On Demand Training: A Practical Understanding of Anger from an AEDP Perspective: Using Anger Constructively In and Out of Psychotherapy

AEDP™ Institute Seminar presented by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Recorded for OnDemand Learning

This seminar is intended for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists.

Course Content Level: Intermediate
The seminar content will be most optimal for participants with a working knowledge and experience in the AEDP phenomenology of 4 States and 3 States Transformation.
Participants with no prior experience with AEDP will be introduced to this unique model
that goes beyond working with repairing what went wrong, and privileges working with
positivity and emergence.


In this 2.5-hour workshop, psychoanalyst and certified AEDP psychotherapist, Hilary Jacobs Hendel, will teach participants how to work with anger as a core emotion and a defense. Working with anger lowers anxiety, eases depression, and helps your relationship with self and other. Through experiential exercises, didactic teaching with slides, clinical video showing a rage “portrayal,” and Q&A, participants will come away with tools to recognize and work with both their own and others anger in and out of psychotherapy. 

Knowing more about anger from an AEDP perspective will help healthcare professionals feel more comfortable with their own and others (clients, patients, loved ones) anger.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand a constructive path to working with anger using the “Triangle” as a guide.
  • Identify core and inhibitory emotions and the defenses that block them which sets the stage for change and transformation.
  • Apply techniques to process anger to ameliorate symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Apply techniques to build confidence that therapists can invite client’s anger into the sessions.

Meet the Presenter

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW

Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, is author of the international award-winning book, It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House). She received her B.A. in biochemistry from Wesleyan University and a DDS from Columbia University. The education at Columbia included neuroscience, which was so relevant in understanding why AEDP is effective. Hilary received an MSW from Fordham University. She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. Hilary has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, NBC Think, and Oprah, and her blog is read worldwide. Hilary has been involved in the AEDP community since 2004. She first heard Diana Fosha present at a conference on Affect Regulation in 2003. Other major influences were AEDP Faculty members Benjamin Lipton, LCSW, Eileen Russell, PhD, and Natasha Prenn, LCSW with whom she attended the 2004 AEDP Immersion Course. (Read More…)


AEDP Institute On Demand Trainings are to be viewed on your private computer or smart device. They are intentionally not downloadable; we “stream” them. So, having a high speed Internet connection is important to having a good learning experience.

This training is intended to be viewed only by mental health professionals and students in mental health or related fields. You will be asked to provide evidence of and swear to uphold your professional credentials before completing registration and payment and receiving access to the materials.

Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE): 

Non- Member Pricing: $99

Member Pricing: $89 AEDP Institute Members only (you must be logged in to receive the discounted price.)


Continuing Education (CE): 

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

You may be eligible to receive 2.5 continuing education credits after watching this recording, passing a test, and completing a course evaluation.  

Please reach out to admin at admin@aedpinstitute.org when you are ready to take the exam.

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