AEDP Institute

ES1 Retreat Style Course in Vancouver, BC – 2017

AEDP Essential Skills, aimed at practitioners, will be practical. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, skill sets, concrete and specific. Different skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each weekend, so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP. The basic skill sets necessary to practice AEDP will be introduced each weekend, with theoretical foundations and with videotapes and group experiential exercises in the afternoon.

Participants will learn the AEDP clinical roadmap, decision tree, protocol, and the right-brain language of experiential treatment. The training will include didactic material, clinical videotapes of actual sessions, experiential exercises, and small and large group processing.

In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and  deeply we seek to both (i) undo aloneness and (ii) engage in rigorous clinical teaching with skilled accompaniment. We are proud to say that our ES  courses feature a high number of highly skilled assistants – and this course is no different.

Dale Trimble, MA and Karen Kranz, Ph.D. will co-helm Week 1 and Week 2 with guest presenters each week.

COURSE DATES AND TIMES:

Week 1:
Friday July 28, 2017 – Tuesday August 1, 2017
Co-Helms: Dale Trimble, MA and Karen Kranz, Ph.D.
Guest Faculty: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Time:
Friday 9:00am – 7:00pm (this will include orientation)
Saturday thru Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Week 2:
Friday December 1, 2017 – Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Co-Helms: Dale Trimble, MA and Karen Kranz, Ph.D.
Guest Faculty: Ron Frederick, PhD
Time:
Friday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (orientation)
Saturday thru Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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 phenomenology and dynamics of the transformational process that emerge in environments where the individual feels safe and known. Intuitively resonant, AEDP has been called “deceptively simple.”

Essential skills will be experientially explored and didactically demonstrated so that participants will develop both a (right brain mediated) felt sense as well as a (left brain mediated) understanding of them. The training will include didactic material, clinical videotapes of actual sessions from AEDP faculty members and Dr. Diana Fosha, daily experiential exercises, and small and large group processing. 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. So learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, and related phenomena that occur with AEDP treatment. The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning AEDP aims to foster a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.

Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate moment-to-moment tracking
  • Identify aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Define attachment styles and utilize interventions according to each attachment style
  • Construct various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
  • Find and access core affective experiences
  • Practice the healing potential of innate transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing

Meet the Presenters:

Dale Trimble, MA

Dale TrimbleDale Trimble, MA received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977. In 1981 Dale co-founded the first court ordered treatment program for men who assault their partners in the province of British Columbia. He was the lead author of the Canadian syllabus for CP 602 – The Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence for City University of Seattle, Vancouver, BC campus, where Dale has taught and supervised graduate students. Known as a Canadian expert on working with men, Dale has travelled throughout Canada providing training for therapists on compassionate ways of helping men change.

In 2003-04 Dale was the recipient of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession. Dale has a private practice in Vancouver, BC where he works with individuals and couples focusing on resolution of early childhood trauma, anxiety, interpersonal violence and depression. His background includes extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, EMDR and the clinical application of meditation and mindfulness practices to healing. When Dale first connected with AEDP in 2009 he knew that he had found his therapeutic home. Since then he has trained extensively in AEDP with Diana Fosha and Ben Lipton.

 

Karen Kranz, PhD, 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 second 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."

Nationally and internationally, Dr. Kranz supervises and teaches in Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. Her most recent paper “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client” is published in the AEDP Journal Transformance.

 

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-19-26-amKaren Pando-Mars, MFT, is a psychotherapist in San Rafael, California, and Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of this 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, and chaired the AEDP Institute Education Committee from 2011-2018.

She presents trainings and workshops in AEDP, leads Essentials Skills courses, and is co-faculty of AEDP for Couples across the United States and internationally. She is known for her presence, candor and warmth, and the clarity with which she translates complex theory into user-friendly practices. Videotapes of her clinical work are deeply moving and inspiring to psychotherapists learning to be more effective in helping their clients to change and transform.

Ms. Pando-Mars' brings a passionate interest in how AEDP puts attachment theory and related neuroscience into explicit and experiential practice in helping patients to heal from relational trauma. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Biofeedback, Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray-Worldplay, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. These influences are deeply woven throughout her work. 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 the Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.

Her most recent publication Tailoring AEDP interventions to attachment style,” 2016 Transformance Journal, 6 (2) is the basis for her upcoming book, which will be co-authored with Diana Fosha and published by Norton & Co.

 

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC.  Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


Course Location:

Vancouver YWCA
535 Hornby St. Fourth Floor
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
Course room: Welch 1 & 2


Registration

Prerequisites: We highly recommend that you have completed Immersion before taking ES1. If you are committed to learning AEDP and have not yet taken Immersion you must take Essential Skills (ES1) Readiness Webinar prior to beginning ES1. Note however that the webinar is by no means a substitute for Immersion and if you were to decide to pursue certification in AEDP you will have to take Immersion.

Cost:

  • $3,100 USD Early Bird Special ($100 off Ends April 27, 2017)
  • $3,200 USD – Online registration, one payment in full (after April 27, 2017)
  • $3,400 USD – Online registration, payment plan with $200 deposit required
  • $50 additional discount for AEDP Institute Members (must be logged in to receive discount)
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AEDP Institute
Karen Newell
karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

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Continuing Education

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 sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  64.75 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Social Workers:

R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE Provider #1082 is an approved provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Social workers will receive 64.75 continuing education clinical social work clock hours for participating in this course.

NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #XXX from XX/XX/2015 to XX/XX/2017. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 64.75

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 64.75 contact hours live.

OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 64.75 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:

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.  64.75 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 64.75 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. 64.75 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

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