AEDP Institute

Core Training Groups

As AEDP so powerfully demonstrates, deep and positive transformations occur in the context of safe, supportive and positive relationships. AEDP Core Training offers the quintessential opportunity for individuals of many levels to deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of AEDP in the inspiring company of other motivated colleagues. Each Core Training is limited to 12 participants to create group safety. Each ~16 hour session – usually, but not always, a weekend – includes didactic and video presentation by the leading faculty member, followed by one hour for each group member to show tape of their own work and receive both faculty supervision and supportive feedback from group members. Core Training is one of AEDP’s most powerful learning experiences for integrating AEDP theory into your own clinical acumen.

The concentrated time that members spend together immersed in learning AEDP tends to foster a culture of trust and generosity which allows the risk-taking of exposing one’s own videotaped work, offers many opportunities to learn from the work of others, and creates a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal experiential and reflective learning. And the relationships that develop sometimes last for years to come as members become each other’s professional support network.

Prerequisites for joining a Core Training group: a) completion of Immersion and b) you must be videotaping your client sessions as bringing your own video is an essential part of the training. Some core training groups are made up of individuals who are relatively inexperienced in AEDP; others are made up of relatively advanced AEDPers. Applications and interviews are required for the Training and every effort is made by lead faculty to put together cohesive groups.

An Intensive, Synergistic, Three-Pronged Approach to Learning AEDP

  1. The development of an explicitly supportive and expansive collegial environment that can nurture the professional development of individual group members both in their local areas and within the greater AEDP community.
  2. Didactic seminars by Faculty of the AEDP Institute who will present AEDP theory and demonstrate its clinical applications through extensive videotaped illustrations of their work.
  3. Extensive clinical supervision segments during which each individual group member will present their videotaped sessions and receive individual supervision from Faculty in a group setting. We are committed to maximizing learning by creating an individualized and accepting experience for all members within the context of the overall group process

Training Groups

  • meet intensively for 5 sixteen-hour sessions, usually weekends, over the course of a year
  • usually consist of 8-12 members (sometimes fewer, never more)
  • integrate a primary focus on supervision from videotape with didactic presentations and demonstrations from AEDP Faculty


Courses starting soon: Registration is Open! Apply now!

Core Training in Swedish – Annika Medbo & Anna Christina Sundgren | Stockholm, SW 2020

Core Training – Multi-Faculty Led by Dale Trimble | Vancouver, BC 2020


Courses sold out and/or in progress (registration is closed):

Core Training – Sigal Bahat | Israel 2019 – 2020 In Progress

Advanced Core Training – Multi-Faculty | Denver, CO 2019 – 2020 In Progress

Core Training – Multi-Faculty | Portland, OR 2019 – 2020 In Progress

Core Training – Multi-Faculty | Denver, CO 2019 – 2020 In Progress

Core Training – Jeanne Newhouse | New York, NY 2019 In Progress




How do I find a Core Training for me?

AEDP Core Training groups can fill up very fast; sometimes before they are even advertised. This is often because prior years’ members often sign up before a Training has ended. This can limit the number of openings for new members.

Here’s how you can start a Core Training group or become part of one:

AEDP community members often choose to register their interest in participating in a regional Core Training group before a group is officially launched. We look to have a list of at least 10 “interested” people who have completed Immersion and are already videotaping before we announce the launch of a new Core Training.

Here are some new groups that may be forming in the next year or two. If you may want to participate, please register your interest in any and all Core Training groups that might work for you. You will be asked to include your years of experience as a licensed clinician, AEDP training to date and months/years of experience videotaping client sessions (zero is ok! but by the time you begin Core Training you must have started videotaping) and any comments. We will be in touch with you if and when a tentative group becomes a likely and/or definite group for which you can formally apply.

If you do not see your region listed, please contact us to express your interest in posting a Tentative Core Training, or contact an AEDP faculty member to see if they may be forming a Core Training group that works for you.

Tell us that you’re interested (no commitment!) in one or more of these Tentative Core Trainings:



Sunday/Monday Core Training
NYC with Gil Tunnell & Jenna Osiason
Tell us that you’re interested here

Weekday or Weekend Core Training
with Steve Shapiro
Tell us that you’re interested here

2 Live Weekends + 3 “Weekends” Online
NYC plus Online
with Multi-Faculty TBD.
Tell us that you’re interested here



Weekend Core Training
San Francisco Bay with Multi-Faculty TBD.
Tell us that you’re interested here



2 Live Weekends + 3 “Weekends” Online
D.C. plus Online with Multi-Faculty TBD.
Tell us that you’re interested here



Weekend Core Training (starting winter 2020):
Vancouver, Faculty TBD
Tell us that you’re interested here



2 Live Weekends + 3 “Weekends” Online
London plus Online,
Faculty TBD
Tell us that you’re interested here.

Past Core Trainings:

Core Training – Steve Shapiro | New York 2019 – 2020

AEDP for Couples Core Training | San Diego, CA 2019 

AEDP for Couples Core Training | Metro Washington DC, 2019 

Core Training – Karen Kranz | Vancouver, BC 2019

Core Training – Steve Shapiro | New York 2018 – 2019

Core Training – Multi-Faculty | Denver, CO 2018 – 2019

  • AEDP for Couples Core Training 2017-2018
  • Core Training • 2017-2018 • San Francisco East Bay
  • Core Training • 2016-2017 • San Francisco East Bay
  • Core Training • 2016-2017 • New York - Transforming Resistance: AEDP/ STDP
  • Core Training • 2016-2017 • New York
  • Core Training • 2016 - 2017 • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Core Training • 2015-2016 • Boston
  • Core Training • 2015-2016 • New York
  • Core Training • 2014-2015 • Hong Kong
  • San Francisco Core Training • 2014-2015
  • Core Training • 2013-2014 • Boston II
  • Core Training • 2013-2014 • Vancouver
  • Core Training • 2013-2014 • Boston I