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DATE(S): Friday - Sunday February 5 - 7, 2021 | North America, Eastern: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online Webinar
PRESENTER(S): Jerry Lamagna, LCSW 

Course Information

A Soulful Warrior's Six Session Journey to Transformation Through AEDP

This first of its kind, this seminar, presented in three 4.5-hour meetings, takes participants through an ex-army commander’s first six sessions of treatment with Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). Through lecture and the extensive use of video footage from each session, the presenter will recount their therapeutic journey, offering an extensive, naturalistic study of the experiential, relational, psychodynamic, healing centered elements of AEDP. AEDP schemas such as the four state model of change, the triangle of experience, the self-other-emotion triangle will be explored within the context of a sequential series of actual sessions. In addition to surveying the AEDP model specifically, the seminar will also illustrate the emergent, serpentine nature of therapeutic change and the dilemmas, errors and missed opportunities that typically occur in treatment.

This course is for 12.5 CE

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

 

Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW is a senior faculty member with the AEDP Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice in Manhattan and Westfield, New Jersey. His early career focused specifically on treating adult children raised in alcoholic families, where exposure to clinical challenges associated with complex trauma inspired him to pursue training in approaches like psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, IFS and of course, AEDP.

In 2004, Jerry, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. Since then, Jerry has authored three articles on AEDP and its application in treating complex trauma and in 2015 released a three DVD training video of his teaching and live clinical work. In addition to writing, supervising and providing psychotherapy, Jerry teaches AEDP in North America and Europe.

 

Target Audience:

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

 

Course Objectves:

  • Define the term “transformance” and identify three experiential markers that indicate an impetus to change.
  • Name three interventions that help foster a client’s focus on their felt experience.
  • List four characteristics of AEDP’s therapeutic stance.
  • Contrast the verbal/nonverbal markers of core affect vs. defensive affect.
  • Give examples of techniques used to facilitate the thorough processing of core affective experience.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AEDP’s four state model of change by distinguishing the distinct therapeutic intentions and interventions for each state.
  • Compare the use/advantages of relational interventions vs. emotion processing interventions when tracking the client’s affect in the video sessions
  • Describe 3-4 ways of neutralizing defenses in order to access, process and resolve underlying symptom-generating emotions.
  • Compare the utility of using affect deepening interventions vs. reflecting interventions when tracking the client’s experience in the video sessions
  • Explain the procedures associated with facilitated imaginal encounters with family and other significant people (“portrayals”) and differentiate interventions involving work with expressions of anger/assertion vs. those involving reparative experiences (compassion, understanding, gratitude, care).
  • Explain how the AEDP schema known as the “Self-other-emotion triangle” can be used to delineate clinical entry points for experiential work with clients.
  • Describe ways of addressing affect associated with shame and aloneness using relational and parts-work informed interventions as modeled in the presented video sessions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of AEDP interventions designed to deepen and prolong positive affective states.
 

Agenda

Daily Schedule: All times are Eastern Standard Time  

Day 1: 4.5 hours

9.00 – 9.30
Welcome, Seminar Overview, opening lecture on meeting 1 points of clinical interest
9:30 – 10:45
Detailed analysis of session 1 video
10:45 – 11:00
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 1 material)
11:00 – 11:20
Break
11:20 – 1:15
Brief lecture on session 2 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
1:15 – 1:30
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 2 material)

Day 2: 4.5 hours
9.00 – 9.15
Welcome, Seminar Overview
9:15 – 10:45
Detailed analysis of session 3 video
10:45 – 11:00
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 3 material)
11:00 – 11:20
Break
11:20 – 12:45
Brief lecture on session 4 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
12:45 – 1:30
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 4 material)
Day 3: 4.5 hours.

9.00 – 9.15
Welcome, Seminar Overview
9:15 – 10:45
Detailed analysis of session 5 video
10:45 – 11:00
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 5 material)
11:00 – 11:20
Break
11:20 – 12:45
Brief lecture on session 6 points of clinical interest & detailed analysis of video tape
12:45 – 1:15
Group discussion (personal sharing, Q&A – session 6 material)
1:15 – 1:30
Seminar Closing