Becoming a Transformational Therapist: Introducing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) (Zoom) | November 20, 2020

Becoming a Transformational Therapist: Introducing Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) (Zoom) | November 20, 2020


Dr. Jonathan Peretz

May 9, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

7 Hours | 7 CEs

SKU: 179099 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.



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.

This is a live workshop and is available for live CE credit.

Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for those who attend virtually by zoom. Please expect to share your webcam and unmute yourself to ask questions and make comments, just as you would if you were to attend in person. There will be someone in each workshop room who is monitoring zoom attendees and who will alert the presenter to questions or comments from virtual attendees.

Please alert the room monitor to your question or comment by typing a “?” In the chat box and then wait to be called on. You will then be able to unmute your microphone and ask your question or make your comment. If you do not have a microphone, please type your question or comment in the chat box and the room monitor will read it aloud to the presenter. Whenever possible, we prefer that you share your webcam when asking a question so the presenter and in person attendees can see you, making for a nicer experience for all 🙂

Please note that the times for this workshop are 8:30am – 4:30pm USA Pacific time zone. Please make the necessary time zone adjustments when adding this workshop to your calendar.

9:30am – 5:30pm Mountain with lunch from 1pm-2pm | 10:30am – 6:30pm Central with lunch from 2pm-3pm | 11:30am – 7:30pm Eastern with lunch from 3pm-4pm | Check all other time zones here

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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