Walking the Talk: Specific Strategies to Foster Resilience, Cultivate Empathy, and Expand Relational Capacities through Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

a one day AEDP Workshop at Wilderness Early Learning Center in Boulder/Denver, Colorado

with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Empathy, secure attachment, attunement and transformation are all buzzwords in the psychotherapy zeitgeist. Many models reference one or more of these concepts as their core therapeutic principles. Fewer models explicitly translate these broad concepts into specific and refined intervention strategies that operate moment-to-moment in the clinical process. In other words, understanding change processes intellectually is a very different skill set from working with them experientially in clinical work. AEDP, with its dual clinical focus on a) directly translating attachment research into the practice of fostering secure attachment and b) naming, tracking and experientially amplifying the specific, moment-to-moment markers of positive transformation, offers the possibility of identifying and naming precise intervention strategies that foster a client’s feeling deeply recognized and understood, safe and secure, and as a result, curious and increasingly capable in relation to Self and others.

This workshop is designed to lift the AEDP theory we will be learning off the page (or PowerPoint slide) and deliver it to you as a lived, embodied experience. For therapists new to AEDP, this workshop will provide you with a starter kit of techniques. For those of you who are more experienced in the model, this workshop will provide the opportunity for us to collaboratively build upon your skill set and address common challenges we face when trying to work experientially. We’ll be watching clinical video of actual therapy sessions and participating in targeted experiential exercises that will help you to quicken your AEDP stride as together we walk the talk of therapeutic change.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to track and utilize nonverbal, somatically focused “Right-Brain to Right-Brain” interventions in the service of facilitating secure attachment
  • How to apply the foundational AEDP technique of experiential meta-processing to guide your work moment to moment in a session
  • How to share your own emotional experience in ways that deepen rather than divert from the healing process.
  • How to stay “dropped down” and focused on experiential exploration of emotion when the urge to explain wants to overtake you or your client
  • How to use experiential meta-processing to guide your work moment to moment in a session.

Meet the Presenters

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Dates and Times

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Walking the Talk: Specific Strategies to Foster Resilience, Cultivate Empathy, and Expand Relational Capacities through Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
8:30 – 4:30

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Strategies to bypass or soften Defenses and regulate
9:30 – 1:30


Fee and Credits

  • $170 for Saturday Only
  • $270 for both days

Please Note:  You must attend Saturday’s workshop to attend Sunday’s workshop.  Attendance on Sunday is limited.


Register Here

This workshop offers 6.5 contact hours of NBCC CE credits through our Sponsor Building Healthy Relationships.  CE Credits are included in the course fee. For our cancellation information click here.

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Event Details:


8:30 am - 4:30 pm