Advanced Immersion Course • 2015 • Hong Kong

The Annual Autumn AEDP Immersion in Hong Kong
October 30th – November 1st, 2015

The Butterfly Effect: Phenomenology of Transformation and Transcendence with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Aiming as an introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy for colleagues in the mental health field (social work, counselling, clinical psychology, psychiatry), this three-day Immersion Course will focus on the phenomenology of relational attachment, emotional transformation and transcendence.

Centering on the assessment and treatment interventions of trauma through the lens of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), the three-day immersion course will focus on three inter-related strands:

En-Train Safety and Security: An AEDP therapist seeks to co-create a safe and secure  base from which a patient’s painful and previously overwhelming relational experiences     can be explored and cognitively and emotionally integrated into a coherent narrative.     Guided by interventions that are affirming, explicitly empathic, affect regulating, and  emotionally engaged, the discussion will focus on the ability to facilitate and co-construct     a secure patient therapist relationship from the get go

En-Courage the Experience and Expression of Core Affect: AEDP is fundamentally  an experiential model of psychotherapy that fosters the provision and facilitation of new     healing experiences involving state transformations of both mind and body.  At the core  of AEDP is a theoretical model of “The Three States and Two State Transformations”       outlining a process of therapeutic movement from Defense to Core Affect to Core State.   This discussion will concentrate on these phenomena and clinical proficiency in  facilitating the process of state transformation through stage-appropriate strategies of intervention.

En-Trance of Core State: In both theory and practice, AEDP is a synthetic, integrative  model of change for the better. AEDP therapists seek to facilitate positive transformation  and to process emotional experiences to completion as indicated by 1) the release of adaptive action tendencies in the wake of deep emotional experiencing and 2) a patient’s integration of these actions with coherent cognitions about her/his autobiographical  narrative and current state.  Effective AEDP treatment fosters a patient’s emergent and deep understanding of his/her own dynamics, tendencies and processes of healing.  Moreover, the process of transformation of the self in the context of a healing relationship is, in itself, a positive affective change process.

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Training Format

The format of the seminar presentation will be conducted with three pedagogical styles, didactic lecture (33%), experiential exercises (33%) and video discussions (33%):

Didactic Lectures: Focusing on the phenomena of psychological trauma, assessment and  treatment interventions, the clinical material will be presented in English and supplemented by Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin). A handout containing power-points of the lecture and reading material will be given to each participant.

Experiential Exercises and Micro-Skills Development: The presenter will lead the  audience in a series of experiential exercises designed for self-help use and also for  clinicians to teach clients/patients in psychological resource development, as such  accelerating the healing of the traumatic experience. Each participant is encouraged to  practice during the session with guidance from the presenter.

Video Demonstration and Case Discussion: Video demonstrations of live patients in  various phases of trauma treatment will be shown, with a play-by-play, and  moment-to-moment commentary from the presenter.

All efforts will be made to so that the clinical material as practical as possible to  facilitate immediate use by the Mental Health Clinician (Social Worker, Psychologist, Physician) with his/ her client. During any part of the presentation, interactive questions and discussions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged.

Course Location

Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
2, Kung Lok Road, Kwun Tong,
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Course Fee and CE Credits

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Questions about this course?

Email Kwok Wing Wu