AEDP Institute


Striding forward in time: Treating the Injustice of Mysogeny, Inequality and Physical Abuse

In this workshop you will learn how to bring key elements of AEDP for Couples into your work.

You will witness how a couple from India steps out of a year of acrimonious divorce into a freshly loving, mutually respectful, stable relationship, reunited with their two sons in one home.

See how the combination of individual and couple treatment moves the couple out of mutual contempt and rage.

Witness how the power of an AEDP portrayal in an individual session turns the tide.

See how this treatment provides “fantastical” alternatives to re-enacting early trauma experiences.

Discover how centuries of tradition were updated by letting go of revenge and letting love become an inner compass.

Learn to use the Four States of AEDP and the 7 Channels of Experience together.

Note: This workshop will be videotaped for producing professional training material. Designated seats will be provided for those who do not want to be videotaped.

Meet the Presenter

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

davidmars-copyDavid Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.

Fees, Credits and Registration

Professional • $129
Student/Intern • $69

CEs Available
5.5 CE’s for MFT’s, LCSW’s • $15
Psychologist CE’s • $15

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice, you will receive a full refund less a $15 service fee. There will be no refund for registrations cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice.


Event Registration

Date, Time and Location

Date: April 9, 2017
Time:  9:30am – 4:30pm

San Francisco Theological Seminary
Scott Hall
‘castle at the top of the hill’
105 Seminary Drive
San Anselmo, CA, 94960

Continuing Education

SCPA Accredited: This course is meets the requirements for 5.5 continuing education units. AEDP West is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. AEDP West maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


Event Details:


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Drive
San Anselmo, CA

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