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DATE(S): July 23-26, August 20-23, October 1-4, November 5-8, December 10-13, 2021
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online (-4 seats remaining)
PRESENTER(S): Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych, SueAnne Piliero, PhD 
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Essential Skills Five Modules North America

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 for optimal learning.

This seminar offers 75 CE hours.

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

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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
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc. 
11:30 – 1:15 Topic for the day part 1: HEALING FROM THE GET GO! The ABCs of AEDP including our Transformance stance, moment to moment tracking, & experiencing over explaining Part 1
1:15 – 1:30     Break
11:30 – 3:00 HEALING FROM THE GET GO! The ABCs of AEDP including our Transformance stance, moment to moment tracking, & experiencing over explaining Part 2

Module 1 Day Two: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 1 Day Three: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc.
11:30 – 1:15 THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP We are a 4-State Model with intentional experiential language for AEDP interventions. Part 1
1:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 THE CLINICAL ROADMAP OF AEDP We are a 4-State Model with intentional experiential language for AEDP interventions. Part 2

Module 1 Day Four: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 to 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1:15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 2 Day One: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc. 12:30 – 2:15AEDP AND ATTACHMENT  Using AEDPs relational focus to build, renovate & reconstruct a secure therapeutic attachment Part 1
11:30 – 1:15 Topic for the day part 1  
1:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00AEDP AND ATTACHMENT  Using AEDPs relational focus to build, renovate & reconstruct a secure therapeutic attachment Part 1

Module 2 Day Two: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 2 Day Three: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc.
11:30 – 1:15 STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE Working with Anxiety and Defense Part 1
1:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 STATE 1: THE TOP OF THE TRIANGLE Working with Anxiety and Defense Part 2

Module 2 Day Four: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 3 Day One: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc. 
11:30 – 1:15 STATE 2: EXPANDED ADAPTIVE AND MALADAPTIVE CORE AFFECT How we recognize these Affects and what we do Part 1
1:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 STATE 2: EXPANDED ADAPTIVE AND MALADAPTIVE CORE AFFECT How we recognize these Affects and what we do Part 2
 

Module 3 Day Two: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 3 Day Three: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc.
11:30 – 1:15 METAPROCESSING – AN AEDP HALLMARK Capitalizing on the experience in the room to integrate and cement transformational processes Part 11:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 METAPROCESSING – AN AEDP HALLMARK Capitalizing on the experience in the room to integrate and cement transformational processes Part 2

Module 3 Day Four: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 4 Day One: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc. 
11:30 – 2:15STATE 1, DEFENSES, IN DETAIL  Transforming resistance and high anxiety
Part 1
1:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 STATE 1, DEFENSES, IN DETAIL  Transforming resistance and high anxietyPart 2

Module 4 Day Two: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 4 Day Three: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc.
12:30 – 1:15 STATE 2 TO STATE 3: EMOTION PROCESSING AND PORTRAYALS How to access, deepen and process core affect to completion Part
11:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 4:00 STATE 2 TO STATE 3: EMOTION PROCESSING AND PORTRAYALS How to access, deepen and process core affect to completion Part 2

Module 4 Day Four: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 5 Day One: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc. 
11:30 – 1:15 STATE 3 TO STATE 4: TRANSFORMANCE   Working with Transformational affects and core state Part
11: 15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 4 :00 STATE 3 TO STATE 4: TRANSFORMANCE   Working with Transformational affects and core state Part 2
 

Module 5 Day Two: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

Module 5 Day Three: Didactic
11:00 – 11:30 Todays Overview, welcome, etc.
11:30 – 1:15 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what weve learned Part
11:15 – 1:30     Break
1:30 – 3:00 BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER Reviewing and metaprocessing together what weve learned Part 2

Module 5 Day Four: Experiential  
11:00 – 11:55 Review prior day learning, + Big Group Q&A
11:55 – 12:00 Directions for Experiential Exercises
12:00 – 1:15 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
1: 15 to 1:30 Break
1:30 to 2:45 Small Group (Quad) Experiential Exercises 4 * 15, + 15 mins +15 mins prep and metaprocess in small group
2:45 – 3:00 Big Group Process/Q&A/Check Out

 

Bibliography

Articles:

Yeung, D., Fosha, D., Ye Perman, J. & Xu, Y. (in press as of Aug 2019). After Freud meets Zhuangzi: Stance and the dance of the self-in-transformation with the Other-in-contemplative presence. Psychological Communications.   [in Chinese]

Fosha, D., Thoma, N. & Yeung, D. (2019) Transforming emotional suffering into flourishing: Metatherapeutic processing of positive affect as a trans-theoretical vehicle for change. Counseling Psychology Quarterly. 

Fosha, D. (2018). Introduction to commentaries on sociocultural identity, trauma treatment, and AEDP through the lens of bilingualism in the case of Rosa.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 2, pp. 115-130.  http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu .

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v14i2.2039

Fosha, D. (2018). Moment-to-moment guidance of clinical interventions by AEDPs healing-oriented transformational phenomenology: Commentary on Vigoda Gonzalezs (2018) case of Rosa.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 1, pp. 87-114. http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Markin, R. D.,  McCarthy, K. S., Fuhrman, A., Yeung, D., & Gleiser, K. A. (2018). The process of change in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP): A case study analysis. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 28 (2), 213-232.

Medley, B. (2018). Recovering the true self: Affirmative therapy, attachment, and AEDP in psychotherapy with gay men. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration,  28

Riggs Skean, K. (2018). AEDP and cultural competence in developmental trauma treatment. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 3, pp. 131-137.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

Rodriguez, R. (2018). The case of Rosa”: Exploring socio-cultural identities in treatment. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 3, pp. 131-137.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Urquiza Mendoza, Y. (2018). The case of Rosa”: The importance of specificity in our quest to integrate cultural competence in practice. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 4, pp. 138-146.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Vigoda Gonzales, N. V. (2018). The case of Rosa;” Reflections on the treatment of a survivor of relational trauma:  Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 1, Article 4, pp. 77-86.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.ed

doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v14i1.2035

Vigoda Gonzales, N. V. (2018). The merits of integrating Accelerated Experiential Dynamic psychotherapy and cultural competence strategies in the treatment of relational trauma: The case of Rosa.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 1, Article 1, pp. 1-57.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Williams, M., & Files, N. (2018). Emotion-based psychotherapies in the treatment of eating disorders. In H. L. McBride & J. L. Kwee (Eds.), Embodiment and eating disorders: Theory, research, prevention and treatment (pp. 265-299). Routledge: New York, NY.

Ye-Perman, H. J (2018). The case of Rosa”: AEDP in the realm of cultural diversity— Ones new language as a vehicle for exploring new aspects of identity. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 2, Article 5, pp. 147-157.   http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Iwakabe, S. (2017). Case studies in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP): Reflections on the Case of Rosa.” Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, Volume 14, Module 1, Article 2, pp. 58-68.  shttp://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu

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Iwakabe, S., & Conceicao, N. (2016).  Metatherapeutic processing as a change-based therapeutic immediacy task:  Building an initial  process model using a task-analytic research strategy.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26 (3), 230-247.

Lilliengren, P., Johansson, R., Lindqvist, K., Mechler, J., & Andersson, G. (2016). Efficacy of Experiential Dynamic Therapy for Psychiatric Conditions: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Psychotherapy, 53 (1), 90-104.

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Hendel, H. J. (2015). Its Not Always Depression. New York Times, March 10, 2015.

Hendel, H. J. (2015). The Healing Power of Hugs. New York Times, September 1, 2015.

Yeung, D., & Fosha, D. (2015). Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. New York: Sage Publications.

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Johansson, R., Bjorklund, M., Hornborg, C., Karlsson, S., Hesser, H., Ljótsson, B., Rousseau, A., Frederick, R. J., & Andersson G. (2013). Affect-focused psychodynamic treatment for depression and anxiety through the Internet: a randomized controlled trial. PeerJ 1:e102.http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.102

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Fosha, D. (2013). A heaven in a wild flower: self, dissociation, and treatment in the context of the neurobiological core self. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 33, 496-523. DOI: 10.108007351690.2013.815067

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Book Chapters:

Fosha, D.  & Gleiser, K. (in press as of Aug. 2019). The embodied language of integrative states: Unmaligning much maligned language in experiential therapy. In G. L.  Schiewer, J. Altarriba, & Chin Ng, B.  (Eds.). Handbook on language and emotion. De Gruyter Mouton

Fosha, D. (2017). Something More than Something More than Interpretation:” AEDP Works the Experiential Edge of Transformational Experience to Transform the Internal Working Model. In S. Lord (Ed). Moments of Meeting in Psychoanalysis: Interaction and Change in the Therapeutic Encounter. Chapter 15. New York: Routledge. (Go to Amazon page for the book)

Fosha, D. (2017). How to be a Transformational Therapist: AEDP Harnesses Innate Healing Affects to Re-wire Experience and Accelerate Transformation. In J. Loizzo, M. Neale & E. Wolf, (Eds). Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy: Accelerating Transformation. Chapter 14 (pp. 204-219). New York: Norton. (Go to Amazon page for the book)