Upcoming Seminars

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 Sold Out  Week One (formerly Week Two) October 2020: Evening orientation October 1 + full day training October 2 – 6 | Week Two: April 15 (evening orientation) April 16-20, 2021 Live Interactive Webinar (4 seats remaining) Benjamin Lipton, MSW, LCSW, ACWS and Ron Frederick, Ph.D 

Course Information

AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) Retreat-Style - LIVE ONLINE

Practical in its orientation, ES2 focuses on helping participants learn both new advanced AEDP skills, and cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills they already have. In both left-brained and right-brained ways we aim to teach you concrete and specific interventions and techniques that will help you with your more challenging clients. While reviewing and deepening your AEDP essential skills throughout, the Advanced Training will teach advanced skill sets necessary to the in-depth practice of AEDP, with theoretical foundations and clinical videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

The goal is to help you really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so. Participants can expect to develop more of a felt sense of how to entrain the quintessentially AEDP practice of “stay with it and stay with me” and how to keep the transformational process unfolding in all states.

This course is for 65CE

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

 

Presenters

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.

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.

 

Target Audience:

This course is for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, Masters and Doctoral students and interns in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.

 

Course Objectives:

- Identify the specific clinical markers of each of the 4 states in the AEDP Model of Emotion Processing

- Utilize the skill of moment-to-moment tracking to facilitate processing core affects to completion

- Demonstrate two techniques for deepening a client's access to adaptive core affects

- Distinguish adaptive from maladaptive core affects

- Define "portrayal" and identify different types of portrayals

- Demonstrate understanding of how to utilize portrayals in clinical work to process core affect

- The central place of pathogenic affects (e.g. feelings of worthlessness, shame, unbearable aloneness, etc.) in trauma.

- 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.

- What we really mean by "undoing aloneness", how to regulate fear and shame, champion the patient’s self-at-best, and experiential work with relational experience—all key ingredients in transforming trauma and the self.

- How to be more affectively engaged, relationally courageous (i.e. “fierce love”) and make more purposeful use of their own emotional experience in their work with clients.

- Identify three phobias associated with trauma work based on the Structural model of dissociation.

- Describe two AEDP-based therapeutic interventions that aid in the patient’s development of emotion regulation.

- Name two affective change processes in AEDP that can help stabilize patients in early trauma treatment.

- Define “Intra-relational AEDP” and identify two goals associated with its use.

- Explain how to reliably track patients’ position on the triangles and determine when the patient is functioning in the realm of feeling, defense or anxiety.

- Designate the different levels or subcategories of feeling, defense and anxiety.

- Demonstrate how to use knowledge about the patients position to guide therapeutic interventions.

- Explain concrete steps to restructure defenses and reduce barriers to connection in the therapy relationship.

- Establish ways to track and regulate anxiety so that it is in an optimal range.

- Demonstrate skills for accessing internal affective resources and unconscious material so they are available for therapeutic exploration.

- Differentiate between empathy and affirmation

- Explain the the importance of metatherapeutic processing

- Integrate affirmation into their technical repertoire of interventions

 

Agenda

Advanced Skills (ES2) Agenda

AEDP ES2 Daily Schedule

Week One

DAY 1: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
“Oh, won’t you stay just a little bit longer.” Scaffolding and fine-tuning the experiential interventions of interpersonal and intrapsychic work.

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15    Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Day 2:

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
“What feeling?” Working with patients who don’t easily take to AEDP: advanced defense work Part 1: Building self and self-compassion.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15 Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 3: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Advanced Defense Work Part 2: When Defenses don’t melt and can’t easily be bypassed

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 4: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Pathogenic Affects: Working with shame and guilt in AEDP.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 5: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15 I
t feels good like I know it should: Increasing receptive affective capacities aka “taking it in.”

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Week Two

DAY 1: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Attunement, Co-regulation, and “Fierce Love”: 3 Essential Skills in Healing Attachment Trauma and transforming the Self.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00   Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00   Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 2: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Just portrayals: an emotion processing option.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 3: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
When positive experiences trigger negative reactions. Trauma, dissociation, ‘parts’ work; AEDP-IR.

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 4: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Pathogenic/Maladaptive affects: exteneded State 1 work; use of self; top-down as well as bottom-up restructuring strategies.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

DAY 5: 

9:00 – 9:30
Course Overview, Today’s Overview, Morning Meditation

9:30 – 11:15
Advanced Metaprocessing: Memory reconsolidation at work.

11:15 – 11:30   Break

11:30 – 1:00
Clinical Decision Making via reviewing client sessions

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00 – 2:15
Big Group Q&A and Review Directions for Experiential Exercises*

2:15 – 4:00
Small Group (Triad) Experiential Exercises* with Assistants

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:00
Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

 
 

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. 65 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. (65) clock hours. Live online.

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.
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  (65) 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 65 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (65) 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.  (65) 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. (65) 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. (65) contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (65) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 65 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. (65) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (65) 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, (65) 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 (65) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (65) contact hours


 

 

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