Transformance Journal: Event Region: Asia

Essential Skills • 2016 • Retreat Style Course in Shanghai

The Phoenix Effect: Phenomenology of Transformation and Transcendence in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Training details to come; Danny Yeung M.D. and H. Jacquie Perman Ph.D will helm.

Course Dates and Times

Monday, March 7 to Sunday, March 11, 2016

Training Location

Shanghai Mental Health Center Teaching Training Section
Shanghai Wanping Road No. 600
Zip code: 200030
Phone: 021-34773073
Fax: 021-54240907


Fee: 4,800 Yuan (~$728 USD)

See all details (Chinese language) here.

Questions About This Training?

Contact Danny Yeung, M.D. or H. Jacquie Perman, Ph.D

Advanced Immersion Course • 2015 • Hong Kong

The Annual Autumn AEDP Immersion in Hong Kong
October 30th – November 1st, 2015

The Butterfly Effect: Phenomenology of Transformation and Transcendence with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Aiming as an introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for colleagues in the mental health field (social work, counselling, clinical psychology, psychiatry), this three-day Immersion Course will focus on the phenomenology of relational attachment, emotional transformation and transcendence.

Centering on the assessment and treatment interventions of trauma through the lens of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), the three-day immersion course will focus on three inter-related strands:

En-Train Safety and Security: An AEDP therapist seeks to co-create a safe and secure  base from which a patient’s painful and previously overwhelming relational experiences     can be explored and cognitively and emotionally integrated into a coherent narrative.     Guided by interventions that are affirming, explicitly empathic, affect regulating, and  emotionally engaged, the discussion will focus on the ability to facilitate and co-construct     a secure patient therapist relationship from the get go

En-Courage the Experience and Expression of Core Affect: AEDP is fundamentally  an experiential model of psychotherapy that fosters the provision and facilitation of new     healing experiences involving state transformations of both mind and body.  At the core  of AEDP is a theoretical model of “The Three States and Two State Transformations”       outlining a process of therapeutic movement from Defense to Core Affect to Core State.   This discussion will concentrate on these phenomena and clinical proficiency in  facilitating the process of state transformation through stage-appropriate strategies of intervention.

En-Trance of Core State: In both theory and practice, AEDP is a synthetic, integrative  model of change for the better. AEDP therapists seek to facilitate positive transformation  and to process emotional experiences to completion as indicated by 1) the release of adaptive action tendencies in the wake of deep emotional experiencing and 2) a patient’s integration of these actions with coherent cognitions about her/his autobiographical  narrative and current state.  Effective AEDP treatment fosters a patient’s emergent and deep understanding of his/her own dynamics, tendencies and processes of healing.  Moreover, the process of transformation of the self in the context of a healing relationship is, in itself, a positive affective change process.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

Training Format

The format of the seminar presentation will be conducted with three pedagogical styles, didactic lecture (33%), experiential exercises (33%) and video discussions (33%):

Didactic Lectures: Focusing on the phenomena of psychological trauma, assessment and  treatment interventions, the clinical material will be presented in English and supplemented by Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin). A handout containing power-points of the lecture and reading material will be given to each participant.

Experiential Exercises and Micro-Skills Development: The presenter will lead the  audience in a series of experiential exercises designed for self-help use and also for  clinicians to teach clients/patients in psychological resource development, as such  accelerating the healing of the traumatic experience. Each participant is encouraged to  practice during the session with guidance from the presenter.

Video Demonstration and Case Discussion: Video demonstrations of live patients in  various phases of trauma treatment will be shown, with a play-by-play, and  moment-to-moment commentary from the presenter.

All efforts will be made to so that the clinical material as practical as possible to  facilitate immediate use by the Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker, Psychologist, Physician) with his/ her client. During any part of the presentation, interactive questions and discussions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged.

Course Location

Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
2, Kung Lok Road, Kwun Tong,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Course Fee and CE Credits

  • Coming Soon

For our cancellation/refund policy click here.


Registration Coming Soon

Questions about this course?

Email Kwok Wing Wu

Immersion Course • 2015 • Shanghai, China

The First Annual AEDP Immersion in China
June 15th – June 19th, 2015

AEDP: Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience: The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma & The Emergence of the Radiant Self

Aimed for advanced practitioners in the mental health field (psychiatry, clinical psychology, counseling psychology etc.), this 5-day immersion course will focus on the theory and practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and its applications to the treatment of attachment trauma. Cutting edge in its format, the AEDP Immersion Course is taught through a diversity of methods, including didactic lectures, group interaction, experiential practices, and video discussion of real life clinical sessions with moment-to-moment micro-analysis of the clinical interaction and clients’ responses to interventions.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

Meet the Instructors

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and H. Jaque Perman, PhD

Course Fee and CE Credits

The fee for this AEDP Immersion course is 4,800 Yuan (about $775 US).

This program is eligible for 32.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here.  CE Credits are included in the course fee.

For our cancellation/refund policy click here.

Course Location and Lodging Information

Shanghai Mental Health Center
Shanghai, Minhang
Humin Hwy

We recommend early registration to ensure your spot!

For local hotels, click here.
Note: Shanghai Mental Health Center recommended lodging.

Registration is Now Open!


To secure your spot and arrange for a payment plan, please contact Karen at 866-992-9399 x105

Questions about this course?

Contact Huan Jacquie Perman (in the US)

Core Training • 2014-2015 • Hong Kong

Kwok-wing Wu (AEDP Supervisor)
Cammy Cheung (AEDP Supervisor)
Judy Wong (AEDP Supervisor)

January 25, 2015
May 10, 2015
July 12, 2015
October 18, 2015

Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK

Training goals:

  • To work with defense, anxiety and shame through dyadic affect regulation process
  • To integrate mindfulness practice and focusing techniques into the therapeutic process
  • To experientially build attachment between client and therapist in the healing process
  • To work with emotions, trust the emotional processing and process it to completion

To register, visit the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong website to download the registration form.

For more information, contact Kwok-wing Wu.