AEDP Institute

AEDP Training Levels

A therapist’s AEDP Level as listed in our directory, indicates that they’ve completed the training, supervision and/or certification review as described below. If you are an AEDP trained therapist and want to change your Level in our directory, please contact us at admin@aedpinstitute.org

AEDP Level Definitions

The following AEDP Level descriptions apply to the vast majority of AEDP therapists. Exceptions are occasionally made for therapists with exceptional training experiences.

Level 1 AEDP therapists have completed one major AEDP training, Immersion or Essential Skills (ES1). Note, we highly recommend beginning with Immersion because, among other things, it is a requirement for Levels 2 & 3 and/or to become AEDP Certified.

Level 2 AEDP therapists have completed two major AEDP ‘trainings,’ 1) Immersion and 2) either Essential Skills (ES1) or a Supervision Option: Core Training Course (10 days or the equivalent), 30 hours Small Group Supervision or 20 hours Individual Supervision.

Level 3 AEDP therapists must have completed Immersion, and one Supervision Option: Core Training Course (10 days or the equivalent), 30 hours Small Group Supervision, or 20 hours Individual Supervision), PLUS any 2 of the following:
– Essential Skills (ES1),
– Advanced Skills (ES2),
– Core Training Course (10 days or the equivalent),
– 30 hours Small Group Supervision,
– 20 hours Individual Supervision

Certified AEDP Therapists are licensed (or equivalent) clinicians who have completed Level 3 and the AEDP Certification process.

Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor: an AEDP Certified Therapist who has completed an additional review process to become a Certified AEDP Supervisor.