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. Important note: As of 2021, Immersion is a prerequisite to ES1.

Level 2 AEDP therapists have completed two major AEDP trainings: Immersion PLUS either Essential Skills (ES1) or a Supervision Option: Core Training or 30 hours Small Group Supervision** or 20 hours Individual Supervision.

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

** small group is defined as:
-up to 4 participants
-minimum of 30 hours for certification
-each person presents minimum of 15 hours of client video
-no less than 10 hours per supervisor
-frequency to be determined by supervisor

** Large Group Supervision
-5-12 participants
-person presenting will receive 1 hour of credit towards certification 
-both candidate and supervisor are to keep record: supervisor/date of video presentation

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.