The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma:
Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience
Presented by AEDP Institute Faculty
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW
Guest Presenters Dina Miqdadi, DPsych & Yuko Parris, LMHC
Friday – Monday | December 3 – 6 + December 10 – 13, 2021
Who the Immersion course is for
This AEDP course is open to all Licensed Mental Health Providers including Counselors, Doctors, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, other Behavioral Health Therapists and related professionals. If you have a question about the relevance of this course for you and/or your eligibility for this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your credentials before registering. For information about whether this course offers Continuing Education credits for your license, see the bottom of the page. Course Content Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This course is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Our focus is on AEDP’s transformational theory and practice using AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions as well as one half day of experiential work guided by assistants. The aim of this course is to introduce AEDP and facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.
AEDP seeks to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming suffering and to engage innate healing forces within, i.e., transformance, so as to heal trauma, restore vitality to self experience, and engender resilience.
AEDP Immersion is the first course in a series of certification courses for licensed therapists who are seeking to become AEDP Certified.
AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises: The AEDP Immersion course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use body-based affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques.
In the Immersion course we also seek to undo clinicians’ aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded, like-hearted others. It is the vision of the course to bring together clinicians from different perspectives who share an interest in AEDP specifically and/or in dynamic-experiential work in general, and who also each bring their own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, Immersion is not only exciting and enlivening for its participants, but AEDP itself continues to be enriched and enhanced by being in communication with many deep sources of knowledge and wisdom.
What an Average Day Looks Like:
- Theoretical presentations grounding the clinical work in the conceptual framework of AEDP’s healing oriented transformational theory.
- Clinical teaching revolving around clinical videotapes, with a focus on the phenomenology of transformation as well as techniques and strategies of intervention. Special attention will be accorded to working with the experience of transformation, the healing affects, offering and receiving affirmation, and promoting core state experiencing, all in the context of transforming attachment trauma. In essence, this Immersion course is a soup-to-nuts course in AEDP.
- And there is also opportunity to practice aspects of AEDP through structured experiential exercises.
Includes 1 year free AEDP Membership ($130 value)!
Location | Dates | Times
Location: Live Online and highly interactive!
AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s
Friday – Monday
Session 1: December 3 – 6
Session 2: December 10 – 13
Times for each session: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA
Registration Fee | Scholarships
Note: Immersion Online December 2021 is limited to 80 participants. Immersion Courses almost always sell out. We recommend early registration to ensure your spot.
One Payment: USD $1,599
Payment Plan: USD $1,649
Payment plan (requires USD $350 deposit due at registration – Call Karen Newell 866-992-9399)
This course is sold out with a waitlist. Please email email@example.com to add your name to the waitlist.
Learn about our ‘pay-what-you-wish’ pilot program for self-identifying Black mental health professionals here.
Diversity Scholarships: For more information and to download an application please click here.
Covid Scholarships: If you are unable to afford the full course fee because you have been especially hard hit by the Covid pandemic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Covid Scholarship in the subject line and briefly tell us why you need the scholarship.
Meet the Lead Presenters
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.
In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.
Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 32 CE hours of continuing professional development credit.* Participants must have paid course fee, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive CE. RCassidy, is our CE partner and will provide CE certificates. In addition a certificate of completion will be provides by the AEDP Institute. Partial credit is not available.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification
Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds:
Course Questions: Contact email@example.com
Payment, CE and Registration Questions: Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST