The Nuts and Bolts of AEDP What do I Say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do?

a one day AEDP Workshop in Denver, Colorado

with Natasha Prenn, LCSW

As clinicians make the shift from the language of the left-brain and thinking to the right brain and emotion, there is a very real gap between the theory and clinical practice of an experiential, emotion-focused, attachment based treatment. This workshop fills that gap.

Natasha will present her two great passions:

  1. How to help clients tune in to and stay with their current experience in the here-and-now, rather than talking about the past experiences of themselves in the there-and-then.
  2. How to use the therapist’s self and self disclosure to facilitate secure attachment in each therapeutic relationship.

She will start with a straightforward AEDP protocol of steps to take to deepen the work, and then with handouts of the actual words and phrases of AEDP interventions, she will teach what she calls ‘the experiential language’ of AEDP. Natasha will show videotape examples of self-disclosure and its metaprocessing to demonstrate this most effective and challenging AEDP relational intervention. Therapists are often afraid to disclose their affect, their reactions, the impact of the patient upon them because they haven’t known how to do it. Natasha will unpack the -how-to’ of self-disclosure so that it is effective, in the service of the client and titrated according to the receptive affective capacity of each client. This workshop will be accessible to clinicians new to AEDP, and appropriate for those with more experience. Participants will head back to work armed with immediately applicable clinical interventions and a framework for the different interventions they may already be using.

What You’ll Learn

  • To define the AEDP therapist’s stance, moment-to-moment tracking, self-disclosure, and metaprocessing
  • The AEDP theory and practice of both self-revealing and self-disclosing self-disclosure
  • To use experiential language in your clinical work

Meet the Presenters

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Half-Day Master Class

Supervision Group option is also offered. This additional 4 hour Experiential course with Natasha Prenn will be limited in size and requires that you’ve had exposure to previous AEDP training.  

Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Additional Things You May Need to Know

Disability Access
Parking, Food & Lodging

Fee and Credits

  • New registrants
    • $140 For January 23rd
    • $200 for both days
  • If you attended the November 14, 2015 Diana Fosha Rocky Mountain Workshop (Undoing Aloneness):
    • $130 For January 23rd only
    • $190 for both days
  • Late Registration
    • $155 Late Registration For January 23
    • $215 for both days


This workshop offers 5 contact hours of NBCC CE credits for January 23rd and 4 contact hours for January 24th.  Attendees must have paid registration fee, signed in, attended the entire workshop, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course.  No exceptions will be made and partial credit is not available.

A $20 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations received on or before December 30, 2015.  No refunds for cancellations received after December 30, 2015.  There will be no day of event registration for the Sunday 1/24/16 Advanced Supervision Group.

Questions about this Workshop?

Contact Lia Jones, AEDP Rocky Mountains Workshop Coordinator, at 303-344-5405

Event Details:


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration starts at 9:45 am