Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy: Translating Theory into Clinical Practice
AEDP seeks to make neuroplasticity happen clinically. Championing our innate healing capacities, AEDP has roots in and resonances with many disciplines — among them interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and last but not least, transformational studies. Through undoing of aloneness, and through the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences, as well as new transformational experiences, the AEDP clinician fosters the emergence of new and healing experiences for the client, and with them resources, resilience and a renewed zest for life.
Appropriate for both those new to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and practitioners with AEDP experience, this workshop will be a nuts-and-bolts dig into how to do AEDP. Ms. Prenn will use a balance of videotape, practice exercises, and user-friendly course material to make AEDP’s complexity simple and practical. Attendees will head back to work armed with immediately applicable clinical interventions and a framework for clinical practice.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Use various ways to microtrack and unpack client-therapist interactions.
- Understand, use and define different kinds of self-disclosure.
- Utilize specific interventions to build and expand here-and-now emotional and relational capacities.
- Understand metaprocessing as a key intervention in AEDP to strengthen attachment bonds.
- Explore somatic correlates of emotion to harness change for the better.
- Use the ‘triangle of experience’ to work with core feelings, anxiety and defenses.
Meet the Presenter
Natasha Prenn, LCSW
Natasha Prenn, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, speaker, educator, author and life coach. As a senior faculty member of the AEDP Institute (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), she pioneered the AEDP Essential and Advanced Skills Courses, and is well known as a therapists’ therapist across the U.S. and abroad.
Natasha, an engaging presenter, is noted for her ability to translate AEDP theory into user-friendly steps, and for her enthusiastic belief that the mechanisms of the magic of experiential-dynamic work are teachable and therefore learnable skills. Her obsession with languaging interventions and skills training has led to her co-authoring a monograph for APA: Supervision Essentials for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. This book, which Natasha wrote with Diana Fosha, is filled with practical skills to wield the power of AEDP’s theory and practice into psychotherapy supervision.
Natasha offers coaching and psychotherapy to individuals and couples, and consults with psychotherapists individually and in small groups by invitation. She is a founding editor of Transformance: The AEDP Journal, a blogger for CSAR, and the author of the forthcoming AEDP Skills Manual. Some of her articles and book chapters are available on the AEDP website.
Fees, Credits and Registration
Date, Time and Location
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
The Brattleboro Retreat
Education Conference Center – Administration Building
One Anna Marsh Lane
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Any questions? Please call 802-258-4359
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
LocationThe Brattleboro Retreat
One Anna Marsh Lane