to deepen safety and facilitate healing
  • Get clearer and more comfortable with locating clinical phenomena in the context of AEDP’s 4 State Model
  • Apply at least two new experiential interventions to facilitate and support transformance (the potential for positive change) for your clients
  • Use the Triangle of Experience to target your interventions more effectively via moment-to-moment tracking of the clinical process

Meet the Presenter

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a Senior and founding Faculty member of the AEDP Institute. He has been instrumental in the development and teaching of AEDP across the US and in Canada, Sweden, Israel, Norway, and Denmark. He also supervises individuals and small groups of clinicians learning AEDP around the world. A sought after teacher and speaker, Ben is known for his open and engaging style, his humor, and his particular ability to translate complex theoretical concepts into user-friendly, accessible and engaging learning experiences. Ben has edited a book and contributed many book chapters and articles in psychology and social service journals as well as mainstream magazines. His most recent publication is a chapter on therapeutic presence in Undoing Aloneness & the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0 edited by Diana Fosha. During the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US, Ben was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work. Ben maintains a private practice in the NYC area. (Read More…)

Dates, Times, Location

Friday December 15 + Saturday December 16, 2023 

Times for each session: 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time USA + Canada
Please double check the meeting times for your local time zone if not Eastern Time USA + Canada

Please go here for the agenda

Location: Live, Online

Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE): 

Early Bird:

Seminar Fee:
$204 USD

Member Pricing (must be logged in to register)
$184 USD

After ____ early bird ends
Seminar Fee:
$239 USD

Member Pricing (must be logged in to register)
$219 USD

CE credits: 7.5

Registration Fees (including 7.5 CEs):

This is a seminar, not an AEDP Certification Course; by participating you will earn CE credit; you will not fulfill any requirements for AEDP Certification.

Register Here!
  • Scholarships (details below)

Special pricing available:    

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

Continuing Education: This training is eligible for 8 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 here or click on 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

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

ADA Accommodations | Attendance | Refund Policy | Questions

ADA Accommodations
All AEDP Institute Trainings are offered Live Online.
Should you need any modification or accommodation to allow you to effectively
participate, please contact Marilia Rodriguez, or call
813-5553-1294 thirty days or more before the event so we can be sure to accommodate

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Marilia Rodriguez
Office Hours: 9:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time USA