ES1 Retreat Style Course in NYC 2018
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.
(Led by Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA)
Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking.
Presenter: Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA
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
Presenter: Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA
(Led by SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D.)
Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience (CAE). Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D.
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.
Presenter: SueAnne Piliero, 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.
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:
Thursday October 18, 2018 (evening only)
Friday October 19 – Tuesday October 23, 2018
SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. – Course Leader
Guest Faculty: TBA
Thursday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday – Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Meet the Presenters:
Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA
Jeanne Newhouse, NCPsyA, is a licensed psychoanalyst who has been in private practice in New York City since 1988. Ms. Newhouse, a former actress and singer/dancer, began the practice of helping and healing from a body-based model. She is a trained and certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and also has studied the Feldenkrais technique and dance therapy. She created a movement therapy program for the Smithers Institute, a residential treatment facility for substance abuse in New York City where she worked for six years. During that time she pursued a master's degree in Motor Learning at Teachers College in New York City. As she worked with more and more people with chronic pain, she began to recognize that healing the heart and soul was an integral part of healing the physical body. Hoping to put two modalities together, she began a four-year training program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy from which she graduated from in 1988. She practiced relational psychotherapy with adults until 2005 when she was introduced to the work of Dr. Fosha. Instantly and unreservedly drawn to the work which seemed to do exactly what she had dreamed of many years earlier, Ms. Newhouse took the Immersion course with Dr. Fosha in 2006 and then went on to do 3-plus years of Core Training with Dr. Eileen Russell and 3 years of supervision with Natasha Prenn. She has been an Assistant in the first two NYC Essential Skills courses. Ms. Newhouse has a continuing interest in the physicality of emotion and interpersonal neurobiology and continues to explore breathing and meditation and its impact on her work. Ms. Newhouse has a clinical practice in New York City and is also available for individual supervision.
SueAnne Piliero, PhD
SueAnne Piliero, PhD, has been trained and supervised intensively in AEDP, and is a founding member of the AEDP Institute.
Dr. Piliero provides AEDP training to clinicians and graduate students throughout the US, and has given seminars and workshops to various universities and mental health organizations nationwide. She is a lead trainer in the AEDP Essential Skills Course, a lead supervisor of the AEDP Core Training Program in New York City, and oversees the NYC AEDP Seminar Series Program.
Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests are in trauma, PTSD, loss, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, spirit is powerfully poised to transform them. In addition to AEDP, Dr. Piliero is trained in Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting.
She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.
Benjamin Lipton, LCSW
Benjamin 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.
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Karen 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.
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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)
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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 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.
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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.
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