AEDP Institute

AEDP Skills Courses: Advanced Skills

Who the Advanced Skills Course is for:
AEDP Level 2 clinicians who have completed Immersion plus either Essential Skills (ES1), or Core Training, or the equivalent in AEDP supervision (30 hours Small Group or 20 hours Individual).
Level 3+ AEDPers are encouraged to participate to earn CE’s while refreshing AEDP skills and reconnecting with faculty and community.

“The AEDP Essential Skills course is absolutely one of the best psychotherapy trainings I have ever done. The format is a perfect balance of didactics, video observation and experiential practice (doing it!), with loads of supportive individual attention and feedback. I can’t recommend this training enough!”
              – Victoria Lemie Beckner, PhD


Upcoming Courses: Advanced Skills Modular

Modular: those who complete any five Modular courses will have completed the equivalent of an ES2 10-Day Retreat-Style course. 


Fine-tuning AEDP Experiential Interventions in interpersonal and Intrapsychic Contexts: Growing your AEDP Edges as You Help Your Clients Grow Theirs
Presented by:
Benjamin Lipton, LCSW
LIVE ONLINE, Friday – Sunday October 15 – 17, 2021 
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time USA + Canada
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This course is sold out with a waitlist. Please email to add your name to the waitlist.

Turbo-charge AEDP’s consolidation of brain growth and neural integration for your clients and yourself

Presented by: Kate Halliday, LCSW
Sponsored by: AEDP Institute Live Online | 13.5 CE
Course Designed For: Intermediate/Advanced AEDPers (Level 2 and up) | Counts toward certification
LIVE ONLINE, Sunday – Monday December 12-13, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time USA + Canada

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What you will learn: AEDP Skills courses, Essential Skills (ES1) and Advanced Skills (ES2), provide therapists with practical skills for “doing” AEDP. Our aim is to teach concrete and specific skills in both left-brained and right-brained ways. Different skills are introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each day so that participants emerge with both an intellectual understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.

Faculty and Experiential Assistants: In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching from excellent faculty: at least two and more often three or more faculty present their work in a given Skills course.  And Faculty and students receive skilled accompaniment from committed assistants: all AEDP Skills courses feature a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and most often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. To see a listing of AEDP therapists who act as Experiential Assistants, click here.

This AEDP course is open to all 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 with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page.

Hear and see what a recent participant has to say about:

how inspiring and effective that ES1 course was for him…

what Advanced Skills did for her…

Courses in Progress and/or Registration is Closed


Past AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) Courses

Navigating AEDP’s Experiential-Attachment Work in the Context of Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity 
Presented by: Kari Gleiser, PhD
LIVE ONLINE, Two Full-day sessions:  Sunday + Monday, August 1 – 2 2021 

The Therapist as Organizing Other:  Regulating and building self-structure in dysregulated clients through an AEDP lens

Presented byJennifer Edlin, MFT
LIVE ONLINE, Three half-day sessions: Thursday – Saturday April 22 – 24, 2021 

Advanced Skills (ES2) Retreat-Style Course LIVE ONLINE (formerly Los AngelesSold Out 
October 2020 / April 2021

Memory Reconsolidation at Work Across States in AEDP: Portrayals and Metaprocessing
Presented by: Ronald J. Frederick, PhD
LIVE ONLINE, Two full-day sessions: Saturday February 20 – Sunday February 21, 2021 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm 

Transforming Entrenched Defenses, Pathogenic Affects and Trauma States in AEDP
 | Presented by: SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Live Online | Wednesday, January 6 thru Friday, January 8, 2021 

Advanced Skills Modular: Navigating AEDP’s Experiential-Attachment Work in the Context of Trauma, Dissociation and Multiplicity 
Presented by: Kari Gleiser, PhD
Live Online |  Sunday December 13 – Monday December 14, 2020 | 2 full-days  This  course is SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please email

Advanced Skills Modular Course: Using AEDP’s Representational Schemas to Scaffold the Therapist’s Presence, Persistence and Precision | Presented by: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT | October 2020

ES2 Retreat-Style Course in Israel May 2019 / November 2019

ES2 Retreat-Style Course in New York City April 2019 / September 2019

Advanced Skills 2-Day Modular Course: Live, Online
Transforming Entrenched Defenses, Pathogenic Affects and Trauma States in AEDP
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Presented by: SueAnne Piliero, PhD
Live Online | Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21, 2020 | 2 full-days

ES2 5-Weekend Course in New York City  January 2019 thru May 2019

ES2 Advanced Skills Retreat-Style Course in Vancouver & Denver 2018  July 2018 / November 2018

  • ES2 San Francisco Bay Area 2016 - 2017
  • ES2 Boston 2016 - 2017
  • Advanced Skills • 2015-2016 • New York
  • Advanced Skills • 2014-2015 • New York
  • Advanced Skills • 2012-2013 • East Coast