Spring 2018 - Training Series

Neuroplasticity in Action:  Rewiring Internal Working Models of Attachment

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Ronald J. Frederick, PHD

Saturday, April 28, 2018- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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:

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).  


Mastery Class and Supervision Workshop

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

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.  

This is an advanced training event for those who have attended the AEDP Immersion or Essential Skills courses. The group is limited to 25 and there will be the opportunity for a few participants (3-4) to show tape of their work and receive feedback from Ron Frederick. Participants should bring video of work with clients in which they are struggling, stuck, or feeling challenged in some way.  Equally welcome is a tape that shows work you are very proud of and want to understand more deeply. A strong emphasis will be placed on creating safety and an open-hearted atmosphere as we all share transformance strivings, of both our clients and ourselves.


Note: If you are new to AEDP we recommend attending the following introductory workshop on the evening of April 27/18. You may also attend the evening on it's own. 

Healing Attachment Wounds: Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) 

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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KAREN KRANZ, PhD, R. Psych

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) engages clients in the process of healing from the first moment of therapy. AEDP focuses on somatic experience, emotion and the therapy relationship to melt defences, process emotion that is frozen and awaken innate healing energy. Karen will present the four-state model of change and the very unique elements that AEDP brings that accelerate healing. Videotape of a therapy session will demonstrate how Karen applies AEDP with a client to help him move from a distant and defended stance to softening and the release of emotion. You will leave this two-hour workshop with some practical and powerful skills for your work as a therapist. For more information on AEDP see www.aedpinstitute.org

Presenter:

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 assisted and taught in Immersion, Essentials Skills (ES1) and Advanced Skills (ES2) courses nationally and internationally, as well as given workshops in the US and Europe. Her most recent paper is “Making AEDP supervision relational and experiential: Cultivating receptive affective capacity in supervisee and client.”


AEDP: An Overview from the Ground Up

Friday, February 2, 2018

        Richard Harrison, PhD   Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor  Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor

      Richard Harrison, PhD

Certified AEDP Therapist & Supervisor

Certified EFT Therapist & Supervisor

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 and 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 freely and fully.
 
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

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 their personal and professional lives.


FALL TRAINING SESSIONS - 2017

Experience of Awe in Psychotherapy: Working with Spirituality in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and

Introduction to AEDP + Master Class

September 8 -10, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

        Dr Danny Yeung, MD

      Dr Danny Yeung, MD

In this workshop, presenter Danny Yeung, MD, will demonstrate how, in AEDP, awe and spiritual experience can emerge as part of the healing process. Through lecture and video illustrations of clinical sessions, Dr. Yeung will provide a theoretical framework of AEDP and the essential skills required to accompany the client through the transformational process, where regulated by the emotional presence of a caring and empathic therapist, the patient emerges from the experience with a sense of relief, lightness and hope. 

Dr. Yeung will pay particular attention to the Third and Fourth States of the model. The Third State, focusing on the experience of transformation includes the emotional pain of mourning-the-self, the emergence of healing affects, and a new understanding of Self and other.  State Four, Core State, the grand finale of an AEDP session, follows on the heels of the third state transformation. Phenomenologically akin to an aesthetic experience, core state is marked by emotional serenity, wisdom, the sense of things being ‘right’ and the truth sense. Enriched with mental clarity and coherence, experiencing core state is, in turn, another golden opportunity for the patient to create a new, adaptive and transcending autobiographical narrative.

Dr. Yeung will also be addressing the application AEDP to Asian cultures from his extensive work and experience in expanding AEDP to therapists in Shanghai & Hong Kong China.

Workshop Outline:

Participants will learn about:

  1. The Frame: An overview of theory and practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  2. The Tree: The rich and complex theoretical roots of AEDP including attachment theory, emotions theory and neuroscience.
  3. The Drive: Transformance as the overarching drive for healing and transformation in AEDP
  4. The Map: Phenomenology of four states and three state transformations of AEDP.
  5. The Set: An overview of the set of essential skills for AEDP with focus on the horizontal and vertical interventions
  6. Moment-to-moment AEDP work as illustrated through video of an actual clinical treatment with emergence of the phenomenology of awe and spirituality.

Learning Objectives:

  1. After the workshop, participants will be able to:
  2. Have a deeper understanding of how to apply the AEDP model in therapy. 
  3. Track moment-to-moment the 4 States and 3 States Transformation
  4. Track moment-to-moment the Triangle of Experience
  5. Harness the healing power of aesthetic / spiritual experience in psychotherapy

Presenter Bio:

Danny Yeung MD CCFP CGPP FCFP, Chair of International Development and Senior Faculty of the AEDP Institute, is a trainer and supervisor of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) for post-graduate mental health professionals in Hong Kong, China, and Canada. 

An Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Danny also serves as a Consultant Physician / Psychotherapist of Assertive Community Treatment Team and Mental Health Court Support Program for the Department of Psychiatry of Mount Sinai Hospital. His unique contribution as a family doctor and a psychotherapist in the ACT Team, unparalleled globally, was instrumental in helping his team to win the American Psychiatric Foundation Advancing Minority Mental Health Award in 2007 and the Leading Practices Award presented by Ontario Hospital Association in 2007. He was also personally honoured with the Joel Sadavoy Community Mental Health Award for 2011, Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada for 2012 and Peter R. Newman Humanitarian Award for 2013.

Danny is the lead author of Rainbow After: Psychological Trauma and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, arguably one of the original trauma treatment manual published in Chinese. Together with Dr. Diana Fosha, he also coauthored a chapter in the Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration, published by American Psychological Association and the entry for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy in The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Danny has trained and supervised, since 2005, over 300 mental health clinicians,  including social workers, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Hong Kong in AEDP. He founded the AEDP Training Program in Hong Kong, fostered the birth of the AEDP Supervisors in Hong Kong. He is the co-founder of the AEDP Training Program in mainland China with Dr. Diana Fosha and Dr. Jacquie H. Perman.


Note: If you are new to AEDP we recommend attending the following introductory workshop on the evening of Sept 8/17. You may also attend the evening on it's own. 

Healing Attachment Wounds: Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

      Dale Trimble, MA, RCC

    Dale Trimble, MA, RCC

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) engages clients in the process of healing from the first moment of therapy. AEDP focuses on somatic experience, emotion and the therapy relationship to melt defences, process emotion that is frozen and awaken innate healing energy. Dale will present the four-state model of change and the very unique elements that AEDP brings that accelerate healing. Videotape of a therapy session will demonstrate how Dale applies AEDP with a client to help him move from a distant and defended stance to softening and the release of emotion. You will leave this two-hour workshop with some practical and powerful skills for your work as a therapist. For more information on AEDP see www.aedpinstitute.org . 

Presenter Bio

Dale Trimble received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977.  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.  Dale travels throughout North America teaching as a faculty member with the AEDP Institute. 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.


Master Class and Supervision Workshop

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00 pm

This is an advanced training event for those who have attended the AEDP Immersion or Essential Skills courses. The group is limited to 25 and there will be the opportunity for a few participants (3-4) to show tape of their work and receive feedback from Danny Yeung and Dale Trimble. Your tapes do not need to have State 3 & 4 work as a focus. They can be of a client you are struggling with how to engage more deeply. Equally welcome is a tape that shows work you are very proud of and want to understand more deeply. A strong emphasis will be placed on creating safety and an open-hearted atmosphere as we all share transformance strivings, of both our clients and ourselves.