IMMERSION COURSE

March 10 - 14, 2020

Sponsored by the AEDP Institute

Presented by: Jennifer Edlin, MFT and Karen Kranz PhD, RPsych

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Karen Kranz, PhD, RPsych

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Jennifer Edlin, MFT


AEDP [Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy] Immersion is required for certification in AEDP and is the recommended first course for licensed therapists who are seeking to learn more about AEDP whether or not they intend to become AEDP Certified.

The AEDP Immersion course is intended for clinicians interested in this healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model – both its theory and phenomenology – and in exploring AEDP’s unique contributions to the treatment of attachment trauma.

In the Immersion course we also seek to undo clinicians’ aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded, 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, and who also each bring their own very special expertise, interest and experiences. In this way, Immersion is not only exciting and enlivening for its participants, but AEDP itself continues to be enriched and enhanced by being in communication with many deep sources of knowledge and wisdom.

AEDP Immersion: Theoretical Framework, Clinical Teaching from Videotapes, Experiential Exercises

The AEDP Immersion course will teach you how to work at the edge of transformational experience and how to use somatic-affective transformational markers to guide interventions. You will learn how to use AEDP’s rigorous transformational phenomenology to closely track clinical processes. Extensive use of clinical videotapes will demonstrate hallmark AEDP techniques such as:

  • dyadic affect regulation;

  • experiential work with attachment experience;

  • working with receptive affective experience, such as feeling felt, feeling seen, and feeling cared for;

  • processing emotion through to a transformational shift; and

  • the metaprocessing of transformational experience.

Click here to learn more about the AEDP Immersion course


PREVIOUS COURSES in Vancouver:


AEDP for Couples Hybrid Essential Skills Course 2019

WITH DAVID MARS, PHD AND KAREN PANDO-MARS

DAVID MARS

DAVID MARS

KAREN PANDO-MARS

KAREN PANDO-MARS

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Saturday, June 22, 2019


Core Training – Vancouver 2019

Core Training provides a rich learning environment for participants who wish to deepen their work in learning the theory and practice of AEDP. Each participant will show video of their client sessions to a small group of inspired and motivated colleagues.

The group will be made up of the helm person and AEDP Faculty member Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych. who will attend all 5 weekends. Karen will be teaching and showing video two of the 5 weekends. Guest faculty, Yuko Hanakawa, Ph.D., Kari Gleiser, Ph.D., and Ron Frederick, Ph.D., will teach and provide supervision one weekend each respectively.

People interested in participating must have video to show for each weekend. Showing video can feel both vulnerable and challenging. Just as deep and positive transformations occur in the context of safe, supportive and positive therapeutic relationships, we intend to create a supportive and emotionally safe environment where therapist-at-best is in the room. Participants are encouraged to cultivate their receptive affective capacity and their reflective self function so that feedback that highlights strengths as well as growing edges can be integrated.

Engaging in a shared, collaborative supervision experience, participants will have the distinct privilege of multiple pairs of eyes and ears, multiple hearts and minds to help with their work. Through watching the work of others, participants see many different styles of working, different voices and talents, and are encouraged to explore and expand their own way of working.

Each weekend begins with a two-hour didactic presentation by the weekend’s leading faculty member. This is 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.

Dates and Course Location:

Dates for 5 weekends
(Saturday and Sunday)

Weekend 1: January 19 and 20, 2019
Presented by: Yuko Hanakawa

Weekend 2: February 23 and 24, 2019
Presented by: Karen Kranz, PhD

Weekend 3: April 13 and 14 2019
Presented by: Kari Gleiser 

Weekend 4: May 11 and 12, 2019
Presented By: Ron Frederick, PhD

Weekend 5: June 15 and 16, 2019
Presented by: Karen Kranz, Phd

Location
604 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC

Meet the Trainers:

Yuko Hanakawa, PhD

Yuko Hanakawa, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York City. She was "raised" by AEDP from the very beginning of her career. While a doctoral student at Adelphi University, she met Diana Fosha who was a faculty member. Dr. Hanakawa has been captivated by the unfolding process of healing and growth that AEDP powerfully facilitates ever since.

Dr. Hanakawa has been particularly interested in the body-mind connection, memory reconsolidation, and the role of positive emotions in the process of transformation. Her paper, "Receiving Loving Gratitude: How a Therapist's Mindful Embrace of a Patient's Gratitude Facilitates Transformance," was published in the AEDP Transformance Journal, in 2011.  In addition to being trained by Dr. Fosha, she was in small group supervision with Dr. Jenna Osiason, and individual supervision with Dr. SueAnne Piliero.

Dr. Hanakawa feels passionate about cultivating ethnic/racial diversity in the AEDP community and serves as a co-chair of the Diversity Committee. She is also a member of the International Community Development committee, and has been creating AEDP communities among Japanese therapists in NYC and Japan. Along with Dr. Shigeru Iwakabe, she oversaw the Japanese translation of "The Transforming Power of Affect" by Dr. Fosha (2017); she also contributed a chapter to this book which focused on a clinical case conducted in Japanese.

Dr. Hanakawa was a faculty member at St. Luke’s Hospital where she directed the externship program, and taught and supervised staff and trainees. She maintains a private practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, offering in-person and on-line therapy and supervision. Additionally, she is certified in Neurofeedback and Hypnotherapy.  Dr. Hanakawa has presented locally and internationally and has supervised experiential groups in the AEDP Immersion and Essential Skills.

Karen Kranz, PhD, R. Psych.  

Dr. Kranz 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 in Immersion Courses, Essentials Skills (ES1), Advanced Skills (ES2), and Core Training. Her most recent paper “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client” is published in the AEDP Journal Transformance.

Kari Gleiser, PhD

Kari Gleiser, PhD, completed her doctoral work at Boston University and her internship through Dartmouth Medical School with a focus on trauma and PTSD. In her practice, she specializes in applying AEDP to the treatment of complex trauma, dissociative disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Gleiser is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover, New Hampshire, a trauma center dedicated to multi-modal healing of mind, body and spirit. She has served a term on the board of directors of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD), where she chaired a committee on education and outreach. In collaboration with Jerry Lamagna, Dr. Gleiser has developed an “intra-relational” model of therapy, which imports AEDP’s relational and experiential interventions to patients’ internal systems of dissociated self-states. Dr. Gleiser has written several clinical papers and book chapters and has presented on applying AEDP to treat dissociative disorders at various international conferences.

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD

Ronald J. Frederick, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Los Angeles, California and author of the award winning book Living Like You Mean It (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and the forthcoming book Loving Like You Mean It (Central Recovery Press, 2019). Since 1994, Dr. Frederick has been training in, practicing, and teaching AEDP, and has received extensive training and supervision from Dr. Fosha. Past experience includes fourteen years as a Clinical Supervisor at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Park House Day Treatment Program, a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology and HIV in the AIDS Center Program at Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, where he later worked as a staff psychologist, and a year-long training rotation in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC.  Dr. Frederick supervises trainees in AEDP, and has co-facilitated, with Dr. Fosha, AEDP Immersion Courses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Big Sur, and San Diego. Noted for his warmth, humor, and engaging presentation style, Dr. Frederick is a popular speaker and trainer for both general and professional audiences worldwide. He regularly leads workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center, and the Cape Cod Institute, has provided professional trainings for the Lifespan Learning Institute, Professional Psych Seminars (PPS), and Premier Education Solutions (PESI), and frequently speaks to national, state, and local organizations.  Dr. Frederick now teaches and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) Retreat Style 2018

held in Vancouver, BC and Denver, CO

 

In AEDP, we pride ourselves in how thoroughly and deeply we seek to both (i) undo aloneness and (ii) engage in rigorous clinical teaching with skilled accompaniment. We are proud to say that our ES courses feature a high number of highly skilled assistants – and this course is no different.

AEDP Advanced Skills is for practitioners who have completed both Immersion and AEDP Essential Skills (ES1).  Practical in its orientation, this course focuses on helping you both (i) learn new advanced AEDP skills, and (ii) cultivate and fine-tune the AEDP skills you already have. In both left-brained and right-brained ways, we aim to teach you specific interventions and techniques that are concrete and specific that will help you with your more challenging clients. While reviewing and deepening your AEDP essential skills throughout, the Advanced Training will teach the different advanced skill sets necessary to the in-depth practice of AEDP, with theoretical foundations and clinical videotapes, as well as with group experiential exercises.

 

How-To, Videotapes and Experiential Learning

The AEDP Advanced Skills (ES2) course aims to help you to really “work it,” AEDP style, while troubleshooting what stands in the way of your doing so. This course focuses on learning new advanced skills and reviewing, deepening and improving basic AEDP skills. You will develop more of a felt sense of how to entrain the quintessentially AEDP practice of “stay with it and stay with me” and how to keep the transformational process unfolding in all states. Experienced AEDP practitioners will closely assist with the experiential practices.

This course is for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors – Intermediate and Advanced Level AEDPers who have completed Immersion and ES1 or equivalent.

 

Week One
helmed by Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
with guest presenter David Mars, PhD

Day 1: “Oh, won’t you stay just a little bit longer.”  Scaffolding and fine-tuning the experiential interventions of interpersonal and intrapsychic work.

Day 2: “What feeling?”  Working with patients who don’t easily take to AEDP: advanced defense work Part 1: Building self and self compassion.

Day 3:  Advanced Defense Work Part 2:  When Defenses don’t melt and can’t easily be bypassed.

Day 4: Pathogenic Affects:  Working with shame and guilt in AEDP.

Day 5:   It feels good like I know it should:  Increasing receptive affective capacities aka “taking it in.”

Week Two
helmed by Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
plus guest presentations to be announced

Day 1:  Attunement, Co-regulation, and “Fierce Love”: 3 Essential Skills in Healing Attachment Trauma and transforming the Self.

Day 2:  Just portrayals:  an emotion processing option.

Day 3:  When positive experiences trigger negative reactions.  Trauma, dissociation, ‘parts’ work; AEDP-IR.

Day 4:  Pathogenic/Maladaptive affects: exteneded State 1 work; use of self; top-down as well as bottom-up restructuring strategies.

Day 5:   Advanced Metaprocessing:  Memory reconsolidation at work.

 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to accurately moment-to-moment track and differentiate different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process.

  • Describe different attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style.

  • Apply various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy.

  • Select ways to access core affective experiences.

  • Utilize the healing potential of innate transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing.

  • Explain parts/multiplicity with clients.

  • Detect when affective experience is genuine versus defensive.

  • Identify and formulate mourning the self in sessions.

  • Arrange appropriate self-disclosure with clients to create safety and attachment security.

 

Course Dates, Times and Location:

Locations

Week 1:
Friday, July, 6 –  Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT – Helm
Guest Faculty: TBA

Location:
Vancouver YWCA
535 Hornby St. Fourth Floor
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8

Week 2:
Friday, November 30 – Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT – Helm
Guest Faculty: TBA

Location:
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver – Cherry Creek
4150 E Kentucky Avenue
Glendale, CO 80246

Advanced Skills (ES2) Registrants can stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Denver-Cherry Creek at a discounted rate.
To reserve a room, please click here.  

If you have any problems with your booking, please contact:
Mike Gerken
Events Meeting Manager
Hampton Inn and Suites Denver – Cherry Creek
303.692.1800
mike.gerken@hilton.com

Time

Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm

View Daily Agenda here

 

Meet the Presenters:

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Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West, Co-Director of the Center for Transformative Therapies in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. PandoMars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.

 

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David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

David Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.

 

Registration

Fee:
$3,200 – Online registration, one payment in full
$3,250 – Payment plan with $500 online deposit due at registration
$3,150 – Members Only Online registration, one payment in full (must be logged in)
$3,200 – Members Payment plan with $500 deposit required at time of registration (must be logged in)

Become A Member Now!

There is no student rate as the course is intended for practicing clinicians who have completed their post-graduate professional training.

AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course. 

For more information and an application please go here.

 

COURSE QUESTIONS, REGISTRATION and PAYMENT PLANS CONTACT

AEDP Institute
Karen Newell
karen@rcassidy.com
866-992-9399 x 105

ADA ACCOMODATIONS:

Please contact our office 866-992-9399 if you have questions about disability access or accommodations.

Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 65 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee.

A link to your evaluation and certificate will be emailed to you a few days after the event’s completion

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists R.Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 65 CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  65 clock hours.

Social Workers R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 65 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NJ:  This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards – ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #1528 from 10/15/2017 to 10/15/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 65.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 65contact hours live.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141.  65 Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 65contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 65contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 65 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  65Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. 65 contact hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, click here.


Core Training 2018 – Vancouver, BC

Core Training provides a rich learning environment for participants who wish to deepen their work in learning the theory and practice of AEDP. Each participant will show video of their client sessions to a small group of inspired and motivated colleagues.

The group will be made up of the helm person and AEDP Faculty member Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych who will attend all 5 weekends. Karen will be teaching and showing video two of the 5 weekends. Maria Angelina, Ph.D., RCC, AEDP supervisor-in-training will also attend each weekend. As part of her training as an AEDP supervisor, Maria will be showing video, giving feedback to participants, and will meet with each participant for a 1-hour individual supervision session. Guest faculty, Dale Trimble, MA, RCC, Jennifer Edlin, MFT and David Mars, Ph.D., MFT will teach and provide supervision one weekend each respectively.

People interested in participating must have video to show for each weekend. Showing video can feel both vulnerable and challenging. Just as deep and positive transformations occur in the context of safe, supportive and positive therapeutic relationships, we intend to create a supportive and emotionally safe environment where therapist-at-best is in the room. Participants are encouraged to cultivate their receptive affective capacity and their reflective self function so that feedback that highlights strengths as well as growing edges can be integrated.

Engaging in a shared, collaborative supervision experience, participants will have the distinct privilege of multiple pairs of eyes and ears, multiple hearts and minds to help with their work. Through watching the work of others, participants see many different styles of working, different voices and talents, and are encouraged to explore and expand their own way of working.

Each weekend begins with a two-hour didactic presentation by the weekend’s leading faculty member. This is 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.


Dates and Course Location

Weekend 1: February 17 – 18, 2018
Faculty Teaching: Karen Kranz

Weekend 2: March 24 – 25, 2018
Faculty Teaching: Dale Trimble

Weekend 3: April 28 – 29, 2018
Faculty Teaching: Jenn Edlin

Weekend 4: June 9 – 10, 2018
Faculty Teaching: Karen Kranz

Weekend 5: July 7 – 8, 2018
Faculty Teaching: David Mars

Location:
TBD


Meet the Presenters: 

 

Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych.

Dr. Kranz 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 first 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."

Dr. Kranz has and continues to assist with Immersion, Essentials Skills (ES1) and Advanced Skills (ES2) nationally and internationally. Her most recent paper is “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.”


Dale Trimble, MA

Dale Trimble, MA

Dale Trimble, MA received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977. In 1981 Dale co-founded the first court ordered treatment program for men who assault their partners in the province of British Columbia. He was the lead author of the Canadian syllabus for CP 602 – The Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence for City University of Seattle, Vancouver, BC campus, where Dale has taught and supervised graduate students. Known as a Canadian expert on working with men, Dale has travelled throughout Canada providing training for therapists on compassionate ways of helping men change.

In 2003-04 Dale was the recipient of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession. Dale has a private practice in Vancouver, BC where he works with individuals and couples focusing on resolution of early childhood trauma, anxiety, interpersonal violence and depression. His background includes extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, EMDR and the clinical application of meditation and mindfulness practices to healing. When Dale first connected with AEDP in 2009 he knew that he had found his therapeutic home. Since then he has trained extensively in AEDP with Diana Fosha and Ben Lipton.


Jennifer Edlin, MFT

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.


David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

David Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.


Course Fee and Registration

10 participants maximum

$3,200.00 full fee
$3,250.00 Payment Plan ($500 deposit required at registration)

A commitment to the course in its entirety is required. View our cancellation/refund policy.

Application and Registration Process:

Step 1: Please download (below) and complete your application then email your completed application (and any questions you might have along the way) to Karen Kranz: drkarenkranz@gmail.com.

REGISTER AT:  https://www.aedpinstitute.org/training/core-training-2018-vancouver-bc/

Step 2: Dr. Kranz will review your application and be in touch with next steps

Step 3: If your application is accepted, Dr. Kranz will let you know and the Institute will be in touch with you regarding registration and payment

If you need assistance with setting up video and consent forms please contact Maria drmariaangelina@gmail.com