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."
                                                              - From the AEDP website, www.  
Friday, November 1, 2019
The Crestview Country Club 
Agawam, MA

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6 CE Contact Hours
Natasha Prenn, LCSW

What attendees said about Natasha Prenn when she presented the same conference in the fall of 2017:

 "WONDERFUL! No one does a better job of teaching how to connect head and heart than Natasha does. Such a fun workshop. And so smart."

"Excellent in every way. Wonderful presenter."

"I always LOVE the workshops at the Retreat, but this one was by far one of the best! Natasha was a dynamic presenter, and I put AEDP to work with my 1st session Monday morning! Results were wonderful. Thank you, and I hope she returns soon!"

" I have had experience taking AEDP workshops with Natasha and always find her to be an inspirational presenter."

"The presenter was smart, entertaining and compassionate, making for a unique and engaging learning opportunity."
Course Description
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.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

1. Microtrack client-therapist interactions moment-to-moment.

2. Apply the ‘triangle of experience’ to work with core feelings, anxiety and defenses.

3. Utilize specific interventions to expand receptive affective and relational capacities.

4. Identify ‘entry points’ to keep a focus to the experiential-dynamic work.

5. Utilize and define different kinds of self-disclosure.

6. Define metaprocessing as a key intervention in AEDP.

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.

Ms Prenn 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.

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Schedule and Course Outline
Friday, November 1, 2019
The Crestview Country Club, Agawam, Massachusetts

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • The 7 key concepts of AEDP
  • Using AEDP's affirmative, transformational stance as both a therapist and a supervisor/consultant
  • Getting started in a session: Moment-to-moment tracking; Slowing down
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break & Refreshments
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The triangle of experience
  • Entry points
  •  AEDP key interventions
  • The AEDP 4 state map
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch at the Crestview, included with your registration
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Self-disclosing and its metaprocessing
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break and Refreshments
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Celebrating change for the better
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Questions and Answers