OTHER Training w/Karen Pando-Mars
Essential Skills 1 (ES1)
Retreat Style Course in San Francisco Bay Area, CA – 2018
Healing-oriented and attachment-based, AEDP’s practice translates current neuroscience and developmental research into moment-to-moment clinical practice. Simultaneously experiential and relational in its in-depth emotional explorations, AEDP’s interventions are deeply rooted in the dynamics of the transformational process that emerges in environments where the individual feels safe and known.
AEDP Essential Skills Course will provide practical skills for the application of AEDP as well as a thorough immersion in the theory underlying the practice. Our aim is to teach, in both left-brained and right-brained ways, different types of clinical interventions so that participants will emerge with both an understanding and a felt sense of how to “do” AEDP. Each day’s teaching will include didactic presentations of theory along with video of actual sessions conducted by AEDP Faculty followed by small group experiential exercises.
This course is for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Counselors – All Levels
(Led by Karen Pando-Mars, MFT)
Day 1: Healing from the Get-Go: Transformance, Stance and Moment-to-Moment Tracking.
Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Day 2: What Do I say, How Do I Say It and Then What Do I Do? Experiential Language and Use of Self Guest Presenter: David mars, Ph.D., MFT
Day 3: Building, Renovating and Reconstructing a Secure Therapeutic Attachment: It’s Not a Once and for All Kind of Deal. Presenter: Jenn Edlin, MFT
Day 4: Working with Defense & Anxiety Part 1. Presenter: Ron Frederick, Ph.D.
Day 5: Integration in Action: Meta-therapeutic processing and transformational processes
Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
(Led by Ron Frederick, Ph.D.)
Day 1: Reviewing and Anticipating: Special Attention to State 2 Adaptive and Maladaptive Core Affective Experience (CAE). Presenter: Ron Frederick, Ph.D.
Day 2: Working with Defense and Anxiety Part 2. Presenter: Miriam Marsolais, Ph.D.
Day 3: The Experience of Emotional Experience: Processing Emotions to Completion
Guest Presenter: Karen Kranz, Ph.D. R. Psych
Day 4: Working with Transformational Experience: Transformational Affects and Core State.
Guest Presenter: Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Day 5: Reviewing What We’ve Learned: Watching and Tracking Together.
Presenter: Ron Frederick, Ph.D.
What we consider AEDP’s “essential skills” will be didactically demonstrated and experientially explored so that participants develop both a felt sense and a cognitive understanding of them. A key component of the experiential practices is the opportunity to “try on” sets of interventions as a therapist and to receive them as a client. We have found that learning new skills can give rise to experiences of safety, attachment security, transformation, increased therapeutic courage, and related phenomena; precisely the kinds of experiences AEDP facilitates for its clients. In order to help foster this crucial kind of learning our ES courses are supported by highly skilled assistants. Each day, they aid the course faculty by leading small groups in practicing essential AEDP skills. The concentrated time that participants spend together immersed in learning inevitably leads to the development of a culture of trust and generosity that allows for risk-taking and a supportive environment that is uniquely suited for optimal learning.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
Apply moment-to-moment tracking to clinical practice
Classify different aspects within the Triangle of Experience, including both verbal and somatic processes, to optimize attunement and accelerate the healing process
Define attachment styles and utilize different interventions according to attachment style
Utilize various ways to regulate anxiety, bypass defenses and other inhibitory forces which block progress in therapy
Identify and access core affective experiences
Identify expressions of transformance in clients
Practice utilizing transformance strivings as a catalyst to maximize patient’s healing
Integrate healing and transformance from the get-go
Demonstrate an AEDP therapist stance: welcome, affirm, validate, orient
Course Location Dates and Times:
San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Road, Alexander Hall
San Anselmo, CA 94960 (Marin County)
Week 1 (2018)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (evening only)
Thursday, March 22 – Monday, March 26, 2018
Karen Pando-Mars, MFT – Course Leader
Guest Faculty: David Mars, MFT, Ph.D., Jenn Edlin, MFT, and Ronald Frederick, Ph.D.
Week 2 (2018)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (evening only)
Thursday, July 12 – Monday, July 16, 2018
Ron Frederick, Ph.D. – Course Leader
Guest Faculty: Miriam Marsolais, Ph.D., Karen Kranz, Ph.D., R. Psych., Karen Pando-Mars, MFT
Wednesday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Thursday– Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Dale Trimble, AEDP faculty member, interviews Victoria Lemie Beckner, Ph.D. about what she learned attending the AEDP Essential Skills course lead by Karen Pando-Mars
in San Francisco (2013-14)