AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Jerry Lamagna – Toronto, Canada

Blinded by the Light

A primer on AEDP work with complex trauma and dissociation

An AEDP Toronto Seminar at Oakham House, Ryerson with Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) is an experiential therapy informed by the latest attachment research and affective neuroscience, and guided by the principle, “Stay with it and stay with me”. While such experiential invitations are very helpful in fostering change for many patients in therapy, they run completely counter to everything survivors of complex trauma have needed to do to survive horrific abuse, neglect and personal betrayal.

In this workshop, Jerry Lamagna LCSW provides a primer on treating complex trauma, suggesting important modifications to AEDP that focuses the therapeutic work on stabilization, titrated relational contact, the establishment of internal and external safety/communication/collaboration and self building in preparation for later work with trauma processing and integration.

Meet the Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.

In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.

Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday October 20, 2018

Oakham House, Ryerson
63 Gould Street, Toronto

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE):

Pre-registration required.

To register:
Mail check for $175, payable to Simone Levey, to:
151 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON, M5S 1H1

or send an Interac e-transfer to

Early bird fee: $150 by August 30.

Cancellation Policy: $50 nonrefundable fee after September 20.

This training may be cancelled if insufficient registrations are received by August 30th; you will be notified and your money refunded in that event.

There will be a small Master Class offered by Jerry on Sunday October 21 for those with some training in AEDP.

Please inform Simone Levey at the email address above if you are interested in attending.


Event Details:


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Oakham House, Ryerson
63 Gould Street
Toronto, Canada,

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