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Advanced Skills Weekend: Using AEDP’s Representational Schemas to Scaffold the Therapist’s Presence, Persistence and Precision

The experiential focus in AEDP aims to harness positive neuroplasticity. In this advanced skills weekend training, we will explore that how we specifically engage positive neuroplasticity with each client we treat is tripled in its impact when we make use of AEDP’s three representational schemas to guide our interventions and clinical decision making: The Triangle of Experience, the Self-Other-Emotion triangle and the Triangle of Relational Comparisons. With the four-state transformational process map in the background, this weekend will illustrate the use of these three representational schemas using clinical examples to show how they provide underlying structure for moment-to-moment clinical activities, and fortify the AEDP clinician’s metaskills of presence, persistence and precision.

Therapists’ affective competence plays a huge part in generating the effectiveness of our treatment: 1) how we perceive and respond to the client’s presenting issues, 2) how we identify transformance motivational forces at play, and 3) how we search to discover the roots of a patient’s suffering and the dynamics that underlie their functioning. I believe how AEDP therapists lean into AEDP therapeutic stance and put the three representational schemas to use with presence, precision and persistence helps us to meet our clients and helps them to feel met. In this way we can maximize the effectiveness of AEDP’s experiential focus to potentiate positive neuroplasticity and help our clients to have the specific healing and transformation to address what has brought them to seek psychotherapy.

We will have both didactic teaching with video illustration and experiential exercises guided by our dedicated and knowledgable experiential assistants.

This workshop offers 13 CE hours.

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

 

Presenter

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its 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 in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. PandoMars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. 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 her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.
 

Target Audience:

This course is for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists, in mental health and the healing arts and sciences.- Intermediate to Advanced Levels

 

Course Objectives:

  • Identify two ways the therapist’s presence impacts the client. 
  • Identify the purpose of therapist persistence in experiential process
  • Demonstrate how the triangle of experience supports therapist precision in AEDP
  • Show two AEDP interventions that can harness positive neuroplasticity
  • Describe what drives the self-at-worst constellation
  • Describe what drives the self-at-best constellation  
  • Name the three corners of the Triangle of Experience 
  • Identify the three corners of the Self-Other-Emotion triangle
  • Apply two ways therapists can bring the patient’s self- at-best to the fore
  • List two mechanisms of attachment theory that influence the AEDP therapist stance
  • List two mechanisms of intersubjective connection that influence the AEDP therapist stance
  • Name the three corners of the triangle of relational comparisons
 

Agenda

Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome and Orientation
9:30am - 10:30am Didactic:  The AEDP therpaist’s focus on relational, experiential and transformational interventions to engage positive neuroplasticity
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:30pm Video Illustration and interactive group participation
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm Introduction to participant roles and the experiential exercise
2:00pm - 3:00pm Small group experiential exercises with assistants
3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Small group experiential exercises with assistants
4:30pm - 5:00pm Large group Q&A and Closure
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00am - 9:30am Morning reflections and Q & A
9:30am - 10:30am Didactic: The constructs of self-­-at-­-best and self-­-at-­-worst states of patients as they are represented on the representational schemas and implications for treatment
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:30pm Video Illustration and  interactive group participation
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:00pm Follow-­-up about participant roles and intro to experienctial exercise
2:00pm - 3:00pm Small group experiential exercises with assistants
3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Small group experiential exercises with assistants
4:30pm - 5:00pm 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

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 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 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-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 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-00-434-0221 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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