Upcoming Seminars

PAYMENT(S)DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  Saturday, June 20 and Sunday June 21, 2020 Live Online SueAnne Piliero, PhD 

Course Information

Transforming Entrenched Defenses, Pathogenic Affects and Trauma States in AEDP

Working with entrenched defenses, pathogenic affects and trauma states ain’t easy. It requires a strong therapeutic presence: leading boldly; co-regulating, psychobiologically attuning to our patients, our self, and the dyad moment-to-moment.

It requires tenaciously advocating and championing our patients’ capacity to heal and be whole when they see and feel nothing but darkness. It requires building capacity within our SELVES to “be with” and “stay with” deep emotional pain, grief, shame, rage, unbearable states of aloneness. In short, it requires “Fierce Love.”

In this two-day course, we will explore in depth the central place of pathogenic affects (e.g. feelings of worthlessness, toxic shame, unbearable states of aloneness) in trauma, and the entrenched relational defenses they give rise to in trauma, and the integral part that therapeutic presence, active engagement, and active relational interventions play in transforming these entrenched defenses and that pathogenic affects that give rise to them.

Through lecture, videotape of actual sessions and/or live demos you will see, hear, and witness how the therapist’s fierce love—i.e. her strong, attuned, leading and constant lending of her self in breaking through entrenched defenses and assiduously championing the patient’s core authentic self—lead to deep healing and transformation.

This course is for 13CE

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

Presenter

SueAnne Piliero, Ph.D. is senior faculty and a founding member of the AEDP Institute. Dr. Piliero travels nationally and internationally to teach AEDP to a broad range of clinical audiences. She has given seminars and experiential workshops to various universities and health organizations nationwide.

Dr. Piliero is a lead trainer and a sought-after individual and small group consultant for clinicians around the world. She is known for her warm, engaging teaching style and her ability to communicate complex topics with humor and clarity. She is also known for her powerful clinical work. Her clinical videotapes demonstrate how even the most traumatized individuals can be transformed.

Dr. Piliero received her doctorate from Adelphi University, and her master’s degree in human development and psychology from Harvard. Her clinical interests and specialties are in trauma, PTSD, dissociation, and the ways in which the mind, body, and spirit are powerfully poised to transform them. She teaches, supervises and is in private practice in New York City.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists

 

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to be more affectively engaged, psychobiologically attuned, relationally courageous (i.e. fierce love) and make more purposeful use of their own emotional experience in your work with patients

  • Summarize what therapeutic presence really means—being inside the patient’s world and our patients knowing it, feeling it, and viscerally registering it—and the integral part it plays in transforming pathogenic affects.

  • Integrate micro moment-to-moment tracking, a key ingredient in our clinical work

  • Differentiate adaptive from maladaptive affective experience 

  • Discover the central place of pathogenic affects (e.g. feelings of worthlessness, toxic shame) in trauma.?

  • Summarize what we really mean by “undoing aloneness”, e.g. how to really “be there” “bear witness” and “be with” our patients in these unbearable states of pain, terror, and utter aloneness in order to transform these trauma states

  • Develop skills for working with “child/trauma parts” to facilitate self-to-self healing

  • Formulate how to pendulate, co-regulate and provide dyadic affect regulation, essential components in working with trauma

 

  • Explain and show how to reliably use your Self as the corrective emotional experience for your patients (e.g. through self disclosure of feelings and patient’s impact on you)

  • Construct ways to work with toxic shame and pathogenic affects through “Fierce Love”

  • Discover how to transform maladaptive beliefs about Self and Other through structural rebuilding of the Self and uncoupling dynamics 

 

Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

9:00 am - Course Overview and Orientation

9:30-11:00 - Video and Didactic on the key ingredients to developing a strong, embodied therapeutic Presence

11:00 –11:15 - Break

11:15 – 12:30 - Working with Trauma and Toxic Shame

12:30 – 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 - Introduction to participant roles and the experiential exercises

2:00 – 3:00 - Small group experiential exercises

3:00 – 3:15 - Break

3:15-4:30 - Small group experiential exercises

4:30 – 5:00 - Large group Q&A and Closure

 

Day 2 Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 - Course Overview, Morning reflections and Q&A

9:30 – 11:00 - Transforming Shame, Pathogenic Affects, Unbearable Aloneness through the Therapist’s ‘Fierce Love”

11:00 – 11:15 - Break

11:15 – 12:30 - Clinical Videotape and/or Live Demo

12:30 – 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 - Follow-up about participant roles and intro to experiential exercise

2:00 – 3:00 - Small group experiential exercises

3:00 – 3:15 - Break

3:15-4:30 - Small group experiential exercises

4:30 – 5:00 - Large group Q&A and Closure

 

 

 
 

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 and AEDP Institute, 225 Braodway, Suite 3400, new York, NY 10007

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 Online.

Social Workers
Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of approval for 13 Clinical practice CE credits.
NJ SW: ASWB ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.)
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 ASWB, 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.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (13) hours.
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 Online.
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-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (13) hours.
MA-LMHCs: Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 866-992-9399 ext. 105 for the status of LMHC CE Certification.
NY-LMFTs: This activity has been filed with NEAFAST pn behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education for (13) CE 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 Online.
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 Online.
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 Online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 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 3/31/2021.  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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