AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Course – Three Long Weekends, Boston
March, May & October 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.
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. In addition, live clinical demonstrations will be held each weekend.
Daily routine: AEDP skills are introduced each morning first with their theoretical foundations and then with illustrations by way of clinical videotapes; skills are then practiced in group experiential exercises each afternoon.
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. And they have skilled accompaniment from a large number of Experiential Assistants – up to and most often including one Experiential Assistant for every three participants. Participants rave about the excellent attention and support they receive in this unique learning environment; and faculty clinical video demonstrates “AEDP in action.”
Weekend One: AEDP 101: Nuts & Bolts of AEDP
Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Presented by lead faculty SueAnne Piliero, PhD and guest faculty Karen Kranz, PhD
Weekend 2: Attachment, Portrayals, Defense Work
Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019
Presented by Lead faculty, SueAnne Piliero, PhD
Weekend 3: Emotion to Completion & Transformational Experience
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
Presented by lead faculty SueAnne Piliero, PhD
Course Summary, Objectives and Prerequisites:
What we consider AEDP’s “essential skills” will be didactically demonstrated and experientially explored so that participants develop both a felt sense and a cognitive understanding of them. A key component of the experiential practices is the opportunity to “try on” sets of interventions as a therapist and to receive them as a client. We have found that learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, increased therapeutic courage, and related phenomena; precisely the kinds of experiences AEDP facilitates for its clients. In order to help foster this crucial kind of learning our ES courses are supported by highly skilled assistants. Each day, they aid the course faculty by leading small groups in practicing essential AEDP skills. The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning inevitably leads to the development of a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
- Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
- Define attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style
- Utilize various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
- Identify and access core affective experiences
- Identify expressions of transformance in clients
- Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing
- Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
- Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient
We highly recommend that you complete Immersion before taking Essential Skills (ES1). If you are committed to learning AEDP and have not yet taken Immersion, please complete the recorded webinar Intro to AEDP prior to starting ES1. Note, however, that Intro to AEDP is by no means a substitute for Immersion and Immersion is a requirement for AEDP certification. You will earn 6 CE for taking this course. Once you have completed the course you will eligible for a $100 credit towards a future Immersion course.
Course Location, Dates and Times:
171 Grove Street
Auburndale, Massachusetts 02466
Weekend 1: Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Weekend 2: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2, 2019
Weekend 3: Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm daily
Parking is limited on site. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you will need a parking space. They will be issued on a first come first serve basis. Once confirmed, please arrive by 8:30 am. If you arrive later, we cannot guarantee your parking spot.
There is parking at the train station 0.6 miles (2 minutes by car from the Walker Center).
Lodging and Lunch Packages
The Walker Center has inexpensive lodging options and the lunch in their dining room is delicious! For a retreat-style experience go here.
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.
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.
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
Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner
866-992-9399 x 105
Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.
Meet the Lead Faculty:
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.
Karen Kranz, PhD, R. Psych.
Dr. Kranz has been a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver Canada since 2000. Her areas of interest in AEDP are making the work with clients and therapists increasingly more relational and experiential. She is continually challenged and intrigued by core and pathogenic emotions and has completed the second draft of a paper about pathogenic affect with the working title of “Rock Logic & Rabbit Holes: The Phenomenology of Pathogenic State of Consciousness & its Impact on the Therapist’s State of Consciousness and Therapist-Client Intersubjectivity.”
After the Immersion course, she began supervision with Dr. Fosha. "At that time, all that interested me was becoming a better clinician, AEDP certification as a therapist and supervisor and becoming faculty were never my ambitions. However, as I deepened into both my knowledge and experience of AEDP and in the AEDP community, I realized that it was through the process of certification as a therapist, as a supervisor, and now with teaching and writing that I was becoming a better therapist."
With AEDP, Dr. Kranz says she "found a therapeutic home and a community of colleagues when I did not even know I was looking for one, or perhaps more aptly wasn’t looking for one because I did not believe such a home existed."
Nationally and internationally, Dr. Kranz supervises and teaches in Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. Her most recent paper “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client” is published in the AEDP Journal Transformance.
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.
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.
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. 65 Continuing Education Credits/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.
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org 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 65 continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.
NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #1549 from 10/31/2017 to 10/31/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s):,Clinical social work 69
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: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (65) hours.
MA-LMHCs:This program has been approved for 65 Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. MaMHC Authorization 18-0654.
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: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (65) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 65 CE 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
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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