Couples Core Training • 2013-2014 • San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Area

Meet the Course Supervisor, David Mars, PhD

We will focus on the AEDP for Couples model of therapy, which privileges finding and amplifying the felt experience of love in the room from the first session and evokes powerful transformance drives for healing.

Teaching will focus on accelerated methods for creating safety and treating the underlying attachment level trauma that underlies marital distress and disconnection. We will be deepening the skills necessary to hold dyadic affect regulation within couples sessions, so the couples can transfer these skills into their lives. Working with couples in these ways presents new challenges to therapists as well as powerful new opportunities for healing historical trauma that “pops up” in committed relationships.

Topics for this year’s Core Training will include treating couples recovering from affairs, sexual issues within the marriage, financial betrayals, patterns of chronic dissociation and high conflict. David will demonstrate the theory and practice of AEDP for Couples in each module with evocative videotape of a couple in treatment. Prior to each weekend of training, David will send participants a transcript with a micro-analysis of the session to be presented, identifying the key interventions that emphasize how to apply the Four States and Three State Transformations of AEDP in couples treatment.

As a participant in this core training you will have the opportunity to share your own videotaped session of a couple once per training weekend and will receive supervision, constructive witnessing and focused assistance in fine-tuning your clinical work. It is part of the intention of this training series to support those who practice EFT, PACT and other methods of treating couples to integrate AEDP for Couples model into your palette of existing skills as a couples therapist.


Weekend 1: October 26-27, 2013

Weekend 2: December 7-8, 2013

Weekend 3: February 8-9, 2014

Weekend 4: March 29-30, 2014

Weekend 5: May 31-June 1, 2014

Continuing Education Credits

This program is eligible for 70 hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. To view the CE accreditation statement click here. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

Course Fee

The fee for the AEDP Couples Core Training is $3,300. Course size is limited to 10 participants. A $200 discount is available if full payment is made at the time of registration.

A one-year financial commitment is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

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