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DATE(S): November 4 - 7, 2022, January 13 - 16, February 24 - 27, April 14 - 17, June 9 - 12, 2023
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online (5 seats remaining)
PRESENTER(S): Ben Medley, LCSW, Anna Christina Sundgren, MA, Annika Medbo, MA, and Diana Fosha, Ph.D 
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Course Information

Essential Skills (ES1) Five Modules

 

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Workshop Description

AEDP Essential Skills, aimed at practitioners, will provide practical skills for the application of AEDP. 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 week, 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 week, with theoretical foundations and with videotapes and group experiential exercises in the afternoon.

In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both (i) undo professional 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.

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. Each day course faculty lead 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

 

Target Audience

This course is for Psychologists (Introductory-Intermediate Level), Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists.

 

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient
  • Construct safety and undo aloneness
  • Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
  • Construct dyadic safety and connection
  • Build and rebuild a secure attachment
  • Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
  • Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
  • Analyze the 4 State Transformational Process: Working with relational trauma in a first session
  • Integrate Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
  • Relate the experience of emotional experience: processing emotions to completion
  • 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
  • Describe how to regulate/alleviate anxiety and traces of shame
  • Identify and access core affective experiences
  • Identify expressions of transformance in clients
  • Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing
 

Agenda

Module 1 Day One: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc. 
9:30 – 11:15 Topic for the day part 1: HEALING FROM THE GET GO! HEALING FROM THE GET-GO, UNDOING ALONENESS & THE CLINICAL ROADMAP for AEDP’s TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY Part 1
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 HEALING FROM THE GET GO! HEALING FROM THE GET-GO, UNDOING ALONENESS & THE CLINICAL ROADMAP for AEDP’s TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY Part 2

Module 1 Day Two: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break) 
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 1 Day Three: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc.
9:30 – 11:15 THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP: The transformation of suffering into flourishing; & THE EXPERIENTIAL LANGUAGE of AEDP  Part 1
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP: The transformation of suffering into flourishing; & THE EXPERIENTIAL LANGUAGE of AEDP. Part 2

Module 1 Day Four: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 2 Day One: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc. 
9:30 – 11:00 ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL WORK: UNDOING ALONENESS in Clinical
Action Part 1
11:00 – 11:30     Break
11:30 – 1:30 ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL WORK: UNDOING ALONENESS in Clinical
Action Part 2

Module 2 Day Two: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 2 Day Three: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc.
9:30 – 11:15 ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL WORK: UNDOING ALONENESS in Clinical
Action Part 3
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 ATTACHMENT & RELATIONAL WORK: UNDOING ALONENESS in Clinical
Action Part 4

Module 2 Day Four: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)  
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 3 Day One: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc. 
9:30 – 11:15 STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE of EXPERIENCE
Working with Defense and AnxietyPart 1
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 STATE 2: STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE of EXPERIENCE
Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2

Module 3 Day Two: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 3 Day Three: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc.
9:30 – 11:15 STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE of EXPERIENCE
Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 3
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 METAPROCESSING – STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE of EXPERIENCE
Working with Defense and AnxietyPart 4

Module 3 Day Four: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break) 
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 4 Day One: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30  Today’s Overview, welcome, etc. 
9:30 – 11:15 STATE 2 WORK:THE PROCESSING of CORE AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE Part 1
11:15 – 11:30     Break
11:30 – 1:30 STATE 2 WORK:THE PROCESSING of CORE AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE Part 2

Module 4 Day Two: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break) 
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 4 Day Three: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc.
9:30 – 11:15 S STATE 2 WORK:THE PROCESSING of CORE AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE Part 3
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 STATE 2 WORK:THE PROCESSING of CORE AFFECTIVE EXPERIENCE Part 4

Module 4 Day Four: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 5 Day One: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc. 
9:30 – 11:15 THE PROCESSING of TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE & THE INTEGRATION OF TRANSFORMATION INTO SELF State 3 & State 4 Work Part 1
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 Metatherapeutic Processing: An AEDP Hallmark

Module 5 Day Two: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 5 Day Three: Didactic | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break)
9:00 – 9:30 Today’s Overview, welcome, etc.
9:30 – 11:15 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what was learned. Part
11:15 – 11:45     Break
11:45 – 1:30 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what was learned.  Part 2

Module 5 Day Four: Experiential | 9:00 am - 1:30 pm EST (30 minute break) 
9:00 – 9:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
9:55 – 10:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
10:00 – 11:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
11: 15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises
12:45 – 1:30 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out