AEDP Institute

3 Part Workshop Series in Vancouver, B.C.

with Danny Yeung, MD and Dale Trimble, MA

Friday, September 8 – Sunday September 10, 2017
Vancouver, BC

Experience Awe in Psychotherapy: Working with Spirituality in AEDP
A one day Seminar with Danny Yeung, MD, how in AEDP, awe and spiritual experience can emerge as part of the healing process.

Healing Attachment Wounds: Introduction to AEDP
A one day Seminar with Dale Trimble, MA, focusing on the four-state model of change and the very unique elements that AEDP brings that accelerate healing.

Master Class and Supervision Workshop with Danny Yeung, MD
A one day advanced training for those who have attended AEDP Immersion or Essential Skills courses.

SaturdaySeptember 9, 2017 
Danny Yeung, MD
Experience of Awe in Psychotherapy: Working wwith Spirituality in AEDP

In this workshop, presenter Danny Yeung, MD, will demonstrate how, in AEDP, awe and spiritual experience can emerge as part of the healing process. Through lecture and video illustrations of clinical sessions, Dr. Yeung will provide a theoretical framework of AEDP and the essential skills required to accompany the client through the transformational process, where regulated by the emotional presence of a caring and empathic therapist, the patient emerges from the experience with a sense of relief, lightness and hope.

Dr. Yeung will pay particular attention to the Third and Fourth States of the model. The Third State, focusing on the experience of transformation includes the emotional pain of mourning-the-self, the emergence of healing affects, and a new understanding of Self and other.  State Four, Core State, the grand finale of an AEDP session, follows on the heels of the third state transformation. Phenomenologically akin to an aesthetic experience, core state is marked by emotional serenity, wisdom, the sense of things being ‘right’ and the truth sense. Enriched with mental clarity and coherence, experiencing core state is, in turn, another golden opportunity for the patient to create a new, adaptive and transcending autobiographical narrative.

Dr. Yeung will also be addressing the application AEDP to Asian cultures from his extensive work and experience in expanding AEDP to therapists in Shanghai & Hong Kong China.

Workshop Outline:

Participants will learn about:

  1. The Frame: An overview of theory and practice of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  2. The Tree: The rich and complex theoretical roots of AEDP including attachment theory, emotions theory and neuroscience.
  3. The Drive: Transformance as the overarching drive for healing and transformation in AEDP
  4. The Map: Phenomenology of four states and three state transformations of AEDP.
  5. The Set: An overview of the set of essential skills for AEDP with focus on the horizontal and vertical interventions
  6. Moment-to-moment AEDP work as illustrated through video of an actual clinical treatment with emergence of the phenomenology of awe and spirituality.

Learning Objectives

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Have a deeper understanding of how to apply the AEDP model in therapy.
  2. Track moment-to-moment the 4 States and 3 States Transformation
  3. Track moment-to-moment the Triangle of Experience
  4. Harness the healing power of aesthetic / spiritual experience in psychotherapy


Note: If you are new to AEDP we recommend attending the following introductory workshop on the evening of Sept 8/17. You may also attend the evening on it’s own. 

Friday, September 8, 2017
Dale Trimble, MA
Healing Attachment Wounds: Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) engages clients in the process of healing from the first moment of therapy. AEDP focuses on somatic experience, emotion and the therapy relationship to melt defences, process emotion that is frozen and awaken innate healing energy. Dale will present the four-state model of change and the very unique elements that AEDP brings that accelerate healing. Videotape of a therapy session will demonstrate how Dale applies AEDP with a client to help him move from a distant and defended stance to softening and the release of emotion. You will leave this two-hour workshop with some practical and powerful skills for your work as a therapist. For more information on AEDP see .


SundaySeptember 10, 2017
Danny Yeung, MD 
Master Class and Supervision Workshop 

This is an advanced training event for those who have attended the AEDP Immersion or Essential Skills courses. The group is limited to 25 and there will be the opportunity for a few participants (3-4) to show tape of their work and receive feedback from Danny Yeung and Dale Trimble. Your tapes do not need to have State 3 & 4 work as a focus. They can be of a client you are struggling with how to engage more deeply. Equally welcome is a tape that shows work you are very proud of and want to understand more deeply. A strong emphasis will be placed on creating safety and an open-hearted atmosphere as we all share transformance strivings, of both our clients and ourselves.

Meet the Presenters:

Dale Trimble, MA

Dale TrimbleDale Trimble, MA received his M.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Antioch University in 1977. In 1981 Dale co-founded the first court ordered treatment program for men who assault their partners in the province of British Columbia. He was the lead author of the Canadian syllabus for CP 602 – The Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence for City University of Seattle, Vancouver, BC campus, where Dale has taught and supervised graduate students. Known as a Canadian expert on working with men, Dale has travelled throughout Canada providing training for therapists on compassionate ways of helping men change.

In 2003-04 Dale was the recipient of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession. Dale has a private practice in Vancouver, BC where he works with individuals and couples focusing on resolution of early childhood trauma, anxiety, interpersonal violence and depression. His background includes extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, EMDR and the clinical application of meditation and mindfulness practices to healing. When Dale first connected with AEDP in 2009 he knew that he had found his therapeutic home. Since then he has trained extensively in AEDP with Diana Fosha and Ben Lipton.


Danny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP

Danny YeungDanny Yeung, MD, CCFP, CGPP, FCFP, is a Lecturer of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and consultant/supervising psychotherapist at several mental health service agencies in Toronto, Canada. Inspired by the work of Dr. Fosha since late 2002, he has been receiving advanced training in AEDP. Dr. Yeung has co-authored with Dr. Fosha a chapter in Stricker & Gold's A Casebook of Psychotherapy Integration (APA, 2006), titled "AEDP Exemplifies the Seamless Integration of Emotional Transformation and Dyadic Relatedness at Work." Passionate about sharing AEDP with Asian cultures, he has conducted Level 1 Immersion Courses, advanced workshops, and created Level 2 supervision groups in Hong Kong since 2005. As adjunct faculty of Tyndale University Seminary and College in Canada, Dr. Yeung teaches a master-level AEDP course for the counseling program. He has also written on, conducted seminars, and hosted primetime radio shows across Canada in psychospiritual transformation. Invigorated with the integrative vision of AEDP, Dr. Yeung is exploring its interface with positive psychology, spirituality, prayer, mindfulness, EMDR, energy psychology and Chinese philosophy. His first book, Portrait of the Soul, co-authored in Chinese with Victoria Cheung and currently in its fourth edition, has an uncanny resonance with the principles of AEDP. His soon to be released second book titled The Rainbow After: Psychological Trauma and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, will be the first original AEDP work published in the Chinese speaking world.

Dates, Times and Location

Date: September 8 – 10, 2017

Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday Sept. 8 and Saturday Sept. 9, 2017

Vancouver Public Library
350 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Sunday’s September 10, 2017
Creekside Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC

Fees and Registration

  • Early Bird for Dr. Danny Yeung: (Before Aug 18th):  $175
  • Full Day – Dr. Danny Yeung – Registration: (After Aug 18th):  $195
  • Friday evening – Dale Trimble: $25
  • Master Class: $195
  • Student Rate: (Full time) for Dr. Danny Yeung: $95
  • Group Rate: (3-7 Registrants – during the Early Bird period) for Dr. Danny Yeung:  $160

There is a discount for those who register for both workshops:
Dr. Danny Yeung & Master Class registration:
Before Aug 18th:  $297.50
After Aug 18th:  $331.50

For further information contact:

Goretti Faria:

AEDP Faculty in Vancouver:
Dale Trimble:
Dr. Karen Kranz:


Event Details:


09/08/2017 - 09/10/2017
All Day