AEDP Institute

AEDP Essential Skills (ES1) Retreat-Style Course, Los Angeles

January & May 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.

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.”

Week One:
Thursday (evening), January 17, 2019
Friday, January 18 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019  

Lead faculty, Ron Frederick, PhD plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go:  Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking
Presented by lead faculty Ron Frederick, PhD

Day 2: What Do I Say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do? Experiential Language and Use of Self

Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment:  It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal

Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1

Day 5: Integration in Action:  Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
Presented by lead faculty Ron Frederick, PhD 

For daily agenda click here

Week Two: 
Thursday (evening) May 2, 2019
Friday, May 3 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lead faculty, Benjamin Lipton, LCSW plus AEDP faculty guest presentations

Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience
Presented by lead faculty Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2

Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience:  Processing Emotions to Completion

Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State

Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together
Presented by lead faculty Benjamin Lipton, LCSW

For daily agenda click here


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.

Course Objectives:
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

Prerequisites:
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:

American Jewish University
Familian Campus
15600 Mulholland Drive
Bel Air, CA 90077

Week 1 : January 2019
Thursday evening, January 17, 2019 (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
Friday, January  18 – Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Week 2: May 2019
Thursday evening, May 2, 2019  (5:00 – 8:00 pm)
Friday, May 3 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)


Course Fee, Continuing Education (CE)
and Registration

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.

Register

Lodging

Simple dormitory lodging will be available. All reservations are on a first come first serve basis and your information must be received 2 weeks in advance of course start dates.

Please click here to book lodging.

 

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

Contact Karen Newell at R. Cassidy Seminars: AEDP’s CE and Registration Partner

karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.


Meet the Lead Faculty:

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J FrederickRonald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in and practicing AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes a Clinical Supervisor role at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program. He also completed a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City. Dr. Frederick is currently the lead supervisor/teacher for an AEDP Core Training Group in San Francisco, supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dr. Frederick travels throughout North America as a speaker and trainer. He has written articles for several publications and has been an invited contributor to three books by The Haworth Press, Inc. His work has been featured in The Star Tribune, Lavender Magazine, the APA Monitor on Psychology, and Clinical Psychiatry News: The Leading Independent Newspaper for the Psychiatrist.” Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


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.


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. 

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
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 6 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.
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 Practice 69
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.

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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