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AEDP Immersion Course Live Online 2021

1/8/21 – 1/11/21 and 1/15/21 – 1/18/21

Eastern Standard: Friday - Monday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern time USA

Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is one of the fastest growing approaches to working with attachment trauma. Its transformational theory, a basis for putting neuroplasticity and attachment theory into clinical action, is similarly receiving increasing recognition.

Until recently, the mental health field focused on pathology and lacked concepts to capture the motivational strivings for health. Drawing on neuroscience and developmental research, AEDP rectifies this bias towards pathology. AEDP asserts that we are wired for healing, self-righting and for resuming impeded growth.

This will be an interactive workshop: a collaborative process will be entrained between the presenters and workshop participants to support the emergence of the positive transformational phenomena that are at the heart of AEDP.

This program is for 32CE
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.


Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Karen Kranz, PhD, R Psych

Jennifer Edlin, MFT

Jennifer Edlin, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice in Oakland, California. From the moment she attended her first AEDP Immersion Course, she was taken by AEDP and the permission to be authentic and to use the therapist’s whole self in service of clients’ healing and transformation. Jenn serves as the co-chair and faculty liaison of the AEDP Research committee. She has also helped to spearhead the launch of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law at UC Berkeley Law. Her clinical interests include treating relational trauma, mindfulness in the therapeutic dyad and building self-compassion.

Jenn received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD/MBA degree from New York University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has trained extensively in AEDP, including a year of core training and long term supervision with Dr. SueAnne Piliero as well as supervision with Dr. Eileen Russell and Dr. Fosha.

Jenn brings a natural warmth, ease and authenticity to her work with clients as well as to her supervision, teaching and other work in the AEDP community. She sees supervision as a powerful way to undo the aloneness we feel as therapists and enjoys meeting therapists wherever they are in their AEDP journey.

Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych

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.


Target Audience:

Psychologists (Introductory), Psychoanalysts, Social Workers (Beginning Levels), Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Educators, Nurses


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 andpsychopathology
- Identify the right brain processes engaged in the process of attachment.
- Identify the 3 elements of dyadic affect regulation: attunement, disruption, and repairandto define dyadic affect regulation in clinical work.
- Utilize experiential techniques to help a client process intense, previously warded offemotional experiences
- Define metaprocessing
- Identify the 5 metatherapeutic processes,
- Detect transformational markers
- Recognize the phenomenology of the healing affects
- Use affective/somatic 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 overwhelmin gemotional 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 meta therapeutic processing
- Explain AEDP’s healing oriented transformational theory and distinguish it from traditional models of therapy.


Agenda | Days: Friday – Monday, January 8 – 11 + January 15 – 18, 2021

Immersion Agenda January 2021

Friday – Monday, January 8 – 11  +  January 15 – 18, 2021

AEDP Immersion (Online) Daily Schedule: All times are Eastern Standard Time   

DAY 1 & 2

TRANSFORMANCE: Introduction to AEDP's theoretical roots with a broad sweep through the neurobiology of healing: Transformance, Flourishing, Neuroplasticity, Emergent Experience, Transformational Experience, Attachment, Experiential Work, and Core Self.   

Diving deeper and putting neuroplasticity into dyadic clinical action through the Phenomenology of the Transformational Process: What happens in each of the 4 States and 3 state Transformations and Metatherapeutic Processing & The Transformational Affects


2:15 – 3:00 PM Tech Orientation for Participants, Faculty, Experiential Assistants (EAs)


3:00 – 4:15 PM Welcome, In-it-Together, Course Overview 

4:15 – 5:15 PM  Introduction to AEDP

5:15 – 5:30 PM Coffee Break Breakout rooms available


5:30 – 7:00 PM Introduction to AEDP cont’d

7:00 – 7:30 PM Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00



2:15 – 3:00 PM Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:45 PM Opening, Questions and Reflections 

3:45 – 5:00 PM The 4 State Transformational Process - Round 1

5:00 – 5:30 PM Coffee Break Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout rooms available


5:30 – 7:00 PM Working with attachment trauma in a first session 

7:00 – 7:30 PM Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00


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

2:15 – 3:00 PM Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:30  Opening, Questions and Reflections

3:30 – 5:00 Attachment as a Transformative Process 

5:00 – 5:30 Coffee Break, Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout rooms available


5:30 – 7:00 Clinical work with Anxious Attachment

7:00 – 7:30 Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00


Day 4

2:15 – 3:00 Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:45 Opening, Questions and Reflections

3:45 – 5:00 The Triangle of Experience, Development of Psychopathology

5:00 – 5:30 Coffee Break, Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout rooms available


5:30 – 7:00 Working Experientially with Attachment Trauma through Portrayals

7:00 – 7:30 Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00


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

2:15 – 3:00 Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections

3:30 – 5:00 Guest Presenter

5:00 – 5:30 Coffee Break, Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout rooms available 


5:30 – 7:00 Positive Affective Experience and Transforming Suffering into Flourishing

7:00 – 7:30 Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00


Day 6

2:15 – 3:00 Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections 

3:30 – 5:00 Guest Presenter

5:00 – 5:30 Coffee Break, Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout Rooms Available 


5:30 – 7:00 Emotional Processing to Completion

7:00 – 7:30 Metaprocessing the day 


Breakout rooms available until 8:00



DAY 7 

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


2:15 – 3:00 Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 3:30 Opening, Questions and Reflections


3:30 – 4:30 Use of the Therapist’s Self with More Defended Clients


4:30-7:30 Experiential Exercise in Groups 4 participants with an Experiential Assistant (EA)



DAY 8 


2:15 – 3:00 Breakout Rooms Open

3:00 – 4:00 Opening, Questions and Reflections

4:00 – 5:00 Therapist Aims and Activities of the 4 State Transformational Process

5:00 – 5:30 Coffee Break Faculty Office hours 5:15 – 5:30 Breakout Rooms Available


5:30 – 7:00 The 4 State Transformational Process - Round 2; Next Steps in Training; Research

7:00 – 7:30 Closing 

Breakout rooms available until 8:00