AEDP Institute

About AEDP

There is no better way to capture the ethos of AEDP than to say this: we try to help our patients and ourselves become stronger at the broken places. By working with trauma, loss, and painful consequences, we discover places that have always been strong, places that were never broken.


Our Mission

The AEDP Institute is devoted to providing a forum for an emergent community of clinicians. We seek to co-create environments — clinical, intellectual, collegial — of shared values. We seek to make ours a community of safety and security from which boundless exploration takes place.


Get Connected!

It’s easy to join the AEDP Institute community — a vibrant and diverse group of therapists with a variety of backgrounds, clinical experiences and professional training who all share a common enthusiasm for AEDP and a deep commitment to healing and transformational change.


The Essence of AEDP


AEDP training utilizes a three-pronged method to engage both left and right brain, as well as mind and heart, in your learning of AEDP. Our courses have opportunities for (i) didactic presentations, (ii) teaching from clinical videotapes and (iii) experiential exercises, with the proportion of time spent in each varying based on the course material and learning objectives. Clinicians emerge from AEDP training and supervision with a theoretical understanding of AEDP’s healing-oriented transformational theory, a felt sense of how AEDP is practiced, and, over time, a large repertoire of specific skills for the embodied clinical practice of AEDP.



Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy is a comprehensive, integrative theoretical and clinical model. It is rigorous, unique, and effective. To be eligible for AEDP Certification, clinicians must demonstrate mastery of the theoretical model, proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall understanding and commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. The clinician can apply for certification at the recommendation of his or her AEDP supervisor.


Upcoming Events

Dec 4, 2015 – Dec 5, 2015 – Shanghai, P.R.C.
Shanghai Master Class • AEDP on How to Work with Defenses & Anxiety
H. Jacquie Perman, PhD

Jan 23, 2016 – Denver, Colorado
The Nuts and Bolts of AEDP What do I Say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do?
Natasha Prenn, LCSW

Feb 5, 2016 – Lexington, MA
The Alchemy of Authenticity: Transforming Hostility and Avoidance with AEDP
Benjamin Lipton

AEDP Around the World

Each point on the map marks a place where we’ve held AEDP training for therapists. View all upcoming events and presentations.

Events By Region >> US & Canada, East • US & Canada, West •
US & Canada, Central • Asia • Europe • Latin America • Middle East

Connect with an AEDP Representative in a region near you

AEDP in the Press

Check out the recent New York Times piece by AEDP Institute Certified Supervisor Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW. Clearly it’s touched a chord in the hearts and minds of the public; it’s been read by over 100,000 people!