Getting to the Heart of Change
Fostering Attachment Security Through AEDP:
Within and Beyond the Therapy Relationship
"I feel inspired by Richard's skillful and sophisticated blending of teaching, case material, and experiential exercise, demonstrating and bringing to life key AEDP concepts. The 'learner in me' feels anchored by his solid and orienting organizational framework, and gratitude for the learning path he provided.” — Registered Psychologist, Vancouver, BC
A Two Day workshop
September 26th & 27th, 2019
9am - 5pm (Both days)
The Holiday Inn ~ 5th Floor Cypress Room
711 West Broadway
Are you seeking to help your clients come into deeper and more authentic connection with self and others?This workshop features extensive use of video from actual therapy sessions. We will view excerpts that span the course of treatment with clients who present with various attachment strategies, and track their change processes over time. Richard will teach and demonstrate specific interventions that help clients relinquish anxious and avoidant strategies and revise inner working models.
Participants will learn and practice effective skills to deepen the therapy bond and facilitate new experiences of emotion in connection. Together, we will explore powerful AEDP change mechanisms that foster a sense of felt security that clients take with them into their lives!
The workshop is well suited to therapists who are new to AEDP as well as people more experienced in the model who want to further enrich and refine their practice.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and understand anxious
and avoidant attachment strategies;
and respond to these in ways that
foster earned security.
- Leverage the healing potential of
the therapeutic relationship
through explicit relational
- Facilitate and deepen emotional
- Use judicious self-disclosure to
co-regulate anxiety, detoxify
shame, and enhance corrective
- Expand, enrich, and consolidate
moments of change for the better
processing, thereby augmenting
The workshop incorporates:
- Engaging lecture and interactive
- Video examples of AEDP therapy
sessions with clients with different
- Small group experiential activities
(Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy)
AEDP is an experiential therapy that harnesses the power of emotion and attachment to foster growth and catalyze change. This integrative treatment model translates research findings from attachment science, developmental studies, interpersonal neurobiology, and emotion theory into practical clinical interventions.
AEDP is particularly helpful to therapists who want to slow down, expand, and deepen emotional experience and facilitate healing through connection
Richard Harrison, Ph.D
Registered Psychologist (#1855)
Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor
Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor
Richard Harrison is a Registered Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, educator, and group facilitator. He was trained and supervised in AEDP by Dr. Diana Fosha, founder of the model, and he has taught with her at international trainings. Richard is known for his warmth, clarity, and engaging style as a presenter. He 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, therapist self-care, and supervision in professional journals. Richard genuinely delights in helping people grow and thrive in their personal and professional lives.
More testimonials about Richard's workshops from previous participants:
“The material really came alive! I appreciated the level of sophistication. Richard responded to people’s questions and comments as caring and conscientiously as he responds to his clients. Very inspiring.”
“Richard’s clear and engaging manner of presenting and his authenticity were strengths in the workshop. The information was broken down into understandable and digestible pieces. The handouts are very helpful. I really appreciate Richard’s expression and sharing of his emotions and experience. Such a fantastic workshop!
“Richard is delightful. The video clips and experiential aspects of the workshop were so incredibly helpful.”
“Thank you so much for your authenticity; it empowers me to lean into my authentic self in the counselling room.”
Please note: In order to protect client confidentiality, registration for this workshop is limited to people 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.
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.
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 Canada & the United States
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