AEDP Institute

Blinded by the Light: A Primer on AEDP Work with Complex Trauma and Dissociation

an AEDP TriState Seminar at Mount Sinai West, NYC

with Jerry Lamagna, LCSW


AEDP is a psychotherapeutic approach guided by the principle, “Stay with it and stay with me”. While such experiential invitations are very helpful in fostering change for many patients in therapy, they run completely counter to everything survivors of complex trauma have needed to do to survive horrific abuse, neglect and personal betrayal.

In this workshop, Jerry Lamagna, LCSW provides a primer on treating complex trauma, suggesting specific interventions that extend AEDP’s applicability to this population. The presentation will describe the rationale for, and showcase, therapeutic work on stabilization, titrated relational contact, the establishment of internal and external safety/communication/collaboration and self-building in preparation for later work with trauma processing and integration.

By attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three phobias associated with trauma work based on the Structural model of dissociation.
  • Describe two AEDP-based therapeutic interventions that aid in the patient’s development of emotion regulation.
  • Name two affective change processes in AEDP that can help stabilize patients in early trauma treatment.
  • Define “Intra-relational AEDP” and identify two goals associated with its use.

Meet the Presenter

Jerry Lamagna, LCSW

jerry-lamagnaJerry Lamagna, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Westfield, New Jersey. After completing his graduate studies at Adelphi University in 1993, he participated in a six month residency at the Caron Foundation’s Center for Self Development, and for six years thereafter his work focused on issues in chemical dependency/ACOA treatment. He currently works with individuals in AEDP psychotherapy, addressing problems related to trauma, dissociation, addiction, depression, low self worth and personality disorders. Throughout his career, Mr. Lamagna’s interest in affect based, experiential treatment approaches has led to his extensive training in psychodrama, EMDR, ego state therapy, trauma/dissociative disorder treatment, and most recently, AEDP. The study of these modalities has inspired his ongoing efforts to integrate relational, intra-psychic, and experiential elements into his clinical work. Mr. Lamagna, along with Dr. Kari Gleiser has developed a modified version of AEDP for the treatment of dissociative disorders. He has presented at national conferences sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), the International Experiential and Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), the New Jersey chapter of NASW and the AEDP Institute. In January 2007, the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation published a paper written by Mr. Lamagna and Dr. Gleiser entitled “Building a secure internal attachment: An intra-relational approach to ego strengthening and emotional processing with chronically traumatized clients.” A subsequent article, "Of the self, by the self and for the self:Internal Attachment, attunement and psychological change" was published in the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration in 2012.


Date, Time and Location

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Location:
Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th)
Conference Room B, Second Floor
New York, NY 10019


Agenda

9:00 – 10:30
Defining Complex trauma/dissociation
Discussion of key concepts in trauma treatment

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 12:15
The challenge of not real, not true, not mine, not me

12:15 – 1:30     Lunch

1:30 – 2:30
AEDP and Intra-relational work in trauma treatment

2:30 – 2:45       Break

2:45 – 4:15
Video/Demonstration of Intra-relational AEDP

4:15 – 5:00
Experiential exercises and metaprocessing


Fees and Registration:

  • Members: $145 (must be logged into your AEDP Account)
  • Non-Members: $160
  • Non-Member Early Bird: $149  (Ends January 2, 2018)
  • Walk Ins: $170

Event Registration


Continuing Education

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

This course for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists  – All Levels

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 6.5 CE hours.

Psychotherapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.  6.5 clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.5 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6.5 contact hours live in-person.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6.5  clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/ Marriage and Family Therapists:
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL:  R. Cassidy Seminars is approved to offer continuing education to Marriage and Family Therapists by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provider #168000141. 6.5  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  6.5 contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.  6.5 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 6.5  clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide CE offerings for MFTs.  Provider Number 151.  6.5  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005.  6.5  contact hours.

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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Event Details:

Date/Time

05/05/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location

Mt. Sinai West
1000 Tenth Avenue (betw. 58th & 59th) Conference Room B, Second Floor
New York, NY
10019

 
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