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
We will have both didactic teaching with video illustration and experiential exercises
guided by our dedicated and knowledgable experiential assistants.
This workshop offers 13.5 CE hours.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.