Seton Hall University Workshop • David Mars, PhD

The AEDP for Couples Method: Transforming Trauma and Disconnection into the Felt Experience of Love

David Mars, PhD with introduction by and in dialogue with Diana Fosha, PhD.

3 Day Workshop – Saturday, Sunday, Monday,
November 15th, 16th, 17th, 2014.
(You may attend for 1, 2 or 3 days )
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. [MAP]
Co-sponsored by the Marriage & Family Therapy program at Seton Hall University

You will experience how the healing power of AEDP is directed toward effectively treating a wide range of challenging couples.

Presented by David Mars, Ph.D., Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute, and developer of the AEDP for Couples method. Diana Fosha, Ph.D., director and founder of the AEDP Institute and the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) will introduce the overarching model of AEDP and continue throughout as discussant.

Day 1: Saturday, November 15th, 2014.
 10am to 6pm.

AEDP for Couples: Transforming Trauma and Disconnection

David Mars and Diana Fosha will show and tell how AEDP with individuals and AEDP for Couples link brain and body functioning to early infant and attachment-based neural networks.  Through the AEDP for Couples method, couples are catalyzed to move from discord and even from the brink of divorce, to the solid ground of earned secure attachment and the felt experience of love.

Diana Fosha will lay the groundwork by focusing on the relational, experiential and metaprocessing interventions that are the foundation of AEDP’s theory and practice for quantum change in healing trauma.

David Mars takes this work to couples treatment to help therapists create a secure base from which the couples’ relationship becomes a vehicle for profound healing and transformation.  David has been presenting his AEDP for Couples model on the West Coast, Southwest and Canada. Through videotape of clinical work and engaging interactions with the audience, David will demonstrate and bring to life the AEDP for Couples Method.

Day 2: Sunday, November 16th, 2014.
 10am to 6pm.

Advanced Workshop on the Community Healing of a Couple’s Trauma

(Attendance at the Day 1 Workshop is a prerequisite for participation in
the Advanced Day 2 workshop.)

Joining us from the SF Bay Area, will be a couple who had sought AEDP for Couples therapy for their distress. While the couple is on stage with David Mars, workshop participants will witness video of the couple’s first session and their remarkable eighth session with David. The goal of the couple’s presence will be both to teach the AEDP for Couples Method and to help the couple to integrate the changes they have made in treatment.

Diana Fosha, Karen Pando-Mars and four Assistants trained in the AEDP for Couple’s Method from the West and the Midwest will help facilitate the experience of learning.

Lunch hours on Day 1 and Day 2 will provide opportunities for round table discussions with David Mars, Diana Fosha, Karen Pando-Mars, Ben Beitin, Angela Decandia and the four Assistants. ( A delicous hot lunch will be provided on campus for each day and is included in the workshop fee. )

Day 3: Monday, November 17th, 2014
9:30am to 4pm.

Extended Supervision and Consultation Group in AEDP for Couples
25 Participants Only

This is a unique opportunity to learn this model from David Mars the person who developed it. You will take away new ways of deepening your couples work.

* There are 5 openings for therapists  to share their work on videotape. Our aim is to bring new relational, somatic and metaprocessing methods into treating couples.

To request one of these places contact

* There are 20 openings for active supportive witnesses to share and learn from the work shown on video.

As we witness the videotaped clips shown, David Mars will offer specific ways to:

• Generate and strengthen a secure base for couples treatment
• Deepen, amplify and regulate affective experience
• Evoke and amplify the felt experience of love

Participants will need to attend Days 1 & 2 of the workshop to enroll in Day 3, as we create a container of safety and understanding leading into this third day of the training process.

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