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A soulful warrior's six session journey to transformation through AEDP

This first of its kind, two day seminar takes attendees through an ex-army commander’s first six sessions of treatment with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Through lecture and the extensive use of video footage from each session, the presenter will recount their therapeutic journey, offering an extensive, naturalistic study of the experiential, relational, psychodynamic, healing centered elements of AEDP. AEDP schemas such as the four state model of change, the triangle of experience, the self-other-emotion triangle will be explored within the context of a sequential series of actual sessions. In addition to surveying the AEDP model specifically, the seminar will also illustrate the emergent, serpentine nature of therapeutic change and the dilemmas, errors and missed opportunities that typically occur in treatment.

This workshop offers 13 CE hours.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.

In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

 

Course Objectives:

- Define the term “transformance” and identify three experiential markers that indicate an impetus to change.
- Name three interventions that help foster a client’s focus on their felt experience.
- List four characteristics of AEDP’s therapeutic stance.
- Contrast the verbal/nonverbal markers of core affect vs. defensive affect
- Give examples of techniques used to facilitate the thorough processing of core affective experience.
- Demonstrate an understanding of AEDP’s four state model of change by distinguishing the distinct therapeutic intentions and interventions for each state.
- Compare the use/advantages of relational interventions vs. emotion processing interventions when tracking the client’s affect in the video sessions
- Describe 3-4 ways of neutralizing defenses in order to access, process and resolve underlying symptom-generating emotions.
- Compare the utility of using affect deepening interventions vs. reflecting interventions when tracking the client’s experience in the video sessions
- Explain the procedures associated with facilitated imaginal encounters with family and other significant people (“portrayals”) and differentiate interventions involving work with expressions of anger/assertion vs. those involving reparative experiences (compassion, understanding, gratitude, care).
- Explain how the AEDP schema known as the “Self-other-emotion triangle” can be used to delineate clinical entry points for experiential work with clients.
- Describe ways of addressing affect associated with shame and aloneness using relational and parts-work informed interventions as modeled in the presented video sessions
- Demonstrate an understanding of AEDP interventions designed to deepen and prolong positive affective states.

 

Agenda

Friday Feb 21 + Sat Feb 22, 2020
Day 1
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Seminar Overview, opening lecture on session 1 points of clinical interest
9:30-10:45 Detailed analysis of session 1 video
10:45-11:00 Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A - session 1 material)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Brief lecture on session 2 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
12:45-1:15 Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A - session 2 material)
1:15 - 2:15 Lunch
2:15- 3:45 Brief lecture on session 3 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape Session 3
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A - session 3 material)
4:30-5:00 Brief lecture on session 2 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape; Review of concepts taught – Discussion, Q&A, reflection on day)
Day 2
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Seminar Overview
9:30-10:45 Brief lecture on session 4 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
10:45-11:00 Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A - session 1 material)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:45 Brief lecture on session 5 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
12:45-1:15 Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A - session 2 material)
1:15 - 2:15 Lunch
2:15- 3:45 Brief lecture on session 6 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Group discussion(personal sharing, Q&A - session 3 material)
4:30-5:00 Review taught material, Discussion, Q&A, reflection on weekend)
 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
 

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 13 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
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. (13) clock hours. Live in-person

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA 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 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 13 contact hours Live in-person
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals 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 are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (13) 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. (13) contact hours. Live in-person
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. (13) contact hours. Live in-person
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 13 CE 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. (13) contact hours. Live in-person

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (13) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (13) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13) 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.