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Immersion June 2022




Course Description

AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises: The AEDP Immersion course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use body based —affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques.
In the Immersion course we also seek to undo clinicians’ aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded, like-hearted others. It is the vision of the course to bring together clinicians from different perspectives who share an interest in AEDP specifically and/or in dynamic-experiential work in general, and who also each bring their own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, Immersion is not only exciting and enlivening for its participants, but AEDP itself continues to be enriched


Target Audience

This course is for Psychologists (Introductory-Intermediate Level), Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs, MD’s, Nurses, Creative Arts Therapists.


Course Objectives

  • Define Transformance and apply it to psychotherapy
  • Explain the self-other-emotion triangle
  • Identify the 4 States and 3 State Transformations of AEDP.
  • Explain the key clinical concepts, theoretical contributions, and the credo of AEDP.
  • Discuss the role of healthy attachment and attachment trauma in health and psychopathology
  • Identify the right brain processes engaged in the process of attachment.
  • Identify the 3 elements of dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, and repair and to define dyadic affect regulation in clinical work.
  • Utilize experiential techniques to help a client process intense, previously warded off emotional experiences
  • Define metaprocessing
  • Identify the 5 metatherapeutic processes,
  • Detect transformational markers
  • Recognize the phenomenology of the healing affects
  • Use affective/body-based affective markers to moment-to-moment track clinical process and guide interventions
  • Use dyadic regulation to undo the patient’s aloneness in the face of overwhelming emotional experience
  • Use dyadic affect regulation to transform shame and fear; restore connection, flow and awe
  • Recognize and promote core state and experiences of openness, compassion, self-compassion, flow, ease, wisdom, generosity, and calm
  • Integrate judicious self-disclosure of therapist’s experience of the patient to foster connection, soften defenses and regulate shame
  • Differentiate between defensive, anxious, and core affective response in a client.
  • Apply in clinical situations the theoretical maps, and therapist stance that undergird and guide AEDP practice and the transformational process.
  • Apply meta-therapeutic interventions to facilitate, deepen and strengthen change for the better within clients.
  • Name 3 core concepts of AEDP
  • Summarize AEDP’s Triangle of Experience and how it informs important clinical choice points
  • Use dyadic affect regulation to process emotion to a transformational shift, from categorical emotions (often negatively valences) to a point to a point where positive affects and adaptive action tendencies are released.
  • Describe the phenomenology of the transformational process: the 4 states and 3 state transformations of AEDP
  • Use techniques for experiential work with attachment experience
  • Use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes
  • Apply explicit relational interventions and use their healing power with clients.
  • Identify and Practice key intervention skills
  • Explain and Practice the intervention of metatherapeutic processing
  • Explain AEDP’s healing oriented transformational theory and distinguish it from traditional models of therapy.


DAY 1:
9:00 -10:15 AM Welcome, Course Overview, Introductions
10:15-11:15 Lecture: Introduction to AEDP
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-1:00 Lecture: Introduction to AEDP (cont’d)
1:00-1:30PM Closing

DAY 2:
9-9:30 AM Questions and reflections
9:30-11:00 Lecture: The 4-State Transformational Process
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:30 Q&A
11:30-1:00 Lecture: The 4 State Transformational Process (cont’d)
1:00-1:30 Closing Metaprocess in dyads

DAY 3:
9:00-11:00 AM Lecture: Attachment as a Transformative Experience
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:30 Q&A
11:30-1:00 Attachment as a Transformative Experience: Case presentation
1:00-1:30 Closing Metaprocess (dyads)

DAY 4:
9:00-9:30 AM Questions and Reflections
9:30-11:00 Lecture: Triangle of Experience, Development of Psychopathology
11:00-11:15 AM Break
11:15-11:30 AM Q&A
11:30-1:00 Case Presentation: Portrayals
1:00-1:30 PM Closing Metaprocess

DAY 1:

9:00-9:30 AM Questions and Reflections
9:30-11:00 AM Lecture: Thriving, Flourishing and Positive Affect: Working with Transformation
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:30 Q&A
11:30-1:00 Guest presenter Dina Miqdadi: “Undoing aloneness and the transformation of emotional suffering”
1:00-1:30 PM Closing Metaprocessing

DAY 2:
9:00-9:30 AM Questions and Reflections
9:30-11:00 AM Lecture: Working the Top of the Triangle in AEDP: Addressing Inhibitory Affects & Defense
11:00-11:15 AM Break
11:15-11:30 AM Q&A
11:30-1:00 PM Guest presenter Alana Tappin: “My Journey towards an Authentic Therapeutic Identity”
1:00-1:30 PM Closing Metaprocess

DAY 3:
9:00am – 9:30 AM Questions and Reflections
9:30-10:30 AM Lecture: A Look at AEDP-Informed Parts work
10:30am – 10:45am – Break
10:45am – 1:30pm – Experiential exercise and division into small working groups, led and held by an Experiential Assistant.
1:30pm – Course day ends, departing from the small experiential groups.

DAY 4:
9:00am – Questions and Reflections
10:00-11:00 AM Lecture/Video Analysis: Therapist Aims and Activities of the 4 State Transformational Process
11:00am – 11:35am – filling-in course evaluations and taking break
11:30-12:45 PM Lecture/Video Analysis: Therapist Aims and Activities of the 4 State Transformational Process cont’d
12:45am – Closing circle
1:30pm – End of the course