AEDP Institute

AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) Retreat-Style, New York City

April & September 2019

This course is for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

 

In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both (i) undo aloneness and (ii) engage in rigorous clinical teaching with skilled accompaniment. We are proud to say that our ES courses feature a high number of highly skilled assistants – and this course is no exception.

AEDP Advanced Skills is for licensed practitioners who have completed both Immersion and AEDP Essential Skills (ES1). Practical in its orientation, this course focuses on helping you both (i) learn new advanced AEDP skills, and (ii) cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have. In both left-brained and right-brained ways, we aim to teach you specific interventions and techniques that are concrete and specific that will help you with your 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 clinical videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

How-To, Videotapes and Experiential Learning

The AEDP Advanced Skills course aims to help you to really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so. 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. Experienced AEDP practitioners will closely assist with the experiential practices.

Week One: Lead Faculty, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Thursday, April 4, 2019 (evening orientation, 5:30 – 8:00 pm)
Friday April 5, 2019  – Tuesday April 9, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Day 1: “Oh, won’t you stay just a little bit longer.”  Scaffolding and fine-tuning the experiential interventions of interpersonal and intrapsychic work.    Presenter: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Day 2: “What feeling?”  Working with patients who don’t easily take to AEDP: advanced defense work Part 1: Building self and self compassion.    Presenter: Diana Fosha, PhD

Day 3:  Advanced Defense Work Part 2:  When Defenses don’t melt and can’t easily be bypassed.   Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Day 4: Pathogenic Affects:  Working with shame and guilt in AEDP.   Presenter: Eileen Russell, PhD

Day 5:   It feels good like I know it should:  Increasing receptive affective capacities aka “taking it in.”  Presenter: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Week Two: Lead faculty, SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Note: no Thursday evening orientation
Friday September 20, 2019  – Tuesday September 24, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Day 1:  Attunement, Co-regulation, and “Fierce Love”: 3 Essential Skills in Healing Attachment Trauma and Transforming the Self.   Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Day 2:  Just Portrayals: an Emotion Processing Option.   Presenter: Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Day 3:  Trauma, Dissociation and “Parts Work” in AEDP.   Presenter: Diana Fosha, PhD

Day 4:  Pathogenic/Maladaptive Affects: Extended State 1 Work; Use of Self; Top-Down as well as Bottom-Up Restructuring Strategies.   Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Day 5:   Advanced Metaprocessing:  Memory Reconsolidation at Work.    Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, PhD

Click HERE for Daily Agenda

Course Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the specific clinical markers of each of the 4 states in the AEDP Model of Emotion Processing
  • Utilize the skill of moment-to-moment tracking to facilitate processing core affects to completion
  • Demonstrate two techniques for deepening a client’s access to adaptive core affects
  • Distinguish adaptive from maladaptive core affects
  • Define “portrayal” and identify different types of portrayals
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to utilize portrayals in clinical work to process core affect
  • Discover the central place of pathogenic affects (e.g. feelings of worthlessness, shame, unbearable aloneness, etc.) in trauma.
  • Explain what therapeutic presence really means—being inside the patient’s world and our patients knowing it, feeling it, and viscerally registering it—and the integral part it plays in transforming pathogenic affects.
  • Show what we really mean by “undoing aloneness”, how to regulate fear and shame, champion the patient’s self-at-best, and experiential work with relational experience—all key ingredients in transforming trauma and the self.
  • Describe how to be more affectively engaged, relationally courageous (i.e. “fierce love”) and make more purposeful use of their own emotional experience in their work with clients.
  • Identify three phobias associated with trauma work based on the Structural model of dissociation.
  • Describe two AEDP-based therapeutic interventions that aid in the patient’s development of emotion regulation.
  • Name two affective change processes in AEDP that can help stabilize patients in early trauma treatment.
  • Define “Intra-relational AEDP” and identify two goals associated with its use.
  • Explain how to reliably track patients’ position on the triangles and determine when the patient is functioning in the realm of feeling, defense or anxiety.
  • Designate the different levels or subcategories of feeling, defense and anxiety.
  • Demonstrate how to use knowledge about the patients position to guide therapeutic interventions.
  • Explain concrete steps to restructure defenses and reduce barriers to connection in the therapy relationship.
  • Establish ways to track and regulate anxiety so that it is in an optimal range.
  • Demonstrate skills for accessing internal affective resources and unconscious material so they are available for therapeutic exploration.
  • Differentiate between empathy and affirmation
  • Explain the the importance of metatherapeutic processing
  • Integrate affirmation into their technical repertoire of interventions

Course Location, Dates and Times:

Location:
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Website: www.fpwa.org

Dates and Times:
Week 1:

Thursday, April 4, 2019 (evening orientation, 5:30 – 8:00 pm)
Friday April 5, 2019  Tuesday April 9, 2019 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Benjamin Lipton, LCSW – Lead Faculty
Guest Faculty: TBA

Week 2:
Friday September 20, 2019  Tuesday September 24, 2019 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
SueAnne Piliero, PhD – Lead Faculty
Guest Faculty: TBA


Meet the Presenters:

Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Ben LiptonBenjamin Lipton, LCSW, is a founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute.  He is based in New York City and travels nationally and internationally to teach and present AEDP to a broad range of professional audiences.  Mr. Lipton pioneered the first AEDP Advanced Core Training programs (Bay Area and Seattle) and currently co-leads the AEDP Retreat Style Essential Skills course.  His open and engaging teaching style and skill in translating complex ideas into clear and accessible learning points receives consistent praise from his audiences.  Mr. Lipton is the editor of From Crisis to Crossroads: Gay Men Living with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities (Haworth Press) and has published many clinical articles and book chapters in psychology and social service journals over the past two decades.  His most recent article, co-authored with Diana Fosha, is on working with attachment in AEDP;  Attachment as a Transformative Process in AEDP: Operationalizing the Intersection of Attachment Theory and Affective Neuroscience.  Mr. Lipton has held adjunct faculty appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.  Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization.  In addition to his expertise in AEDP, Mr. Lipton has training in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, Solution-Focused therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Mr. Lipton is committed to the foundational principle of human development that change for the better, at every level of civilization, flourishes when people feel safe enough to be curious and take necessary risks.  He is passionately dedicated to bringing this alive in both his practice and teaching.

SueAnne Piliero, PhD

SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of clinical audiences. She has given seminars and experiential workshops to various universities and health organizations nationwide.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer and a sought-after individual and small group consultant for clinicians around the world. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity.  She is also known for her powerful clinical work.  Her clinical videotapes demonstrate how even the most traumatized individuals can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, and spirit are powerfully poised to transform them. She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

AEDP Developer and Director: Diana Fosha, PhD

Diana Fosha

Diana Fosha, PhD, is the developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment; she is Founder and Director of the AEDP Institute. Based in New York City, where she lives and practices, she has been on the faculties of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology of NYU and St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Centers (now Mount Sinai) in NYC, and of the doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies and The City University of New York. Diana Fosha is the author of The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change (Basic Books, 2000), and of numerous articles on an attachment-emotion-transformation focused experiential treatment model. She is senior editor, with Daniel Siegel and Marion Solomon, of The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton, 2009), part of Norton’s Interpersonal Neurobiology series, and co-author, with Natasha Prenn, of Essentials of AEDP Supervision (APA, 2016). APA has issued 3 DVDs of her APA work. [Learn more and purchase here.]  She has contributed chapters to, among others, Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 leading therapists offer their key insights, edited by M. Kerman (Norton, 2009); Complex traumatic stress disorders: An evidence-based clinician’s guide, edited by C. Courtois & J. D. Ford (Guilford, 2009);   Healing trauma: Attachment, mind, body and brain, edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel (Norton, 2003); and to The comprehensive handbook of psychotherapy, Volume 1: Psychodynamic and object relations therapies, edited by J. J. Magnavita (Wiley, 2002). For the last 20 years, she has been active in promoting a scientific basis for a healing oriented attachment, emotion and transformation focused therapy.

Known for her powerful, precise yet simultaneously poetic and evocative affective writing style, Diana’s phrases — “undoing aloneness,” “existing in the heart and mind of the other,” “True Other,” “make the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential,” “stay with it and stay with me,” “rigor without shame” and “judicious self-disclosure” — capture the ethos of AEDP.

Watch Diana's Trusting Vitality video here.

Eileen M. Russell, PhD

Eileen M. Russell, PhD, has been trained and supervised intensively in AEDP since 1996 by Diana Fosha, PhD and Jenna Osiason, PhD. In addition, Dr. Russell is trained in EMDR and in Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing. Dr. Russell received her doctorate from Fordham University and received her clinical training from New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and New York University Medical/Bellevue Hospital Center. Until 2004, she was senior psychologist at NYU Medical/Bellevue Hospital, where she worked with people dually diagnosed with substance dependence and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Russell is currently a part-time Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center where she supervises students in AEDP and dynamic psychotherapy and the lead supervisor of one of two New York City AEDP Core Training Groups. She has taught AEDP seminars at several universities and clinics in New York and New Jersey and supervises clinicians learning AEDP.

In her book, Restoring Resilience: Discovering your Clients' Capacity for Healing (W.W. Norton & Company, June 2015), Eileen draws on interpersonal neurobiology, affect regulation research, a number of theoretical orientations and clinical experience to show therapists how to build from what’s going right in clients’ lives, help them cultivate and deepen their native resilience and create lasting change. Together with Diana Fosha, she has co-authored a paper on "Transformational affects and core state in AEDP" for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. Her research and writing interests include the development of AEDP theory and practice, and spirituality in psychotherapy. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and New Jersey.


Course Fee, Registration and Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Education: This program is eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our partner R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. Participants must have paid course fee, signed in and signed out, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation 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. Please see the bottom of the page for State and Licensing Board Specifics.

Registration Closed – Please email admin@aedpinstitute.org to be added to the registration waitlist.

Course Fee includes 65 CE Credits

  • $3,200  One payment, non-members*
  • $3,250  Payment plan, non-members* requires $500 deposit

*AEDP Institute Members save $50. Log in to access the discounted Member Registration button.

Diversity Scholarships

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course.
For more information and to download an application please go here.

 

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

AEDP Institute
Karen Newell
karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

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Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

A link to your evaluation and certificate will be emailed to you a few days after the event’s Completion

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. 65 CE hours.

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.   65 clock hours.

Social Workers R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive  65 continuing education clock hours.
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 #1528  from 10/15/2017 to 10/15/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s):,Clinical social work 65,
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. This program is approved for 65 contact hours live.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for  65 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.  65 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
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.  65  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. 65 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 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.  65 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. 65 contact hours.

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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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