The Dyadic Repair of Attachment Trauma:
Healing at the Edge of Transformational Experience
Presented by AEDP Institute Faculty
Jerry Lamagna, LCSW
and Guest Presenters
Tuesday – Friday | March 15 – 18 + March 22 – 25, 2022
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 licensed 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
Tuesday – Friday
Session 1: March 15-18
Session 2: March 22- 25
Times for each session: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Eastern Time USA
Registration Fee | Scholarships
Note: Immersion Online is limited to 80 participants. Immersion Courses almost always sell out. We recommend early registration to ensure your spot.
This course is sold out with a waitlist. Please email email@example.com to add your name to the waitlist.
Registration Fee (includes 34 CE)
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)
You must be a Licensed Mental Health Provider to attend*
Due to the high number of scholarship applications received this course is no longer accepting applications. To learn more and apply for a future course, please go here.
*Our courses are for licensed mental health professionals. Please don’t register if you are not a licensed mental health professional or have an associate license. There are a few exceptions. To see if you qualify please call first. 866-992-9399 X105
Meet the Lead Presenter
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.
Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT
Idit Ronen-Setter, MFT, is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor, working in Israel. Idit has received her MA and Family Therapy Certification from Tel Aviv University and has practiced therapy with individuals, couples and families, in Aluma Therapy Center and private practice, since 2006. She completed the certified studies of treatment of stress and trauma, at The Trauma Center (Boston, MA), directed by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk (2013-2014).
Nowadays, Idit is teaching family therapy and AEDP through the Ministry of Social Services, and through the Israeli Association of Couples and Family Therapy. Since June 2018, Idit has been appointed the formal AEDP liaison for the Israeli community. In addition, since 2015 she is supervising a medical forum for couples and families in crisis. Her article (with Prof. Esther Cohen) was recently published at the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy (2020), called “Becoming ‘teletherapeutic’: Harnessing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for challenges of the Covid-19 era.”
Idit made her first encounter with AEDP during her training at The Trauma Center. Since then, feeling "positively hooked" with AEDP as a compass for psychotherapy in practice, she has traveled between Israel, the United States and Europe, in her quest for professional AEDP development. She is glad to have had the guidance of faculty members and senior faculty in enhancing her knowledge and expertise in AEDP. Alongside, she is profoundly learning from clients and supervisees who bring life into practice. With supervisees, she sees her role as part of a mutual quest towards grasping transformational healing processes, while promoting an affirmative sense of self within the therapist.
Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW
Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW Martina Verba is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor in private practice in Westchester County. She fell in love with AEDP when she took Diana’s Immersion course in 2008. She has both assisted and lead-assisted for Immersion and Essential
Skills, as well as presented at Immersion. She has extensive experience working with patients with eating disorders and has developed a practice that integrates eating disorder treatment and AEDP.
She is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program at the National Institute of Psychotherapies. Prior to finding AEDP, Martina worked as an eating disorder specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, a staff therapist at Harvard University’s mental health service, an adjunct professor at Simmons College, and the Director of Counseling at a program for at-risk youth in Boston. She is the co-author of a chapter on safety in connection among at-risk adolescent girls in Urban Girls Revisited: Building Strengths (NYU Press, 2007). She received her undergraduate degree in from Harvard University, her Master of Social Work from Columbia University, her Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and her Doctor of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Martina brings authenticity, a sense of humor, and a profound appreciation for the process and practice of AEDP to her work with clients and supervisees. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband, soon-to-leave-the-nest daughter and 2 dogs. She is a white, cisgender heterosexual female (pronouns she/her).
Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 34 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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