This live online Essential Skills course is being presented in Five Modules (4 hr. days).
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.
Routine for each module: AEDP skills are introduced with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises. In online courses, exceptionally effective experiential exercises are held in online “breakout rooms.”
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. Participants deeply appreciate how effectively faculty presenters’ clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.” And faculty have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and often including one Experiential Assistant for every four participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment.
To see a listing of AEDP therapists who act as Experiential Assistants, click here.
Topics and Faculty by Module
AEDP Sr. Faculty Member SueAnne Piliero, PhD will teach modules 1, 3 & 5 and serve to ensure continuity across modules.
Module 1 taught by course helm SueAnne, Piliero, PhD
1a: HEALING FROM THE GET GO! The ABC’s of AEDP including our Transformance stance, moment to moment tracking, & experiencing over explaining.
1b: THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP We are a 4-State Model with intentional experiential language for AEDP interventions.
Module 2 taught by AEDP Faculty Guest Presenter Kate Halliday, LCSW
2a: AEDP AND ATTACHMENT Using AEDP’s relational focus to build, renovate & reconstruct a secure therapeutic attachment.
2b: STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE Working with Anxiety and Defense
Module 3 taught by course helm SueAnne Piliero, PhD
3a: STATE 2: EXPANDED ADAPTIVE AND MALADAPTIVE CORE AFFECT How we recognize these Affects and what we do.
3b: METAPROCESSING – AN AEDP HALLMARK Capitalizing on the experience in the room to integrate and cement transformational processes.
Module 4 taught by Ronald Frederick, PhD
4a: STATE 1, DEFENSES, IN DETAIL Transforming resistance and high anxiety.
4b: STATE 2 TO STATE 3: EMOTION PROCESSING AND PORTRAYALS How to access, deepen and process core affect to completion.
Module 5 taught by course helm SueAnne Piliero, PhD
5a: STATE 3 TO STATE 4: TRANSFORMANCE Working with Transformational affects and core state
5b: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what we’ve learned.
Course Location | Dates | Times
Location: Live Online and highly interactive
AEDP’s Live, Online Learning: Requirements & FAQ’s
Times: Daily (4 hour days)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Eastern time USA
Dates: Friday – Monday | June – December 2021
Module 1: June 11–14 | Module 2: July 9–12 | Module 3: September 10–13 | Module 4: October 22–25 | Module 5: January 7–10, 2022
Registration Fee | Scholarships
Non-Member Course Fee
$3,200 USD One time payment
$3,250 USD Payment plan: $500 due at registration – Call Karen Newell 866-992-9399
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Member Course Fee
$3,150 USD One time payment
$3,200 USD Payment plan: $500 due at registration – Call Karen Newell 866-992-9399
Learn about our ‘pay-what-you-wish’ pilot program for self-identifying Black mental health professionals here.
Diversity Scholarships: For more information and to download an application please click here.
Covid Scholarships: If you are unable to afford the full course fee because you have been especially hard hit by the Covid pandemic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Covid Scholarship in the subject line and briefly tell us why you need the scholarship.
Meet the Faculty:
Course Helm: SueAnne Piliero, PhD
SueAnne Piliero, PhD
SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is Faculty Emerita and Supervisor. She is also a founding member of the AEDP Institute having worked with Diana Fosha at the very beginning of AEDP and for 20 years thereafter, traveling nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to clinicians and mental health professionals around the world. Dr. Piliero was a lead trainer in the AEDP Institute’s Essential Skills Courses, and a highly sought after consultant.
Dr. Piliero is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.
Dr. Piliero has developed a relationally bold clinical method called Fierce Love. Her clinical work, which embodies Fierce Love, powerfully demonstrates how even the most traumatized patients can be transformed.
Dr. Piliero received her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, dissociation, toxic shame, and the ways in which the mind, body, spirit is powerfully poised to transform them.In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, and Parts work, all of which she weaves into her clinical work. She teaches, consults, and maintains a private practice in New York City.
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.
Kate Halliday, LCSW
Over the course of a long career, Kate has been influenced and enlivened by a wide variety of experiences and teachers. She began her career as a nursery school and elementary school teacher, and went on to train as a clinical social worker. A writer and a pragmatist, she was initially drawn to Solution Oriented and Narrative therapy. A longing to feel more effective in treating trauma led her to train in EMDR in 2000, and in 2009 she began learning AEDP. Like many of us in the AEDP community, Kate fell in love with the model from the first moment she saw Diana Fosha present a videotape; and in the years since, Kate has enjoyed every moment of AEDP-related experience.
After several years of assisting in Essential Skills courses, Kate recognized that her longing for more ongoing lived experience of AEDP might be realized by generating an AEDP community where she lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Kate began offering AEDP training groups to local clinicians there in April, 2015, and is delighted that the project has taken wings. There are now ongoing groups studying and being supervised in AEDP with her. Many of these clinicians attend Institute trainings elsewhere, and some are now Experiential Assistants in Essential Skills classes. Kate’s original commitment was to make AEDP accessible and affordable to clinicians in her local region which is far removed from a large urban center; this remains a primary interest for her as she considers how AEDP may be promoted around the world.
Kate’s clinical work, evolving from early training in Developmental Psychology and subsequent professional experiences, has focused on Trauma, Dissociation, and their repair. She has always had a commitment to serving her own GLBT community. She is also re-discovering a passion for time limited treatment as she participates in the AEDP Research project.
Kate currently supervises both in her office and over Zoom. She's been pleased to discover that the process of remote meeting turns out to offer most if not all of the emotional intimacy and efficacy of in person sessions. Online supervision and even therapy offer opportunities for personal and professional growth (and delight!).
Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for 75 CE hours of continuing professional development credit.* Participants must have paid course fee, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive CE. RCassidy, is our CE partner and will provide CE certificates. In addition a certificate of completion will be provides by the AEDP Institute. Partial credit is not available.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification
Attendance and Makeup Policy & Refunds:
Certification: 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.
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Payment, CE and Registration Questions: Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST