AEDP Institute

AEDP Regional Representatives

AEDP is an approach that highly values human connection and as such, believes in the importance of fostering community among clinicians as well. With more and more psychotherapists from the United States and around the world expressing an interest in learning it, the AEDP Institute has encouraged well trained AEDP clinicians to form sustainable, regional AEDP communities through which learning, professional enrichment, social support and networking can take place.

The regional groups listed below constitute a grass roots effort to build a theoretical and collegial “secure base” for enriching trainee’s learning of AEDP and in supporting them in the often challenging work of facilitating change.

United States and Canada

Albuquerque/Santa Fe, New Mexico
AEDP Southwest

Teresa Law –

Austin, Texas
AEDP Austin
Betty Peterson –

Baltimore MD/Washington DC 
AEDP Midatlantic
Eileen Epstein –
Barbara Suter –

Boston, Massachusetts
AEDP New England
Betsy Kelly-McCormick –

Chicago, Illinois
AEDP Chicago
AEDP Chicago was founded in 2014 to help bring AEDP to the midwest, support AEDP clinicians and build a community of AEDP practitioners. We have held monthly Learning Group Meetings where we view and discuss AEDP and AEDP for Couples DVD’s.

Michael Glavin –

Denver-Boulder, Colorado
Rocky Mountain AEDP

Lia Jones –

Minneapolis, Minnesota
AEDP Twin Cities

Mary Androff –

Portland, Oregon
AEDP Portland
AEDP Portland was founded in 2016 to help bring AEDP to the Northwest region. AEDP Portland is designed to help clinicians connect and to build a community of AEDP practitioners.

AEDP Portland’s mission is to:
•  Promote the learning and practice of AEDP.
•  Connect AEDP therapists with their learning community.
•  Bring AEDP learning opportunities to the region.

Deb Lee-Thornby –
Kelly Prothero –

Steering Committee:
Matt Modrcin, Ph.D., LCSW

Contact Kelly for Events and information on the monthly AEDP Learning Group.

Raleigh – Durham, North Carolina
AEDP Southeast

Contact: Laura Weisberg –

San Diego, California
AEDP San Diego

Tami Chelew –
Penelope Andrade –

San Francisco, California

Contact: TBD

Seattle, Washington
AEDP Puget Sound

Paul Finley –

Toronto, Canada
AEDP Toronto

Matt Fried –

Vancouver, Canada
AEDP Cascadia 

Douglas Ozier –

Des Moines, Iowa 

H. Jacquie Perman (Ye) –

AEDP of Central New York State
This group originated in Kate Halliday’s personal desire to have colleagues to share her enthusiasm for AEDP, and to whom she could refer clients. Starting in 2015, Kate began offering training groups to local clinicians. There are currently two ongoing groups of therapists, who eagerly meet to learn AEDP theory and practice basic skills. Several members have been venturing to New York, Boston, and even Durham North Carolina to attend further trainings at the Institute. We are starting to invite other Certified AEDP Clinicians and Supervisors to visit Ithaca and present their work. We are excited to report that therapists from as far away as Rochester are signing up to attend.

Kate Halliday, LCSW, Certified AEDP Clinician and Supervisor


China (Shanghai)
China (Beijing)
Hong Kong
AEDP Europe (Sweden, Israel, London, Portugal)

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