Becoming a Transformational Therapist: Introducing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) (In-Person) | May 9, 2020

Becoming a Transformational Therapist: Introducing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) (In-Person) | May 9, 2020


Dr. Jonathan Peretz

May 9, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

7 Hours | 7 CEs

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SKU: 179089 Category:

Program Description

This live training on Becoming a Transformational Therapist: Introducing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) is presented by Dr. Jonathan Peretz.

Rooted in the short-term psychodynamic tradition but informed by contemporary attachment theory, affective neuroscience, somatic approaches, and transformational studies, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) seeks to help clients traverse difficult emotional and relational experiences to release blocked energy and regain resources. Through lecture, clinical video, and experiential exercises, participants will learn the basic elements of AEDP’s transformational approach and develop a clear understanding of the affective and relational change mechanisms at the heart of this contemporary model.

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.

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Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:


  • Describe how clients recognize and relinquish longstanding patterns of emotional avoidance
  • Describe the Triangle of Experience and AEDP’s “Four States and Three States Transformations” clinical map to conceptualize and guide treatment
  • Describe the affective receptive experience and the client’s sense of feeling felt, seen, and cared about to reduce shame and repair damage to the self
  • Describe nine change mechanisms inherent in AEDP
  • Describe four specific ways to modify AEDP for use with clients whose cultural backgrounds favor emotional restraint

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this workshop includes all mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors. This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Workshop Outline

  • Basic elements of AEDP transformational approach
  • Develop clear understanding of affective and relational change
  • Specific ways to modify AEDP

About the Presenter

Jonathan Peretz earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) in January 2001. Since that time, he has taught graduate students at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, and Palo Alto University’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. He has also worked on the staff of university counseling services at Livingston College at Rutgers University, University of California at Davis, and the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently Visiting Associate Faculty at Palo Alto University and maintains a part-time private practice in San Francisco.

The workshop begins promptly at 8:30am Pacific and will run until 4:30pm Pacific. We will be breaking for lunch from Noon – 1:00pm Pacific. In addition, we will take two, 15-min breaks at approximately 10:15am and 2:45pm Pacific.

Light refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is on your own. There are several places to eat within walking distance of the workshop location. If you’d like to bring your lunch, you are welcome to use our fridge and microwave.

This workshop will be video recorded and a camera crew will be on site to capture photos and video footage of Summer Training Institute. In person attendees will be asked to sign a media release, allowing us to use any footage we capture in our development and promotional materials. If you are asked to conduct an interview on camera and do not wish to do so, please simply decline the invitation. If you do not wish to appear on camera at all (as in even in a panned shot of the workshop room), please let us know so we can seat you in a location where you will not be captured on video.

Continuing Education Credit

This is a Live In-Person Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will be required to complete the evaluation for this workshop. No partial credit is available. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for this workshop upon full attendance and completion of the workshop evaluation. Certificates will be sent electronically as PDFs available for download and printing.

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