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ES1: Ron Frederick & Benjamin Lipton - Los Angeles, CA

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Retreat-Style Course, Los Angeles

January & May 2019

This course is for Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT’s, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

About AEDP: Healing-oriented and attachment-based, AEDP’s practice translates current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Simultaneously experiential and relational in its in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the dynamics of the transformational process that emerges in environments where the individual feels safe and known.

About Essential Skills (ES1): AEDP Essential Skills course will provide practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.

Faculty, Experiential Assistants and Clinical Video: These are the hallmarks of all AEDP trainings. In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching.  Our faculty are excellent as academics, clinicians and teachers. And they have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and most often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment; and faculty clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.”

Week One:
Thursday (evening), January 17, 2019
Friday, January 18 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019  

Lead faculty, Ron Frederick, PhD plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
Presented by lead faculty Ron Frederick, PhD

Day 2: What Do I Say and When Do I Say It? The 4 State Model, Experiential Language and Use of Self
Presented by AEDP Facutly Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment:  It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal
Presented by AEDP faculty Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1
Presented by lead faculty Ron Frederick, PhD

Day 5: Integration in Action:  Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
Presented by lead faculty Ron Frederick, PhD 

For daily agenda click here

Week Two: 
Thursday (evening) May 2, 2019
Friday, May 3 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lead faculty, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience
Presented by lead faculty Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2
Presented by AEDP Founder Diana Fosha, PhD

Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience:  Processing Emotions to Completion
Presented by AEDP Facutly David Mars, MFT, PhD

Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State
Presented by AEDP faculty Ron Frederick, PhD

Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together
Presented by lead faculty Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

For daily agenda click here


Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites:

What we consider AEDP’s “essential skills” will be didactically demonstrated and experientially explored so that participants develop both a felt sense and a cognitive understanding of them.  A key component of the experiential practices is the opportunity to “try on” sets of interventions as a therapist and to receive them as a client. We have found that learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, increased therapeutic courage, and related phenomena; precisely the kinds of experiences AEDP facilitates for its clients. In order to help foster this crucial kind of learning our ES courses are supported by highly skilled assistants.  Each day, they aid the course faculty by leading small groups in practicing essential AEDP skills.  The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning inevitably leads to the development of a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Define attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style
  • Utilize various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
  • Identify and access core affective experiences
  • Identify expressions of transformance in clients
  • Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient

Prerequisites:
We highly recommend that you complete Immersion before taking Essential Skills (ES1). If you are committed to learning AEDP and have not yet taken Immersion, please complete the recorded webinar Intro to AEDP prior to starting ES1.  Note, however, that Intro to AEDP is by no means a substitute for Immersion and Immersion is a requirement for AEDP certification.  You will earn 6 CE for taking this course.  Once you have completed the course you will eligible for a $100 credit towards a future Immersion course. 


Course Location, Dates and Times:

American Jewish University
Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077

Week 1 : January 2019
Thursday evening, January 17, 2019 (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
Friday, January  18 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Week 2: May 2019
Thursday evening, May 2, 2019  (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
Friday, May 3 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)


Course Fee, Continuing Education (CE)
and Registration

Continuing Education: This program is eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our partner R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. Participants must have paid course fee, signed in and signed out, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Please see the bottom of the page for State and Licensing Board Specifics.

Course Fee includes 65 CE Credits

  • $3,200  One payment, non-members*
  • $3,250  Payment plan, non-members* requires $500 deposit

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration button.

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course.
For more information and to download an application please go here.

Lodging

Simple dormitory lodging will be available. All reservations are on a first come first serve basis and your information must be received 2 weeks in advance of course start dates.

Please click here to book lodging.

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner

karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Lead Faculty:

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC.  Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Ben LiptonBenjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.


Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. 

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R.Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 65 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 65 clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 65 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 65 contact hours live.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141. 65  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #1549 from 10/31/2017 to 10/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 69
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 65 contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 65 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  65 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. 65 contact hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, click here.

January 17 2019

SEMINAR: Gil Tunnell - Queens, NY

Gay Couplehood

a St John’s Postgraduate Integrative Couple and Family Therapy Program Presention with Gil Tunnell, PhD


This course will explore the marginalization of gay individuals and gay couples and how they feel invisible.  Through forming healthy attachments they are able to form meaningful relationships enabling them to create a couple identity that fosters differentiation and intimacy. They are able to create a “twosome” giving them a sense of belonging, purpose and meaning in the world of couples. Three tasks of couplehood will be described and explored and the difficult road for gay men in being a couple will be explored.


Meet the Presenter

Gil Tunnell, PhD

Gil Tunnell, PhD, completed a three-year core training in AEDP with Diana Fosha in 2007.  His special interest is applying individual AEDP to couple therapy.  In the late 1980s, he trained in Structural Family Therapy under Salvador Minuchin, M.D., and has written on the differences between Structural Therapy and AEDP (Tunnell, G. (2015). Facilitating transformance for couples: A comparison between Structural Family Therapy and AEDP. Transformance Journal, 6 (1)), and with families (Tunnell, G. (2006), “Postscript 10 years after: ‘The Oedipal Son’ revisited” in S. Minuchin et al, Mastering Family Therapy: Journeys of Growth and Transformation (Wiley).    Dr. Tunnell is co-author with David Greenan of Couple Therapy with Gay Men (Guilford, 2002), and has published widely on working with gay male couples (Tunnell, G. (2012). Gay male couple therapy: An attachment model.  In J. J. Bigner & J. L. Wetchler (Eds.), Handbook of LGBT-Affirmative Couple and Family Therapy. Routledge).  He also has a chapter in a book which received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (Tunnell, G., (2011). An attachment perspective on the first interview: Accelerated Experiential  Dynamic Psychotherapy. In C. Silverstein (Ed.), The Initial Psychotherapy Interview: A Gay Man Seeks Treatment, New York: Elsevier Insight Books.  Dr. Tunnell also trained in family therapy with Maurizio Andolfi in Rome, Italy.  He previously was director of family therapy training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches family and couple therapy.  He is in private practice in New York City.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time:  10:00am – 1:00pm

Location:
St. John’s University
Queens Campus:
Marillac Buidling, R. 403
Queens, NY 11439


Fee and Registration:

  • $85

Click here to register

or to register by phone: call 718 990 5430 or the Director of the Integrative Couple and Family Therapy Dr. Pitta at 516 627 3056

January 25 2019

SEMINAR: New York, NY

an AEDP NYC Seminar at Mt. Sinai West in NYC with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW and Shari Geller, PhD, C.Psych

January 27 2019

AEDP Immersion Winter 2019: Clearwater Beach, Florida

with Diana Fosha, PhD, Developer of AEDP,
& AEDP Institute Faculty Guest Presenters

Thursday, January 31 – Monday, February 4, 2019

This course is for Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT’s, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

This 5-Day Immersion Course in AEDP is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP, in its transformational theory, and in exploring its applications to the treatment of attachment trauma. Our focus is on AEDP and the theory and practice informing AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions, the aim of this course is to foster proficiency in the practice of AEDP, as well as facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course.

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Define Transformance and apply it to psychotherapy
  • Explain the self-other-emotion triangle and identify the 4 States and 3 State Transformations of AEDP.
  • Explain the key clinical concepts, theoretical contributions, and the credo of AEDP.
  • Discuss the role of healthy attachment and attachment trauma in health and psychopathology, as well as identify the right brain processes engaged in the process of attachment.
  • Identify the 3 elements of dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, and repair and to define dyadic affect regulation in clinical work.

Course Location, Dates and Times:

A special modified daily agenda will allow participants to enjoy the weather (usually 70 degrees and sunny) during the 4-hour midday break!

Location:
Hampton Inn & Suites Clearwater Beach
635 South Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Dates:
Thursday, January 31 – Monday, February 4, 2019

Times:
Morning Session: 8:00 am –  12:00 pm (includes a 15 min break)*
Afternoon Session: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (includes a 15 min break)*

*Monday, February 4th course will run from 8:00am – 1:00pm (includes a 1/2 hour break).

Click HERE for daily Agenda

Travel, Lodging & Restaurants click here.


Continuing Education, Course Fee and Registration

Continuing Education: This program is eligible for  30.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our partner R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. Participants must have paid course fee, signed in and signed out, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Please see the bottom of the page for State and Licensing Board Specifics.

Non-Member Course Fee includes Immersion Registration Bonus: 1 year free AEDP Membership (see below the registration button for details).

$1,599 One payment*
$1,649 Payment plan* (requires $500 deposit)

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration button.

Graduate Students in last year of training get a 50% discount. For more information, email admin@aedpinstitute.org

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course. For more information please go here.

Course size is limited to 100 participants and our Immersion Course almost always sells out.  
We recommend early registration to ensure your spot!

Immersion Registration Bonus: receive 1 year free AEDP Membership ($130 value)!
Within a few weeks of registering for Immersion you will become an AEDP Member and welcomed to all AEDP Institute Member Benefits except the Directory. Until you complete Immersion you will be able to:
– participate in AEDP’s ListServ
– attend AEDP Transformance Talk (webinars) for free
– get discounts to all Seminars, Courses and Online Learning opportunities
Upon completing Immersion: all grads are at least AEDP Level 1. So when you graduate you can be added to the AEDP Therapist Directory.

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner:

karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399  X105
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Presenter

Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, she has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]  She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);   Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing style, Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality video here.


Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 30.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R.Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 30.5 CE hours.

Psychotherapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  30.5clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 30.5continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #1208 from 1/23/2017 to 1/23/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 32.5
NY:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 30.5contact hours live in-person.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 30.5 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  30.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
MA-LMHCs: This program has been approved for 30.5 CategoryI,MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.
NY-LMHCs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  30.5contact hours.
NY-LMFTs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.  30.5contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 30.5 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  30.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005.  30.5 contact hours.

Nurses
CA:Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (30.5) contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Disability Access –If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note:Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Click here to see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance

January 31 2019

SEMINAR: Benjamin Lipton and Ben Medley - Lexington, MA

at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington, MA with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW and Ben Medley, LCSW

February 1 2019

SEMINAR: David Mars - Vancouver, BC

AEDP for Couples: Transforming Relationships through Healing Relational Deprivation and Trauma

an AEDP Vancouver Seminar
with David Mars, PhD

 

This seminar is for professionals and students in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Masters & Doctoral students as well as soon-to-be licensed Interns & Trainees.

The movement from fear to love and from survival to thriving, is the expression of transformance: the indwelling biological drive to evolve. (Fosha 2008, Mars 2011).

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is a somatically-based model of psychotherapy with roots in attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, emotion theory and transformational studies.  David Mars, Ph.D. has expanded upon Dr. Diana Fosha’s model to develop AEDP for Couples, which treats the relational trauma and deprivation that often underlies dysfunctional patterns in couple’s lives. By creating a safe container within which even highly dysregulated couples can learn to thrive together, AEDPfC helps to create nutritive experiences of somatically-based responsiveness between partners that begin in the first session.

David will illustrate how to work with couples to build bridges of relational safety and intimacy that generate increased earned secure attachment. Clinical videotapes of treatment sessions over time will demonstrate the transformative processes central to AEDPfC. David will help you to quickly identify and more effectively treat deactivating (avoidant) and hyper-activating (anxious/ambivalent) attachment patterns.  He will highlight the therapist’s use of self in working with chronically traumatized and reactive couples. This workshop will feature unique methods of detecting and amplifying the greatest strengths of each couple member through cultivating moment-to-moment whole body awareness within each couple member and the therapist as well.  In these ways the therapist’s own somatic awareness and joy in the work grows and thrives right along with the couple.

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Name the four states of AEDP
  • Identify three ways to begin to establish a secure base in the first session of treatment
  • Describe two ways to regulate emotional reactivity in each couple member when either is triggered
  • Name the Seven Channels of Experience (Sensation, Emotion, Energetic, Movement, Auditory, Visual and Imaginal)
  • Use the earliest signs of hyper-reactivity and dorsal vagal response to discover the access points to treat underlying trauma.
  • Cultivate and expand upon your own inner gifts as a therapist.
  • Facilitate healing portrayals that can bring lasting relief of buried traumatic wounding.
  • Bring more peace, justice and respectful recognition into couples daily lives.

Meet the Presenter

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

davidmars-copyDavid Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.


Date, Time and Location

Date: February 2, 2019

Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
Unity of Vancouver
5840 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4M5


Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 am
Channels of experience meditation

9:30-11:00 am
Didactic and videotape presentation

11:00 – 11:10 am
Break

11:10 – 12:00 pm
Clinical video and discussion

12:00-1:15 pm
Lunch break

1:15 – 3:15 pm
Theory and practice and clinical videotape

3:15 – 3:25 pm
Break

3:25 – 5:00 pm
Experiential practice and/or live clinical demonstration


Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE):

  • Member Price: $150 USD
  • Non-Member Early Bird: $175 USD (ends Jan 5, 2019)
  • Non-Member Regular Price: $195 USD (beginning Jan 6, 2019)
  • Day of Seminar (Feb 2, 2019): $225 USD
  • Masters & Doctoral Students as well as soon-to-be-licensed Interns & Trainees: $25 USD
  • Diversity Scholarships: $75 USD

*All Pricing is in USD

Event Registration


Continuing Education (CE)

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

 

Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  clock hours.

Social Workers
R.Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021.Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for contact hours live in-person or live online.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NY-LMHCs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  6 contact hours.
NY-LMFTs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.  contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. contact hours.

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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February 2 2019

ES2: Ben Medley - New York, NY

AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) 5-Weekends, New York City

January to May, 2019

This course is for Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT’s, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

About AEDP: Healing-oriented and attachment-based, AEDP’s practice translates current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Simultaneously experiential and relational in its in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the dynamics of the transformational process that emerges in environments where the individual feels safe and known.

About Advanced Skills (ES2): AEDP Advanced Skills course will provide advanced, practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a review and deepening of the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.

Faculty, Experiential Assistants and Clinical Video: These are the hallmarks of all AEDP trainings. In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching.  Our faculty are excellent as academics, clinicians and teachers. And they have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and most often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment; and faculty clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.”

Five Weekends
January 11 (orientation evening)
January 12 – 13, 2019
February 9 – 10, 2019
March 9 – 10, 2019
April 13 – 14, 2019
May 18 – 19, 2019 

Course Helm, Ben Medley, LCSW plus 5 AEDP Faculty Presenters
As Course Helm, Ben Medley will ensure continuity for participants and assistants across weekends as well as do guest teaching and presentations of clinical work in several weekend sessions.

Weekend One: Processing Emotions Through to Completion via the 4 State Model
Faculty, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Weekend Two: Working with Maladaptive Affects in AEDP through Fierce Love
Faculty, SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Weekend Three: Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Faculty, Jerry Lamanga, LCSW

Weekend Four: Advanced Defense Restructuring and Anxiety Regulation
Faculty, Steve Shapiro, PhD

Weekend Five: Bringing it all Together: Affirmation, Advanced Metaprocessing &
the Neurobiological Self
Developer of AEDP, Diana Fosha, PhD


Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites:

Summary and Prerequisites:
AEDP Advanced Skills is for licensed practitioners who have completed both Immersion and Essential Skills (ES1). Though it is not required, to get the most out of ES2 we recommend that you have begun the practice of videotaping client sessions and that you have had some supervision from an AEDP supervisor (or particpated in Core Training).

Practical in its orientation, ES2 focuses on helping participants learn both new advanced AEDP skills, and cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills they already have. In both left-brained and right-brained ways we aim to teach you concrete and specific interventions and techniques that will help you with your more challenging clients. While reviewing and deepening your AEDP essential skills throughout, the Advanced Training will teach advanced skill sets necessary to the in-depth practice of AEDP, with theoretical foundations and clinical videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

The goal is to help you really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so. Participants can expect to develop more of a felt sense of how to entrain the quintessentially AEDP practice of “stay with it and stay with me” and how to keep the transformational process unfolding in all states.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to accurately moment-to-moment track and differentiate different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process.
  • Describe different attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style.
  • Apply various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy.
  • Select ways to access core affective experiences.
  • Utilize the healing potential of innate transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing.
  • Explain parts/multiplicity with clients.
  • Detect when affective experience is genuine versus defensive.
  • Identify and formulate mourning the self in sessions.
  • Arrange appropriate self-disclosure with clients to create safety and attachment security.

Course Location, Dates and Times:

Location:
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Website: www.fpwa.org

Dates:
Weekend 1:
 Friday, January, 11 (orientation evening)
Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, January 13, 2019

Weekend 2: Saturday, February 9 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Weekend 3: Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Weekend 4: Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekend 5: Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Times:
Weekend 1 Evening Orientation: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morning Sessions: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (4 hrs with one 15-min break)
Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (3 hrs with one 15-min break)


Course Fee, Registration and Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Education: AEDP’s application for 65 CE credit has been submitted. Please email help.aedpinstitute@gmail.com for the status.

Course Fee includes CE Credits

  • $3,200  One payment, non-members*
  • $3,250  Payment plan, non-members* requires $500 deposit

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration button.

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course.
For more information and to download an application please go here.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS: Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Helm and Faculty:

Course Helm:

Ben Medley, LCSW

Ben Medley is an AEDP Supervisor who brings a wide array of unique experiences to the role of helming this Essential Skills course.  He has presented nationally and internationally, including co-presenting with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton the workshop “Feeling Like a Man: Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma with Gay and Straight Men” both with AEDP West in California and in New York City. He has also taught/presented with the Essential Skills course in Parma, Italy; taught/ presented in Ithaca with the Central New York AEDP community; has taught/presented in the one-time only ES3 in NYC and has assisted in numerous Essential Skills and Immersion courses. Ben also created and launched AEDP Jumpstart, a short-term AEDP supervision group format for those beginning AEDP supervision and/or beginning to review video of clinical material. Before private practice, Ben began a mental health program for study abroad students with the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy; worked in the Jewish Board of Family Services LGBTQ Unit; and worked in Greenwich House’s HIV Mental Health and Chemical Dependency programs. His paper “Recovering the True Self: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment and AEDP in Psychotherapy with Gay Men” is being published with the SEPI Journal: the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.  In addition to being a certified AEDP Supervisor, Ben is also a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) Supervisor and has taught and presented his clinical work with courples. An AEDP video of the training “Feeling Like a Man” will be available soon.  Ben earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Course Faculty:

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Benjamin Lipton, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of clinical audiences. She has given seminars and experiential workshops to various universities and health organizations nationwide.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer and a sought-after individual and small group consultant for clinicians around the world. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.  She is also known for her powerful clinical work.  Her clinical videotapes demonstrate how even the most traumatized individuals can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, and spirit are powerfully poised to transform them. She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

jerry-lamagnaJerry Lamagna, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Westfield, New Jersey. After completing his graduate studies at Adelphi University in 1993, he participated in a six month residency at the Caron Foundation’s Center for Self Development, and for six years thereafter his work focused on issues in chemical dependency/ACOA treatment. He currently works with individuals in AEDP psychotherapy, addressing problems related to trauma, dissociation, addiction, depression, low self worth and personality disorders. Throughout his career, Mr. Lamagna’s interest in affect based, experiential treatment approaches has led to his extensive training in psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, and most recently, AEDP. The study of these modalities has inspired his ongoing efforts to integrate relational, intra-psychic, and experiential elements into his clinical work. Mr. Lamagna, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser has developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. He has presented at national conferences sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), the International Experiential and Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), the New Jersey chapter of NASW and the AEDP Institute. In January 2007, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation published a paper written by Mr. Lamagna and Dr. Gleiser entitled “Building a secure internal attachment: An intra-relational approach to ego strengthening and emotional processing with chronically traumatized clients.” A subsequent article, “Of the self, by the self and for the self:Internal Attachment, attunement and psychological change” was published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration in 2012.

Steve Shapiro, PhD

Steve ShapiroSteve Shapiro, a licensed psychologist, has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) since the mid-1990’s, including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP). He has been studying AEDP with Dr. Fosha since 2003 and is a founding member of the AEDP Institute, where he is a senior faculty member. Dr. Shapiro provides training in the form of seminars, group supervision and private individual supervision. He has lectured and given workshops to the mental health community through various agencies and organizations. He is the former Director of Psychology and Education at Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES), an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he worked primarily with severe personality disorders and those involuntarily committed to treatment. Dr. Shapiro conducts seminars and workshops on various topics in his other areas of specialization, which include: adolescents and their families, parenting, communication principles, personality disorders, involuntary treatment (adolescents and others), psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention. He has held adjunct professor positions at Drexel/Hahnemann University and the University of the Sciences. Dr. Shapiro maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia.

Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, she has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]

She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);   Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).

Dr. Diana Fosha graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology from Barnard College and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the City university of New York (CUNY). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing style, Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana’s Trusting Vitality video here.


Continuing Education

AEDP’s application for CE credit has been submitted. Please email help.aedpinstitute@gmail.com for the status

February 9 2019

SEMINAR: Steve Shapiro, PhD - San Francisco Bay Area: Larkspur, CA

Transforming Resistance: Working with the Challenges of Defense & Anxiety

an AEDP Seminar
at Hospice by the Bay, Larkspur, CA
with Steve Shapiro, PhD

This seminar is for professionals and students in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Masters & Doctoral students as well as soon-to-be licensed Interns & Trainees.

Ironically, many clients interfere with the very progress they seek either through their own resistance to the psychotherapy process or because their anxiety is too high and there is too much dysregulation to use the process effectively. Not infrequently, they terminate prematurely before reaching their goals.  This results in tragic consequences for the client, as well as frustration and a sense of failure for the therapist. While clients enter treatment with conscious motivation, resistance is unconscious and, therefore, difficult to address without a coherent system. Therapists typically interpret resistance in a personal way becoming confused, frustrated, and hopeless, with a tendency to hold the client responsible and label him/her as “unmotivated or resistant”. Participants will learn to move beyond resistance and simple symptom management into deep, transformational processes that releases resources of health and resilience. Learn to accelerate treatment using innovative techniques that implore clients to abandon chronic coping patterns that were once necessary, but have long outlived their usefulness and are now causing untoward suffering.

Therapists offer the promise of help often based on the presumption that the client will arrive with sufficient initial motivation, openness and willingness to face painful realities. Frequently this is not the case. Clinicians are rarely adequately prepared to address resistance directly and therapeutically, making it difficult to help more challenging clients.  Defenses can be seen as “a problem,” rather than an inevitable part of the process; defense restructuring can mistakenly be understood as an adversarial task, that we then avoid, rather than a compassionate and collaborative venture.

Therapists of all orientations and levels of experience will gain a clear understanding of the nature and function of defences, and ways to transform them therapeutically so clients can align with the healthy, buried and previously inaccessible internal resources, as well as effective ways to regulate anxiety when it is too high. The principles taught can be readily integrated with your existing orientation and skill set. By adopting an active, focused, precise, experiential, attachment-based and emotionally engaged stance, therapists can create the safety and attunement necessary for patients to risk abandoning their resistance and shift to healthier functioning. The ultimate goal is to accelerate the healing process for clients, but also to help clinicians practice in a way that substantially reduces counter transference, is deeply rewarding, effective, and authentic, fully compatible with your personal and professional history.

Learning Objectives:

  • construct reliable, internal clinical maps that will flexibly and accurately guide assessment of the patient and, consequently, therapist interventions/ clinical stance, particularly understanding the difference between high anxiety and high defense.
  • demonstrate the ability to respond in the moment effectively to the patient’s need based on a moment to moment psychodiagnostic assessment of various aspects of the patient’s experience, especially considering whether the patient is responding with high anxiety or high defense
  • relate practical clinical skills as rapidly as possible to  function in an effective, deep and efficient manner (technique).
  • create a therapy style that is not only effective, accelerated and reduces suffering as rapidly as possible (patient benefit), but that is authentic and unique for each individual clinician, based on his both his/her professional experience/orientation, as well as his/her personality.  (professional development).
  • integrate therapist awareness of his/her emotional reactions in various scenarios, to develop greater affect/anxiety tolerance, to welcome and use countertransference in a positive/effective manner (personal/emotional)

Meet the Presenters

Steve Shapiro, PhD

Steve ShapiroSteve Shapiro, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia and has over twenty years clinical and teaching experience.  He has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT), such as Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), since the mid-1990’s. He is a Senior Faculty and founding member of the AEDP Institute and has been studying with Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, since 2003

Dr. Shapiro conducts lectures, workshops and ongoing training internationally.  His presentations are often commended for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques which are easily understandable and readily applied immediately in clinical settings by therapists of all orientations.

For 16 years, Dr. Shapiro was the Director of Psychology and Education at Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES), an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he worked with a range of severe disorders and those committed involuntarily to treatment. This intensive experience has helped inform Dr. Shapiro’s specializations and approach to transforming resistance with those who are considered challenging due to a history of trauma, a high degree of resistance, or excessive anxiety and dysregulation.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday, February 9th thru Sunday, February 10th, 2019
(must register for both days, cannot attend one day only).

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location:
Hospice by the Bay
17 E Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Larkspur, CA  94939


Agenda

February 9, 2019

9:00 – 9:30
Introduction/ overview

9:30 – 10:45
Moment to moment tracking

10:45 – 11:00
Break

11:00 – 12:30
Understanding high anxiety/dysregulation and high defense/resistance. Two different skill sets

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30
Treatment of high defense

2:30 – 3:45
Treatment of high defense: video demonstration and discussion

3:30 – 3:45
Break

3:45 – 4:00
Group exercises

4:00 – 4:30
Q&A/Wrap-up

 

February 10, 2019

9:00 – 9:30
Follow up from Day 1.Q & A

9:30 – 10:45
Understanding resistance to connection with therapist: Didactic and video demonstration

10:45 – 11:00
Break

11:00 – 12:30
Treatment of high anxiety

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 3:30
Treatment of high anxiety: video demonstration and discussion

3:30 – 3:45
Break

3:45 – 4:00
Understanding portrayals

4:00 – 4:30
Q&A/Wrap-up


Fees, Credits and Registration:

  • Member Price $300
  • Non-Member Early Bird $375 (ends January 10, 2019)
  • Non-Member Regular Price $390 (begins January 11, 2019)
  • Registration Day of: $450

Special pricing – limited seats available:

  • Masters & Doctoral Students as well as soon-to-be-licensed Interns & Trainees: $50
  • Diversity Scholarships: $150

Event Registration

Diversity Scholarships:

To apply:
email:  Matt Fried and Yuko Hanakawa, Co-Chairs, The Diversity Committee at
aedp.dscholarship@gmail.com
with the name of this seminar, Applicants Name, license type, Agency/hospital

(D.S. criteria is listed below)

Diversity Scholarships (DS) are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need and membership in one or more diversity categories (listed at the bottom of the page).

All prospective trainees who have financial needs such that they could not take AEDP training without DS, are encouraged to apply. Those applicants who are ethnic/racial minority, sexual orientation minority, immigrants, and/or who work for underserved, financially struggling patient populations are given priority in receiving the DS. Socio-economic disadvantage is considered a legitimate and distinct diversity category while at the same time linked to other diversity categories.


Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 13 CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  13 clock hours.

Social Workers R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 13 contact hours live in-person.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 13 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  13 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NY-LMHCs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  13 contact hours.
NY-LMFTs:R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 13 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 13 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  13 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. 13 contact hours.

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February 9 2019

SEMINAR: Benjamin Lipton - Charlottesville, VA

Getting Started – or Restarted – with AEDP:

Specific Strategies for Bringing the Theory and Heart of Experiential Therapy Into Your Clinical Practice

an AEDP Seminar
at CitySpace in Charlottesville, VA
with Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

 

This seminar is for professionals and students in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including: Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, and Masters & Doctoral students as well as soon-to-be licensed Interns & Trainees.


Attachment, embodiment, resilience and transformation are all buzzwords in the psychotherapy zeitgeist. Many models reference one or more of these concepts as their core therapeutic principles. Fewer models explicitly translate these broad concepts into specific and refined intervention strategies that operate moment-to-moment in the clinical process.  In other words, understanding change processes intellectually is a very different skill set from working with them experientially in clinical work. AEDP, with its dual clinical focus on: a) directly translating attachment research into the clinical practice of fostering secure attachment and b) naming, tracking and experientially amplifying the specific, somatic, moment-to-moment markers of positive transformation, offers specific, strategic techniques that foster a client feeling deeply recognized and understood, safe and secure, and as a result, curious and increasingly capable in relation to Self and others.

This workshop is designed to lift the AEDP theory we will be learning off the page (or Powerpoint slide) and deliver it to you as a lived, embodied experience.  For therapists new to AEDP, this workshop will provide you with a starter kit of these techniques. For those of you who are more experienced in the model, this workshop will collaboratively build upon what you know and address common challenges we face when working experientially as we watch actual clinical video over the course of the day.

Main Points of Workshop:

  • The main theoretical foundations for AEDP: an attachment-based, emotion focused, experiential, body-centered, and transformation-based models
  • How to utilize nonverbal, somatically focused “Right-Brain to Right-Brain” interventions in the service of facilitating secure attachment
  • How to track somatic and affective markers moment-to- moment in order to soften defenses and gain access to healthy emotion
  • How to apply the foundational AEDP technique of experiential meta-processing to guide your work moment to moment in a session
  • How to share your own emotional experience in ways that deepen rather than divert from the healing process
  • How to stay “dropped down” and focused on experiential exploration of emotion when the urge to explain wants to overtake you or your client

Learning Objectives:

  • Name 3 core concepts of AEDP
  • Utilize 1 right brain to right brain intervention to create safety
  • Practice moment-to-moment tracking
  • Express judicious self-disclosure of therapist’s experience of the patient to foster connection, soften defenses and regulate shame
  • Classify defense, anxiety and emotion
  • Practice the intervention of meta processing

Meet the Presenters

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Ben LiptonBenjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
CitySpace
100 5th St. NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Agenda

9:00 – 9:15
Course Overview

9:15 – 10:45
The Cornerstones of AEDP: Transformance, Attachment, Therapeutic Stance and the 8 Fundamentals

10:45 – 11:00
Break

11:00 – 12:30
Translating Attachment and Embodiment into Specific Clinical Strategies

12:30 – 1:45
Lunch

1:45 3:15
The Pxperiential Processing of Emotion to Completion in the Service of Healing Attachment Trauma and Anchoring Emotional Resilience.

3:15 – 3:30
Break

3:30 – 4:30
Experiential Module:  Walking the Talk of AEDP

4:30 – 5:00
Discussion, Q & A, Closing


Fees, Credits and Registration:

  • $135 Member Price (must be logged in to register)
  • $140 Non-Member Early Bird (ends Feb 1, 2019)
  • $150 Non-Member Regular Price (starts Feb 2, 2019)
  • $160 Non-Member Walk-In (March 1, 2019)

Special Pricing – limited seats available:

  • $  25 Masters & Doctoral Students as well as soon-to-be-licensed Interns & Trainees
    • must email copy of student ID or proof of Internship/Trainee Program to admin@aedpinstitute.org
    • ALL DISCOUNTED STUDENT SEATS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THIS SEMINAR
  • $  50 Diversity Scholarships

Event Registration


Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit Is Not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6.25 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6.25) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.25 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6.25 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
 The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141 (6.25) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6.25) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6.25) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.25) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6.25 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (6.25) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: 
Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6.25) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6.25) hours general. Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6.25) CE Hours.
Nurses
CA:
 Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6.25) contact hours

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.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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March 1 2019

ES2: Ben Medley - New York, NY

AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) 5-Weekends, New York City

January to May, 2019

This course is for Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFT’s, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

About AEDP: Healing-oriented and attachment-based, AEDP’s practice translates current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Simultaneously experiential and relational in its in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the dynamics of the transformational process that emerges in environments where the individual feels safe and known.

About Advanced Skills (ES2): AEDP Advanced Skills course will provide advanced, practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a review and deepening of the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.

Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.

Faculty, Experiential Assistants and Clinical Video: These are the hallmarks of all AEDP trainings. In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both undo professional aloneness and engage in rigorous clinical teaching.  Our faculty are excellent as academics, clinicians and teachers. And they have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and most often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment; and faculty clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.”

Five Weekends
January 11 (orientation evening)
January 12 – 13, 2019
February 9 – 10, 2019
March 9 – 10, 2019
April 13 – 14, 2019
May 18 – 19, 2019 

Course Helm, Ben Medley, LCSW plus 5 AEDP Faculty Presenters
As Course Helm, Ben Medley will ensure continuity for participants and assistants across weekends as well as do guest teaching and presentations of clinical work in several weekend sessions.

Weekend One: Processing Emotions Through to Completion via the 4 State Model
Faculty, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Weekend Two: Working with Maladaptive Affects in AEDP through Fierce Love
Faculty, SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Weekend Three: Working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Faculty, Jerry Lamanga, LCSW

Weekend Four: Advanced Defense Restructuring and Anxiety Regulation
Faculty, Steve Shapiro, PhD

Weekend Five: Bringing it all Together: Affirmation, Advanced Metaprocessing &
the Neurobiological Self
Developer of AEDP, Diana Fosha, PhD


Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites:

Summary and Prerequisites:
AEDP Advanced Skills is for licensed practitioners who have completed both Immersion and Essential Skills (ES1). Though it is not required, to get the most out of ES2 we recommend that you have begun the practice of videotaping client sessions and that you have had some supervision from an AEDP supervisor (or particpated in Core Training).

Practical in its orientation, ES2 focuses on helping participants learn both new advanced AEDP skills, and cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills they already have. In both left-brained and right-brained ways we aim to teach you concrete and specific interventions and techniques that will help you with your more challenging clients. While reviewing and deepening your AEDP essential skills throughout, the Advanced Training will teach advanced skill sets necessary to the in-depth practice of AEDP, with theoretical foundations and clinical videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

The goal is to help you really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so. Participants can expect to develop more of a felt sense of how to entrain the quintessentially AEDP practice of “stay with it and stay with me” and how to keep the transformational process unfolding in all states.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to accurately moment-to-moment track and differentiate different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process.
  • Describe different attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style.
  • Apply various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy.
  • Select ways to access core affective experiences.
  • Utilize the healing potential of innate transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing.
  • Explain parts/multiplicity with clients.
  • Detect when affective experience is genuine versus defensive.
  • Identify and formulate mourning the self in sessions.
  • Arrange appropriate self-disclosure with clients to create safety and attachment security.

Course Location, Dates and Times:

Location:
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Website: www.fpwa.org

Dates:
Weekend 1:
 Friday, January, 11 (orientation evening)
Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, January 13, 2019

Weekend 2: Saturday, February 9 – Sunday, February 10, 2019

Weekend 3: Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10, 2019

Weekend 4: Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Weekend 5: Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

Times:
Weekend 1 Evening Orientation: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Morning Sessions: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (4 hrs with one 15-min break)
Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (3 hrs with one 15-min break)


Course Fee, Registration and Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Education: AEDP’s application for 65 CE credit has been submitted. Please email help.aedpinstitute@gmail.com for the status.

Course Fee includes CE Credits

  • $3,200  One payment, non-members*
  • $3,250  Payment plan, non-members* requires $500 deposit

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration button.

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course.
For more information and to download an application please go here.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS: Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Helm and Faculty:

Course Helm:

Ben Medley, LCSW

Ben Medley is an AEDP Supervisor who brings a wide array of unique experiences to the role of helming this Essential Skills course.  He has presented nationally and internationally, including co-presenting with AEDP faculty member Ben Lipton the workshop “Feeling Like a Man: Using AEDP to Overcome Shame and Heal Attachment Trauma with Gay and Straight Men” both with AEDP West in California and in New York City. He has also taught/presented with the Essential Skills course in Parma, Italy; taught/ presented in Ithaca with the Central New York AEDP community; has taught/presented in the one-time only ES3 in NYC and has assisted in numerous Essential Skills and Immersion courses. Ben also created and launched AEDP Jumpstart, a short-term AEDP supervision group format for those beginning AEDP supervision and/or beginning to review video of clinical material. Before private practice, Ben began a mental health program for study abroad students with the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy; worked in the Jewish Board of Family Services LGBTQ Unit; and worked in Greenwich House’s HIV Mental Health and Chemical Dependency programs. His paper “Recovering the True Self: Affirmative Therapy, Attachment and AEDP in Psychotherapy with Gay Men” is being published with the SEPI Journal: the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.  In addition to being a certified AEDP Supervisor, Ben is also a certified Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples (EFT) Supervisor and has taught and presented his clinical work with courples. An AEDP video of the training “Feeling Like a Man” will be available soon.  Ben earned his degree in Clinical Social Work with the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Course Faculty:

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Benjamin Lipton, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of clinical audiences. She has given seminars and experiential workshops to various universities and health organizations nationwide.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer and a sought-after individual and small group consultant for clinicians around the world. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.  She is also known for her powerful clinical work.  Her clinical videotapes demonstrate how even the most traumatized individuals can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, and spirit are powerfully poised to transform them. She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

jerry-lamagnaJerry Lamagna, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Westfield, New Jersey. After completing his graduate studies at Adelphi University in 1993, he participated in a six month residency at the Caron Foundation’s Center for Self Development, and for six years thereafter his work focused on issues in chemical dependency/ACOA treatment. He currently works with individuals in AEDP psychotherapy, addressing problems related to trauma, dissociation, addiction, depression, low self worth and personality disorders. Throughout his career, Mr. Lamagna’s interest in affect based, experiential treatment approaches has led to his extensive training in psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, and most recently, AEDP. The study of these modalities has inspired his ongoing efforts to integrate relational, intra-psychic, and experiential elements into his clinical work. Mr. Lamagna, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser has developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. He has presented at national conferences sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), the International Experiential and Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), the New Jersey chapter of NASW and the AEDP Institute. In January 2007, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation published a paper written by Mr. Lamagna and Dr. Gleiser entitled “Building a secure internal attachment: An intra-relational approach to ego strengthening and emotional processing with chronically traumatized clients.” A subsequent article, “Of the self, by the self and for the self:Internal Attachment, attunement and psychological change” was published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration in 2012.

Steve Shapiro, PhD

Steve ShapiroSteve Shapiro, a licensed psychologist, has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) since the mid-1990’s, including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP). He has been studying AEDP with Dr. Fosha since 2003 and is a founding member of the AEDP Institute, where he is a senior faculty member. Dr. Shapiro provides training in the form of seminars, group supervision and private individual supervision. He has lectured and given workshops to the mental health community through various agencies and organizations. He is the former Director of Psychology and Education at Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES), an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he worked primarily with severe personality disorders and those involuntarily committed to treatment. Dr. Shapiro conducts seminars and workshops on various topics in his other areas of specialization, which include: adolescents and their families, parenting, communication principles, personality disorders, involuntary treatment (adolescents and others), psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention. He has held adjunct professor positions at Drexel/Hahnemann University and the University of the Sciences. Dr. Shapiro maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia.

Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, she has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]

She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);   Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002).

Dr. Diana Fosha graduated magna cum laude with a BA in psychology from Barnard College and received her PhD in clinical psychology from the City university of New York (CUNY). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing style, Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana’s Trusting Vitality video here.


Continuing Education

AEDP’s application for CE credit has been submitted. Please email help.aedpinstitute@gmail.com for the status

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