AEDP Institute

Experiential Assistant information and application for AEDP Immersion International, June, 2021 (Online)

Welcoming participants worldwide!

Co-sponsored by AEDP Israel & AEDP Sweden.

Immersion Retreat, Live, Online

The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma:
Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience

Presented by AEDP Founder and Director, Diana Fosha, PhD & Guests

Sunday thru Thursday, June 6 – 10, 2021

Presented in English, we are especially inviting those who consider English to be their second language.


This AEDP course is open to all Licensed Mental Health Providers including Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact admin@aedpinstitute.org with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page. Course Content Level: Beginner/Intermediate


About this AEDP Immersion course:

This AEDP Immersion is for English speaking clinicians interested in AEDP,  Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. A majority of this course’s participants will be from Israel or Sweden; English will almost always be these participants’ second language. So, for the balance of this Immersion’s participants we are especially inviting participants, from all over the world, who while fluent in English experience it as their second language. And yes, English only participants may also apply and we are likely to include a few!

The focus of every AEDP Immersion is on AEDP’s transformational theory and practice using AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions as well as one afternoon of experiential, practical work. The latter is guided by AEDP Experiential Assistants – more experienced AEDPers who act as participants’ supportive guides and mentors as you begin to practice AEDP basics along with other participants.

The aim of the course is to introduce AEDP and facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.


Meet the Lead Presenter

AEDP Developer and Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

AEDP Developer and Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. For the last 20 years, Diana has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing-oriented, attachment-emotion- and transformation-focused trauma treatment model. Fosha's work focuses on integrating neuroplasticity, recognition science and developmental dyadic research into experiential and transformational clinical work with patients. Her most recent work focuses on flourishing as a seamless part of the process of transforming emotional suffering.

Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, Fosha has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York.

She is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000); co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (APA, 2016); 1st editor, with Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, of  The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), and editor of the soon to be released AEDP 2.0: Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing (APA, in press). The author of numerous articles on AEDP’s attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model, she has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: 21 Leading Therapists Offer their Key Insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Clinician’s Guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);  Healing Moments in Psychotherapy, edited by Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon (Norton, 2013); Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Transformation, edited by Loizzo, Neale & Wolf (Norton, 2017), Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter, edited by Lord (Routledge: 2017) and The Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and Object Relations Therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).

Four DVDs of her live AEDP clinical work, including one documenting a complete 6-session treatment, and one on clinical supervision, have been issued by the American Psychological Association (APA). Learn more and purchase here.

Described by psychoanalyst James Grotstein as a “prizefighter of intimacy,” and by David Malan as “the Winnicott of [accelerated experiential] psychotherapy,” Diana Fosha is known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing and presenting style. Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

 

Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality video here.


Dates & Times 

Experiential Assistants schedule: One partial day, Wednesday, June 9th.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Eastern (US)* (4.30 pm – 9.30 pm Sweden, 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm Israel)

The first 30 minutes is a short Assistant orientation and welcome; then the course / Assisting time is 11 am – 2:30 pm Eastern (US); and we will have a post-course debrief from 2:30 – 3:30 Eastern (US). Please be sure to calculate your local times carefully! * Need help calculating your time zone? click here

Apply to be an Experiential Assistant


Accepted Experiential Assistants are invited – at their option – to audit the whole Immersion course for free. Here is the full course schedule: One 90-minute orientation, four 8-hour days & one 5-hour day:

Required 90-minute orientation: Thursday, June 3, 2021: 1 – 2:30 pm Eastern (US) (7 – 8.30 pm Sweden, 8 – 9:30 pm Israel)

Four 8-hour days: Sunday, June 6 – Wednesday, June 9, 2021: 7:00 am – 2:30 pm Eastern (US) (1.00 pm – 8.30 pm Sweden, 2.00 pm – 9.30 pm Israel)

One 5-hour day: Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 am – 12 pm Eastern (US) (1.00 pm – 6.00 pm Sweden, 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm Israel)


Requirements to Participate Effectively Online:

You will need a private space with a reliable Internet connection for a desktop/laptop computer that has video and microphone. New to Online Learning? Basic technical training and support is provided in advance of and throughout Immersion Online.

Click HERE for AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s.


Continuing Education

Content level of this course: Beginner to Intermediate

This course is for Psychologists (Introductory-Intermediate Level), Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists.

Continuing Education

Experiential Assistants who attend the whole course – and only those who attend the whole course – are eligible for 30.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 – Live Interactive Online Webinar

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 30.5 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (30.5) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (30.5) hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 30.5 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (30.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (30.5) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (30.5) contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (30.5) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (30.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 30.5 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (30.5) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (30.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (30.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (30.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (30.5) contact hours

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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