AEDP Workshop


 6 CE credit Workshop in conjunction with the Institute for Couples Therapy Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ. The workshop is structured to fully to meet 7 of the 40 CEs to renew your psychology license in the biennial period 2017-2019.

ATTENTION LPCs, LMFT’s, CADC. The NJCEFT is an APA approved sponsor and your credits will count toward CE requirements for license renewal.


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The Workshop is intended for licensed clinicians and is at the intermediate level

The Workshop will be presented by Stephen McDonnell,

Workshop Date: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Workshop Time: 8:30 (Coffe and Bagels) Workshop 9 - 4:30

Workshop Location: Annunciation Center, College of  Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ

Workshop Fee:$150 -  Refund minus $25 servicing fee until October, 1st, 2018


Workshop Learning Objectives: 

AEDP is a psychotherapy model popular in the NYC Metro area (and now around the world) developed by Diana Fosha, PhD., author of The Transforming Power of Affect

AEDP focuses on healing-oriented techniques and aims to achieve a transformation in client behavior by exploring the in-depth processing of difficult emotional and relational experiences. Key to its therapeutic action is the undoing of aloneness.

The model is compatible with EFT for couples.  This model has roots in the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy developed by Habib Davanloo, M.D. and interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, emotion theory and affective neuroscience, body-focused approaches, and transformational studies. 

This full one-day workshop will introduce clinicians to AEDP by Stephen McDonnell, LCSW, a certified clinician in AEDP.  The workshop will teach AEDP skills with lecture and showing videotaped psychotherapy sessions, and though practice of these skills with interactive discussion and experiential exercises. 

Objective #1: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical foundations of AEDP among the short-term, and experiential psychodynamic psychotherapies, with specificity of the characteristics that make AEDP different.

Objective #2: Understand and be able to intervene using the three schemas of “The Triangle of Conflict,” “The Triangle of Comparisons,” and “The Four States and Three State Transformations.”

Objective #3 Describe core affective experience, categorical emotions, processing emotion to completion, and core state.

Objective #4 Be able to list examples of healing affects.

Objective #5 Understand dyadic regulation of affect, including strategies for regulating anxiety and shame, and practice relational strategies, including self-disclosure of emotion.

Objective #6: Define metaprocessing.

Objective #7:  Define “transformance.




The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The New Jersey Collaborative for Emotionally Focused Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content


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