AEDP Institute

AEDP Courses

Healing-Oriented Clinical Practice Rooted in Cutting Edge Transformational Theory

AEDP trainings use a three-pronged method to engage both the left and right brains. Courses [and supervision]* include:

  • didactic presentations,
  • clinical videotapes: actual patient sessions with AEDP faculty/supervisors, and
  • experiential exercises.

Clinicians training in AEDP emerge from courses [and supervision]* with an understanding of AEDP’s healing-oriented transformational theory, a felt sense of how AEDP is practiced, and over time, a repertoire of specific skills for the embodied practice of AEDP.

Is there a recommended sequence for AEDP training courses?

The Immersion course is generally the best place to start. From there, Essential Skills will give you a very practical foundation for and understanding of AEDP, with ample opportunity for experiential practice. Clinical supervision is next and there are different ways to pursue it. Core Training is available for those who want to progress to more intensive ongoing group supervision. And once you’ve completed Immersion, you can consider individual or small-group supervision with one of our AEDP supervisors. If you’re interested in AEDP Certification, you must demonstrate mastery of the AEDP theoretical model, proficiency in applying AEDP interventions to diverse clinical populations, and an overall understanding and commitment to the AEDP mission, ethos and values. Check out our Certification Guidelines page to learn what it takes.

To learn more about each type of course, its structure and faculty, click on the offerings below.

AEDP Immersion Courses

The AEDP Immersion Course is intended for clinicians interested in AEDP as a healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model, in its transformational theory and phenomenology, and in exploring AEDP’s unique contributions to the treatment of attachment trauma. We also seek to undo the clinician’s aloneness by working to foster a vibrant community of like-minded and like-hearted others.   >>>

AEDP Skills Courses

With AEDP Essential and Advanced Skills courses, our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, skill sets both concrete and specific. Skill sets will be introduced, explained, illustrated and practiced each segment so that participants gain understanding and a felt sense of how to practice AEDP. The basic skill sets necessary to practice AEDP will be introduced each weekend with theoretical foundations, videotapes, and group experiential exercises. >>>

Core Training Groups

Deep transformations occur in the context of safe, supportive and positive relationships. With that in mind, AEDP Core Training is limited to 10 participants, offering a quintessential learning opportunity among inspiring, motivated colleagues. Each weekend includes didactic and video presentation by the leading faculty member, followed by one hour for each participant to present tape of their own work and get both faculty supervision and supportive feedback from the group. It’s a powerful way to integrate AEDP theory into your clinical acumen.   >>>


Supervision can be done either in person if geographically viable, or by telephone or videoconference, if long distance. In the latter, the supervisee sends the supervisor a copy of the audio-visually recorded clinical material in advance of the scheduled supervision time. Then, at the agreed upon time of the supervision session, supervisor and supervisee speak by phone or videoconference, with each of them simultaneously watching videotaped segments from the clinical material.   >>>


San Francisco Bay Area, CA
November 2017

Metro NYC (Rye), NY
March 2018



ES1 Retreat Style Course
Vancouver, BC • 2017

ES1 Retreat Course
Denver, CO • 2017/2018

ES1 Retreat Course
NYC • 2017/2018

ES1 Retreat Style Course
San Francisco Bay Area, CA • 2018

Advanced Essential Skills (ES2)
NYC • 2017/2018  

ES1 Retreat Style Course
Parma, Italy • 2017/2018

(Fall Essential Skills Training)

Shanghai, China • 2017/2018