Advanced Skills • 2015-2016 • New York

CHANGE IN VENUE: please scroll down for details.

Especially designed for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors, AEDP Advanced Skills is aimed at practitioners with some experience of AEDP work already established. Practical in its orientation, this course focuses both on helping you (i) learn new advanced AEDP skills, and (ii) cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, specific interventions and techniques that are concrete and specific. Participants will emerge with strategies for doing AEDP with our more challenging clients. While reviewing and deepening your AEDP essential skills throughout, the Advanced Training will teach the different advanced skill sets necessary to the in-depth practice of AEDP, with theoretical foundations and with videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

The AEDP Advanced Skills course aims to help you take your AEDP learning and practice to the next level. This course focuses on learning new advanced skills and reviewing, deepening and improving basic AEDP skills. You will develop more of a felt sense of how to entrain the quintessentially AEDP practice of “stay with it and stay with me” and how to keep the transformational process unfolding in all states. Learn to really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so.

AEDP Institute Senior Faculty Natasha Prenn, LCSW will helm the course. As course leader she will teach Module 1 and co-teach the remaining modules with other AEDP Institute Faculty members. Experienced AEDP practitioners will assist with the experiential practices.

Please note: Essential Skills is a prerequisite for this course.

Module 1: I know What To Do – How Can I Do It Better?
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25, 2015
with Natasha Prenn, LCSW, Course Leader, Senior Faculty

Module Two: Trauma, Dissociation and Fragmentation
Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2015
with Guest Faculty: Kari Gleiser, Ph.D.

Module Three: Advanced Defense Work
Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, 2016
with Guest Faculty: Karen Pando-Mars, LMFT

Module Four: Pathogenic Affects, Shame and Guilt
Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2016
with Guest Faculty: Ben Lipton, LCSW

Module Five: Advanced Metaprocessing & Transformational Affects
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
with Guest Faculty: Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

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Training Location:

CHANGE IN VENUE: This course will NOT be held at Friends in Deed.

Advanced Skills Module III, Module IV and Module V will be held at:

Birch Family Services 
104 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

Course Room: Conference Rooms A & B
Fridays and Saturdays:
Take elevator to 2nd floor, conference room is directly to the right.
Sundays only: Take elevator to 3rd floor, enter at Birch Family Services reception area and walk down Birch’s staircase to the 2nd floor, Conference Rooms A & B.


Full fee: $3,400
AEDP Institute Member fee: $3,350
*Pay in full to get an additional $200 off
To Register please contact Carrie at

Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

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 sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.   82.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Social Workers:

R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Social workers will receive 82.5 continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.

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.

NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #512 from 08/26/2015 to 08/26/2017. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 82.5

N.Y.: 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. This program is approved for 82.5 contact hours live.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 82.5 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.  82.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 82.5 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.  82.5 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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