with Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Wednesday – Friday, November 2 – 4, 2022
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Eastern Time USA + Canada
Who the Advanced Skills Course is for:
- AEDP Level 2 clinicians who have completed Immersion plus either Essential Skills (ES1), or Core Training, or the equivalent in AEDP supervision (30 hours Small Group or 20 hours Individual).
- Level 3+ AEDPers are encouraged to participate to earn CE’s while refreshing AEDP skills and reconnecting with faculty and community.
Advanced Skills Course Overview
Practical in orientation, every Advanced Skills Course focuses on helping you both learn new, Advanced AEDP skills, and cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have. Each course will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual clinical sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by an afternoon of small group experiential exercises.
In both left-brained and right-brained ways, our Advanced Skills faculty will teach concrete, specific interventions and techniques that will help you with the in-depth practice of AEDP and help you with your more challenging clients.
The experiential focus in AEDP aims to harness positive neuroplasticity. Our effectiveness is tripled in its impact when we make use of AEDP’s three representational schemas: The Triangle of Experience, the Self-Other-Emotion Triangle, and the Triangle of Relational Comparisons to guide our interventions and clinical decision making. With the four-state transformational process map in the background, this training illustrates the value of these three triangles. Using clinical videotape, we will notice how they provide underlying structure for moment-to-moment therapeutic activities and fortify the AEDP therapist’s use of self: our presence, precision, and persistence.
Therapists’ use of self, and clarity of recognizing markers of our patient’s experience, play a huge part in how we attune to and engage with our patients: 1) how we perceive and respond to how they show up, 2) how we identify transformance motivational forces at play, and 3) how we search to discover the roots of each patient’s suffering and the dynamics that underlie their functioning. Understanding how each triangle provides a window into patterns of emotional regulation, internal working models and relational strategies will help us befriend the triangles: appreciating how they organize experience and help us to meet our clients and help them to feel met. How AEDP therapists lean into AEDP’s transformational focus and make use of these three representational schemas maximizes our effectiveness to potentiate positive neuroplasticity and helps us help our patients have the specific healing transformation they need.
We will have both didactic teaching with video illustration and experiential exercises guided by our dedicated and knowledgeable experiential assistants.
Course Objectives and Agenda to follow
Meet the Presenter
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Rafael, California, and Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of this transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West and chaired the AEDP Institute Education Committee from 2011-2018.
Ms. Pando-Mars' passionate interest in what cultivates deep connection between Self and Other has been furthered by attachment theory and related neuroscience. She is known for her presence, warmth, and the clarity of her presentations. Videotapes of her clinical work are moving and inspiring examples of how AEDP’s explicit relational and experiential practices can help patients heal from relational trauma.
Ms. Pando-Mars arrived to AEDP with background in somatic and experiential therapies, including Focusing, Biofeedback, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray-Worldplay, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. These influences are deeply woven throughout her work. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in the Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.
She presents workshops on AEDP, teaches and leads Essential and Advanced Skills courses, Core training and supervision across the United States and internationally. Her publication “Tailoring AEDP interventions to attachment style,” 2016 Transformance Journal, 6 (2) is the basis for her upcoming book, which will be co-authored with Diana Fosha and published by Norton & Co.
To see a listing of AEDP therapists who act as Experiential Assistants, click here.
Location, Dates & Times
Dates: Days – of Week
Wednesday – Friday, November 2 – 4, 2022
Time: Three 5-hours sessions
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Time Eastern time USA + Canada
Location: Live Online and highly interactive
AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s
This is an Advanced Skills Course (not a seminar). You must be AEDP Level 2 or above meaning:
- you must have completed Immersion, and
- you must have also completed either Essential Skills (ES1), Core Training, or the equivalent in AEDP supervision (30 hours Small Group or 20 hours Individual)
Registration, Fees and Scholarships:
Non-Member Course Fee: $640.00 USD | Member Course Fee: $590.00
Non-Member Course Fee | $640 USD
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Scholarships are available. To learn more and apply, please go here.
This course counts toward AEDP Certification. Any five modular Courses are considered the equivalent of any 10-Day Retreat-Style Course. Completion of this course does not guarantee certification. To be eligible for AEDP Certification, clinicians must demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical model and proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. Certification requirements.
Continuing Education: CE Pending.
Go here for a list of professions included, state approval and other details on CEs for this course.
ADA Accommodations | Attendance | Refund Policy | Questions
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 contact R Cassidy Seminars’ office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.
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