AEDP Cascadia SALONS are held three times at year. You are welcome to attend if you have attended many AEDP trainings, only a few or are brand new. We are confident that you will find something of value in the presentations and will enjoy our warm and vibrant community. 

The AEDP approach is inspiring and affirming in the way it honours our relationship to our clients in the moment and engages the positive "transformance strivings" that are always available. AEDP is deceptively simple and can be challenging to integrate. The "Salon" is intended to provide a supportive community as we develop our skills. Topics may be as far ranging as responding to defenses, knowing where you are in the process of therapy or sharing the impact of working as an AEDP therapist on ourselves, and especially just being together to share the journey.


Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: 304- 1055 W Broadway, vancouver, BC


dale trimble, MA, RCC

AEDP: nine change mechanisms


 Sunday, november 18, 2018

Christian Monks, RCC

Christian Monks, RCC

Dancing with Defences Dyadically

Christian is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Vancouver. He began training in AEDP in 2014 and is drawn to its ability to bring about progressive transformational experiences for client and therapist alike. As a long time meditation practioner, Christian is struck by the similarity of working with one’s mind and the AEDP therapeutic stance of being open, curious and accepting one moment to the next.

Christian will present a clip of a client video session that struggles with perfectionism and a critical mind. These defences adversely impact her relationships and her ability to enjoy life. Her internal working model is when she needs help that she is weak as that was what was communicated to her while growing up; so she struggles with taking in with the therapist’s care. To better understand the session and the AEDP approach, Christian will begin the presentation by briefly outlining the Triangle of Experience and list some common defences before detailing some of the therapeutic interventions used in session, which include moment to moment tracking, affective self-disclosure, parts work and a portrayal. Christian will welcome group discussion and reflections on his work.

 Sunday, June 3, 2018


One of our AEDP certified clinicians will show a videotaped session of a client who presents with depression and an insecure ambivalent attachment style rooted in historical childhood trauma. The clinical case will explore working on the edge of pathogenic affect. Portions of the session will be interspersed with group discussion and reflection. 

 SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018


Goretti Faria, MSW, RCSW, CCC

Goretti is a Registered Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Fort Langley, BC.  After beginning her AEDP studies in 2014 Goretti has experienced the personal and professional transformative power of the model.  She has been deeply appreciative of her clients’ trust in the safety and efficacy of the collaborative process which, simultaneously, has inspired her to be brave in accompanying her clients through the co-created and mutually transformative journey.  

In this presentation, Goretti will show a video taped session with a 35 year old woman with a long history of emotional neglect and deprivation who, consequently, struggles with shame, avoidance, and difficulty letting in love and care (receptive affective capacity).  Goretti will focus on the importance of the relational aspect of the model and the therapist’s use of self in managing anxiety and the co-engendering of secure attachment and positive valuation of the self.  She will review the various triangles used in AEDP to illustrate the synergistic interaction of emotions, attachment, and transformation both intra-psychically and inter-personally, as they appear in this piece of work.  She will invite group reflection, discussion, and access to transformance strivings in ourselves as we witness those of this courageous client.  


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dr. Douglas Ozier

Dr. Douglas Ozier

Dr. Douglas Ozier is a registered psychologist who works in full time private practice in Vancouver. He has been studying AEDP since 2011 and finds that it offers him a rich therapeutic home.  In this salon Douglas will show video from a session with a 30-year-old male client who presents with issues of anxiety, interpersonal avoidance, and chronic procrastination. Douglas will briefly review the AEDP 4 state model.  He will then show portions of the session, inviting the group to offer responses and to collaboratively reflect on the client’s movement through the four states.