AEDP Institute

SEMINAR: Jerry Lamagna – Lexington, MA (Boston Metro Area)

Blinded by the Light

A primer on AEDP work with complex trauma and dissociation

An AEDP Institute Sponsored New England Seminar
with AEDP Sr. Faculty Member Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

 

This seminar is intended for professionals in mental health and the healing arts and sciences including Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists,  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses and related licensed professionals.


AEDP is a psychotherapeutic approach guided by the principle,  “Stay with it and stay with me”. While such experiential invitations are very helpful in fostering change for many patients in therapy, they run completely counter to everything survivors of complex trauma have needed to do to survive horrific abuse, neglect and personal betrayal.

In this workshop, Jerry Lamagna LCSW provides a primer on treating complex trauma, suggesting important modifications to AEDP that focuses the therapeutic work on stabilization, titrated relational contact, the establishment of internal and external safety/communication/collaboration and self building in preparation for later work with trauma processing and integration.

Main points of workshop:

  1. AEDP is an integrative model of psychotherapy that draws on experiential and relational elements in its approach to healing.  Focus on felt experience and relational contact often needs to be modified when working with highly traumatized patients.
  2. It is important for AEDP trained clinicians working with highly traumatized patients to have an understanding of dissociation and its impact on their patient’s psychological functioning.
  3. While experiential therapies emphasize the expression of categorical emotions like anger and grief in healing, it is important for AEDP therapists to develop skillfulness in working with other, less intense affective change processes to promote healing.
  4. The Structural Dissociation Model (Steele, Van der Hart, Nijenhuis, 1994?) provides a means for orienting/organizing psychotherapeutic work with trauma and dissociation, one that takes into account the needed capacities and the many fears often associated with processing traumatic memories.
  5. Clinical flexibility, patience, self regulation/awareness, moment to moment attunement, and knowledge of the dynamics of each patient’s internal system are crucial to effective trauma treatment.

Objectives:

  1. Identify three phobias associated with trauma work based on the structural model of dissociation.
  2. Describe two AEDP-based therapeutic interventions that aid in the patient’s development of emotion regulation.
  3. Name two affective change processes in AEDP that can help stabilize patients in early trauma treatment.
  4. Define “Intra-relational AEDP” and identify two goals associated with its use.


Meet the Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

jerry-lamagnaJerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.

In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.



Date, Time and Location

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library
33 Marrett Rd
Lexington, MA 04241



Fees, Registration and Continuing Education (CE):

CE: 6.5

Fees:

  • $140 Member Price (must be logged in to register)
  • $145 Non-Member Early Bird (before October 1, 2019)
  • $155 Non-Member Regular Price (starts October 1, 2019)
  • $165 Non-Member Walk-In
  • $50 Diversity Scholarship

 

Non-Member Registration

Special pricing – limited seats available:    

  • Masters & Doctoral Students as well as soon-to-be-licensed Interns & Trainees: A limited number of $50 Student Discount Seats are available. Please email copy of student ID or proof of Internship/Trainee Program to admin@aedpinstitute.org to begin the application process.
  • Diversity Scholarships: a limited number of $50 Diversity Scholarships are available
    • please email:  Matt Fried and Yuko Hanakawa, Co-Chairs, The Diversity Committee at aedp.dscholarship@gmail.com with the name of this seminar, applicant name and license type, license number, and name of agency/hospital if applicable.
    • Please note that the focus of the AEDP Diversity Initiative is to enable training for therapists coming from marginalized communities, who work with patients from those communities and intend to continue to do so, and who also evidence clear financial hardship.



Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

This course for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists  – All Levels

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. 6.5 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.  6.5 clock hours.

Social Workers
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 #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6.5 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 6.5  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. 6.5  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
MA-LMHCs: Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at AEDP Institute https://aedpinstitute.org/contact-us) for the status of LMHC CE certification.
MA-MFTs: An application has been filed with NEAFAST, approval pending.

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. 6.5 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. 6.5 contact hours.                        

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6.5  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.  6.5  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.  6.5 contact hours.

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