Speaking to the Hearts of Men: Applying AEDP with Gender in Mind

an AEDP Workshop – at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City

with Dale Trimble, MA

Through video examples of Dale’s therapy with men, we will explore how gender can influence the processing of emotion to completion. Using stories, pictures, research and conversation we will examine gender differences as revealed by neuroscience; issues of male power, privilege & violence; contempt and shaming of men in today’s culture; compassionate confrontation to uncover the man’s “self-at-best” and the challenges and benefits of being a male or female therapist when working for a male patient. We will explore effective ways to manage our own responses when confronted with a man’s anger, defenses or shame; finally putting shame to work for healing and responsibility. Above all we will work in the tradition of E.E. Cummings: “always the beautiful answer that asks a more beautiful question.”

What You’ll Learn

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • to describe five gender differences regarding mental health.
  • to describe three examples of contempt for men in western culture.
  • to describe an approach to harnessing the energy contained in shame for healing.
  • to describe the three most important components of the use of confrontation that support a strong therapeutic alliance.
  • to describe three of the operations of language that interfere with processing emotion.
  • to describe at least one way in which gender bias may have interfered in your approach to conducting therapy with men.


9:00 – Introduction
9:15 – How we see men today – holding two truths: feminism & respect for the deep masculine
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Moving from blame through shame to grief: relational work in service of healing and responsibility (patient video & discussion)
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Operations of Language & processing of emotion: Didactic & patient video
1:45 – Exploring Bias in working with men: experiential, dyads and discussion
2:15 – Undoing Defenses with Relational AEDP Interventions: Didactic & patient video
3:00 – Break
3:15 – Undoing Defenses Continued with patient video
4:00 – Applications of Gender in Clinical Work
4:30 – Audience discussion and Q & A
4:45 – Evaluations
5:00 – End

Meet the Presenter

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Fee and Credits

  • $149

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This program is eligible for 6 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here.  CE Credits are included in the course fee. For our cancellation/refund policy click here.

Event Details:


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th)
New York, NY

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