AEDP Institute

Engaging Healing and Transformance Right From the Get Go in AEDP Therapy

an all-day Friday seminar at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

with Sue Anne Piliero, PhD

This workshop is designed to enhance clinicians’ skills in attuning to and engaging with your patients from the very first moments of the initial session. Emphasis will be on the power of slowed down work, targeted moment-to-moment tracking, psycho-education, and  cognitive restructuring in reconnecting patients to their Core Self.  Participants will be introduced to a myriad of innovative , experiential clinical techniques that accelerate the healing process from the outset of treatment.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to read the words, actions, and body language of the patient via moment-to-moment tracking
  • Where and when to provide psycho-education and cognitive restructuring in reconnecting the patient to his or her core authentic Self
  • Specific clinical techniques on how to regulate anxiety and work with defenses
  • The importance of the therapist’s affective engagement in undoing aloneness in the face of attachment trauma

Seminar Schedule:

9:00 – 10:30 am  – Seminar
10:30-11:00 am  – Break
11:00 – 12:30 pm – Seminar
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm – Seminar
3:00 – 3:30 pm – Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm – Seminar

Please Note: We encourage you to bring your lunch to maximize the time we have with our presenter.

Meet the Presenter:

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. She has been working with Diana Fosha since the very beginning of AEDP.

Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of Dr. Piliero provides AEDP training and consultation to clinicians and mental health professionals around the world.

She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. Dr. Piliero has developed a relationally bold clinical method called Fierce Love. Her clinical work, which embodies Fierce Love, powerfully demonstrates how even the most traumatized patients can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer in the AEDP Institute’s Essential Skills Courses, a lead supervisor of the AEDP Core Training Program, and a highly sought after consultant.

Dr. Piliero received her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, dissociation, toxic shame, and the ways in which the mind, body, spirit is powerfully poised to transform them.

In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Parts work, all of which she weaves into her clinical work.

She teaches, consults, and maintains a private practice in New York City.

Fee and Credits:

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  • Seminar Fee: $150
  • Early Bird Discount (Register by September 18): 10%


This program is eligible for 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.

Event Details:


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration starts at 8:30 am


The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA

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