AEDP Institute

Core Training – New York 2018 – 2019

with Steve Shapiro, PhD

The Core Training Program offers a quintessential opportunity to learn the theory and practice of EDTs (experiential dynamic therapies, i.e., AEDP, STDP) in the inspiring company of other motivated colleagues. These groups integrate a primary focus on supervision from videotape with didactic presentations and demonstrations from the instructor as well as numerous skill building exercises. Core Training groups meet intensively for 5 weekends (Friday/Saturday) over the course of a year, and usually consist of 8-10 members. The concentrated time that members spend together immersed in learning tends to foster a culture of trust and generosity which allows the risk-taking of exposing one’s own videotaped work, many opportunities to learn from the work of others, and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal experiential and reflective learning.

The Core Training Program offers an intensive, synergistic, three-pronged approach to learning:

1) The development of an explicitly supportive and expansive collegial environment that can nurture the professional development of individual group members.

2) Didactic modules and video demonstrations presented by the instructor who will  these tools to explicate psychodynamic , AEDP and STDP theory/technique.

3) Extensive clinical supervision segments during which each individual group member will have the opportunity to present their videotaped sessions and receive individual supervision in a group setting.

Course Dates:

Weekend 1: November 16 – 17, 2018
Weekend 2: January 25 – 26, 2019
Weekend 3: March 15 – 16, 2019
Weekend 4: May 3 – 4, 2019
Weekend 5: May 17 – 18, 2019

Meet the Trainer:

Steve Shapiro, PhD

Steve ShapiroSteve Shapiro, PhD, a licensed psychologist, has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) since the mid-1990’s, including Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (STDP). He has been studying AEDP with Dr. Fosha since 2003 and is a founding member of the AEDP Institute, where he is a senior faculty member. Dr. Shapiro provides training in the form of seminars, group supervision and private individual supervision. He has lectured and given workshops to the mental health community through various agencies and organizations. He is the former Director of Psychology and Education at Montgomery County Emergency Service (MCES), an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he worked primarily with severe personality disorders and those involuntarily committed to treatment. Dr. Shapiro conducts seminars and workshops on various topics in his other areas of specialization, which include: adolescents and their families, parenting, communication principles, personality disorders, involuntary treatment (adolescents and others), psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention. He has held adjunct professor positions at Drexel/Hahnemann University and the University of the Sciences. Dr. Shapiro maintains a full-time private practice in suburban Philadelphia.


Training Location

The Offices of Merle Brenner, LCSW
200 East 27 Street, Apt 16A
New York, NY 10016


Course Fee 

Course is full, registration is closed

Registration Closed

Continuing Education Credits

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 offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. CE 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, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 87.5 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 87.5 contact hours live.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 87.5 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. 87.5 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 87.5 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. 87.5 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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