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.