Transformance Journal Event Region: San Francisco

Essential Skills • 2015-2016 • San Francisco Bay Area

AEDP Essential Skills, aimed at practitioners, is practical. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, skill sets, concrete and specific. Different skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each weekend, so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP. The basic skill sets necessary to practice AEDP will be introduced each weekend, with theoretical foundations and with videotapes and group experiential exercises in the afternoon.

Participants will learn the AEDP clinical roadmap, decision tree, protocol, and the right-brain language of experiential treatment. The training will include didactic material, clinical videotapes of actual sessions, experiential exercises, and small and large group processing.

AEDP Institute Senior Faculty Karen Pando-Mars, MFT. will helm the course. As course leader she will teach Module 1 and co-teach the remaining four modules with other AEDP Institute Faculty members. Experienced AEDP practitioners will assist with the experiential practices.

Module 1: Engaging Healing and Transformance from the Get-Go with AEDP
Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1, 2015
with Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Module 2: Working Explicitly and Experientially with Attachment in AEDP
Friday, January 22, 2016 – Sunday, January 24, 2016
with Guest Faculty Ron Frederick, PhD

Module 3: Working with Top of the Triangle in AEDP: Defense and Anxiety
Friday, February 26, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016
with Guest Faculty Dale Trimble, MA, RCC

Module 4: How to Work with Emotion In AEDP, Channels of Experience and Processing to Completion
Friday, April 8, 2016 – Sunday, April 10, 2016
with Guest Faculty David Mars, Ph.D., MFT

Module 5: Working with Transformational Experience in AEDP
Friday, June 3, 2016 – Sunday, June 5, 2016
with Guest Faculty Miriam Marsolais, PhD

Each weekend will meet Friday 1pm-7pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am-2pm.

Course address

San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road
Lloyd Hall
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Registration is Now Closed


Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

 

Psychologists

Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program.
82.5 CE hours.

 

Social Workers

R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 82.5 continuing education clock hours.

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 82.5 contact hours live.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 82.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.
82.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 82.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  82.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

 

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

 

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, see link below:

https://aedpinstitute.org/about-aedp/aedp-institute-online-privacy-and-refund-policy/


Couples Core Training • 2015-2016 • San Francisco

Meet the Course Supervisor, David Mars, Ph.D.

We will focus on the AEDP for Couples model of therapy, which privileges finding and amplifying the felt experience of love in the room from the first session and evokes powerful transformance drives for healing.

Teaching will focus on accelerated methods for creating safety and treating the underlying attachment level trauma that underlies marital distress and disconnection. We will be deepening the skills necessary to hold dyadic affect regulation within couple sessions, so couples can transfer these skills into their lives every day. Working with couples in these ways presents new learning challenges and opgportunities to therapists, as well as powerful new methods to evoke accelerated transformational healing of historical trauma and deprivation that inevitably “pops up” in committed relationships.

Topics for this year’s Core Training include:

  • Treating couples recovering from affairs
  • Addressing sexual issues within the marriage
  • Treating the impact of financial betrayals
  • Transforming patterns of chronic dissociation
  • Reviving and restoring “stale and bitter” relational patterns
  • Help hot and cold conflict transform to bring peace and justice to the whole family
  • Conducting healing portrayals within couple therapy sessions

A major theme of our work will be to catalyze couple therapists’ capacities to bring more experiences of dignity, deep fairness and the “undoing of aloneness” of young sub-parts of couple members that were historically neglected or abused. David will expand on and deepen the theory and practice of AEDP for Couples on the Saturday morning of each module with evocative videotape of a couple in treatment. Prior to each weekend of training, David will send participants a transcript with a micro-analysis of the session that will be presented, identifying the key interventions that emphasize how to apply the Four States and Three State Transformations of AEDP in couple treatment. Also featured each weekend will be invitations to practice deepening witnessing capacity for perceiving, receiving and expressing in the Seven Channels of Experience. (See the Transformance Journal or CFTTsite.com for more information.)

As a participant in this core training you will be sharing your own videotaped couple session each training weekend. You will receive supervision, constructive group witnessing and focused assistance directed by your request. You can also choose the opportunity for “live role-play re-dos” with alternative interventions to keep fine-tuning your work with couples. It is part of the intention of this training series to support those who practice EFT, PACT and other methods of treating couples to integrate the AEDP for Couples model into your palette of skills as a couple therapist.

Weekend 1: October 24 and 25, 2015

Weekend 2: December 5 and 6, 2015

Weekend 3: January 9 and 10, 2016

Weekend 4: March 19-20, 2016

Weekend 5: May 21-22, 2016

Continuing Education Credits

This program is eligible for 70 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 fee.

Course Location

The Center For Transformative Therapies
705 Fourth Street, Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94901

Course Fee

The fee for the AEDP Couples Core Training is $3,300. Course size is limited to 10 participants. A $200 discount is available if full payment is made at the time of registration.

A one-year financial commitment is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

Registration

Register

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


Immersion Course • 2015 • West Coast

AEDP Immersion in San Francisco
July 27th – July 31st, 2015

The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma:
Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience

Diana Fosha, Ph.D.
with members of the AEDP Institute Faculty

This 5-Day Immersion Course in AEDP is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP, in its transformational theory, and in exploring its applications to the treatment of attachment trauma. Our focus is on AEDP and the theory and practice informing AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions, the aim of this course is to foster proficiency in the practice of AEDP, as well as facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

Course Fee and CE Credits

The fee for the AEDP Immersion course is $1,500. An early bird savings of $100 is available until February 8th, 2015 if tuition is paid in full at the time of registration. There is also a $50 discount for members of the AEDP Institute. There is not a student rate, as the course is intended for practicing clinicians who have completed their post-graduate professional training.

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

The David Brower Center
Tamalpais Room (2nd Floor)
And Terrace for Thursday (2nd Floor)
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Course size is limited to 85 participants and our Immersion Course almost always sells out.  We recommend early registration to ensure your spot!

For local hotels, click here.

Registration

Registration is now open! To register online click here.

Questions about this course? Click here to email us or call 866-992-9399.

 


San Francisco Core Training • 2014-2015

Meet the Course Supervisor, Karen Pando-Mars, MFT and the Guest Supervisor, David Mars, PhD.

Weekend 1: October 18-19, 2014

Weekend 2: December 6-7, 2014

Weekend 3: January 24-25, 2015

Weekend 4: March 28-29, 2015

Weekend 5: May 16-17, 2015

Continuing Education Credits

This program is eligible for 75 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 fee.

Course Fee

The fee for the AEDP Couples Core Training is $3,300. Course size is limited to 10 participants. A $200 discount is available if full payment is made at the time of registration.

A one-year financial commitment is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

For more information about this course or to register, contact Karen Pando-Mars.


Couples Core Training • 2014-2015 • San Francisco

Meet the Course Supervisor, David Mars, Ph.D.

We will focus on the AEDP for Couples model of therapy, which privileges finding and amplifying the felt experience of love in the room from the first session and evokes powerful transformance drives for healing.

Teaching will focus on accelerated methods for creating safety and treating the underlying attachment level trauma that underlies marital distress and disconnection. We will be deepening the skills necessary to hold dyadic affect regulation within couples sessions, so couples can transfer these skills into their lives every day. Working with couples in these ways presents new challenges to therapists as well as powerful new opportunities for transformational healing of historical trauma and deprivation that inevitably “pops up” in committed relationships.

Topics for this year’s Core Training include:

  • Treating couples recovering from affairs
  • Addressing sexual issues within the marriage
  • Treating the impact of financial betrayals
  • Transforming patterns of chronic dissociation
  • Reviving and restoring “stale and bitter” relational patterns
  • Help hot and cold conflict transform to bring peace and justice
  • Conducting healing portrayals within couples therapy sessions

A major theme of our work will be to catalyze couples therapists’ capacities to bring more experiences of dignity, deep fairness and the “undoing of aloneness” of young sub-parts of couple members that were historically neglected or abused. David will expand on and deepen the theory and practice of AEDP for Couples on the Saturday morning of each module with evocative videotape of a couple in treatment. Prior to each weekend of training, David will send participants a transcript with a micro-analysis of the session that will be presented, identifying the key interventions that emphasize how to apply the Four States and Three State Transformations of AEDP in couples treatment. Perceiving, receiving and expressing in the Seven Channels of Experience will also be featured.

As a participant in this core training you will be sharing your own video-taped couple session each training weekend. You will receive supervision, constructive group witnessing and focused assistance directed by your request. You can also choose the opportunity for “live role-play re-dos” with alternative interventions to keep fine-tuning your work with couples. It is part of the intention of this training series to support those who practice EFT, PACT and other methods of treating couples to integrate the AEDP for Couples model into your palette of skills as a couples therapist.

Weekend 1: October 11-12, 2014

Weekend 2: November 22-23, 2014

Weekend 3: January 10-11, 2015

Weekend 4: March 21-22, 2015

Weekend 5: May 30-31, 2015

Continuing Education Credits

This program is eligible for 70 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 fee.

Course Fee

The fee for the AEDP Couples Core Training is $3,300. Course size is limited to 10 participants. A $200 discount is available if full payment is made at the time of registration.

A one-year financial commitment is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

For more information about this course or to register, contact David Mars.


Essential Skills • 2013-2014 • West Coast

Our 2013-14 Essential Skills Course will be held in San Francisco and begins in September.  AEDP Essential Skills, aimed at practitioners, will be practical. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, skill sets, concrete and specific. Different skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each weekend, so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP.

Meet Course Leader, Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Karen is a Senior Faculty member of the AEDP Institute. She will teach the first weekend with Diana Fosha, PhD and then be joined by a stellar group of AEDP Institute Faculty for the final four weekends.

Course Dates and Faculty

Weekend 1: September 20th-22nd
How to Engage Healing and Transformance from the Get-Go: “Working Directly with Moment-to-Moment Experience”

Guest Faculty: Diana Fosha, PhD
In AEDP treatment, the emphasis on healing brings us to identify moments of transformance and change-for-the-better from the get go. Being in such a way as to engage the patient’s self-at-best for the arduous journey ahead is one of the most important foundations to establish this first weekend. We will be fostering an experiential focus to find those “GEMS” – Global Emotional Moments – somatically marked by positive affect to set your practice of AEDP in motion.

Weekend 2: November 15th-17th
The Power of We: Working Explicitly and Experientially with Attachment in AEDP

Guest Faculty: Anne Cooper
Cultivating a secure attachment with our patients from the very beginning is fundamental in our work as AEDP therapists. While many models of psychotherapy utilize attachment theory implicitly in their work, AEDP makes the relationship front and center, using it directly to create the connection and safety necessary for transformational work. In this module, we will learn the varieties of ways to harness secure attachment with our patients, both explicitly and experientially, as well as utilizing the experience of attachment, in and of itself, for transformation.

Weekend 3: January 10th-12th
Top-of-the-Triangle Work in AEDP
Guest Faculty: Ron Frederick
Helping clients move from State One to State Two can often be the most challenging aspect of our work. This module will focus on how to work with defenses and inhibitory affects to promote a core affective experience. You’ll learn how to use the Triangle of Experience to make sense of clinical of phenomena and guide your choice of interventions.

Weekend 4: February 21st-23rd
How to Work with Emotion in AEDP: Emotion, Channels of Experiences and Processing to Completion
Guest Faculty: David Mars
Processing affective experience to completion is very powerful as it promotes transformation in one’s self and one’s relationships. This module focuses on deepening and amplifying somatic experience to open the way to state shifts in AEDP. Specific skills and how-to step-by-step invite, deepen, regulate and move through emotional material and affect that arises in different channels of experience will be demonstrated and practiced.

Weekend 5: April 25th-April 27th
Working with Transformational Experience in AEDP
Guest Faculty: SueAnne Piliero
Metaprocessing transformational experience is the hallmark of AEDP therapy, and one of its greatest contributions to the field of psychotherapy. In this module, we will focus on how “staying with” and processing core affective experience is a way to broaden and deepen therapeutic change processes, as it not only helps with integrating new awareness and experiences, but actually helps to build a person’s capacity to engage in new behaviors that promote a deepening of resilience and health.

Course Format

The course will be held over 5 three-day weekends according to the following schedule:  Fridays, 1 pm – 7 pm; Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm. The basic skill sets necessary to practice AEDP will be introduced each weekend, with theoretical foundations and with videotapes, followed by live demonstrations and group experiential exercises in the afternoons.

Theory, Videotapes and Experiential Learning

Participants will learn the AEDP clinical roadmap, decision tree, protocol, and the right-brain language of experiential treatment. The training will include didactic material, clinical videotapes of actual sessions, experiential exercises, and small and large group processing.

Essential skills will be experientially explored and didactically demonstrated so that participants will develop both a (right brain mediated) felt sense as well as a (left brain mediated) understanding of them:

  • the entrainment of transformance and healing forces within the self
  • how to translate social engagement neuroscience to clinical work
  • how to engender secure attachment from the get-go, and thereafter
  • how to work with patients who do not take to AEDP
  • promoting right brain experience: gaze, contact, tone, lexicon
  • how to work with resistance to right-brain experience
  • self-at-best/self-at-worst
  • moment-to-moment tracking
  • the four state and three-state transformations of the transformational process
  • working with defenses: bypassing defenses, defense restructuring
  • undoing unbearable aloneness
  • pressuring with empathy
  • dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, repair
  • phenomenology of affective experiences, transformational markers
  • metaprocessing: how AEDP interventions register inside the patient
  • metatherapeutic processing of transformational experience
  • the healing-oriented phenomenology of AEDP: categorical emotions, healing affects, receptive affective experiences
  • the integration of right-brain and left-brain experience to unleash cascading transformations, and solidify therapeutic gains

Course Readings

Continuing Education Credits

This program is eligible for 82.50 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.

This course has reached capacity and registration is now closed. 

Registration Closed

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A one-year financial commitment is required.  View our cancellation/refund policy.

Questions: Contact the AEDP Administrator.

 


Immersion Course • 2013 • West Coast

Join us for our 2013 Immersion Course
July 22nd – July 26th in San Francisco

This 5-Day Immersion Course in AEDP is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP, in its transformational theory, and in exploring its applications to the treatment of attachment trauma. Our focus is on AEDP and the theory and practice informing AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions, the aim of this course is to foster proficiency in the practice of AEDP, as well as facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

Theoretical Framework: Clinical Teaching from Videotapes

AEDP seeks to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming suffering and to engage innate healing forces within, i.e., transformance, so as to heal trauma, restore vitality to self experience, and engender resilience.

AEDP engages the process of deep emotional change and features a theoretical framework for transformational work. Seamlessly and organically integrative of attachment, emotion, affective neuroscience, mother infant studies, experiential techniques and body based trauma treatments, AEDP’s attachment based transformational framework scaffolds AEDP’s hallmark moment-to-moment to moment clinical work, which traces an arc whereby emotional suffering is seamlessly transformed into flourishing. This course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use somatic-affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques such dyadic affect regulation; experiential work with attachment experience; working with receptive affective experience, such as feeling felt, feeling seen, and feeling cared for; processing emotion through to a transformational shift; and the metaprocessing of transformational experience. Experiential exercises will allow you to both practice AEDP interventions and experience how brain, body, psyche and the experience of human connection and transformation intertwine to unleash deep emotional change and heal attachment trauma.

What Does an Average Day Look Like?

  • Each day begins with a 90-minute theoretical presentation grounding the clinical work in the conceptual framework of AEDP’s healing oriented transformational theory.
  • The remainder of the day will consist of clinical teaching revolving around clinical videotapes, with a focus on the phenomenology of transformation and techniques, and strategies of intervention. Special attention will be accorded to working with the experience of transformation, the healing affects, offering and receiving affirmation, and promoting core state experiencing, all in the context of transforming attachment trauma. In essence, this Immersion course is a soup-to-nuts course in AEDP.
  • The format will be highly interactive and emphasize the back and forth with participants, thus activating dyadic processes of communication. There will be an opportunity to practice aspects of AEDP through structured-in experiential exercises.

Videotapes Will Help You Learn and Practice How To:

  • entrain neuroplasticity and harness healing forces from the get-go
  • be a transformance detective
  • work experientially with the experience of attachment in the here-and-now therapeutic relationship
  • use affective/somatic affective markers to moment-to-moment track clinical process and guide interventions
  • recognize the phenomenology of the transformational process: the 4 states and 3 state transformations of AEDP
  • use dyadic regulation to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotional experience
  • use dyadic affect regulation to transform shame and fear; restore connection, flow and awe
  • regulate and process emotion to a transformational shift, from negative to a point where positive affects and adaptive action tendencies are released
  • use healing affects to foster True Self experience through being a True Other
  • metaprocess transformational experiences to engender upward spirals of resilience, health, creativity, & well-being, i.e., flourishing
  • promote core state and experiences of openness, compassion, self-compassion, flow, ease, wisdom, generosity, and calm

It is the vision of the course to bring together clinicians from different perspectives who share an interest in AEDP specifically and/or in dynamic-experiential work in general, but who also each bring his or her own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, not only will the course be exciting and enlivening, but AEDP will continue to grow, be enriched and enhanced by being in communication, or dyadic coordination with these other lodes of knowledge and wisdom. Given the interest expressed in this course, it looks like that vision might be actualized, which is a very exciting prospect.

Course Fee and CE Credits

The fee for the AEDP Immersion course is $1,500. There is a $50 discount for members of the AEDP Institute. There is not a student rate, as the course is intended for practicing clinicians who have completed their post-graduate professional training.  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.

Location

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Registration

Course size is limited to 85 participants and we are currently full.  If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, please contact AEDP Administrator.  Depending on interest level, we may hold a second West Coast Immersion Course later this year.