AEDP Institute

Essential Skills Experiential Assistants

In envisioning how to most effectively teach AEDP, Diana Fosha and the Institute’s faculty members agreed that the teaching needed to reflect this fundamentally experiential model. Experiential learning was as important to the learning process as the didactic learning (in which AEDP theory and its underlying theoretical foundations are made explicit),  and the clinical learning from the video presentations (through which AEDP clinical work comes alive with video of actual client sessions). And while faculty are responsible for the didactic teaching and the teaching from videos of clinical sessions, the experiential learning could not happen without AEDP Experiential Assistants. The caring and observant gaze of the skilled, experienced AEDP therapist in the role of Experiential Assistant allows each Skills course participant to experience AEDP fully: as therapist, as client, and as witness.

Dozens of generous, talented therapists have been invited by the Institute’s Essential Skills faculty to assist with experiential learning. In addition to giftedness in practicing and guiding AEDP, the Experiential Assistants are an unusually committed, devoted group of AEDP practitioners: they set to the side their practices, clients, and income-generating work in order to facilitate and hold AEDP learning. They give their time, energy, knowledge, and heart to make the AEDP Skills courses into rich learning opportunities. The AEDP Institute is grateful to our Experiential Assistants and we honor and thank them.

And being an Experiential Assistant not only helps participants in our Skills courses with embodying their learning of AEDP, but it further hones the skills of the Assistants themselves; and it deepens their human connections with the AEDP community. So, for all of these reasons, it is important to share just who these critical individuals are.

The Institute would simply not be a the same teaching organization or community without these individuals. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and hold them in the highest personal and professional esteem.

This list represents the Experiential Assistants who have assisted in one or more Skills courses in 2018 and since. We apologize for not having better, more complete histories to reliably share at this time – the list is being expanded. For edits, corrections, questions and comments, please email us at admin@aedpinstitute.org

Key:  (D) means that this Experiential Assistant has an active AEDP Therapist Directory listing – click on their name or the D to learn more about them.

ES1 stands for Essential Skills * ES2 stands for Advanced Skills * HESfC stands for Hybrid Essential Skills for Couples

AEDP Skills Courses Experiential Assistants Since 2018:

Kristel Allen  ES1 San Francisco 2018

Elizabeth Andersen (DES1 New York City 2017-2018

Penelope Andrade (D) ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Mary Androff (D) ES2 New York City 2017-2018

Maria Angelina ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Amy Attiyeh ES1 San Francisco 2018

Julie Baker Chouteau (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Sigal Bahat (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018* ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018

Mariana Barstad ES1 Brazil 2018

Tim Beyer (D) ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Annie Bjork AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Olga Bloch (D) HESfC Boston 2018

Magdalena Bluhme ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Larissa Blum (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Michele Bowers (D) ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Monica Bradley (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Merle Brenner (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Tom Burdenski (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 *ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Steve Carroll (D) HESfC Boston 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Sue Cates ES1 San Francisco 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Mark Cecil (D) ES1 Boston 2019

Barbara Caust (D) ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Brenden Dix (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Ann Marie Dobosz (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Debi Dulberg (D) ES1 Boston 2019 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Dwight Dugan ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018

Shari Eliot ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Malin Endredi ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Eileen Epstein (D) ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Goretti Faria (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Cathy Fewer ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Jasmine Flanigan ES1 San Francisco 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Tony Frankenberg ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Matt Fried (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018

Heidi Frieze (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Birgitta Gabel HESfC Boston 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Lisa Gardner (D) HESfC Boston 2018 * ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018 * ES1 Boston 2019 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Patricia Geller (D) ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Robin Glantz ES1 San Francisco 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Michael Glavin (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Carol Goldman (D) ES1 Boston 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Judi Goodman (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Elizabeth Greason (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Laurie Greenberg ES1 Boston 2019

Heather Gretton ES1 London 2018 – 2019 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Niv Gross ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Kate Halliday (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 London 2018 – 2019 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Yuko Hanakawa (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018

Richard Harrison (D) ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Susan Hazlett HESfC Boston 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Alexis Heitman (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Elly Huber ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Robin Huppmann ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Kate Hurley AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Lia Jones (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES1 San Francisco 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Greg Jowdy ES1 San Francisco 2018

Reyna Kahan (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Amie Karp (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Michelle Kehn (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Betsy Kelley McCormick (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 Boston 2019

Sarah Kennedy ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 London 2018 – 2019 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Deborah Kors (D) ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Susan Kroft ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Cheryl Kruse (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Nalini Kuruppu ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Kristina Kyser (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Elizabeth LaCaze ES1 San Francisco 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Stephanie Lambert ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Deborah Lee-Thornby (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Sara Lesser (D) ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Leonora Lorenzo ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Mary Anne Lowell (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Clarisse Lula (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Craig Malkin (D) ES1 Boston 2019

Julianne Maslabey (D) HESfC Boston 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Angela Massucco (D) ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Janet Mazzioti ES1 Boston 2019

Lori Lynn Meader (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Annika Medbo ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Gabriela Mendes ES1 Brazil 2018

Cristina Mendonca ES1 Brazil 2018 * ES1 London 2018 – 2019 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Karen Minsberg (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018

Alex Momtchiloff (D) AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018

Michael Mondoro (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Jazmin Moral (D) HESfC Boston 2018

Marta Moreno ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Amanda Morrison ES1 San Francisco 2018

Viveka Nyman ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Jaqueline Orenbuch ES1 Brazil 2018

Maria Palmer (D) HESfC Boston 2018

Beth Peritz (D) ES1 Boston 2019

Elizabeth Perkins (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES1 San Francisco 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

H. Jacquie Perman (Ye) (D) HESfC Boston 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Barbara Pierson (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Regina Pontes (D) ES1 Brazil 2018

Josh Pretsky ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Kelly Prothero (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018 * ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Sarah Pullman (D) ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018

Miles Pulver ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Idit Ronen-Setter HESfC Boston 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Carrie Ruggieri (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018

Elysa Safran (D) ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Nancy Sagon ES1 Boston 2019

Kim Sarasohn ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Elizabeth Schoettle ES2 NYC Apr/Sept 2019

Volker Schuetz (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018

Gail Schumann (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Ethan Seidman (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018 * ES1 Boston 2019

Libby Shapiro (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018

Judy Silberstein (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Peter Silin (D) ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Judy Silvan (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES1 San Francisco 2018 * ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019

Jessica Slatus (D) ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018 * ES2 Vancouver/Denver 2018

Teri Smith ES1 San Francisco 2018

Maria Candida Sobral Soares (D) ES1 Brazil 2018

Dawn Staniszewski (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018

Kaori Stram (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018

Bob Sugar HESfC Boston 2018 * HESfC Vancouver 2019

Anna Christiana Sundgren (D) ES1 London 2018 – 2019

Hoai-Thu Truong (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

Scott Van Note ES1 Denver 2017 – 2018

Martina Verba (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

David Von Kohorn (D) HESfC Boston 2018 * AEDPfC Intensive 3-Day Course San Francisco 2018 * ES1 Boston 2019

Sara Wicks (D) ES1 New York City Aug/Dec 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Merry Wingfield (D) ES1 San Francisco 2018

John Wiskind ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018

Jessica Wolk Benson ES1 San Francisco 2018

Joan Wolkin (D) ES1 New York City May/Oct 2018 * ES2 NYC 5Wkend 2019

Gail Woods (D) ES1 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018

Ilene Yasemsky ES2 New York City 2017 – 2018 * ES1 Los Angeles 2019