Transforming Trauma, Dissociation and Fragmentation with AEDP

an AEDP Workshop at the Institute of Native American Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico

with Kari Gleiser, PhD

Complex attachment trauma can sever and/or inhibit the formation of deep and lasting bonds between self and other, self and self, self and emotion. The practice of AEDP includes key elements to foster the healing of trauma, the integration of dissociative parts and the rekindling of deep, trusting relationships. We will explore, in depth, these elements, such as the explicit use of relational interventions to build safety and containment, dyadic regulation of intense traumatic affects of fear, shame, and overwhelm, as well as reconnection to healing emotion via processing of core affect – all in the context of patients with severe trauma histories and dissociative disorders. We will also view these cases through the lens of intra-relational interventions, which place dual emphasis on internal attachment relationships formed through affective interchanges between distinct parts of the self, and on the intrinsic healing power of new emotional experiences. Parallel relational processes unfolding simultaneously within the external dyad (i.e. therapist/client) and internal dyads (i.e. client/dissociated ego-states) facilitates and accelerates the internalization of secure attachment dynamics. Strengthening these connections instills safety and containment which, in turn, segueways into transformative affect work and deep processing of traumatic memories.

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Fee and Credits

  • $190
  • $175 if you register by March 19th, 2016
  • $155 for students
  • $155 group rate (3 or more)

Fees include breakfast, lunch, and snack

Register at AEDP Southwest

Continuing Education Credit will be offered (6 CEU’s) to licensed counselors, therapists, and social workers only.  Due to minimal demand, AEDP Southwest is no longer offering Continuing Education credit for psychologists.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund, less a $25 administration fee, is available if written notice of withdrawal is received by AEDP Southwest 2 weeks before the workshop begins.  The full course fee will be credited towards another workshop taking place within one calendar year if the withdrawal is received less than 2 weeks prior.

Questions about this Workshop?

Contact AEDP Southwest at 505.255.1555 or, or contact us

Event Details:


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


institute of American Indian Arts
83 Avan Nu Po Rd
Santa Fe, NM

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