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Advanced Skills Modular: Memory Reconsolidation at Work Across States in AEDP: Portrayals and Metaprocessing - LIVE ONLINE

Early lessons about emotion and connection form instructional blueprints that get stored in memory systems outside of our awareness. Left unchallenged, they persist into adulthood and directly affect the ways we respond to our emotions and how we interact in our intimate relationships. With its focus on the here-and-now relational experience, the work of Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is ideally suited to the unlocking and reworking internal working models of attachment. In particular, the use of portrayals in State Two and metaprocessing in State Three, primary interventions in AEDP, can be maximized to facilitate memory reconsolidation and deepen transformation. This workshop will focus on both the theory and technique of AEDP to illustrate how, through emotional processing, we can help our clients break free from old patterns and realize a broader range of personal and relational possibilities. This presentation will make extensive use of videotaped clinical material to illustrate how explicit therapeutic affective engagement and disclosure can facilitate emotional and relational transformation and memory reconsolidation.

This course is for 13CE.

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

 

Presenter

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC. Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations. Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists 

 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the essential components of an internal working model of self and other.
  • Recognize the different ways in which early relational learning shows up in the here-and-now experience of the client.  
  • List the factors that foster neuroplasticity and demonstrate how they can be put to good use in psychotherapy.
  • Analyze the essential elements needed to promote emotional processing and memory reconsolidation and how to make use of them in therapy.
  • Identify and perform techniques to bypass and restructure defenses so as to allow for emotional experiencing/processing.
  • Demonstrate ways of intervening across states Two and Three in AEDP that foster new learning and memory reconsolidation.    
  • Explain and demonstrate how one’s emotional engagement can be used to disconfirm early learning and promote a corrective relational experience in therapy. 
  • Explain and demonstrate how metaprocessing can be maximized to deepen transformation and the integration of new learning.  
 

Agenda

Dates: Saturday February 20 + Sunday February 21, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Eastern Time US

Day 1 Agenda

11:00 am  - 11:30
Course Overview and Orientation

11:30-1:00
Didactic on the development of internal working models and the principles needed to rework them.

1:00 –1:15    
Break

1:15 – 2:30    
Videotaped session of AEDP highlighting the use of the self in State Two in the context of portrayals to catalyze memory reconsolidation.  

2:30 – 3:30      
Lunch

3:30 – 4:00        
Introduction to participant roles and the experiential exercises

4:00 – 5:00        
Small group experiential exercises

5:00 – 5:15        
Break

5:15-6:30
Small group experiential exercises

6:30 – 7:00        
Large group Q&A and Closure


Day 2 Agenda

11:00 am  - 11:30
Course Overview, Morning reflections and Q&A

11:30 – 1:00      
Didactic on State three Metaprocessing and how the highlighting of reflecting on disconfirming relational experiences can deepen transformation and foster memory reconsolidation.  

1:00 – 1:15      
Break

1:15 – 2:30        
Videotaped session of AEDP highlighting the use of the self in State Three Metaprocessing to catalyze further transformation and memory reconsolidation.  
2:30 – 3:30        
Lunch

3:30 – 4:00        
Follow-up about participant roles and intro to experiential exercise

4:00 – 5:00        
Small group experiential exercises  

5:00 – 5:15        
Break

5:15-6:30
Small group experiential exercises

6:30 – 7:00        
Large group Q&A and Closure