Immersion Objectives

  1. Define Transformance and apply it to psychotherapy
  2. Explain the self-other-emotion triangle
  3. Identify the 4 States and 3 State Transformations of AEDP
  4. Explain the key clinical concepts, theoretical contributions, and the credo of AEDP
  5. Discuss the role of healthy attachment and attachment trauma in health and
  6. Identify the right brain processes engaged in the process of attachment
  7. Identify the 3 elements of dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, and repair
    and to define dyadic affect regulation in clinical work
  8. Utilize experiential techniques to help a client process intense, previously warded off
    emotional experiences
  9. Define metaprocessing
  10. Identify the 5 metatherapeutic processes
  11. Detect transformational markers
  12. Recognize the phenomenology of the healing affects
  13. Use affective/somatic affective markers to moment-to-moment track clinical process and
    guide interventions
  14. Use dyadic regulation to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming
    emotional experience
  15. Use dyadic affect regulation to transform shame and fear; restore connection, flow and
  16. Recognize and promote core state and experiences of openness, compassion, self-
    compassion, flow, ease, wisdom, generosity, and calm
  17. Integrate judicious self-disclosure of therapist’s experience of the patient to foster
    connection, soften defenses and regulate shame
  18. Differentiate between defensive, anxious, and core affective response in a client
  19. Apply in clinical situations the theoretical maps, and therapist stance that undergird and guide AEDP practice and the transformational process
  20. Apply meta-therapeutic interventions to facilitate, deepen and strengthen change for
    the better within clients
  21. Name 3 core concepts of AEDP
  22. Summarize AEDP’s Triangle of Experience and how it informs important clinical choice
  23. Use dyadic affect regulation to process emotion to a transformational shift, from
    categorical emotions (often negatively valences) to a point to a point where positive
    affects and adaptive action tendencies are released
  24. Describe the phenomenology of the transformational process: the 4 states and 3 state
    transformations of AEDP
  25. Use techniques for experiential work with attachment experience
  26. Use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical
  27. Apply explicit relational interventions and use their healing power with clients
  28. Identify and Practice key intervention skills
  29. Explain and Practice the intervention of metatherapeutic processing
  30. Explain AEDP’s healing oriented transformational theory and distinguish it from
    traditional models of therapy.