Upcoming IMMERSION courses run by the AEDP Institute!
May
1
to Jul 22

Upcoming IMMERSION courses run by the AEDP Institute!


The AEDP Immersion course is intended for clinicians interested in AEDP as

a healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model, in its

transformational theory and phenomenology, and in exploring AEDP’s

unique contributions to the treatment of attachment trauma. We also seek to

undo the clinician’s aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of

like-minded and 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, but who also each bring his or her own very

special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, not only will the

course be exciting and enlivening, but AEDP will continue to grow, be

enriched and enhanced by being in communication, or dyadic coordination

with these other lodes of knowledge and wisdom.

This course is a requirement for, and the recommended first step to, AEDP Certification.


Current and Upcoming Immersion Courses:

AEDP Immersion Summer 2019: New York, NY USA

August 8 – August 12, 2019


AEDP Immersion Fall 2019: Denver, CO USA

October 25 – October 29, 2019

follow this link to the Institute for more info: https://aedpinstitute.org/aedp-training/immersion-course/

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2019/2010 Multi-Faculty Core Training
Dec
6
to Jun 7

2019/2010 Multi-Faculty Core Training

This multi-faculty Core Training will meet for 5 weekends over the course of the year (see dates below). The group will be limited to 11 participants to create group safety. Each weekend includes didactic and video presentation by the leading faculty member, followed by one hour for each group member to show tape of their own work and receive both faculty supervision and supportive feedback from group members. Core Training is one of AEDP’s most powerful learning experiences for integrating AEDP theory into your own clinical acumen.

Prerequisites for joining the Core Training group: a) completion of Immersion and/or Essential Skills 1 and b) you must be videotaping your client sessions as bringing your own video is an essential part of the training. Some core training groups are made up of individuals who are relatively inexperienced in AEDP; others are made up of relatively advanced AEDPers. Applications are required for the Training and every effort will be made to put together a cohesive group.

The Dates & Faculty will be as follows:

Dec 6-8th Karen Pando-Mars

Feb 7-9th Danny Yeung

April 3-5th Karen Kranz

May 15-17th Jenn Edlin

Jun 5-7th SueAnne Piliero

The cost of this 5 weekend workshop is $3250. If your application is accepted you will be contacted and a $250 deposit will be requested.

Download the Application below to begin the registration process: (It should automatically download as a word file on your computer. you may then email it to programs@portlandaedp.org)


Download Portland Core Training Application

For more information about Core Training visit:

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Jennifer Edlin, MFT- Master Class
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Jennifer Edlin, MFT- Master Class

Master Class

This is an advanced training event designed for those who have previously attended the AEDP Immersion or Essential Skills courses. The group is limited to 25 participants. There will be an opportunity for 3-4 attendees to present video of their own work and receive feedback from Jennifer Edlin.

Each participant presenting is encouraged to select a video in which you are struggling or seeking to engage with your client more deeply. Equally welcome is video that you are proud of but would like to better understand within the context of the AEDP model.

During this seminar, a strong emphasis will be placed on creating a safe and supportive atmosphere for learning. We are committed to co-creating this sense of safety and support from which boundless exploration, discovery and growth can take place.

Location: OMSI Fishbowl (Parking onsite is included with registration) Portland, OR

6 CEU’s will be available (application is in process)

Please note: In order to protect client confidentiality, registration for this workshop is limited to practitioners who have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a mental health practitioner, or who are enrolled in formal training to work in the field.

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Jennifer Edlin, MFT: * SOLD OUT*
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Jennifer Edlin, MFT: * SOLD OUT*

** EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

The Therapist as Organizing Other:

Regulating and building self-structure in dysregulated clients through an AEDP lens

Unwilled and unwanted aloneness in the face of overwhelming experience often leaves people feeling unbearably disconnected from self and other. For some, their response to this disconnection takes the form of sympathetic hyperarousal. We see this in our clients who are reeling rather than feeling and dealing. These clients are often easily flooded, impulsive, hypervigilent and overwhelmed by emotion, connection and experience. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) fosters the healing of relational trauma through the use of the therapist’s self and the accompaniment of the client, processing together what was too much for the client to face alone.

Through tracking and helping to regulate the moment-by-moment somatic experience of the client, providing a secure base (and helping the client to make use of this base), and harnessing the innate drive within all of us to heal and transform, we as therapists can help our clients to move from dysregulation to deeper connection with self and other and a renewed sense of self-compassion and their own efficacy in the world.

This workshop begins with a brief introduction to AEDP, focusing on the questions AEDP therapists ask themselves to help orient their work with dysregulated clients. The workshop focuses on both theory and clinical technique, and makes extensive use of videotaped clinical work from actual client sessions to demonstrate the application of AEDP interventions and theory in work with dysregulated clients.

We look at work over the course of treatment, session by session with one client, and how treatment focus with dysregulated clients shifts overtime. We will explore together how to work towards creating a sense of safety, accessing and processing core affective experiences to completion, and finally metaprocessing the new experiences of self and other to allow a profound shift from older internal working models that led to dysregulation and a sense of overwhelm, to new ways of relating to self and other.

Primary topics of focus:

  • Exploring the questions AEDP therapists ask ourselves to apply the 9 fundamental mechachisms of change in AEDP to work with clients in session, with a focus on dysregulated clients

  • Using Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” model and AEDP’s triangle of experience, tracking clients’ anxiety and how to make use of the information we receive moment-to-moment while tracking

  • Regulating anxiety by leaning into the therapeutic relationship as a base from which to regulate and, when necessary, building this base brick by brick through growing the client’s receptive affective capacity over time

  • Building self-structure and increasing self-compassion and the client’s capacity to self regulate through intra-psychic portrayals

  • Using metaprocessing, both to lean into transformational affects and also to weave cognitive understanding of a new story into the new experience to organize the new experience with the client.

About the presenter:

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.

Location: OMSI Fishbowl (Parking onsite is included with registration) Portland, OR

6.5 CEU’s will be available (application is in process)

Please note: In order to protect client confidentiality, registration for this workshop is limited to practitioners who have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a mental health practitioner, or who are enrolled in formal training to work in the field.

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Portland AEDP Fall Salon
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Portland AEDP Fall Salon

Join us for an evening of socializing, watching clinical work, and discussion. There will be wine & snacks and good company :)

Cost is $10

You can pay cash at time of event or you can venmo ahead of time to: @emily-bilbao-1

If venmo-ing, please put “fall salon” in the notes.

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Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Ron Frederick Master Class

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AEDP Master Class with Ron Frederick, PhD

The work of AEDP requires that we, as clinicians, have a deep understanding of how our own early attachment experiences may play a role in our work with clients.  In this AEDP Master Class with Dr. Ron Frederick, we will explore how we can more reliably identify and make use of our own felt experience to affect growth, healing, and change with our clients.  Through lecture, videotape clinical material, and individual supervision in a group context, you will have the opportunity and space to sensitize yourself to and learn how to make optimal use of your feelings while increasing your capacity for emotional presence and relational work.  We will pay special attention to identifying out attachment related experience, increasing our ability to manage emotional reactions and triggers, navigate and make sense of challenging moments in treatment, and maintain an open, grounded presence.  In addition, we will explore ways in which we can bring our authentic selves more fully into the therapeutic encounter that can enliven, deepen, and accelerate the process.  You will leave this master class with an expanded repertoire of tools to transform both your life and clinical work. 

Four participants will have the opportunity for consultation of their video work with clients in which they are struggling, stuck, or feeling challenged in some way. 

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed psychologist whose career has focused on the transforming power of emotional and relational experience.  He is a Founding and Senior Faculty member of the AEDP Institute, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, CA, and author of the award-winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009). Extensively trained by Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, he has been practicing and teaching AEDP for over twenty years and is actively involved in the training and supervision of psychotherapists internationally.  In addition, Dr. Frederick is a certified EMDR consultant.  Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick regularly leads workshops at the Cape Cod Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Esalen Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, CA, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  He is currently working on his second book, Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2018). 

Please note: In order to protect client confidentiality, registration for this workshop is limited to practitioners who have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a mental health practitioner, or who are enrolled in formal training  to work in the field.

6 CEUs are available and are included with registration fee.

 

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Ron Frederick, Phd Neuroplasticity in Action

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Rewiring Internal Working Models of Attachment

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, Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is ideally suited to unlocking and reworking internal working models of attachment.  This workshop will focus on both the theory and technique of AEDP making extensive use of videotaped clinical material.

By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the clinical implications of affective neuroscience and attachment studies.
  • Understand and demonstrate how the emotional engagement of the therapist can be  used to promote a corrective relational experience.
  • Demonstrate interventions to melt defenses, reduce and transform anxiety, and facilitate emotional healing.
  • Help your clients break free from old patterns and realize a broader range of personal and relational possibilities.

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed psychologist whose career has focused on the transforming power of emotional and relational experience.  He is a Founding and Senior Faculty member of the AEDP Institute, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, CA, and author of the award-winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009). Extensively trained by Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, he has been practicing and teaching AEDP for over twenty years and is actively involved in the training and supervision of psychotherapists internationally.  In addition, Dr. Frederick is a certified EMDR consultant.  Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick regularly leads workshops at the Cape Cod Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Esalen Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, CA, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  He is currently working on his second book, Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2018). 

Please note: In order to protect client confidentiality, registration for this workshop is limited to practitioners who have the training and educational qualifications to legally practice as a mental health practitioner, or who are enrolled in formal training  to work in the field.

6.5 CEUs are available and are included with registration fee. 

 

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Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Portland AEDP Quarterly Salon

What is a Salon?

It is a gathering of our community for a learning opportunity as well as a chance to get to know one another.

Salons in AEDP can take a number of formats, but in our initial meetings we envision spending the first hour showing clinical video and then discussing that video. As our group evolves and gains experience, we may eventually be able to incorporate more of a peer supervision experience, but for now we will only be showing tape of faculty or very experienced AEDP clinicians. 

The cost is $10.   Date & Location TBD, check back for details

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