AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Jennifer Edlin – Lexington, MA

The Therapist as Organizing Other: Regulating and Building Self-Structure in Dysregulated Clients Through an AEDP Lens

an AEDP New England Seminar
at The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Lexington, MA
with Jennifer Edlin, MFT

This seminar is for professionals and students in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Masters & Doctoral students as well as soon-to-be licensed Interns & Trainees.

Unwilled and unwanted aloneness in the face of overwhelming experience often leaves people feeling unbearably disconnected from self and other.  For some, their response to this disconnection takes the form of sympathetic hyperarousal.  We see this in our clients who are reeling rather than feeling and dealing.  These clients are easily flooded, impulsive, hypervigilent and overwhelmed by emotion, connection and experience.  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) fosters the healing of relational trauma through the use of the therapist’s self and the accompaniment of the client, processing together what was too much for the client to face alone.  Through tracking and helping to regulate the moment-by-moment somatic experience of the client, providing a secure base (and helping the client to make use of this base), and harnessing the innate drive within all of us to heal and transform, we as therapists can help our clients to move from dysregulation to deeper connection with self and other and a renewed sense of self-compassion and their own efficacy in the world.

This workshop begins with an introduction to AEDP, focusing on the questions AEDP therapists ask themselves to help orient their work with dysregulated clients.  The workshop focuses on both theory and clinical technique, and makes extensive use of videotaped clinical work to demonstrate the application of AEDP interventions and theory in work with dysregulated clients.  We look at work over the course of treatment, session by session with one client and across years with another, and explore creating a sense of safety, accessing and processing core affective experiences to completion, and finally metaprocessing the new experiences of self and other to allow a profound shift from older internal working models that led to dysregulation and a sense of overwhelm, to new ways of relating to self and other.

Main points of workshop:

  1. Exploring the questions AEDP therapists ask ourselves to apply the 9 fundamental mechachisms of change in AEDP to work with clients in session, with a focus on dysregulated clients.
  2. Using Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” model and AEDP’s triangle of experience, tracking clients’ anxiety and how to make use of the information we receive moment-to-moment while tracking.
  3. Regulating anxiety by leaning into the therapeutic relationship as a base from which to regulate and, when necessary, building this base brick by brick through growing the client’s receptive affective capacity over time.
  4. Building self-structure and increasing self-compassion and the client’s capacity to self regulate through intra-psychic portrayals.
  5. Using metaprocessing, both to lean into transformational affects and also to weave cognitive understanding of a new story into the new experience to organize the new experience with the client.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name at least four questions AEDP therapists ask themselves to help guide and focus their work with clients.
  • Identify three different ways to track a client’s anxiety during sessions.
  • Apply interventions that make use of the therapeutic replationship to regulate a client’s anxiety.
  • List the steps involved in entering into an intrapsychic portrayal.
  • Differentiate between a defensive response on the part of the client and a gap in the client’s experience.
  • Define metatherapeutic processing and how it can be used in work with dysregulated clients.

Meet the Presenter

Jennifer Edlin, MFT

Jennifer Edlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, she was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist's whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation. Jenn serves as the co-chair and faculty liaison of the AEDP Research committee. She has also helped to spearhead the launch of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law at UC Berkeley Law.  Her clinical interests include treating relational trauma, mindfulness in the therapeutic dyad and building self-compassion.

Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has trained extensively in AEDP, including a year of core training and long term supervision with Dr. SueAnne Piliero as well as supervision with Dr. Eileen Russell and Dr. Fosha.

Jenn brings a natural warmth, ease and authenticity to her work with clients as well as to her supervision, teaching and other work in the AEDP community. She sees supervision as a powerful way to undo the aloneness we feel as therapists and enjoys meeting therapists wherever they are in their AEDP journey.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 04241


Agenda

9:00 – 10:30
Opening exercise, overview of the day, overview of AEDP and the 9 change mechanisms we harness in AEDP with a particular focus on how these are harnessed with dysregulated clients

10:30 – 10:45
Break

10:45 – 12:30
Clinical decision making via reviewing a video-taped client session:  Using portrayals to build self structure through use of the therapist’s self and building a connection between parts of self

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30  – 3:00
Regulating anxiety through the therapeutic relationship and building receptive affective capacity within a dysregulated client

3:00 – 3:15
Break

3:15 – 5:00
Clinical decision making via reviewing a video-taped client session:  the moment by moment work of building receptive affective capacity; group processing; Q&A


Fees, Credits and Registration:

  • $140 Member Price (must be logged in to register)
  • $145 Non-Member Early Bird (ends Mar 12, 2019)
  • $155 Non-Member Regular Price  (starts Mar 13, 2019)
  • $165 Non-Member Walk-In (April 12, 2019)
  • Masters & Doctoral Students as well as soon-to-be-licensed Interns & Trainees: $25
  • Diversity Scholarships: $50

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Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit Is Not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
 The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (6) hours.|
MA-LMHCs: An application has been filed with MAMHCA for approval of this course for 6 credits, Category 1.
MA-LMFTs: An application has been filed with the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for (6 ) CE hours
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (6) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: 
Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.
Nurses
CA:
 Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours

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Event Details:

Date/Time

04/12/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA
04241

 
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