NYC Seminar • Gil Tunnell, PhD and David Greenan, EdD, LMFT

Courage, Compassion and Basic Goodness: Applying AEDP to Couple Therapy

Registration begins at 1:30 pm
Seminar runs from 2 pm to 5 pm
Social Hour follows at 5 pm

More about Gil Tunnell, PhD

David Greenan, EdD, LMFT, is a professor (adjunct) in Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is in full-time private practice in New York City.  He is the former executive director of the Minuchin Center for the Family and is also on faculty at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center. Having an expertise in working with poor inner-city families and same-sex couples, he currently is focusing on how to design a treatment model that helps couples-in-distress both identify and heal trauma so that their innate strengths can be activated.

Drs. Greenan and Tunnell are the co-authors of Couple Therapy with Gay Men (Guilford Publications, 2003), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Couples must summon a tremendous amount of courage to enter treatment.  By praising their courage, affirming their strengths, honoring their desire to strengthen their attachment, and explicitly expressing and modeling empathy, therapists can help the couple develop compassion for Self and Other as they address their current relational issues, as well as heal traumatic events that may have blocked intimacy.  The presenters will demonstrate with videotaped sessions an interdisciplinary approach that utilizes aspects of (a) mindfulness practice, (b) Structural Family Therapy, (c) Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and (d) Attachment Theory.  Building upon innate basic goodness and the inherent resiliency and transformance strivings of all beings, treatment helps the couple forge more intimate connections.

Register after February 7th but in advance of the event and pay only $55 for clinicians and $35 for students.

Friday Seminar – $55
Registration Closed

Student Discount – $35
To take advantage of the student rate, please email with student ID.
Registration Closed

CE Credit

This course fee includes 3 hours of continuing education credit from our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here. View our cancellation/refund policy.

If you pay at the door, the cost per meeting is $70; $50 for graduate students; $25 for St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital staff.  St. Luke’s-Roosevelt trainees attend for free. You must e-mail to reserve a space.

Take the #1 Local-7th Avenue Subway to 116th St.
St Lukes’ entrance is on the south side of 114th Street (“Outpatient Bldg”). Once inside, look for posted AEDP signs and/or pick up an AEDP Seminar directions flyer from the security guard at the information booth just inside the building.


Event Details:


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


St Luke's Hospital, Muhlenberg Auditorium
440 West 114th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York

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