AEDP Institute

Judy Silvan, LICSW

Judy Silvan, LICSW offers AEDP therapy, certified AEDP supervision and teaches workshops for new and seasoned AEDP trainees to integrate AEDP skills with prior expertise in other models (eg.,psychoanalysis, ISTDP, IFS, SE, Bioenergetics, etc.).  For AEDP clinicians seeking a holistic learning experience, supervision with Judy leads to deepened skills through vulnerable processing of current and historical experiences related to counter-transference and other clinical questions and material. For those who wish to earn hours towards AEDP certification, her expertise creates a safe and abundant supervision experience, using what is gleaned from viewing clinical sessions. Her trainees learn the value of moment-to-moment tracking, and the ‘how to’s’ of switching from an interpretive or analytical mode to an experiential mode. She will help you develop interventions reflecting your individual level of skill and process. This includes getting started with simple videotaping of sessions,  instructions on how to request/receive patient or client permission, and how to follow guidelines for patient privacy.

Judy says of her AEDP practice, “Helping people uncover their tenderness and their core strength is the healing hallmark of my work. I offer AEDP therapy and supervision to people of all genders, skill-level, races, ethnicities, learning styles, and sexual orientations, and am well-versed in oppression, and injustices based on your race, sexuality, gender, family composition, body type (et al). I have been around many challenges and appreciate the intricacies and complexities of this work.”

Judy’s career also includes consultation to universities, clinics, group practices and hospitals; she has produced and led workshops and retreats around the US and internationally. She is internationally Certified in Bioenergetic Analysis (2004) and has Certification with Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy (2011). She received her MSW from Smith College and is licensed to practice psychotherapy in both MA and CA (CA lic. # 61755). She feels a passion to practice and teach experiential methods of psychotherapy, and shares an AEDP supervision process which develops supervisees’ neuroplasticity, to enhance clarity, possibility and joy as a professional.