AEDP Institute

ES1 Retreat Style Course 2018 – San Francisco Bay Area

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.

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.

Week One
(Led by Karen Pando-Mars, M.F.T.)

Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go:  Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking.
Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, M.F.T.

Day 2: What Do I say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do? Experiential Language and Use of Self
Guest Presenter: David Mars, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment:  It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal.
Guest Presenter: Jenn Edlin, M.F.T.

Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1.
Guest Presenter: Ron Frederick, Ph.D.

Day 5: Integration in Action:  Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, M.F.T.

Week Two
(Led by Ronald Frederick, Ph.D.)

Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience (CAE).
Presenter: Ronald Frederick, Ph.D.

Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2.
Presenter: Miriam Marsolais, Ph.D.

Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience:  Processing Emotions to Completion
Presenter: Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State.
Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, M.F.T.

Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together.
Presenter: Ronald Frederick, Ph.D.

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
  • Practice being a “Transformance Detective”
  • Find entry points: notice and seize
  • Identify The Four States and Three State Transformations of AEDP
  • Expand his/her own affective competence
  • Understand the fundamental role of attachment work in AEDP and how it gets operationalized in the therapeutic dyad
  • Construct right brain and non-verbal interventions that help deepen and create secure attachment between therapist and client
  • Acquire explicit relational interventions appropriate for different styles of attachment among clients
  • Cultivate and explore receptive capacities in our clients
  • Build receptive affective capacity
  • Recognize how the attachment between the therapist and client may be its own transformational process
  • Melt and/or by-pass defenses
  • Identify maladaptive/pathogenic affects
  • Specify how processing affect to completion leads to adaptive action tendencies in the client that brings forth new ways to solve lifelong problematic patterns
  • Facilitate different kinds of healing portrayals with clients
  • Know how to use strategies to deepen and expand positive affective experience
  • Catalyze healing at the edge of dissociation/unresolved trauma
  • Specify and widen the window of affect tolerance:  Resources that stabilize and scaffold both the therapist and the client
  • Identify and process transformational affects
  • Metaprocess and stay with visceral experience
  • Know how to foster the development of the true Self and true other
  • Work with core state and develop skills to enhance the spiral of transformation

Course Dates and Times:

Week 1 (2018)
Wednesday March 21, 2018 (evening only)
Thursday March 22, 2018 – Monday March 26, 2018
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT – Course Leader
Guest Faculty: David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D., Jenn Edlin, M.F.T., 
and Ronald Frederick, Ph.D.

Week 2 (2018)
Wednesday July 11, 2018 (evening only)
Thursday July 12, 2018 – Monday July 16, 2018
Ronald Frederick, Ph.D. – Course Leader

Guest Faculty: Miriam Marsolais, Ph.D., Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych., Karen Pando-Mars, M.F.T.

Hours:
Wednesday  5:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday – Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Click HERE for daily agenda


Meet the Presenters:

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-19-26-amKaren Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West, Co-Director of the Center for Transformative Therapies in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. PandoMars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.


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.

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

davidmars-copyDavid Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.

Jennifer Edlin, MFT

Jennifer Jennifer EdlinEdlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, she was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist's whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation. Jenn serves as the co-chair and faculty liaison of the AEDP Research committee. She has also helped to spearhead the launch of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law at UC Berkeley Law.  Her clinical interests include treating relational trauma, mindfulness in the therapeutic dyad and building self-compassion.

Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has trained extensively in AEDP, including a year of core training and long term supervision with Dr. SueAnne Piliero as well as supervision with Dr. Eileen Russell and Dr. Fosha.

Jenn brings a natural warmth, ease and authenticity to her work with clients as well as to her supervision, teaching and other work in the AEDP community. She sees supervision as a powerful way to undo the aloneness we feel as therapists and enjoys meeting therapists wherever they are in their AEDP journey.

Miriam Marsolais, PhD

Mariam Marsolais

Miriam Marsolais, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in Berkeley, California. She is also Founder and Head Instructor of White Magnolia Tai Chi School in Berkeley. Dr. Marsolais first encountered AEDP in 2006, completed three years of Core Training in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, became a certified AEDP practitioner in 2009, a certified AEDP supervisor in 2011 and an AEDP faculty member in 2014. She is currently helming the Bay Area Multi-Faculty AEDP Core Training in Kensington, California and is facilitating two ongoing AEDP supervision groups.

Dr. Marsolais experiences life as a spiritual exploration that is easier to live than explain. As a young adult she performed as a violinist, was a nun and taught high school science and mathematics. Following a near-fatal burn injury, her life took a major turn and her passions were redirected towards the study of history, psychology and Eastern mind/body practices. Dr. Marsolais has completed degrees in Biology and Sociology (Stanford University); Theology (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley); History (UC Berkeley); and Analytical Psychology (C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich). She has completed training in Collaborative Couples Therapy and in Tibetan Studies, has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and as a clinical supervisor at the East Bay Agency for Children.

Dr. Marsolais is inspired and challenged by AEDP’s dynamic, integrative clinical approach and is grateful to have found her professional home in the AEDP community. She is deeply engaged in extending AEDP practice into the domain of the sleeping self through relational, phenomenological work with dream experience, and through this work is opening new pathways to healing from early relational trauma and PTSD. She is also exploring the resonances between AEDP and traditional Eastern mind/body and meditation practices, and how awareness of these resonances can enrich AEDP practice, training and supervision.

Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych.  

karen-kranz-copyDr. 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 first 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."

Dr. Kranz has and continues to assist with Immersion, Essentials Skills (ES1) and Advanced Skills (ES2) nationally and internationally. Her most recent paper is “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.”


Course Location:

San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road, Alexander Hall
San Anselmo, CA 94960 (Marin County)


Registration

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.

  • $3,200 – Online registration, one payment in full
  • $3,250 – Online registration, Payment Plan with $500 deposit required at time of registration
  • $50 additional discount for AEDP Institute Members (must be logged in to receive credit)
Register

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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. 

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, 2015-April 15, 2018. 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.
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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