AEDP Institute

Immersion Agenda

AEDP Immersion Daily Schedule:

DAY 1

TRANSFORMANCE: Putting neuroplasticity in dyadic clinical action

The Neurobiology of Healing: Neuroplasticity, Transformance, Emergence
The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process: What happens in each of  the 4 States and 3 state Transformations Metatherapeutic Processing & The Transformational Affects – Take 1

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Check in

9:00 – 9:30 Introductions, Orientation to the 4-Day Immersion Course

9:30 – 11:00am
Intro to AEDP, Part 1: The Neurobiology of Healing in Clinical Action
The Birth of Transformance, Neuroplasticity; Transformational Theory and AEDP’s Healing-Based Clinical Practice

11:00am – 11:15am
Coffee break

11:15am – 12:30pm
Intro to AEDP, Part 2: Essential Aspects of AEDP. Affective Change Processes. The Phenomenology of Transformational Experience.  Metatherapeutic processing.  Experiential exercise: Undoing the aloneness of the course participants.

12:30pm – 1:30pm  LUNCH

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Becoming a Transformance Detective: Healing from the Get-Go. Affirmation, receptivity, metaprocessing. Clinical Videotape, Experiential Exercises

3:00pm – 3:15pm
Coffee break

3:15pm – 4:45pm
Neuroplasticity in Clinical Action. Energy for Life: Recognition, Vitality, Delight, Truth, and the Emergent Phenomenology of Transformational Experience. Clinical Videotape

4:45pm-5:00pm   Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 1

DAY 2

ATTACHMENT: How to undo aloneness & how to do experiential work with attachment

Undoing Aloneness: Attachment as a Transformative Process
The Neuroception of Safety in The Polyvagal Theory (Porges) & AEDP’s Therapeutic Stance
Intersubjectivity in Rigorous Clinical Experiential Action: Right Brain-to-Right-Brain Communication and the Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma AEDP & The Transformation of the Internal Working Model: “Taking in” love and care; Work with Receptive Affective Experiences

9:00 – 9:15
Questions, Reflections on Day 1

9:15am-11:00am
Undoing Aloneness, Part 1: How AEDP Heals Attachment Trauma: The Transformation of the Internal Working Model. The Co-creation of Safety & The Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotions.
The Representational Schemas of AEDP; Techniques for Working with Defenses and Anxiety (State 1 work with different attachment styles).

11:00am-11:15am
Coffee break

11:15am-12:30pm
Undoing Aloneness, Part 2: The Intimacy of Moment-to-Moment Relational Work in AEDP. Making the Implicit Explicit and the Explicit Experiential:  Work with Receptive Affective Experience. One of the central places attachment trauma shows up is in difficulties “taking in” positive experiences. The focus will be on how to overcome the barrier to the taking in the therapist’s empathy, care, and concern, and thus enlarge patients’ capacity for receptive affective experience.

12:30pm -1:30pm
LUNCH

1:30pm-3:00pm Explicit/Experiential  Work with the Experience of Attachment in the Here-and-Now of the Patient/Therapist Dyad.  Clinical Videotape

3:00pm-3:15pm.
Coffee break

3:15pm-4:45pm
Healing Affects and Healing Interactions: Dyadic Affect Regulation and the Processing of Intense Emotional Experiences Clinical Videotape

4:45pm-5:00pm
Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 2.

DAY 3

EMOTION: How to work with intense emotional experience

The Neurobiology of Emotion (Damasio, Panksepp)
The Insula and its Role in the Felt Sense, and in Moment-to-Moment Tracking  (Craig)
AEDP’s Model of Psychopathology; Representational Schemas
State 1 Work with Defenses and Anxiety: Dyadic Affect Regulation of Intense Emotion
State 2 Work: The Processing of Intense Emotional Experience

9:00-9:15am
Questions, Reflections on Day 2

9:15am-11:00am
The Experiential Method in AEDP: The Neurobiology of Emotions, Emotion Processing and the Felt Sense of Emotional Experience. Techniques for Processing Emotions and Other Affective Change Processes: Portrayals, etc. (State 2 work). Clinical Videotape

11:00am-11.15am
Coffee break

11.15-am- 12.30pm
Processing Intense Emotional Experience to Completion: The Rise of Resilience and Adaptive Action Tendencies Clinical Videotape

12:30pm.-1:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm-3:00pm
From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 1. Clinical Videotape.

3:00pm-3:15pm. Coffee break

3:15pm-4:30pm
From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence Part 2.

4:30-5.00pm Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 3.

DAY 4

TRANSFORMATION: Metaprocessing
The Processing of Transformational Experience: Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects (State 3 work)
“Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the  Transformation of the Self
Neuroplasticity in Action: From Suffering to Flourishing

9:00-9:15am
Questions, Reflections on Day 3

9:15am-11:00am
Metatherapeutic Processing and the Transformational Affects –
The experiential exploration of the experience of transformation unleashes a transformational process, a non-finite process that, when nurtured, engages the depths of the human spirit.

11:00am-11:15am
Coffee break

11:15am-12:30pm
Metatherapeutic Processing: The transformational spiral unleashed. Clinical videotapes using AEDP’s technique of experientially processing transformational experience, deep experiential work with trauma and emotional suffering naturally culminate in the release of energy and vitality.

12:30pm -1:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm-3:00pm Immersion in Experiential Exercises — with Assistants

3:00pm-3:30pm. Coffee break

3:30-4:30pm  Immersion in Experiential Exercises — with Assistants

4:30-5.00pm Discussion and metaprocessing workshop experience of Day 4.

DAY 5

INTEGRATION, Applications to the Healing of Attachment Trauma

The Neurobiological Core Self (Damasio, Panksepp) & Recognition Processes
Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection (Core State: State 4  work)
The Phenomenology of the Transformational Process
Relational Strategies for Healing Attachment Trauma
“Stay with It and Stay with Me:” The Healing of Attachment Trauma and the Emergence of the Self Integration of Attachment, Neuroscience & Clinical Work

9:00-9:15am
Questions, Reflections on Day 4

9:15am-11:30am
The Neurobiological Core Self & Recognition Processes: The Click of Recognition and the Emergence of the Radiant Self

11:30am – 12:00pm
Coffee break

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Truth, Love, Compassion and New Meaning –in Connection: Core State work. Clinical Videotapes. The clinical videotapes will illustrate State 4 work, including the activation of the transformational spiral and how to go about fostering the emergence of new meaning and the co-construction of a new cohesive and coherent autobiographical narrative.

From Suffering to Flourishing, From Trauma to Transcendence. Clinical Videotape.