AEDP Institute

Beyond Healing: Harnessing Transformational Processes to Accelerate the Journey into Flourishing

an AEDP Rocky Mountains Workshop in Denver, CO.

with Kari Gleiser, Ph.D.

​One of the most unique and revolutionary elements of AEDP’s emotional processing trajectory is the focus on the affective markers of the process of change itself.  While other emotion-focused therapies may elucidate theories and guide interventions that facilitate the movement from distress and defensive states to the full processing of core adaptive emotions, in AEDP, this is only the first step.

In this seminar, we will explore in depth the phenomenology and clinical unfolding of the process of transformation itself.  After the turbulence of intense emotional experiencing, how do therapists guide patients to keep the momentum moving through the full process of transformation?  How do we direct dyadic attention, use evocative language and disclose our own emotional experience to ignite and/or to fan the flames in the crucible of change?  How do we recognize when there is a tiny flicker of transformation in the air, seize it and help it to fully emerge?

​We will explore these questions in the context of tracking the affective markers of transformational experience and core state (States 3 and 4) across two sessions of a patient with Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorder NOS.  We will witness how the swell of powerful emotional experiences such as awe, gratitude and tremulousness herald a new way of apprehending self, other and the world.

​Finally, we will explore intersections between 1. emotional hallmarks and states of consciousness evoked in AEDP’s State 3 and 4 work, and 2. the transformative power of mystical and spiritual experiences.

Meet the Presenter

Kari Gleiser, PhD

kgleiser_anw-copyKari Gleiser, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Boston University and her internship through Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on trauma and PTSD. In her practice, she specializes in applying AEDP to the treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, New Hampshire, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. She has served a term on the board of directors of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), where she chaired a committee on education and outreach. In collaboration with Jerry Lamagna, Dr. Gleiser has developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy, which imports AEDP’s relational and experiential interventions to patients’ internal systems of dissociated self-states. Dr. Gleiser has written several clinical papers and book chapters and has presented on applying AEDP to treat dissociative disorders at various international conferences.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, April 29, 2017:  8:30am – 4:30pm


1776 S. Jackson Street
(Mexico/I25 off S. Colorado Blvd.)
​Ground Level Workshop Space.
Denver, Colorado

Fee and Credits

Early Registration Through 3/29/17 
Participants of prior AEDP Rocky Mountain workshops: $175
All Other Participants:  Professional Rate $195
Student/Intern Rate $100

Late Registration After 3/29/17
Previous Attendees $200
Professional Rate $240
Student/Intern $120

A $25 charge for all cancellations on or before March 29, 2017.  Due to fixed costs and contractual obligations, we are unable to offer refunds for cancellations on or after March 29, 2017


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CE Information

Building Healthy Relationships, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6722.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Building Healthy Relationships, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Licensing Boards and education program regulations change.  Please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and for reciprocal approval as approvals vary per board regulations. Your should save the course outline, the certificate of completion and any other documentations required by your board and contact your state board or licensing organization to determine specific filing requirements.  If you have questions about this course meeting your specific boards approval or CE requirements, we recommend that you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Workshop Completion:  Saturday, April 29, 2017 workshop offers 6.5 contact hours of NBCC CE credits. Attendees must have paid registration fee, signed in, attended the entire day for the days registered, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the day of the course.  No exceptions will be made and partial credit is not available.  Please contact Lia Jones, workshop coordinator, at 303-344-5405 or if you have questions, concerns or complaints regarding this workshop.


Event Details:


All Day