Presenter: Ben Medley, LCSW

Ben Medley, LCSW (he/him/his) is an AEDP senior faculty member and has taught AEDP internationally with the AEDP Institute, the National Institute of Psychotherapy, the Cape Cod Institute, NASW and in mental health organizations and clinical practices. He has a private practice in New York City and specializes in working with the LGBTQ+ community. Ben earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Before private practice, Ben worked in Greenwich House’s HIV mental health program and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services’ LGBTQ+ mental health treatment unit. His paper “Recovering the True Self: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment and AEDP in Psychotherapy with Gay Men” is published with the SEPI Journal: the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and he has written a chapter on using portrayals to process core affective experience for the most recent AEDP book Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering Into Flourishing: AEDP 2.0, Washington D.C.: APA. He has also presented with AEDP faculty member Kate Halliday the “5 Star” seminar Liberating the Core Self from the Confines of Heterosexist Oppression with AEDP and with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton Undoing Shame and Healing Attachment Trauma with straight and gay men (also available on demand). His newest work, a book chapter on AEDP, will be published in Experiential Therapies for the Treatment of Trauma with Routledge Publishing Company.