Upcoming Seminars

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DATE(S): Friday – Monday | October 22-25, 2021 + October 29 – November 1, 2021
LOCATION: Live Interactive Online
PRESENTER(S): Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych 
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Course Information

AEDP Immersion

This course is intended for practitioners interested in AEDP, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Our focus is on AEDP’s transformational theory and practice using AEDP work at the edge of healing experience to repair attachment trauma. Making extensive use of clinical videotapes of actual therapy sessions as well as one half day of experiential work guided by assistants. The aim of this course is to introduce AEDP and facilitate its integration into clinical practices that make use of other experiential, body-focused, trauma-based, relational and/or psychodynamic methods.

AEDP seeks to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming suffering and to engage innate healing forces within, i.e., transformance, so as to heal trauma, restore vitality to self experience, and engender resilience.

AEDP Immersion is the first course in a series of certification courses for licensed therapists who are seeking to become AEDP Certified.
 

Presenter


Karen Kranz, PhD RPsych (white, cis-gender female, she/hers/her, queer) has been a psychologist in private practice in Vancouver Canada since 2000. Her areas of interest in AEDP are making the work with clients and therapists increasingly more relational and experiential. She is continually challenged and intrigued by core and pathogenic emotions and has completed the second draft of a paper about pathogenic affect with the working title of “Rock Logic & Rabbit Holes: The Phenomenology of Pathogenic State of Consciousness & its Impact on the Therapist’s State of Consciousness and Therapist-Client Intersubjectivity.”

After the Immersion course, she began supervision with Dr. Fosha. "At that time, all that interested me was becoming a better clinician, AEDP certification as a therapist and supervisor and becoming faculty were never my ambitions. However, as I deepened into both my knowledge and experience of AEDP and in the AEDP community, I realized that it was through the process of certification as a therapist, as a supervisor, and now with teaching and writing that I was becoming a better therapist."

With AEDP, Dr. Kranz says she "found a therapeutic home and a community of colleagues when I did not even know I was looking for one, or perhaps more aptly wasn’t looking for one because I did not believe such a home existed."

Nationally and internationally, Dr. Kranz supervises and teaches Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. She has an article published in the AEDP journal Transformance entitled: “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.” Her most recent paper “The first session in AEDP: Healing from the get-go through harnessing transformance and co-creating a secure attachment” (in press) in D. Fosha (Ed.) Undoing aloneness and the transformation of suffering into flourishing AEDP 2.0.

 

Agenda

Times are listed as Eastern Time USA

DAY 1

11:00 – 12:15 PM Welcome, In-it-Together, Course Overview

12:15 – 1:15 PM Introduction to AEDP

1:15 – 1:30 PM Break

1:30 – 3:00 PM Introduction to AEDP cont’d

3:00 – 3:30 PM Metaprocessing the day

DAY 2

11:00 – 11:45 PM Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:45 – 1:00 PM The 4 State Transformational Process – Round 1

1:00 – 1:30 PM Break

1:30 – 3:00 PM Working with attachment trauma in a first session

3:00 – 3:30 PM Metaprocessing the day

DAY 3 & Day 4

ATTACHMENT: How to undo aloneness & how work experientially with attachment. Diving deeper into the origins of psychopathology and one of AEDP’s schemas, The Triangle of Experience. Healing trauma through portrayals.

Day 3

11:00 – 11:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:30 – 1:00 Attachment as a Transformative Process

1:00 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 3:00 Clinical work with Anxious Attachment

3:00 – 3:30 Metaprocessing the day

Day 4

11:00 – 11:45 Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:45 – 1:00 The Triangle of Experience, Development of Psychopathology

1:00 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 3:00 Working Experientially with Attachment Trauma through Portrayals

3:00 – 3:30 Metaprocessing the day

DAY 5 and Day 6

EMOTION: Working with the intense emotional experiences associated with trauma. METAPROCESSING: Harnessing the positive affective experiences associated with healing and transformation.

Day 5

11:00 – 11:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:30 – 1:00 Guest Presenter

1:00 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 3:00 Positive Affective Experience and Transforming Suffering into Flourishing

3:00 – 3:30 Metaprocessing the day

Day 6

11:00 – 11:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:30 – 1:00 Guest Presenter

1:00 – 1:30 Break

3:30 – 3:00 Emotional Processing to Completion

3:00 – 3:30 Metaprocessing the day

DAY 7

EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES: Bringing AEDP theory to life. Participants practice AEDP interventions in groups of 3 or 4 guided by experiential assistants.

11:00 – 11:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections

11:30 – 12:30 Use of the Therapist’s Self with More Defended Clients

12:30-3:30 Experiential Exercise in Groups 4 participants with an Experiential Assistant (EA)

DAY 8

INTEGRATION

11:00 – 12:00 Opening, Questions and Reflections

12:00 – 1:00 Therapist Aims and Activities of the 4 State Transformational Process

1:00 – 1:30 Break

1:30 – 3:00 The 4 State Transformational Process – Round 2; Next Steps in Training; Research

3:00 – 3:30 Closing