AEDP Institute

AEDP for Couples Hybrid Course: Immersion + Essential Skills – Boston Area – April 2018

Learning & Embodying AEDPfC (AEDP for Couples):
Annual Retreat
Style 5-Day Course

at the Walker Center, Auburndale, MA
Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018

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Cosponsored by Therapy Training Boston


A True 5 Day Intensive Get-Away Learning Retreat in AEDPfC.

Immerse yourself in an intensive learning experience of the unique AEDPfC (AEDP for Couples) method held at the Walker Center near Boston.

This course is a gateway to all therapists who treat couples and are interested in.

“Because of AEDP and AEDP for Couples, the way that I work has been deeply transformed. My couples are experiencing healing in a more accelerated way along with a more grounded felt sense between them of feeling more deeply connected and in love with each other. Love indeed does feel good!”
   ∼ Tami Chelew, LMFT AEDP San Diego

This AEDPfC course works to expand how therapists access somatic awareness, helping them to reach beyond the familiarity of their internal working models. Each experiential group consists of four members who alternate roles: 2 members role-play a couple, a third acts as therapist and the fourth functions as silent witness, practicing moment-to- moment somatic tracking. Each small group has its own highly trained assistant who is dedicated to holding a container of safety and the structure of the AEDP for Couples model of accelerated learning.

This training model is revolutionary. It is not an intellectual approach. In the 5 days of the retreat all communication, all training language, is the same method as used in AEDPfC treatment. The language we use departs from social speech that involves an intellectual and judgmental focus and shifts to a somatic expression of experience. This increases the felt experience of safety to learn new ways to be a therapist.

The training method features somatic tracking and affective neuroscience attachment research guided keys to effective, accelerated treatment. The brain science and psychophysiology fact base of the teaching segments deeply inform the work and bring an understanding of why affirmative experiences within safe relational context change the brain for the better both during training and in AEDPfC therapy.

Regardless of your background, this course equips therapists to deeply learn the AEDPfC model through experiencing it: By becoming a couple member on a rotating basis within your experiential group, your own push points of reactivity that can come up in treatment are softened and attended to. As the role play therapist you will have the experience of breakthrough by applying methods that are somatically attuned, fresh and new. Your confidence to practice in more relational, attuned, compassionate and expanded ways grows through witnessing first-hand the power of your core authentic capacities.

Your core self at best gets the experience of being seen and known each day of the retreat through giving and receiving the kind of attunement and care you want to demonstrate with more stability in your clinical practice.

Former students tell us that the AEDPfC retreat experience translates quickly to home life and relationships – including those with children. Once the learned defense shield is softened though immersion in the AEDPfC method, our core Self as a partner, parent, child, friend and couple therapist emerges naturally and instinctively.

What other clinicians have to say:

“You opened up the world of the positive for me…I can soar with this work.”

“I love seeing the courage, confidence and support for students like me who are newer to both AEDP and couple treatment.  Karen and David set an exquisite stage for learning complex skills and material.”

“The end result is clarity and precision in theory and practical application.  My [left and right] hemispheres are in synch…just enough of each”

“I feel grateful for the clarity, value, scope and responsiveness…I feel excited, tremulous, wanting to continue to learn more.  I could do experientials all day long, since they help me to incorporate the model into my brain’s body.”

“I so appreciate the flow between Karen and David. Having two voices felt balanced to me.  To see Karen and David together modeling authentic relationship gives me hope!”


Meet the Trainers:

Karen Pando-Mars, MFT

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-9-19-26-amKaren Pando-Mars, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist in San Rafael, California. She was irresistibly drawn to AEDP in 2005 and captivated by the depth and breadth of its transformational model. She immersed herself in training and consultation with Dr. Fosha and three years of core training with Dr. Frederick. Ms. Pando-Mars is one of the founders of AEDP West, Co-Director of the Center for Transformative Therapies in San Rafael, and currently is a supervisor for the Bay Area Core Training. She presents AEDP trainings around the San Francisco Bay Area and offers individual and small group supervision to psychotherapists. She is known for her warmth and approachability, and her ability to create safety in the supervisory relationship. Ms. PandoMars' long-time interest in deepening connection between self and other has been grounded through AEDP's precise tracking of attachment principles and related neuroscience, and this influence is woven throughout her work with individuals, couples and groups. Licensed since 1989, her background in somatic and experiential therapies includes Focusing, Process-Oriented Psychotherapy, Sandtray, EMDR, and Authentic Movement. She was a founder of The Sandtray Network and a contributing editor of its journal. As adjunct faculty at Dominican University, in San Rafael, California, she taught AEDP as the overarching theoretical model in her Alternative and Innovative Psychotherapies course.

David Mars, M.F.T., Ph.D.

davidmars-copyDavid Mars, Ph.D. is the developer of AEDP For Couples. He has specialized in the somatically focused treatment of couples and groups for four decades, as an innovator in developing process-oriented, somatically, and empathically focused couple treatment. David has trained, supervised and consulted with Dr. Diana Fosha, the originator of AEDP since 2005.

David develops and presents training seminars and workshops nationally and internationally that focus on the AEDP for Couples model.  He is the lead supervisor of the AEDP for Couples Core Training.  He teaches at AEDP Immersion Courses, the Essential Skills Program and leads two ongoing AEDP for Couples supervision groups.  He is one of the founders of AEDP West. David is also on the adjunct faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco where he infused AEDP into his teaching of courses on the Clinical Relationship.

David’s style as a presenter is described as inspiring, warm and deeply personable.   He quickly evokes trust from his audiences, which ushers in a deep level of transparent exchange of ideas and points of view about how therapists can more effectively treat the historical trauma and deprivation that underlies marital dysfunction.  Perhaps most importantly, participants are moved to apply what they learn in these training programs, due to the depth of experience they take in while witnessing videos, live demonstrations and engaging in experiential practices.

 

Meet your Experiential Assistants here.


Course Location, Dates and Times:

Walker Center
171 Grove Street
Auburndale, MA 02466

Dates: Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018

Times: 9am – 5pm daily

Lodging and Transportation

For info but NOT reservations, check out the Walker Center website

Lodging 
There are multiple hotels in the area and two that are right down the street from the Walker Center: Hotel Indigo (a 12 minute walk) and Boston Marriott Newton Newton (5 minutes by car). And one quarter of a mile from the Walker Center is the Riverside Train Station that connects you with Boston proper and other nearby neighborhoods.

Transportation / Directions:
The Walker Center is located in Auburndale, Massachusetts, a village of Newton. It is easily accessible from major highways and walking distance from the T (Boston’s local train). For directions go here.


Fees, Registration and Continuing Ed Credits

  • $1399 – One Payment
  • $1599 – Payment Plan ($500 online deposit required at time of registration)

$50 additional discount for AEDP Institute Members (must be logged in)

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AEDP Diversity Scholarships are available for this course. 

For more information and an application please go here.


Continuing Education

This program is eligible for 32.5 CE Hours of continuing education credit through our co-sponsor R. Cassidy Seminars. CE Credits are included in the course fee. 

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. 32.5 CE hours.

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. 32.5 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, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 32.5 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. This program is approved for 32.5 contact hours live.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 32.5 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.  32.5  Continuing Education Credits/Hours.
MA-LMHCs: MaMHCA continuing education course approval for 32.5 CE hours of Category 1. MaMHCA Authorization # 18-0303
MA-MFTs: This activity has been certified by the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Inc. for proofessional continuing education. Certification # PC-032931. 32.5 CE 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. 32.5 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. 32.5 contact hours.
OH: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 32.5 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.  32.5 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. 32.5 contact hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 10 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

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.

To see our Refund Policy or to file a Grievance, click here.

Questions?

For questions about the course material email David Mars

All other questions and payment plans:

Email us 
or call Karen Newell
Cassidy Seminars
866-992-9399  X105
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST