AEDP therapists are attuned to the client’s experience in each session and pay attention to body movements, facial expressions, eye movements, tone of voice, and more. The AEDP Institute offers a database of therapists, psychologists, and other psychiatric practitioners who have advanced training or certification in this therapy model. In multiple sessions, AEDP therapists can take a step back and allow the client to manage their own emotional experience, and taking a step back and allowing the client to manage their own emotional experience. AEDP therapists create security through their active presence with clients and help them find the courage to explore.
What is an AEDP therapist?
The AEDP therapist teaches you not only to listen to what you say but also to listen to how your body says it. AEDP is best for clients who have experienced trauma or difficult early relationships with caregivers in the past. AEDP has roots and resonance in many disciplines, including interpersonal neurobiology and affective neuroscience, attachment theory, emotion theory, body-oriented approaches, and transformation studies. AEDP draws on emotion processing theories and the idea of neuroplasticity to argue that creating and maintaining positive emotional experiences results in changes in the brain that strengthen psychological resilience.
The key to the therapeutic effect of AEDP is the elimination of loneliness and thus the joint creation of a therapeutic relationship that is experienced both as a safe haven and as a secure basis in which transformative healing can take place.
How do I become an AEDP therapist?
It should come from an early session with this patient and represent the initial evaluation using AEDP techniques. The AEDP immersion course shows you how to work at the frontier of transformational experience and how you can use somatic-affective transformation markers as a guide for interventions. Against this background, the AEDP Core Training is limited to 10 or 11 participants and offers a fundamental learning opportunity among inspiring, motivated colleagues. The AEDP immersion course is aimed at clinicians who are interested in AEDP as a healing-oriented, transformation-based therapeutic model.
Clinicians come out of AEDP education and supervision with a theoretical understanding of the healing-oriented transformation theory of AEDP, have a sense of how AEDP is practiced, and over time have a wide repertoire of skills specific to the embodied clinical practice of AEDP.