AEDP heals trauma and helps to undo aloneness by championing the innate healing capacity of neuroplasticity in a safe, attached therapeutic relationship.  

Through minute-to-minute, in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, AEDP clinicians help clients recover their sense of core self and experience increased resilience and a renewed zest for life.


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AEDP: AN OVERVIEW from the Ground Up



February 2, 2018 - 9am - 5pm

At the Park Inn & Suites: 898 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Presenter:  Dr. Richard Harrison

This 1-day workshop is designed for clinicians who are new to AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), as well as people who have trained in the model and want to refresh and enhance their skills and understanding.  Richard will distill and clarify key concepts and interventions at the heart of this intuitively appealing yet complex and powerful way of working.  Together we will explore an discover how:

  • dyadic regulation of affect
  • experiential/somatic work
  • processing core adaptive emotions to completion

all within the safety of the therapy relationship, unleash a transformational spiral of accelerated healing and quantum change.  This deep process enhances our clients’ sense of connection with self and others, heals attachment wounds, and empowers people to live more feely and fully.

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The workshop incorporates:

  • Engaging lecture and interactive discussion
  • Video examples of AEDP therapy sessions with clients with different attachment presentations
  • Small group experiential activities 

Learning Goals and Objectives

Participants will:

1.  Gain a clear overview of the theory, maps, and therapist stance that undergird and guide AEDP practice and the transformational process.

2.  Discover the healing power of explicit relational interventions

3.  Understand AEDP’s Triangle of Experience and how it informs important clinical choice points.

4.  Learn powerful new ways to facilitate, deepen, and strengthen change for the better through meta-therapeutic processing

5.  Practice key intervention skills


   DR. RICHARD HARRISON Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor  


Certified AEDP Therapist and Supervisor

Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor


About Richard

Richard Harrison is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years experience as a clinician, educator, and group facilitator.  He is known for his clarity, openness, and engaging style as a presenter.  Richard teaches and supervises graduate students in Counselling Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and maintains a full clinical caseload with individuals and couples at the Vancouver Couple & Family Institute.  He has authored publications on psychotherapy, supervision, and therapist self-care in professional journals.  Richard was trained and supervised in AEDP by Dr. Diana Fosha, founder of the model.  he genuinely delights in helping people grow and thrive in there personal and professional lives.

About AEDP

AEDP is a healing-oriented, experiential therapy that harnesses the power of emotion and attachment to accelerate change.  This integrate treatment model is informed by affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, developmental studies, emotion theory, somatic therapies, and transformational studies.  AEDP teaches us how to skillfully apply this knowledge in our clinical practice, through specific, effective interventions.  AEDP provides a rich complement to EFT and is particulate helpful to therapists who want to slow down, deepen, and expand emotional experience within and between partners.



Neuroplasticity in Action:

Rewiring Internal Working Models of Attachment


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Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

April 28,2018

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: 

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


Presenter Bio:

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).  



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OUR PURPOSE AND VISION is to provide enriching learning opportunities in the context of deepening affiliations with our colleagues. We want to share our enthusiasm for AEDP, helping it to be more widely known for the healing oriented, powerful, and effective model that it is. With dialogue and support from Diana Fosha founder of the AEDP Institute in New York, AEDP Cascadia was formed to provide the following:

  • A forum for developing and strengthening our AEDP Community
  • A base of support to host AEDP faculty from around the country
  • Ongoing training and development for AEDP practitioners
  • A way to introduce AEDP to other psychotherapists
  • Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Clinical Counsellors