AEDP Immersion Course

“As I heard Diana Fosha eloquently lay out the theoretical basis of AEDP seamlessly integrating the clinical and research literature on attachment with affective neuroscience, and then witnessed its immediate positive impact on the many clients we saw on videotape, and then had the opportunity to safely practice some of the new learning with fellow [Immersion] participants, I still vividly recall the feeling of “coming home” and the recognition that AEDP would henceforth ground my clinical work, my teaching, and my personal exploration.”
~ Steve Kanofsky, PhD Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

Immersion is your first step toward AEDP Certification

About AEDP

AEDP [Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy] Immersion is required for certification in AEDP and is the recommended first course for licensed therapists who are seeking to learn more about AEDP whether or not they intend to become AEDP Certified.

Who the Immersion Course is for:

This Course is Designed For 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 admin@aedpinstitute.org with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page.

The AEDP Immersion course is intended for licensed clinicians interested in this healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model – both its theory and phenomenology – and in exploring AEDP’s unique contributions to the treatment of attachment trauma.

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 AEDP itself continues to be enriched and enhanced by being in communication with many deep sources of knowledge and wisdom.

AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises

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 somatic-affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques such as:

  • dyadic affect regulation;
  • experiential work with attachment experience;
  • working with receptive affective experience, such as feeling felt, feeling seen, and feeling cared for;
  • processing emotion through to a transformational shift; and the metaprocessing of transformational experience
Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

Upcoming Immersion Courses

Immersion courses often sell out. Consider registering far in advance if there is a specific course you prefer. More Live Online Immersion courses being announced soon.

Live Online: Immersion December, 2022

Presented by: Jerry Lamagna and Guest Presenters
Designed for: All Levels
CE’s / AEDP Certification Credit: 34 CE | Required for AEDP Certification
LIVE ONLINE: Friday – Monday |December 2-5 + December 9-12 , 2022 | 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Eastern
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Live Online: Immersion January, 2023

Presented by:  AEDP Founder and Director, Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters
Designed for: All Levels
CE’s / AEDP Certification Credit: 34 CE | Required for AEDP Certification
LIVE ONLINE: Thursday  – Monday  | January 26 – 30, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time USA
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Live Online: Immersion March, 2023

Presented by:  AEDP Founder and Director, Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters
Designed for: All Levels
CE’s / AEDP Certification Credit: 34 CE | Required for AEDP Certification
LIVE ONLINE: Thursday  – Monday  | March 9-13, 2023 | 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM Eastern Time USA
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Read what other clinicians have to say about Jerry Lamagna’s Immersion:

“I particularly appreciate the clarity and passion with which Jerry teaches the AEDP model.”

“Jerry struck a great balance between eliciting participants’ existing strengths, knowledge base, and felt sense and sharing the theory and practice of AEDP in a clear and operable way.”

“I appreciate how knowledgeable Jerry is and how that knowledge was shared in a humble, warm, clear, authentic manner.”

“Jerry is an extremely skilled AEDP clinician . . . it was a great balance of course content, watching the videos, and processing the experience. I felt supported and inspired.”

“The video tapes were brilliant.”

“Clinical work was beautifully illustrative.”

“I loved seeing his sessions and hearing his own commentary on what he did and why.”

“I was amazed at the difference I saw within myself and in my own sessions with clients right away when applying the skills that Jerry taught.” 

“I loved how he made it clear that AEDP is customizable to our own way of doing therapy.”

“Phenomenal training, thank you!”  


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There are no Immersions in progress.


Past AEDP Immersion Courses

Live Online: Immersion September, 2022

Presented by: Jerry Lamagna and Guest Presenters Dina Miqdadi, DPsych and H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD

Live Online: Immersion July 2022

Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Sigal Bahat, MA, Peter Muhwati, CSW, Sonya Parker, LCSW, Yuko Parris, LMHC and Heloise (Lois) Ridley, LPC

Live Online: Immersion June 2022
Presented by: Jerry Lamagna, LCSW and Guest Presenters Ben Medley LCSW, Dina Miqdadi, DPsych and H. Jacquie Ye-Perman, PhD

Live Online: Immersion May 2022
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Ben Medley, LCSW, Peter Muhwati, CSW, Yuko Parris, LMHC

Live Online: Immersion, March 2022
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, Benjamin Medley, LCSW, Dina Miqdadi, DPsych and Peter Muhwati, CSW

Live Online: Immersion, February 2022
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Ronald Frederick, PhD, Benjamin Medley, LCSW, Dina Miqdadi, DPsych, and Peter Muhwati, CSW

Live Online: Immersion, October 2021
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Dina Miqdadi, DPsych, Peter Muhwati, CSW and Kaori Stram, LMHC

Live Online: Immersion, August 2021
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Dina Miqdadi, DPsych, Peter Muhwati, CSW, Yuko Parris, LMHC, Alana Tappin, PsyD, CPsych and Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW

Live Online: International Immersion, June 2021
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, H. Jacquie Permin, PhD, Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT and Anna Christina Sundgren, MD

Live Online: Immersion, March 2021
Presented by: Jennifer Edlin, MFT + Karen Kranz, PhD, Psych and Guest Presenters Kari Gleiser, PhD, Andrew Joseph, EdM, MH, MHC – LP and Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Live Online: Immersion, January 2021
Presented by: Jennifer Edlin, MFT + Karen Kranz, PhD, Psych and Guest Presenters Ronald J. Frederick, PhD and Yuko Hanakawa, PhD

Live Online: Intercontinental Immersion, January 2021
Presented by: Diana Fosha, PhD and Guest Presenters Jerry Lamagna, LCSW and Benjamin Medley, LCSW

AEDP Immersion Fall October 2020 Online: (formerly Toronto, ON, Canada)
Presented by: Jennifer Edlin, MFT + Karen Kranz, PhD, Psych

AEDP Immersion Online August/September 2020, Co-sponsored by AEDP Australia: Live and Highly Interactive | Presented by: Jennifer Edlin, MFT + Karen Kranz, PhD, Psych 

AEDP Immersion Summer 2020: “New York City” (this course – held online – sold out)

AEDP Immersion Online, June 2020: Live and Highly Interactive  (this course sold out)

AEDP Immersion Spring 2020: Vancouver, BC, Canada (this course was held online)

AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: London, UK  (cosponsored by PESI UK)

AEDP Immersion Winter 2020: Los Angeles, CA USA (this course sold out)

AEDP Immersion Fall 2019: Denver, CO USA (this course sold out)

AEDP Immersion Summer 2019: New York, NY USA (this course sold out)

AEDP Immersion Winter 2019: Clearwater, Florida USA

  • AEDP Immersion London, England 2018
  • AEDP Immersion Fall 2018: Boston, MA
  • AEDP Immersion Course San Diego, CA 2018
  • AEDP Immersion Course 2017 – Vancouver, BC
  • AEDP Immersion Course • 2016 • Herzliya, Israel
  • Immersion Course • 2016 • Rome, Italy
  • Immersion Course • 2016 • New York City
  • Immersion Course • 2016 • Durham, North Carolina
  • Advanced Immersion Course • 2015 • Hong Kong
  • Immersion Course • 2015 • Shanghai, China
  • Immersion Course • 2015 • Europe
  • Immersion Course • 2015 • West Coast
  • Immersion Course • 2015 • East Coast
  • Immersion Course • 2014 • Vancouver
  • Immersion Course • 2013 • East Coast
  • Immersion Course • 2013 • West Coast