Advanced Skills • 2012-2013 • East Coast

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Learn AEDP In-Depth, Systematically and Experientially

Take your AEDP practice to the next level with this all-new Advanced Skills Training Course. Practical and hands-on, it is designed to help you master the advanced skills necessary to work with challenging clients. With videotapes and group experiential exercises, it will also strengthen your theoretical understanding of AEDP principles.

Fall 2012–Spring 2013 • Five 3-Day Weekends
New York, New York

This course is practical in its orientation so you’ll be able to fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have while exploring new advanced AEDP skills sets. When you complete this 5 weekend course, you will have understanding of and experience with an advanced-level set of practical strategies, concrete techniques and detailed interventions that you can use right away.

Course Commitment: Five, 3-Day Weekends
Weekend 1: September 28, 29, 30 (2012)
Weekend 2: November 2, 3, 4 (2012)
Weekend 3: January 18, 19, 20 (2013)
Weekend 4: March 1, 2 , 3 (2013)
Weekend 5: April 26, 27, 28 (2013)

Meet Course Leader, Natasha Prenn, LCSW
Natasha is a member of Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute. She will teach the first module and be joined by a stellar cast of AEDP Institute Senior Faculty, including Diana Fosha, for the final four modules.

What Will You Learn?
Weekend 1: “Oh, won’t you stay just a little bit longer.” Scaffolding and fine-tuning the experiential interventions of interpersonal and intrapsychic work; building receptive affective capacity; holding a somatic/affective focus.” Natasha Prenn, LCSW

Weekend 2: “What feeling?” Working with patients who don’t take easily to AEDP: extended defense work; building self and self-compassion. Guest Faculty: Steve Shapiro, PhD

Weekend 3: “When positive experiences trigger negative reactions.” Trauma, dissociation, ‘parts’ work for working with defenses. Guest Faculty: Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

Weekend 4: Pathogenic affects: Working with shame and guilt in AEDP: extended State 1 work; use of self; top-down as well as bottom-up restructuring strategies.  Guest Faculty: Ron Frederick, PhD

Weekend 5:  Celebrating “this is me” in the context of “we:” co-constructing a compassionate and self compassionate autobiographical narrative; learning how to keep metaprocessing; working to increase the capacity for joy and love (in both patient and therapist). Guest Faculty: Diana Fosha, PhD

This is an advanced course and all applicants must demonstrate a high level of previous AEDP training and supervision. Two approved options are:

  • AEDP Immersion Course plus 30 or more hours of supervision
  • AEDP Essential Skills plus a minimum of 10 hours of individual or group supervision by completed by December 31, 2012

Weekend 1 Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
149 East 78th Street (between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue)
New York, NY 10075. Other locations will be announced.

C0-Sponsors The AEDP Institute and Continuing Education Co-sponsor Lifespan Learning Institute

The Advanced Skills course fee is $3,350 within the US, ($3,400 outside of the US) Save when you pay in full
Members Within the US: $3,100 ($200 savings plus $50 member discount)
Non-Members Within the US: $3,150 ($200 savings)
Members Outside of the US: $3,150 for members ($200 savings plus $50 member discount)

Registration Closed
There are two options to pay for the course:

1. Five Individual Payments of $670 (within the United States)
Five Individual Payments of $680 (outside of the United States)
*Additional one-time $50 discount off one module for AEDP Institute members.

2. Payment in Full (Within the United States): $3,150 ($200 discount of the regular rate of $3,350 if paid in full within one week of submitting your application).

Payment in Full

Financial Commitment and Cancellation/Refund Policy
A one-year financial commitment is required.
Any withdrawals must occur two weeks before the course begins.
There is $40 non-refundable fee for withdrawal up until that date.
No refunds will be made after that date.
If you choose to withdraw from the course after the two-week cut-off date, you will be responsible for the tuition payment in full.

Please note: A one-time deposit is required within one week of submitting your application to secure your place in the course. For modules 2-5, payment can be made on the first day of the module if paying by check.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for 82.50 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor Lifespan Learning Institute. Certificates will be emailed to you once you have completed all sessions of the course. You must attend all sessions to receive your certificate.

You can add CE Credits at any time—now through the end of the course.
To add CEs to your shopping cart, click here now.

It is the responsibility of individuals requesting CEs to determine that their state Check with your licensing board to be sure they accept one of the CE accreditations offered. To read our complete CE Accreditation Statement, click here. 

The CE Credit fee is $50 + $2.50 processing fee. The CE Credit fee can be added by clicking here, (due to limitations in our payment system, the difference must be paid for in a different transaction from the course fee as shown in “Apply” section at bottom).

If you have already registered for the program without CE Credit and wish to add it, please contact Terri Castillo on to update your registration as soon as possible or the onsite coordinator on the morning of the workshop. It is the responsibility of individuals requesting CE to determine that their state licensing board accepts CE accredited by at least one of the following accreditations. Certificates will be emailed to you after verification of attendance.

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Recommended Reading
To prepare for this advanced course, please complete the following readings:

  • Fosha, D. (2000). The transforming power of affect: A model of accelerated change. New York: Basic Books. (First three chapters)
  • Fosha, D. (2001). The dyadic regulation of affect. Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session, 2001, 57 (2), 227-242
  • Prenn, N. (In press 2010). Mind the gap: AEDP interventions translating attachment theory into clinical practice . (Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, Special Issue on Attachment)

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